All terrain tires

Asked by Sep 23, 2016 at 10:46 PM about the 2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium Hatchback

Question type: Car Customization

I have a 2015 Subaru impreza sport wagon with 17" rims. I
was wondering if I can install basic R15 rims with all terrain
tires for the winter season?  Has anyone done it before if
so can you please help.

4 Answers

5,605

would advise against diverting from the prescribed size on the doorjamb...for a number of reasons...1.) the speedometer will be incorrect 2.) the handling would be different, because the suspension arms are of a non-resonant length (behaves harmonically different) 3.) the handling, may cause problems in an off-road situation (would not be designed for that)~

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5,605

we used to have "studded" tires, in Milwaukee...but they chewed up the pavement such that driving on the road then became noisy like No pavement...these were made illegal~ most people have a set of Snow Tires that have the aggressive tred to get out of the snowbank~

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5,320

You're both making this too hard...especially that "non-resonant length" nonsense. The non-Sport OE Imp wheels are 16", but even cheap 15" steel wheels fit...but use 195/65 to maintain OE height. 65's would be spongy handling, so I'd use 205/60 to maintain some meat on the road. But I'd prefer to use 16" alloys and chase OE 205/55-16 snows for all-purpose winter use. If you REALLY want aggressive studs for "all-terrain" then the 15" will work fine. Calibration error for ALL of these options is vanishingly small, btw, so relax and have fun.

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6,725

Wanna trade your 17s for my 16 snows? lol

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