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Old 12-13-2008, 03:08 PM   #1
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Default Can i run 235 sized tired on stock BBS Rims?

Tire rack only recommends 225 .. but was wondering if i could get away with a slightly wider tire?

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Old 12-13-2008, 03:11 PM   #2
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u can easily put a 235 on your stock BBS rims.

the car should have come with 235s
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Old 12-13-2008, 03:13 PM   #3
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hmm .. why would tire rack recommend 225?

basically .. i want to know if i can put the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec 235s on the BBS wheels
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:07 PM   #4
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You can't because TireRack said so.



however I do run 235/40/17 on 17x8 on my '99 Impreza L Wagon. Subaru SHOULD have went with 235's in the first place. Or maybe even 245's. There's not wrong with running 235's on your BBS wheel. You should run 245/40's on your wheel.
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:31 PM   #5
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Tire rack recommends a tire based on the height considering what came on your car stock. Therefore it will always tell you that your stock size is best. If you look at the individual tire specs it will tell you the rim width range that will work with each size.

245/40s will work perfectly so 235s are certainly ok.
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:35 PM   #6
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04 sti had 17.75 rims which started the 225 tire standard but in 05 it went to a 17x8 rim but never went to a 235 for some reason
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I used a 235 45 17 on my 17x8 wheels as well and they are not too big for a 17x7.5 you may even be able to get away with a 245 40 17 if you have coilovers.

There should not be a problem at all with running just a slightly wider tire compared to the 225
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i has 04 and im running 245/45/17 toyo t1r

thats how i roll.
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d0000000000000000d....you have a 17x8 WHEEL

245/40 is just fine.....perfect, in fact.... better gearing....a 255/40 will fit too as will a 245/45

235/40 is too short and a 235/45 is just wimpy
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:40 PM   #10
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04 sti had 17x7.5 WHEELS which started the 225 tire standard but in 05 it went to a 17x8 rim but never went to a 235 for some reason
fixed that for ya
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d0000000000000000d....you have a 17x8 WHEEL

245/40 is just fine.....perfect, in fact.... better gearing....a 255/40 will fit too as will a 245/45

235/40 is too short and a 235/45 is just wimpy
will 245/40 and 255/40 clear the stock suspension with stock offset/wheels?
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