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Old 12-21-2010, 03:48 PM   #1
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Default 17x9 +42 Wheels on S-Techs

i need help on which tire size i should get. ive asked plenty of times on multiple threads and yet ive only gotten about 2 replys and no solid answer yet.

Wheel size is 17x9 +42 with Tein S-Techs 245/45/17. i keep rubbing over bumps and dips and i cant take any corners. any suggestions on what i should be doing? i was thinking about rolling the fenders a bit and different tire size.
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:08 PM   #2
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first thing i'd do is get rid of the s-techs and buy some rce springs.

but if that isn't an option, roll the rear fenders flat. if that doesn't fix the rubbing, go to a 245/40/17. if you still rub after that, add camber bolts and dial in some negative camber. if you still rub after that, go back to what i'd do.
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:33 PM   #3
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Tires are definitely too big....225/45 maybe 235/45 or 245/40
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:41 PM   #4
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the order i would go:

roll fenders, camber bolts, new springs, 245/40 tires..
just doing from my exp cheapest to most expensive
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:07 PM   #5
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yea i want to get new springs but im on a budget right now so ill have to deal with those springs for now. im planning to go for coils later on in the future.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:18 AM   #6
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the order i would go:

ROLL FENDERS, camber bolts, new springs, 245/40 tires..
just doing from my exp cheapest to most expensive
There, much better
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:26 AM   #7
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no seriously, you need new tires. those tires are WAY too big.

there are several cars running these same wheels with 255's and no fender mods.
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:12 AM   #8
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go to a 245/40/17.
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Tires are definitely too big....225/45 maybe 235/45 or 245/40
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the order i would go:

roll fenders, camber bolts, new springs, 245/40 tires..
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no seriously, you need new tires. those tires are WAY too big.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:02 PM   #9
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for the 10th time, its the tires.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:18 PM   #10
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ok so im going to roll my fenders soon after all this rain stops and go with 245/40/17.
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:23 AM   #11
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I would personally go with 235s for a little more strech and little less fender work. I ran 225s on 9" but only cause I got new Falkens for pretty much free, they were streched to where 235s would be perfect.

Your bumps causing your tires to hit your wheel wells won't stop untill you get rid of those spring just a fyi, coilovers would suit you better if you want to be lower, take corners and the ability to adjust your height at any given time.
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Old 12-24-2010, 05:32 AM   #12
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so its either between 245/40/17 and 235/45/17....
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235/45 is too tall.
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:29 PM   #14
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Your bumps causing your tires to hit your wheel wells won't stop untill you get rid of those spring just a fyi, coilovers would suit you better if you want to be lower, take corners and the ability to adjust your height at any given time.
terribad advice...
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Old 12-25-2010, 12:45 AM   #15
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terribad advice...
Hmmmm so why do people use coilovers in the 1st place? What's their intentions of even having them on the market then? If I remember right they are more for a track/race setup to lower, fine tune for cornering/handleing and height adjustment.
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Your bumps causing your tires to hit your wheel wells won't stop untill you get rid of those spring just a fyi, coilovers would suit you better if you want to be lower, take corners and the ability to adjust your height at any given time.
wrong did you see my post? where i quoted like 8 people that said it was the ****ing tires...well guess what its the ****ing tires. yes his springs suck because they are too soft for how low they are. and as far as your other post (dont feel like double quoting) different people go with coilovers for different reasons some are good reasons some are bad reasons this would be one of those bad ones because he will still need different tires!!!
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:28 AM   #17
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so 245/40/17? would i still need to roll my fenders then?
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most likely not. depends how low you are
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:11 PM   #19
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ok they still rub with 245/40/17. what should i do now? stretch the tires more? roll fenders?
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roll fenders

do you know where they're rubbing? front? rear?
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just the rears.
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what is your camber set at?
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getting those tires only solved a fraction of the problem. now just roll and/or pull your fenders
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^ assuming he has a sedan he shouldnt have to pull and with -1 degree of camber in the back i would expect for him to only need a slight roll.
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just to be safe
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