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View Poll Results: Which tire size?
225/45/17 5 27.78%
235/40/17 5 27.78%
245/40/17 8 44.44%
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Old 06-14-2009, 06:59 PM   #1
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Anyways I picked up some coilovers and 17x8 +45 rims and am looking into what size of shoes I should wrap them in.

I don't track it but I do do some fairly spirited driving and would like for it not to rub. (especially with the coilovers on) I don't expect to slam it but I do expect to kill most of the wheel gap. As well I am most likely gotta get a high performance ALL SEASON type tire was we live in alberta and it snows in June! haha

I listed some options above that I've been looking at, but any reasonable suggestions will be taken into consideration, especially if many other board members agree!

I do have a seperate pair of stockers with KW-19 studded for the winters. the reason I opt for All-seasons is for at least some sort of drivability when there are slight dumps of snow without having to change tires.

No point changing tired when there is a 2 day dump of snow; you know what I mean? Even if it was feasible to do so tiem constraints, aka waking up for work to realized it snowing, won't allow em' to swap tires out.


Anyways I drive a 2005 impreza 2.5RS sedan and the stockers are 16" so the 17's were a slight upgrade.



Cheers!


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Old 06-14-2009, 08:52 PM   #2
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Voted 235/40/17.

BTW, I always thought of "shoes" (a.k.a. kicks) as wheels not tires lol :P
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:43 PM   #3
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heh I always thought
wheels = rims
tires = shoes, kicks, rubber

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Old 06-14-2009, 10:56 PM   #4
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and ya dont ****ing 'wrap' ****ing wheels with tires

saying that is ****ing just stupid

ya wrap a ****ing present for the gf.....or ya wrap some grub to throw down yer neck

but NOT wheels with tires
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:04 PM   #5
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and ya dont ****ing 'wrap' ****ing wheels with tires

saying that is ****ing just stupid

ya wrap a ****ing present for the gf.....or ya wrap some grub to throw down yer neck

but NOT wheels with tires

Scotty! your eminem moment just now was golden
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:27 PM   #6
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GAWD......this ****ing board has gone to the ****ing hyskoolerz

what the **** is up with all that
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:28 PM   #7
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No no scotty you mean its gone to the H1gHsC0oLeRs Th47 TypE LiKe ThiS...

haha or is that middle school? ahaa
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:18 PM   #8
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Absolutely NO reason to go wide in your case. Low HP car, not tracking or autoxing. If anything, more approachable limits are MORE FUN.

225 all the way. Cheaper. Better acceleration, better gas mileage. Better steering feel. And a traction limit even more reachable (which is where "fun" is).
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:20 PM   #9
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225 for sure, I'm on 17x8s with a kumho ast 225/45/17, it's pretty good for a **** cheap tire. It sticks plenty for spirited daily driving.
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225/45 has a larger rolling diameter than 235/40
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stock size on a 2.5rs/2.5i is 205/55/16

a 225/45/17 is a difference of .4%... speedo reads 60, you're going 60.2 mph.

a 235/40 is 1.9% smaller, so at 60mph you're travelling 58.9 mph

the 225 is more accurate to the odometer/speedo.
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Old 06-16-2009, 04:46 PM   #12
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and as I've pointed out before Sir-Knight, tires wear and have different diameters. The spedo is not accurate within 2%! Matching diameter is good. Helping out your gearing by picking a little smaller is even better. 2% less is not that severe.
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:04 PM   #13
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stock size on a 2.5rs/2.5i is 205/55/16

a 225/45/17 is a difference of .4%... speedo reads 60, you're going 60.2 mph.

a 235/40 is 1.9% smaller, so at 60mph you're travelling 58.9 mph

the 225 is more accurate to the odometer/speedo.


totally

1000%

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