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?
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 by Mike

Hi, I'm looking to run 17x9 with +38 offset 245/40R17 (rear) and 17x8 +35 offset 225/45R17 ( front ) with coilover about 1.3 inch drop ( -2.5 camber rear / -1.5 camber front ) Scion frs 2016
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Mike, The front looks good, but the rear is a little more aggressive than anything we could guarantee will fit without rubbing. -- sonny@tirerack.com
Monday, July 18, 2016 by John

Would 225/40/18 on 18x8 +35 offset rim and 255/35/18 on a 18x9.5 + 45 offset rim work on my 2013 brz?
Friday, July 22, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

John, The front is going to be aggressive and require fender modification to fit properly. The rear may fit without issue depending on the wheel/tire combination.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by Kevin

Would 18x9.5 +34 front and rear with 225/40/18 fit on my 13 frs. I'm lowered 1"
Monday, October 24, 2016 by Ryan Fernandez

Stock suspension, 2013 frs. 255 35 18 on a 18x9.5 +35 fit?
Friday, November 4, 2016 by Jay

Ordered 17x9 +35 wheels. I'm pretty low and was wondering if 245/40/17 tire would be a good size with no issues?
Sunday, January 15, 2017 by Fanta

Would 18x8.5 ET45(front) with 235/40/18
and 18x9.5 ET45(rear) 255/35/18 fit on my 2013 FRS? it's lowered by 1"
Monday, January 16, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

Fanta, Though we do not guarantee fitments on lowered vehicles, the wheel dimensions should be fine as is the rear tire size. On the front however, you would want to use 235/35R18
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by Chad

I have stock fr-s 2013 rims, I am wanting a slightly wider tire what are some sizes you would recommend? I'd like something fatter that would still fit.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 by Paulo

BRZ 2016

I think asking many times but want to be clear before my purchase. Enkei RPF1 17X9 +35 and 235/40 R17 Yokohama s-drive will fit on my BRZ? I have 1.5" lowered Front and rear. I do not want any rubbing.

What you recommend? 17x8 +45 or 17x9 +35
Sunday, February 12, 2017 by Chris

Will 17 x 7.5 +45mm offset wheels with 225 45/17 tires fit my Stock height BRZ? They are OZ wheels off of my WRX and I will have to utilize adapters due to the bolt pattern.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

Chris, We cannot recommend using the wheels with any adaptors, stick with wheels that have your vehicles bolt pattern to eliminate potential safety issues. The tire size is listed for the vehicle so that will fit with the proper 17" wheel. You can use the following link to view the 17" wheels that will work on your vehicle: http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=EA6&url=/wheels/results.jsp&&autoMake=Subaru&autoModel=BRZ&autoYear=2013&autoModClar=Limited&initialPartNumber=4767808045B&vehicleColorIndex=2&filterSize=17&filterSpecial=false&filterNew=All&filterPrice=400&filterSteel=All&sort=Featured&affiliate=FK8
Thursday, March 2, 2017 by Suraj Kashyap

if i want to run 245/35/18 what would be the best wheel width and offset
Thursday, March 2, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

Suraj, There are a lot of factors that go into the fitment of a wheel and tire, unfortunately the information provided would not be sufficient. You can reach a sales specialist at 800-428-8355 and they can assist you after obtaining further vehicle information.
Sunday, March 12, 2017 by Kyle

I have enkei rpf1s 17x9 +45 all around and am still debating on tire size. The car is on coilovers and will be lowered a little bit. Would 235 40 17 or 245 40 17 be a better fitment? Im using the car for track/daily driving
Friday, April 7, 2017 by Ben

So to be 100% sure 17x8 with +35 off set will be fine with no rubbing with 245 40 17 on stock suspension. Just want to be 100% sure before I buy new wheels.
Thursday, May 11, 2017 by Suraj Kashyap

if i get the enkei ts-10 wheel size 18X8 on all four corners, can i run 225 35 18 in the front and 245 35 18 in the rear on stock suspension
Thursday, June 29, 2017 by Paolo Javier

I just bought 18x8 +35 offset Enkei RPF1 wheels for my 2017 Subaru BRZ. Will 235 40 18 tires fit well front and rear without rubbing issues? I am on stock suspension.
Friday, June 30, 2017 by Tire Rack Team


We recommend and can guarantee the fiment for your car with the 18X8 +45 offset so you are bit further into the fender as it is. The 235/35R18 is recommended and will fit all the way around with the recommended offset wheels, your tire size is about an inch taller. So no I could not recommend the fitment you are trying. -- seth@tirerack.com
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 by Tony

I want to put 245/40r18 on 18x8 in my 2016 BRZ stock.
Monday, July 24, 2017 by James

I just got 18x8.5 +35 offset squared. Currently running 225/40r18. Can I run 245/35r18 at factory height?
Monday, August 7, 2017 by David

(Stock Suspension 2013 BRZ)
Would 18x8.75 [+38mm] with 225/40/18 tires work? Would there be any issues?

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