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Old 12-13-2010, 12:57 PM   #1
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Default 17x9 +42 Grids with 245/45/17 at stock height?? (2004 Sti)

So will it work without rolling? I'm thinking that it will. My car is on stock springs/Feal struts and Whiteline sways. I may move to Swift progressive springs sometime soon, which then, I feel i will probably have to roll the rear a bit.

What do you guys think?
Anyone have pics of a similar setup?
(plz no comments on how crappy it will look) Tuckage isn't necessary to run flush wheels
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:11 PM   #2
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that tire is too tall i would suggest a 245/40/17 it will cut gearing a little, and i would not expect you to have rubbing problems.
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:46 PM   #3
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The tire height is a plus to me actually. I was wanting a 235/45/17 (25.4 inches tall) but i really want 17x9's for some wide/meaty summer tires. So i need a 245 tire and I want ground clearence(diff clearence, not fender gap) 245/40 are 24.7 inches tall while a 245/45/17 is 25.7 inches tall. An extra 1/2 of ground clearence while also having less fender gap would be nice!!

As for gearing. I was under the imporession that a 235/45 is the stock size in overseas markets. Hence, why american cars have such short gears with the shorter tires. I think I would like taller gears. I have tons of power and NO time to enjoy it!! I only wish i could hit 60mph without a 3rd gear change
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:47 PM   #4
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i basically just need to know if it will fit. Im hearing mixed opinions on this when I search. some say yes, others no... some have different offsets, some dont... etc..
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:04 PM   #5
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Not all tires are made the same (some tires 'run wide'), and manufacturing tolerances can vary by a couple mm (inner fender lip that may need a roll), so you won't know until you bolt 'em on and go driving around. You will also notice a difference with how much weight you have in the back and how droopy your stock springs have become after a few years of use.

All that to say a roll in the rear may be necessary, but otherwise everything should fit just fine.
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with a 245/45/17 your going to be a little more likely to rub because of the height of the tire, a can say certainly if it will rub or not it will be close, you may have to roll the rear fenders.
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:31 PM   #8
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with a 245/45/17 your going to be a little more likely to rub because of the height of the tire, a can say certainly if it will rub or not it will be close, you may have to roll the rear fenders.
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i understand you want "ground clearance", but its going to be tall and will very likely rub.
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