Wheel and Tire Fitments for Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-S Now Available

Since the release of the Subaru BRZ and its twin the Scion FR-S, we have been able to get both vehicles to Tire Rack's headquarters for measurements. First indication is that these very capable cars have been very "under tired" from the factory. Despite its excellent poise and impressive skidpad numbers, the BR-Z and FR-S are shod with a narrow 215/45-17 all-season tire from the factory. Such a fitment, although good for fuel efficiency and tread life, severely inhibits the cars' true performance. The wheels also seem a bit too narrow and use a very conservative high offset which makes them appear sunken into the fenders.

Based upon our measurements, these two cars are capable of running a 245 width tire on all four corners -- utilizing anywhere between a 17"-19" wheel. If you're wanting to run a staggered set-up, the rear fender arches can accommodate a width up to 265mm with the correct wheel.

Autocross and track driving participants will likely wish to use a square set-up to maintain the car's balance. The hot set-up for these, in my opinion, would be a 17x8 wheel using a 245/40-17 tire at all four corners. This tire size allows for many popular street tires to be installed including the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08, Bridgestone Potenza RE-11, Kumho Ecsta XS, Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec and Hankook Ventus R-S3. Are you looking to utilize a purely competition tire? You may find interest in the Hankook Ventus Z214, BFGoodrich g-Force R1, Hoosier A6 or Hoosier R6

With many tire choices available, as well as a large inventory of wheels from manufacturers like Enkei Racing Series, O.Z. Racing and Sparco, the best way to start looking for your desired set-up is to view our Tire & Wheel Packages.


Sunday, August 12, 2012 by Gary Reighn

I'm looking for a good all season time for my FR-S. I'd also like one that softens the ride over the factory ones. What would you recommend? I'm thinking of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season, maybe in the 225/45R17 size? Would that work and make a positive difference in the ride quality? I'm not looking to do any drifting or racing with this car, just my daily drive so I want comfort over performance. Thanks.
Sunday, February 8, 2015 by Matt

Will I be able to fit a 215/65/r17 on my stock frs? Thanks
Saturday, October 3, 2015 by Quentin

I'm looking to get as much rubber under my car as possible but not staggered. I liked how when I got the car how easy it was to slide but now that I know the limit I want to go the next step. I'm thinking about putting a set of Enkei RPF1 wheels 18"x 8" with 245 40 18 summer tire will this fit my car without rubbing? I have stock suspension by the way.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by marshall@tireack.com

245/40/18 would be a bit tall and may rub. You may consider a 245/35/18 which is a guaranteed fit on our site.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 by rick

you suggested 245/40-17 on a 17x8 wheel as a good autocross set up on an FRS. Would offset would be on the wheel?
Friday, October 23, 2015 by marshall@tireack.com


With that width I would suggest a wheel with an offset range of +38 to +45
Thursday, January 7, 2016 by ralston foster

im looking to get the same size wheel and tire all around on my brz, but I want them to run a 18x9.5 and a 255/35/18 with they rub?
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 by Antony Ancheta

I want to run 18x9.5 wheels on my FR-S, would 245/35/18 fit on the wheels without any problems?
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Anthony, We cannot say for certain without knowing the offset of the wheel you have chosen, however, the tire size listed will work fine with the wheel sizes listed. Both will work on a stock suspension FR-S with the correct offset. -- sonny@tirerack.com
Sunday, February 7, 2016 by Sean Edwards

I have been wanting to run a 255/35/18 tire in the rear with a 18x9.5 wheel. The offset of the wheel is 40. Would that work or would it rub?
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Sean, A 255/35R18 will fit just fine on a 18x9.5" wide wheel. However, to tell whether it will rub or not, we will need to know what year, make and model vehicle they are for.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 by Carl

Would I encounter any issues with a squared setup of 18x9.5 +34 wheel, paired with a 245/35/R18 tire? This is for a 2013 Subaru BRZ.
Friday, February 12, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Carl, The tire size 245/35R18 by itself will work fine assuming you are on stock suspension. The wheel specs you have provided however are a little more aggressive in width and offset than we can guarantee will work without rubbing. -- sonny@tirerack.com
Sunday, February 21, 2016 by Ric

I'm looking at 17x8 wheels with a +35 offset. All stock FR-S. Will the 245/40-17 still work with that offset with no rub? Your site recommends the stock size tire for 17x8 / +35
Thursday, February 25, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Ric, we do have 17x8 ET35 as a guarantee to fit with size 245/40R17. -- sonny@tirerack.com
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 by Dillon

I want to run 18x9.5 +38 wheels on my FR-S, would 245/35/18 fit on the wheels without any problems? Also, what tires do you reccomend? Also, do you reccomend a stagger tire set up with this square wheel set up? I am running on a stock suspension set up btw.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Dillon, The wheel wider than anything we recommend on the front of your Scion. A9.5" will stick out of the wheel well unless you put on fender flairs or a wide body kit. Regarding square or stagger, it really depends on how you use the FR-S. I generally prefer a square set up to keep the car more neutral handling. -- sonny@tirerack.com
Thursday, April 28, 2016 by javen

h=Hey I've got a 2014 brz & wanted to know if my 18x9.5 w/ +35 offset would rub because the tires are extremely close to the suspension. The tires in front are 235/40/18 & rear 265/35/18
Monday, May 2, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Javen, A 9.5" wide wheel with an ET35 offset is going to be more aggressive than anything we can guarantee will fit without rubbing. -- sonny@tirerack.com
Saturday, May 7, 2016 by Johnny

Hi, I want to run 18x9.25 with +20 offset. Will it rub if I run 235/40/18 in the front and 245/40/18 in the rear with stock suspension?

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