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I'm hoping to get a wrx pretty soon, and was wondering what is a great all-seasonn tire to put on them? I was thinking either the Bridgestone Potenza Poles Position S-03's or Yokohama AVS ES100. I don't know if the S-03's are an all-season tire, but the Yokohama's are. Which one's would you get? Also what is the largest tire size you can put on the stock wrx rims? I'm thinking of getting of 245/45/16, I'm not sure if they're too big. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Depends what you want to do with the tires.

For purely daily driver with excellent "racing around town" capabilities, I couldn't be more happy with the Toyo Proxes FZ4s. Excellent in the wet, even in the snow, and the cornering grip is excellent.

Now.....I wouldn't recommend this time for autox use. It'll work if you're a casual racer, but they certainly don't hold up like Azenis will.

I double up on wheels for this reason....FZ4s for daily driving and then I'm hoping to have a set with Azenis for autox. I have the second set now...just trying to kill the second set of FZ4s I have.
 

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I'm looking for a tire that I can pull some crazy Gran Turismo-esque turns (to a reasonable degree) during daily drives or road trips, but have enough wet grip so I won't need to get a pair of winter tires. I know many stock tires are good enough, especially on sports cars, but I want something a lot better, that's not top of the line race quality, and I can use it during the rainy season in California. Also anyone know the largest size tires I can put on the stock wrx rims?
 

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You've described the FZ4 to a T

I'm sure there are other tires out there as well that meet this description, but I've had two sets of these tires and have been very impressed.

I don't know that you want to go with a 'max size' tire on rim. Going too wide leaves pinched sidewalls that then like to roll. Besides, the extra size of the contact patch would be so minimal, you'd see no additional handling benefits.
 
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