Can I change my 17" rims down to 16" or 15" without messing uphe performance of my 2008 impreza? I've got 3 bent rims, what would be your solution?

Asked by Jul 05, 2014 at 12:13 AM about the 2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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You have to watch downsizing. The wheels have to clear the brake calipers. I looked and the Impreza's came with 205/55/16" Tires, so OEM was 16" rims. Verify before purchasing new ones. Check the owners manual and or local tire shop. I know the WRX models came with 17" rims. 15" would be too small. I'd buy used, frequent a salvage yard/auto recycler, they might have a set laying around or online classifieds.

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