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Old 02-06-2007, 09:54 PM   #1
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Default 17x8 with 235/40/17- a good combination?

Hi guys I am running volk wheels (17x8/38offset) with 225/45/17 goodyear f1 tyres.
I have no problem with rubbing at this stage but I want to try out the 235/40/17 set up later. Do you think that's the best tyre choice I have OR go for something wider like 245/40/17 OR keep running 225/45/17?

What are your suggenstions and what would be the best tyre choice in terms of looks and handling department?


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Old 02-06-2007, 10:37 PM   #2
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The 245 would grip better, although probably not fit because of your low offset and narrow car. The 235 would be great, but remember it will change your gearing a bit...for the STIs over in the US 235/40 is too short a tire.
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:46 PM   #3
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Hi guys I am running volk wheels (17x8/38offset) with 225/45/17 goodyear f1 tyres.
I have no problem with rubbing at this stage but I want to try out the 235/40/17 set up later. Do you think that's the best tyre choice I have OR go for something wider like 245/40/17 OR keep running 225/45/17?

What are your suggenstions and what would be the best tyre choice in terms of looks and handling department?


Andrew

...is that a GC or GD body????.....our '01 was a GC

How close is the 225/45????

some tires run bigger than others....Im running the Federal 595RS and they are BIG for their size so ya gotta think about that one
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:04 PM   #4
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How you like dem federalies, scotty?
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:12 AM   #5
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Sorry... but had to ask.

how would 235/40/17 tires work on 17x7.5 JDM STi wheels on bugeye WRX?
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Old 02-07-2007, 05:09 AM   #6
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??? you fail to mention the important ino. WHAT KIND OF TIRES.


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Old 02-07-2007, 06:29 AM   #7
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Sorry forgot to mention about my car. it is JDM version7 sti which means the car is GDB model. I am thinking of buying Advan Ad07 or rt615 for my next tyres.
Are they bigger than my current F1? If running 235/40/17 tyres are not the most optimum choice because of their gearing issue, does it mean that I have to stick with 225/45/17?
I also have a greddy coilover which can run more neg camber compared to stock (duh).

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Old 02-07-2007, 10:32 AM   #8
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The gearing issue is really up to you...for most WRX owners it's a nice thing to have a little more torque down low, but for an STI, it's nice to be able to stay in gear a bit longer because of the short ratios.
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:57 AM   #9
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Sorry forgot to mention about my car. it is JDM version7 sti which means the car is GDB model. I am thinking of buying Advan Ad07 or rt615 for my next tyres.
Are they bigger than my current F1? If running 235/40/17 tyres are not the most optimum choice because of their gearing issue, does it mean that I have to stick with 225/45/17?
I also have a greddy coilover which can run more neg camber compared to stock (duh).

Andrew
I can't attest for any rubbing issues you may come into.... but i can comment on the gearing aspect.

The 235/40-17 is probably the better choice tire, as the slightly smaller tire will give you better accleration both on the straight and out of the corner. you'll see a little lower mileage, but nothing TOO drastic. You'll also lower your top speed... but who's really topping out 5th gear anyway?

this is all of course based on your STI coming with the 5speed gear box over the 6, and if it's NOT the shorter RA gearset.
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Old 02-07-2007, 01:16 PM   #10
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I love my 235/40-17's. 17x8 is the perfect size wheel for em. They also fit fine on 7.5" wheels (well, I can't say that as a blanket statement- my Hankook RS2's did.) Most 235/40's specify a minimum wheel width of 8", but I'm having zero problems on my 7.5" wheels.

245/40 is a closer fit in overall rolling diameter to the stock tires, though.
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