New Baja owner: wheels/tires size question

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Rok71
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New Baja owner: wheels/tires size question

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Hi, all!

I recently got my new (to me) ‘06 Baja Sport. Love it.

I have a question about wheels/tires. I know Baja comes with 16” rims standard.

Anybody here is running 17” wheels on their Bajas?

If I go to 17”, what tire size I should get?

Thanks!
2006 Baja Sport, 73K
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Re: New Baja owner: wheels/tires size question

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I swapped out my OEM 16" wheels for 17" Crosstrek wheels and tires. Have not have any problems.
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Re: New Baja owner: wheels/tires size question

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I use tirerack.com to see what their suggestion for +1" tires. That way your speedometer is closest to being accurate.
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Re: New Baja owner: wheels/tires size question

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Thanks. I found website that provides comprehensive comparison of tire sizes and offers suggestions on the best matches: TireSize.com

If people want to go with 17” rims, then the best match for standard 225/60R16 will be 225/55R17.
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Re: New Baja owner: wheels/tires size question

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Anyone run these tires and like them?

Geolandar A/T-S Passenger All Season Tire
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Re: New Baja owner: wheels/tires size question

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I'd read the reviews on the usual tire websites from purchasers before you buy.

I bought some Sumitomo HTR A/S P02's and they handle great on freeway and on dirt roads. If I was going to do offroading, I would purchase some aggressive tires suitable for that, and have them on a spare set of wheels. And keep great handling, all season, road tires on the car for the 99% of the time I'm on pavement.
1992 Legacy SS, 5mt and heavily modified
2000 Impreza RSTi Coupe
2003 Baja, 4eat & NA. Bone stock and loving it!
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