2001, Impreza RS 2.5, SRP
I've been reading through all the threads on wheels and tires and just can't keep all the different numbers straight in my head anymore. I have a MY01 RS and I'm running the stock wheels and all season tires right now. What I want is some tires for summer that will be good for auto-x (did it with my all season's and didn't like the wear they had afterwards, so I want new tires before the next event). My plan was to get some new wheels and just use those in the summer. I would like 17's and was looking at 17x7's or 17x7.5's and it seems like 225mm wide tires are a popular choice. My main problem is that I do not want to have to roll the fenders at all and from what I've read anything wider than a 205mm tire will rub, and that may even rub. So now it looks like I may be best off staying with 16" wheels. Also the offset seems to make a difference, but I have no idea what the best offset would be. The wheels I would be getting would be Rota's because of the price and right now I have a stock suspension but will be getting KYB AGX struts with Prodrive P1 springs soon. So do you guys think 16" wheels would be best, or could I do 17's without rubbing and still run a decently wide tire? Thanks in advance your input will be a big help because I would like to get new tires before a big auto-x event in a couple weeks. Also the tires I was thinking about getting are the Ventus R-2's, but suggestions there would be welcome as well.