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Old 01-24-2007, 08:38 PM   #1
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i have searched the forums for quite a while now and have gotten close to the answer for my set up but not quite. i have a set of 17x7.5 +45 wheels that need some tires. i have an 03 wagon on agx adjustable shocks with lowering springs and a bit of neg camber in the rear. pretty low, but how low im not sure. my question to the masses is will a 245/40/17 work with fender rolling or is it still too wide for my waggy?
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Old 01-26-2007, 01:46 PM   #2
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work bump! c'mon i cant ride around on rims alone! although it would look sick...
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well, with a 17x7.5 on my car, i run 195's or 205's but thats on a 240sx for faster turn-in and response. I would run no larger than 225, 215/45 being a nice setup, or 215/50 for a slightly larger sidewall.

When you bubble tires, you get alot of slop and weird handling characteristics.
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I would suggest 225/40/17 for a 7.5" wide wheel. Max i would do is 235. 245 seems out of the question, especially if you ever autocross or do any racing. It would work, but its almost a waste imho. I'm still learning, but that's my opinion from what I've learned.

btw ideal tire size for a 7.5" wheel would be 225's according to many wheel dealers and the general consensus.
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But have you seen a 245 on a 7.5 rim? I just got a set of sti bbs 17x7.5 and they have used 245's on them. Incredible how the side wall doesn't bulge over the rim edge at all; as I thought it would.

No... I don't have actual experience running them though.
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:44 PM   #6
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Offset is too low and tire too wide. You MIGHT be able to do it with +55 or +53 wheels.
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