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Old 12-30-2010, 02:24 AM   #201
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^check the first page, there's one with 245s on 17s (which is pretty damn close!)
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:29 AM   #202
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damn, saw that, looks pretty good. anyone with 255's lowered?
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:03 AM   #203
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Wheel Specs: Work emotion cr Kai's 17x9 +44
Tire and Specs: Hankook sport k104 245/40
Suspension: stock for now. rce/bilstein combo soon. 20mm front, 15mm rear.
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about a 15mm clearance between inner rim/tire and front strut. next tire will probably be 255/40 depending on if clearance changes with rce/bilstein kit. in the second pic the front wheel seems to stick out pretty far, looking at the car now it doesnt seem as much.

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Hey man, I was just wondering if you ever got the RCE/bilstein combo, and or installed it. If you have, could you post your results with your wheel/tire setup in that thread?

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Old 12-30-2010, 03:06 PM   #204
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I'm having a wheel crisis here. Does anyone have 255 tires on 17s?
255s on 17s???? you can put a 315 on a 17 if theyre wide enough . . . . .

whats the width of the 17" rim? but 255s normally go on a 9.5"-10" wide wheel
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:12 PM   #205
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255s on 17s???? you can put a 315 on a 17 if theyre wide enough . . . . .

whats the width of the 17" rim? but 255s normally go on a 9.5"-10" wide wheel

lol, I didn't list enough information for an accurate response, and I apologise for that.

My two sets of wheel specs:
17x8.5 +44 for daily duties
17x9 +45 for track purposes

I'm thinking about running a 255 on both, and want to know if it will clear the inside.

I wanted to see if anyone is running a 255 tire on any 17's, because most people I see here have 18's with 255 or 265/30 tires.

my last option would be to get rota DPT 17x9 +35's.
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:29 PM   #206
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I'm planning to run 18x8.5 +48 with 255/35's on my 3g.

It's supposed to clear on the inside. so I don't see why yours wouldn't with the extra 4mm or so on the inside because of the offset.
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:49 PM   #207
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The narrow bodies have trouble fitting any 255 with an offset under 40.

A 255 can go on as low as an 8" wheel, though it will have a fairly soft sidewall feel.

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Old 12-30-2010, 08:59 PM   #208
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I beleive he was worried about strut clearance.

but yes , in the 40's with a 255 on a narrow body, you are going to need fender work.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:19 PM   #209
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yeah i figured. my front and rear fenders are already rolled flat. we'll see.
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:19 AM   #210
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I think you'll be just fine.
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:37 PM   #211
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I just got these a few weeks ago but I'm waiting til the winter tires come off in April to put them on. I have an '09 OBP Black 5-door
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:37 PM   #212
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No rubbing or issues with either setup...

Wheel Specs: Rota SDR 17x7.5
Tire and Specs: Bridgestone RE01R 225/45/17
Suspension: RCE Yellows/Bilsteins
Fender Modification: None
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Wheel Specs: Rota SDR 17x7.5
Tire and Specs: Dunlop SP Sport01 235/45/17 (takeoffs from an '11 wrx)
Suspension: RCE Yellows/Bilsteins
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:46 AM   #213
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You forgot your offset numbers irish!

Aren't those like a +45mm or something?
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:38 PM   #214
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Ok, here's a question for you guys:

I need new tires really bad. I have Rota Torques that are 17x8 with a 48mm offset on the car now with 225/45/17's. I'm running stock suspension, and I probably will forever, as it's my daily driver.

This time around, I'm thinking of going wider on the tires. I see that 245/40/17's seem to be a popular size for a 17x8 wheel. Would I run into any issues running that size tire, or should I go with a 235/45 or 235/40? I want to maintain stock overall diameter so the speedometer reads correct and all that stuff.
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:54 PM   #215
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you'll be fine with a 245 for sure, since you're on stock suspension.
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:02 PM   #216
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This time around, I'm thinking of going wider on the tires. I see that 245/40/17's seem to be a popular size for a 17x8 wheel. Would I run into any issues running that size tire, or should I go with a 235/45 or 235/40? I want to maintain stock overall diameter so the speedometer reads correct and all that stuff.
245/40/17 will be fine on the stock suspension.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:57 PM   #217
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What they said!

However, if you decided on the 235 width, I believe 235/45r17 is the closer to stock diameter then 235/40r17.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:29 AM   #218
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Thanks guys! I'm gonna go with the 245/40's then. I just didn't know if they would rub anywhere or balloon out off the wheel on a 17x8 and adversely affect handling.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:53 AM   #219
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Thanks guys! I'm gonna go with the 245/40's then. I just didn't know if they would rub anywhere or balloon out off the wheel on a 17x8 and adversely affect handling.
Yeah an 8" wheel is the minimum width you would want to go on a 245 tire.
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:18 AM   #220
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No rubbing or issues with either setup...

Wheel Specs: Rota SDR 17x7.5
Tire and Specs: Dunlop SP Sport01 235/45/17 (takeoffs from an '11 wrx)
Suspension: RCE Yellows/Bilsteins
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Do you think I would have to do any fender modifications or use wheel spacers if I ran this suspension and tire set up with with 17X8 wheels?
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:23 AM   #221
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If you ain't rubbin you ain't dubbin.

Oh snap this isn't a vw forum.

I must say a lot of y'alls rides look really good. I'm just waiting until I can afford some brewer rims on my '10 wrx and a nice little drop .

Downtown Houston roads suck tho so not that much of a drop .
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:12 AM   #222
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cars look great i can't wait to get my wheels i have a few questions though

i may be buying a set of 18x8.5 +30 offset, i'm going to continue running stock suspension on my car 09 wrx, jw if anyone has any idea if it will rub, i personally don't want that aggressive of an offset but the wheels are a steal i was planning on running a 245/35 sized tire on it, prob the hankook ventus v12's thanks for any advice
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:24 AM   #223
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Do you think I would have to do any fender modifications or use wheel spacers if I ran this suspension and tire set up with with 17X8 wheels?
No you should be fine. The RCE drop is very small so I don't think you'd have a problem.
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cars look great i can't wait to get my wheels i have a few questions though

i may be buying a set of 18x8.5 +30 offset, i'm going to continue running stock suspension on my car 09 wrx, jw if anyone has any idea if it will rub, i personally don't want that aggressive of an offset but the wheels are a steal i was planning on running a 245/35 sized tire on it, prob the hankook ventus v12's thanks for any advice
I beleive you will rub without some camber and alot of fender work with a setup like that.

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Old 01-07-2011, 12:07 AM   #225
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No you should be fine. The RCE drop is very small so I don't think you'd have a problem.
Awesome. Thanks!
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