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Old 12-21-2008, 06:36 PM   #1
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Hey all, It that time to get new tires. Currently i have rota torques with 225/45/17 toyo proxes tires.
I want something alittle beefier and was thinking of getting 245/45/17 or 235/45/17.

I do not know if there are any rubbing issues with these sizes. If you know the answer to this, suggestion and pictures, that would be great.

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Old 12-21-2008, 07:02 PM   #2
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I currently have 235/45/17 and there is no rubbing issue what so ever
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:14 PM   #3
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Im kinda interested as well....
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:35 PM   #4
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not to thread jack or anything but I may be selling a set of 235/45R17 Potenza RE760 sport tires if interested.
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:39 PM   #5
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245/40 is a more appropriate size or for a bit shorter tire......235/40
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:04 AM   #6
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i have 225/45/17 now, and i like the 45. It fills the wheel gap better and its more of a cushion for the horrible roads here in New Jersey.

I want a beefier look too
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:22 PM   #7
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i have 225/45/17 now, and i like the 45. It fills the wheel gap better and its more of a cushion for the horrible roads here in New Jersey.

I want a beefier look too
yoiu have no idea what tire sizes mean and why

'beefy' is a burger...not tires
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:47 PM   #8
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previous jdm sti's originaly ran 235/45-17 tyres as well as evo's till X model
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:13 PM   #9
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well i heard this term used several times by Subaru owners referring to a thicker tire.

So i will continue to use it
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:21 PM   #10
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heres some pics. they rub when i hit a bump on the highway. i bought the car with them on. but i think next time i will go with 235/45/17. hope this helps.





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Old 12-22-2008, 04:27 PM   #11
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previous jdm sti's originaly ran 235/45-17 tyres as well as evo's till X model
this post if 100% irreleveant to this thead

and this forum has become the

"I wanna do something dumb, validate my dumb idea please.' forum
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:30 PM   #12
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how is that. Please tell me.I would like to here
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:50 PM   #13
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I would recommend 245/40. The 45 sidewall has poor response and I can feel a delay from what I input in with the steering wheel vs what the car does.

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Old 12-22-2008, 05:08 PM   #14
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is your car lowered?
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:10 PM   #15
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yea i decided that i want to go with 245/40/17, just want to make sure there are no rubbing issues
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:32 PM   #16
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Here is a pic of my wip back in the day with 17x8 +48 wheels and 245/45's. You will need camber adjustment. If i remember correctly, the ride height is ~14"f and 13.5"r. With -2.5 degrees of camber in the front and -1.5 rear.
A friend i race with has a 04 (less room in the rear) and he runs 245/45's aswell with JDM pink springs on stock struts and he fit them but he had to roll his rear fenders. Search S1MPSON and u should be able to find his car.


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Old 12-22-2008, 05:55 PM   #17
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thank you for the pics, much appreciated
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:00 AM   #18
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is your car lowered?
Not in that pic
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:21 PM   #19
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245/40 is a more appropriate size or for a bit shorter tire......235/40
^^^ OP I would listen to this guys advice... he knows his sshhh... stuff when it comes to this topic
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:13 PM   #20
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Not an Impreza but clearance isn't an issue at all. I run 255's at the track with no rubbing.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:19 PM   #21
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I'm running a 245/40/17 on the stock sti bbs wheels with no rubbing. Tires are Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Specs and my car is on stock suspension.
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:58 PM   #22
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I'm running a 245/40/17 on the stock sti bbs wheels with no rubbing. Tires are Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Specs and my car is on stock suspension.
What model and year are you? I'm trying to see if those exact tires will work on an 04 STi. I can only find confirmation that they don't rub on 05+ STis.
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I'm running a 245/40/17 on the stock sti bbs wheels with no rubbing. Tires are Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Specs and my car is on stock suspension.
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Are those 7 inch rims?
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^^^ OP I would listen to this guys advice... he knows his sshhh... stuff when it comes to this topic
Since when did having a grasp on elementary mathematics warrant such back slapping?
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