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Old 09-02-2009, 11:27 PM   #1
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Did my search and got some results but not exactly the answers I was looking for. I'm planning on getting some Rota Torques 17X9 +30 and wonder if I would rub with the above tire size. I'm on RCE yellows with stock struts and plan on rolling at least the rears fenders if necessary. I don't want to rub at all whether I'm at a slight turn or full turn. In other words, I would like it to never rub.

Advice? Should I go narrower? Do I have room to go wider? Pictures of peoples 17X9 torque set-ups with tire size and suspension mods would be greatly appreciated.

Also, I'm looking for good summer tire suggestions that don't bust the bank.

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Old 09-02-2009, 11:41 PM   #2
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ya want the +42 and you WILL have to roll the fenders and use camber bolts

the new hankook ventus v12 seems to be the hot new inexpensive tire
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:44 PM   #3
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Do they make Rota Torques 17 X 9 +42? I don't mind rolling the fenders, just don't want to have to do much more modification beyond that. Would you suggest going to 245/40/17 then?

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Old 09-03-2009, 01:27 AM   #4
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I just put on my 17 x 9 Rota Torques with a 30+ offset and the front doesn't rub at all. As for the back there is the tiniest bit of rubbing, but im on Tanabe DF210 springs and stock struts (soft ride).

I just got a hold of a fender roller so im takin action this weekend.
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you'll need to roll and pull the rear fenders, shave the rear bumper where it meets the rear fender, and add some rear camber. i would suggest rolling the fronts as well and maxing out the front camber. going to a 245/40 will still require as much work because of the offset.

for reference, i'm on 17x9 +39 with 255/40/17s with rce yellows and i had to roll and pull the rear fenders but i didn't have to add camber to the rear. with the +30, you'll need to pull the rear fender more than me, or get camber bolts for the rear.
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If you don't want it to ever rub you may just need to choose another wheel. I would go for DPT's in 17x9 +42 or even +35 is a little better. I've personally had Torque R's in 17x9 +30, and I only ran a little wider than normal 235/40/17 on it. You will need to add a good bit of camber front and rear with fender work on a 245 or 255 tire. In order for the +30 not to rub you will have to do the work to make it perfect. You can do it (or a professional can) but you will have to make that decision.
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I just cut the rear fender lip right off then pounded the **** out the fender and then used seam sealer adhesive to glue the layers back together. And then clamped and did the same with the the fender mounding. Then I re-under coated everything.... I tell you it's not for the fait of heat and there is no going back.
I'm running Falken 615's in a 255/40/17 which is over 10" of rubber contact per wheel on a 17"x 9 " wide rim with 35* off set. I get a little rub in the front as I have a APS CAI.

If you are running a APS CAI and antilift you are going to have major rubbing issues on the fender liner on the right front.



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Old 09-03-2009, 08:42 PM   #8
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Hmm, I may consider running a 235 series tire then. Like I said, I don't really want to have to do much modification beyond rolling the fenders. Would 235 be stretched on a 9 inch wheel?

Would I help my situation much by going with the 18X9.5 +35 torques since it's higher offset?

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