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Old 11-05-2008, 01:58 PM   #1
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i currently have a set of toyo proxes 4 in 225/45/17 in my garage. I had them wrapped around rota sdrs 17x7.5, but i am now thinking of buying new rotas in 17x8. Will these tires fit the new 17x8 rims?
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:14 PM   #2
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short answer, yes

as in yes, they will fit

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Old 11-05-2008, 08:16 PM   #3
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yea you could fit those on a 9 inch rim and still be within the limit.
can i thread jack kinda? i don't want to start up another thread called the same thing...
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:39 PM   #4
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This is the left front tire after roughly 4 months.
...I definitely learned the hard way...camber kills haha.
Could I swap this to the rear and use 0 camber or am I too late?
(I kinda think its too late haha)
and sorry to thread jack you got your q answered though lol.
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:52 PM   #5
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I have similar issues with my stock tires i just took off. The guy who alligned it said nothing was wrong
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:17 PM   #6
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^haha.
but can I still drive on this?
I mean I could switch it to the rear where theirs 0 camber...
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:37 PM   #7
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This is the left front tire after roughly 4 months.
...I definitely learned the hard way...camber kills haha.
Could I swap this to the rear and use 0 camber or am I too late?
(I kinda think its too late haha)
and sorry to thread jack you got your q answered though lol.
you're too late
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:07 PM   #8
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damn. well thanks for the answer i trust tire rack.
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:08 PM   #9
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Ouch. That looks like incorrect camber AND toe. Do you have a print out of your alignment specs?
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:22 PM   #10
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This is the left front tire after roughly 4 months.
...I definitely learned the hard way...camber kills haha.
Could I swap this to the rear and use 0 camber or am I too late?
(I kinda think its too late haha)
and sorry to thread jack you got your q answered though lol.
WRONG
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no as in not


THAT damage is the result of a toe issue....NOT camber

you couldn't get enough camber to do that.

THIS COMES UP ALL THE TIME AND THE ANSWER IS AND WILL REAMAIN THE SAME.

GET THE TOE SET TO '0' AND YOU WILL BE FINE

you do not EVER want '0' camber!!!

that would make the car very unstable and dangerous

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Old 11-07-2008, 11:25 PM   #11
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Ouch. That looks like incorrect camber AND toe. Do you have a print out of your alignment specs?
stretched tire on too wide of a wheel, too low and toe out

you would have to run 3+ of negative camber and drive like grandma to do that

I saw a tire taken off the other day that was JUST like that

toe on that corner was 0.18 iirc
that cars alignment was WAY out of whack but the only tire that was dead was the one with the toe so far out
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:02 AM   #12
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TOE is all bad man... toe kills
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Old 11-08-2008, 02:32 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the input.
Heres a print out of the alignment specs...

Worst mistake...After I fitted them I was going to go for a alignment but eventually got sidetrack, I guess thats why you shouldnt eyeball it haha. mf'er i feel like a idiot.
Thats a 225 on a 9 inch rim.
Luckily its just my left front that was worn down like that.
Dont hate on me for not getting an alignment, I already feel f**king stupid.
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Old 11-08-2008, 02:50 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the input.
Heres a print out of the alignment specs...

Worst mistake...After I fitted them I was going to go for a alignment but eventually got sidetrack, I guess thats why you shouldnt eyeball it haha. mf'er i feel like a idiot.
Thats a 225 on a 9 inch rim.
Luckily its just my left front that was worn down like that.
Dont hate on me for not getting an alignment, I already feel f**king stupid.

that'll do it
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