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Old 06-23-2008, 06:34 AM   #1
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Default 17x7.5... 215/40 or 235/40???

I'm about to get a set of 17x7.5 wheels for my car. But I'm stumbled on whether to wrap it with 215 or 235 width. Is there any advantage or disadvantage for running either? Thanks for all inputs.
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Old 06-23-2008, 07:18 AM   #2
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what only 7.5" wheels??
is this a wagon??

what do you do with the car?? DD?? anything else??
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Yes, its a wagon.
Yes, only 7.5"

The plan for the car is DD with minor Autocross (STS)
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Well 235s aren't STS legal, and the 215 would be a nice gearing advantage compared to the more common 225/45 so I might go with that.
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Well 235s aren't STS legal, and the 215 would be a nice gearing advantage compared to the more common 225/45 so I might go with that.
+1 and since you're going towards STS... you are limited to a 7.5" wheel anyway

i hope they are SSR'S!!!
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One thing to think about...if these are your daily driver tires, you will be putting extra miles on your odometer by going with a tire that small.
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I would go with 215/45-17 given what you have posted ... 215/40-17 which is only 23.8" in diameter would not look good
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