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I know there's a few of us that will drive these cars year 'round. It appears that there's plenty of room to go down two sizes for wheels, which make snow tire selection easier/cheaper... Has anyone mounted 16s on this car yet?
 

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Awesome! Did you source them at Tire Rack or Discount Tire Direct? Thanks!
The local Discount Tire near me had both these wheels and tires in stock the day I called them up- seems to be a pretty common size for winter setups. Drove home with them later that same day. Not sure if still applicable but there was a $100 rebate on the x-ice tires that I chose as well.
 

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I'm very likely going to order myself a 16" setup for winter due to our glorious PA roads (assuming, I ever get a BRZ allocation) Curious, I found 5x100 bolt, +48 offset, but what about width of rim? What would be advisable for a 205/55/16 size tire? 7.5"? 8"? 5"?
 

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I'm very likely going to order myself a 16" setup for winter due to our glorious PA roads (assuming, I ever get a BRZ allocation) Curious, I found 5x100 bolt, +48 offset, but what about width of rim? What would be advisable for a 205/55/16 size tire? 7.5"? 8"? 5"?
Great question. I think 5" wide wheel is too narrow and 8" is definitely too wide. Was there any wheel other than 7.5" (besides the 5" and 8")?
 

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I'm very likely going to order myself a 16" setup for winter due to our glorious PA roads (assuming, I ever get a BRZ allocation) Curious, I found 5x100 bolt, +48 offset, but what about width of rim? What would be advisable for a 205/55/16 size tire? 7.5"? 8"? 5"?
I'm on a 16x6.5 for that tire with a 45 offset, hubcentric. Fits pretty good! A little tucked at the back, but who cares.
 

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I'm on a 16x6.5 for that tire with a 45 offset, hubcentric. Fits pretty good! A little tucked at the back, but who cares.
Wonder if the tuck is a combination of the 3mm offset and the narrower tires. Narrow is good for true snow traction.

So..... Posing a different question, I really don't care too much about deep snow traction, as I have a Jeep Gladiator with good snow tires, mostly concerned with those quick little pop-up snow and ice storms where I just couldn't get home before it started, or I hit a random icy patch from frozen runoff. In those cases, do I really need to go with a narrower tire/wheel or should I stick with as close to stock width as possible, (but def 16"... because NE PA roads suck)
 

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Wonder if the tuck is a combination of the 3mm offset and the narrower tires. Narrow is good for true snow traction.

So..... Posing a different question, I really don't care too much about deep snow traction, as I have a Jeep Gladiator with good snow tires, mostly concerned with those quick little pop-up snow and ice storms where I just couldn't get home before it started, or I hit a random icy patch from frozen runoff. In those cases, do I really need to go with a narrower tire/wheel or should I stick with as close to stock width as possible, (but def 16"... because NE PA roads suck)
Depends on how much money you want to save. I saved about 500$ vs the 17x7 setup. As far as performance, unless you go significantly thicker the difference would likely be negligible. Tyre Reviews covered this in a video.
 

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We run 16x7 Sparco Terra’s with 215/65/16 A/T Light Truck tires on our FRS. It also has a 1.5” spacer lift. Ride quality is OEM, and it has been a blast in the winter as well.

We primarily use this car as a DD, but the wife loves the Rally appearance, so we opted for that route.

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Anyone know if 15” wheels will fit? Haven’t researched, but I run a -2” snow tire setup on my Fiesta ST. Front brakes are the limiting factor....
 

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Anyone know if 15” wheels will fit? Haven’t researched, but I run a -2” snow tire setup on my Fiesta ST. Front brakes are the limiting factor....
Yes.

Method wheels makes a 15" setup. See DirtFish Rally School, or RallyReady Rally School, or Team O'neil Rally School for pictures of the cars.

Dave, from RallyReady, is super friendly! If you give him a call, he will get you all setup with the specs. I can't remember off the top of my head.

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Yes.

Method wheels makes a 15" setup. See DirtFish Rally School, or RallyReady Rally School, or Team O'neil Rally School for pictures of the cars.

Dave, from RallyReady, is super friendly! If you give him a call, he will get you all setup with the specs. I can't remember off the top of my head.

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I was thinking just steelies for wheels.
 

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I was thinking just steelies for wheels.
I don't love the standard steelies with all the small perimeter holes. If someone makes a proper steel 5 spoke that would work for me. Or some Corolla hub caps I guess, but then I could take that extra $75/wheel cover and just upgrade to a lower cost alloy wheel. Decisions, decisions.
 

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I don't love the standard steelies with all the small perimeter holes. If someone makes a proper steel 5 spoke that would work for me. Or some Corolla hub caps I guess, but then I could take that extra $75/wheel cover and just upgrade to a lower cost alloy wheel. Decisions, decisions.
I don’t get the $95 TireRack charges for a simple steel wheel...
 
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