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Old 01-03-2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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i can not find a clear answer for this

soo im getting new wheels. rota grids.

i would love to get 17 by 9s but i think i would have to roll my fenders am i right?
the 17 by 9s are 5x100 e42 / 73

soo i should just get 17 by 8s and ill be fine correct?
the 17 by 8s are 5x100 e48 / 56.1

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Old 01-03-2011, 06:40 PM   #2
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you have made a VERY n000b mistake, here


you didnt even tell us what car you are talking about

now....if you want anybody to be able help...we need that

17x8 has MANY advantages over wider wheels for most of our deer bored members
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:09 PM   #3
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you have made a VERY n000b mistake, here


you didnt even tell us what car you are talking about

now....if you want anybody to be able help...we need that

17x8 has MANY advantages over wider wheels for most of our deer bored members
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:16 PM   #4
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well....with the 5x100 hubs....a 17x8 with a 235/45 or 245/40 would be fine, I should think
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i have two sets of tires that are 225 by 40, i believe.. is that not big enough?
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:14 PM   #6
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:37 PM   #7
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there are not too many tires that are 225/40 unless they are 18 inch
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:39 PM   #8
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there are not too many tires that are 225/40 unless they are 18 inch

almost positive i have emm bud. and there 17s
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almost positive i have emm bud. and there 17s
then they are likely junk tires because there are VERY few 'good' tires in that size...
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225/45/17 on a 17x8 gets my vote
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225/45/17 on a 17x8 gets my vote
yeah...or a 235/45 for a bit more gear...or a 235/40 for a bit less....NOT what the 04 sti really needs
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i can not find a clear answer for this
because there isn't a clear answer

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i would love to get 17 by 9s but i think i would have to roll my fenders am i right?
the 17 by 9s are 5x100 e42 / 73
depends on the tire size, rear camber, and ride height. are you opposed to fender rolling? if so, why?

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soo i should just get 17 by 8s and ill be fine correct?
the 17 by 8s are 5x100 e48 / 56.1
that's up to you. it'll make your life easier but if you're looking at 17x9 +42, you're gonna be disappointed by how a 17x8 +48 will look.

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i have two sets of tires that are 225 by 40, i believe.. is that not big enough?
if they are in fact 225/40/17, sell them.
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:46 PM   #13
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I like his response.

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225/45/17 on a 17x8
Alternately, also what scotty said, 235/45 for better gearing.
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