Edit: I just picked up a set of wheels and tires off of a 2011 WRX. So hopefully that will work out. I know others have run these before.
Hi all, just brainstorming. I need a summer wheel and tire setup for my 05 LGT. After much reading I'm leaning toward 235/45-17s. The roads are awful here, my daughter doesn't like the bumpy ride, and I'm about 60% highway so a little more gear would actually be nice.
The previous owner installed Swifts with KYBs. Too stiff and not enough clearance for me. The ride also sucks but I'm sure the KYBs should take a lot of the blame there.
So I'm thinking 17x8 with a mid-40s offset and maybe some conti DWs.
I'm planning on doing Konis and stock springs or H&Rs before next winter, but it would be nice to be able to fit whatever I get under the Swifts for now.
235/45-17 on 17x8 seems like an easy setup to find used from the wrx crowd.
Any thoughts or recommendations?
Buying new I like the idea of the Sparco Terras but they are 7.5". Anybody got a set of Method wheels yet? I'm sort of intrigued. A low cost aftermarket wheel that's specifically built for strength... And I'm an old rally dork so I'm drawn to wheels like these and the Terras.
I have snows on the stock wheels now so I could just be cheap out and get some 225s put on these and find some other cheap winter rims later. But the stockers aren't that clean and I'd like to go wider.
Last edited by Ohoen; 03-15-2015 at 10:09 AM..
Reason: Bought some wheels