Nobody said you can't fit 245s on the stock wheels--you just won't get the maximum potential out of them like you would with 8.0 to 9.0" wheels.Originally posted by JDangle@Jan 16 2006, 05:42 PM
well i got some new tires today (falkken azenis rt-615) but i decided to go wide. it was said that it couldnt be done before without issues from people who speculate everything and believe nothing. well i put on a good set of 245/45/R17. NO rubbing what so ever. now its CLOSE but even after doing some full left and right turns, going down high ramps (out of gas stations around here) and pretty much and other driving situation, they hold up perfectly, and look MEAN! just wanted to share. oh by the way, there on stock rims.
If you like how it is now, you should see what it's like when the tires have proper lateral support!
EDIT: PS--Case in point, when Subaru made the minor updates to the Impreza WRX STi the second year it was available here in the U.S., one of the changes was widening the wheels a half inch, because they found that handling improved sufficiently from the increased lateral support to warrant the part change (adding new parts to the catalogue entails costly logistics).