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Old 08-27-2009, 05:08 PM   #1
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I've tried to look around the site but couldn't find my answer.

I picked up 17x9 +37 wheels wrapped in 225/45 (yes, they're stretched) tires; they're currently on the car atm lowered on prodrive springs (barely any drop, has a lot of gap). This isn't the problem; right now it's time for me to pick up some new tires and I was wondering if I'd get any rubbing issues going with a 245/45 on Tein S. Tech spring setup.

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Old 08-27-2009, 05:20 PM   #2
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you most definitely are going to rub with s-techs and 245/45s

buy better springs...rce yellows or swift rspecs.
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:25 PM   #3
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Once you get some suspension that can handle, you then might consider the 245-40-17 instead of the much too tall 245-45-17. Though neither one is going to do very well on super soft, low low springs.
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:32 PM   #4
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Yea, I was looking at pictures of the 245/40's and they would seem more ideal. Right now I have the Prodrive springs on so I don't have too much of a worry, but then I also have a set of S-Techs just sitting around as well.
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:36 PM   #5
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Yea, I was looking at pictures of the 245/40's and they would seem more ideal. Right now I have the Prodrive springs on so I don't have too much of a worry, but then I also have a set of S-Techs just sitting around as well.


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Old 08-27-2009, 05:43 PM   #6
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So are the Tein's that horrible?
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Old 08-27-2009, 06:21 PM   #7
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:12 PM   #8
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I've tried to look around the site but couldn't find my answer.

I picked up 17x9 +37 wheels wrapped in 225/45 (yes, they're stretched) tires; they're currently on the car atm lowered on prodrive springs (barely any drop, has a lot of gap). This isn't the problem; right now it's time for me to pick up some new tires and I was wondering if I'd get any rubbing issues going with a 245/45 on junk, garbage, too low, too soft, total crap springs.

Any help would be greatly appreciated; thanks!
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:42 PM   #9
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I had 245/45-17s on stock 05 sti wheels and swift springs. I rubbed the left front every day when I made a hard right at the bottom of a certain hill. That was the only situation when I noticed it rubbing. I did trim the bumpstops, that may have been a factor. The tires looked noticeably bigger. I don't think 245/40-17s would look noticeably smaller.

Edit: That tire wore out way too fast. I would never buy that size again.

Edit again: I also have a GT Spec ALK. That could also be a factor I hadn't considered.

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Old 08-27-2009, 09:57 PM   #10
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245/45 is not the height you would want to go with.... s-techs aren't the springs you want to go with either

coilovers and 245/40 or 255/40 with a nice rear roll and about -2 camber and you'll be fine all day... promise
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:05 AM   #11
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In my 04 sti... with stock looking ride height *maybe dropped front 1 inch??* It DOES sit dead nuts even front to back wheel well. Springs are red, no name or anything. Struts appear to be stock

I stuffed some stock mustang gt tires on the stock 17x8 BBS's.. and they are 245 45 17, with NO rubbing at all. Tires have probably 50% left on them though. The tires look like drag radials, and fit the wheel well PERFECTLY. I mean you can't get any better. Perfect amount of space, perfect amount of fill.
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:46 AM   #12
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S-Techs just sitting around as well.
Throw them in the garbage.

I had 245/45-17 NT-01's on 17x8 +48 wheels and it was very close to rubbing in the rear, and I did get rubbing in the fender well. This was on Swift springs. with 17x9 +37, you might rub in the rear.
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245/45/17 hankook RS-2's are on sale at tire rack for a ridiculously low price. Im thinking about getting some for my stock STi BBS.

my car is on cobb springs that have a pretty decent drop. I also have 20mm rear wheel spacers and 15mm front wheel spacers...

I assume these tires are going to rub somewhere.. i dont really want to roll my fenders or anything.. how bad would you guys say it would be??
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:49 PM   #14
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245/45/17 hankook RS-2's are on sale
There's 245/45 & 245/40 tires are on sale, which is why I'm asking. I've had the 245/45 on my stock BBS with prodrive springs and I agree, they looked great on them. However, I wanted something just a TAD bit lower, but don't have the cash to spend on coilovers since I'm already picking up new tires.

I was thinking getting some type of reliable springs that'll give me an extra half inch drop opposed to the ones I have now.

Here's how the car stands right now; the tires on it are 225/45.





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Old 08-28-2009, 03:02 PM   #15
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As you can see, there's A LOT of gap. I may just go with the 245/45 and keep it at the height it's already at.
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Is that rear tire rubbing on the sidewall? I see a line around it but it might just be a shadow. Maybe you could get a ground control kit? I think it's like $400. Then you would have adjustable height and could choose a decent spring rate.
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If you dont mind, I am going to jump in here as well.. I am on similar setup (Prodrive springs, RCE lowering camber plates, 245/45/17 RE01R's) and I do not experience any rubbing. However, I am thinking of going to a 17x9, +45 rim.... I will be putting the RE01Rs on there, and I am wondering if I will have any rubbing.
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245/45/17 hankook RS-2's are on sale at tire rack for a ridiculously low price. Im thinking about getting some for my stock STi BBS.

my car is on cobb springs that have a pretty decent drop. I also have 20mm rear wheel spacers and 15mm front wheel spacers...

I assume these tires are going to rub somewhere.. i dont really want to roll my fenders or anything.. how bad would you guys say it would be??
if you remove the spacers, then it prob wouldnt be bad at all... if it rubs at all. I dont rub, but i am on Prodrive springs.
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Is that rear tire rubbing on the sidewall? I see a line around it but it might just be a shadow. Maybe you could get a ground control kit? I think it's like $400. Then you would have adjustable height and could choose a decent spring rate.
No, I don't rub at all as of right now. The ring you see around the wheel is from the previous owner; he had a "flush" fitment and rubbed ever so often. I'm thinking on just going with the 245/45 and deal with the ride height until I can rake up some cash for some coilovers
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If you dont mind, I am going to jump in here as well.. I am on similar setup (Prodrive springs, RCE lowering camber plates, 245/45/17 RE01R's) and I do not experience any rubbing. However, I am thinking of going to a 17x9, +45 rim.... I will be putting the RE01Rs on there, and I am wondering if I will have any rubbing.
the only rubbing i think you'll have is at full lock and under full compression up front, and possibly in the rear on the spring perch.
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Get rid of the S-techs, roll your fenders and you can fit a 255/40/17 summer tire no problem! Then go get a performance alignment and enjoy it!
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I'm pretty sure I run 255/40's without a fender roll ;D
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if you remove the spacers, then it prob wouldnt be bad at all... if it rubs at all. I dont rub, but i am on Prodrive springs.
damn. i just bought those wheel spacers. and id like to keep them.

Im looking at the amount difficulty i will be facing by rolling my fenders, because i know im going to have to with 245/45's The stock tires rub occasionally with my setup.

at 71$ a piece for those R-s2 tires i may have to suck it up roll my fenders.

im hoping my car wont look ridiculous with that much tire in the wheel wells.
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I have 245/45 17 x 9's on my bugeye and with Tanabe DF210 springs which sets it pretty low, it only rubs a little bit in the back. But I just got a hold of a fender roller so im takin care of it this weekend.

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well i just ordered my 245s from tire rack.
i failed inspection because of my bald ass RE-070s

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