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Old 08-17-2012, 08:14 PM   #1
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Default 235/45/17 on 2005 wagon

I know questions like this have been asked, but will a 235/45/17 with Enkei RPF1 +45 offset fit without rubbing? Vehicle is a 2005 Saabaru 9-2x Aero . It's mostly a DD for now. I would keep the stock rims and tires on there but the previous owner put studless snow tires on and this 100 degree heat is going to destroy them!

I know I could also just buy tires and put them on the stock rims but I hate paying 80+ just to get tires mounted and unmounted every year for summer and winter. That's 160/year just to pay for the mounting and unmounting I would rather have two sets of tires dedicated for summer and winter.

I would just go with 17x7.5 for now with 225/45/17 but I only want to buy rims and tires once. In the future I really want to put RCE black or yellow springs on (not sure yet, leaning towards the yellows) with Tokico D-Specs but that won't be for a little bit. Of course I would roll the fenders once the stock suspension was gone.

With all that being said, would the RPF1 17x8 +45 offset with 235/45/17 tires be alright? My main question is would I have bad problems rubbing? I hear alot of yes and no's. There wouldn't be alot of spirited driving just the occasional roundabout and on/offramps. Also, I don't put a whole lot of weight in the car. There are rarely ever people in the backseat. It's mainly just the wife and I.

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Old 08-18-2012, 12:52 AM   #2
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I'll vote no if the clearance is the same as the wrx wagons.

I'm running a wide 245 on those spec wheels with rubbing, taking ~20mm of width off total (10 outer edge) would probably clear you enough especially at full height no passengers.

Haven't done it exactly so don't quote me though!
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:17 AM   #3
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that is too tall.....it will kill the gearing

225/45 is better
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:08 AM   #4
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225 wouldn't be too much of a stretch on an 8 inch rim? I like having a little bit of the meaty look and hate the stretch look of "stanced" cars. 225 would help with my rubbing issues till i can roll the fenders as well.

If 235/45 is too tall wouldn't 235/40 solve that issue and still give a little meat to the tires?

Thanks Uncle Scotty!
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:29 PM   #5
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Wheel: Volk 17x7.5 +50mm
Tire: 235/45r17 Hankook RS3
Suspension: Sedan Width (+10 mm? over wagon width), RaceComp Coilovers, Vorshlag Camber plates
Body: Rear Fender roll

If you are still wagon width you shouldn't have a problem with that combo with a fender roll. I have zero rubbing with this setup.

To Uncle Scotty's point, it might not be ideal if you have a stock 5 speed. I have a JDM 6 speed and the gear ratios are suited better for the 235/45 combo.

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Old 08-18-2012, 12:52 PM   #6
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I guess i should add its the dreaded 4-eat auto! I really wanted the manual but this car was too hard to pass up. It only had 43,000 miles and an older couple drove it.

So with that being added, should i still go with the 40 height tire on the 235?
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:35 PM   #7
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A 225 won't stretch on an 8, get 225 star specs, no stretch!
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:08 PM   #8
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I would stick 235/40 since it's auto.
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:23 PM   #9
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Think I got the input i needed. You guys are awesome! Glad i didn't get the typical "research" reply because i researched alot.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:59 PM   #10
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We can tell you did do some searching!
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:06 PM   #11
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I try. Better to do research and give as much info as you can cuz you get much better responses. Don't think ill get the star specs as they are a little spendy. Possibly looking at the hankook ventus evo110
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:54 PM   #12
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Read more on them, I fell into the hype on someone else's car and they are winter tire loud and possibly not all that great. If price is an issue there is a federal that is supposed to rival the star spec on a budget.
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:00 AM   #13
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Yeah i have heard of the federal 595 rs-r i believe that's the one you are talking about right? I have read good and bad reviews on both the federal and hankook. Don't feel like i could go wrong for the price of either
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I try. Better to do research and give as much info as you can cuz you get much better responses. Don't think ill get the star specs as they are a little spendy. Possibly looking at the hankook ventus evo110


DEAR GOD IN HEAVEN

PLEASE DONT LET THIS GUY BE STUPID ENOUGH TO BUY THOSE ****ING GARBAGE HANKOOKS
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:27 AM   #15
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Why do you think Im here Scotty, to ask questions and find what is best. You don't have to be angry ALL the time. I have been looking at the federals as well so that should make someone even as cynical as you a little happy =)
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:50 AM   #16
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Why do you think Im here Scotty, to ask questions and find what is best. You don't have to be angry ALL the time. I have been looking at the federals as well so that should make someone even as cynical as you a little happy =)
d0000000000000d......

im not really angry.....

just kinda miffed that the v12 hankook tires are so badly mis-classified as 'max performance' tires

they most assuridly are NOT any sort of performance tire in any of the known galaxies

i knew they were garbage the first time i sat on one and it colapsed on me and i almost fell on my ass
a real performance tire wont colapse on you if you(I) sit on it.....im ~5'8" and 185

the federals might give an inch or 2 when i sit on them....they are a true performance tire
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Yeah i have heard of the federal 595 rs-r i believe that's the one you are talking about right? I have read good and bad reviews on both the federal and hankook. Don't feel like i could go wrong for the price of either
Yeah that's the one! Federals are getting more good reviews and I think they are cheaper
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:49 AM   #18
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Wow yeah sounds like the hankooks have really soft sidewalks.

Well i have heard the federals are difficult to find (always on back order) so ill see what i can do!
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i get the best deal on federals
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Kay... Care to share?
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:12 AM   #21
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I think he was saying he gets the best deals on federals in general as they are usually less expensive than other tires. But if he means he gets awesome deal on federals then yes, please share! Ill take a pm if its a secret ;-)
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:08 PM   #22
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TRUST ME you will not regret getting the star specs. I was debating the same thing. It is a little more spendy, you also get A LOT more grip. Hankooks are just as good as all seasons. Don't cheap out on the only part touching the road. seriously.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:48 PM   #23
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TRUST ME you will not regret getting the star specs. I was debating the same thing. It is a little more spendy, you also get A LOT more grip. Hankooks are just as good as all seasons. Don't cheap out on the only part touching the road. seriously.
Federals > almost any other max performance summer tire, and half the price.
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