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Old 01-23-2003, 08:54 PM   #1
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Default 225/45 17 on a my01 rs?

did a search...can't find anything solid......i know 215/45 17's fit without rubbing......but will 225/45 17 fit without rubbing?......oh yeah...forgot to mention i have a drop....not sure how much of a drop(ground controls).......but it's somewhere between an inch and a half and maybe 2.25..thanks
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Old 01-23-2003, 09:17 PM   #2
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not too sure that they will fit with a drop, but i have had that size tire on my car before and didnt seem to rub. But then again who knows.

I think Pinochle has that size tire on his car.

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Old 01-23-2003, 09:19 PM   #3
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From overhearing various conversations I've heard the widest you could go on a RS w/o rubbing or rolling would be a 215.

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Old 01-23-2003, 09:22 PM   #4
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225s with stock suspension will rub at full compression, zephyr ran them last year for auto-x. Not bad rubbing, but just a hair.

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Old 01-23-2003, 09:22 PM   #5
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Pinochle has 225/45 17 on his RS and they do rub. Not sure if removing the rear rubber strip around the fenders solved it, but it should (it did on my Rex wagon).
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Old 01-23-2003, 09:28 PM   #6
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P's susp is also dead and is going to be changed to something a bit better tommorrow night.

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Old 01-23-2003, 09:29 PM   #7
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Pats tires rub at full compression in the rear and on hard corners.

and I do believe he has 215 45 17s SO3s on 17x8 rota attacks, with stock suspension.

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Old 01-23-2003, 10:55 PM   #8
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when adam ran z's 225 16's they rubbed alot at full compression
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Old 01-23-2003, 10:59 PM   #9
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thanks guys...i guess i'm going to go with the 215's..appreciate it
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Old 01-24-2003, 12:27 AM   #10
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Pat has 215-45-17 tires on a 7.5" wide wheel

The Rotas cause some rubbing because of the 48mm offset.

I had CE28's with a 50mm offset and they weren't even close to rubbing.

I plan on running 235-40-17 R compounds for auto-X this year.

They should be fine w the suspension and camber done right.Maybe roll the rear quarters a little
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Old 01-24-2003, 09:05 AM   #11
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Whee! Everyone's talking about me!

I have 215/45/17 Bridgestone Potenza S-03s on 17"x7.5" Rota Attacks.

They rub in the rear at full compression.
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Old 01-24-2003, 09:24 AM   #12
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They are talking about me too.

I have been running 215/45-17's on my P1's since May and have yet to have any rubbing issues. I was first running Firestone Firehawks and now Sumitomo HRTZII's and I have no problems. I was running with the stock suspension up until about a month ago and now I'm running AGX's with Eibach's and it's still good.

During Autocross I was running 225/50-16's on my stock wheels and I did get some slight rubbing on the rear but that was quickly solved buy removing the rubber strip thing from inside the rear wheel wells. I'm not sure how it will be with the new suspension though.

The only problems I really had was when I was running my 13" gold wire wheels with 155/80-13's. They wern't really rubbing the body though they were rubbing the calipers

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Old 01-24-2003, 09:57 AM   #13
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Pinochle,

Removing that rubber strip didn't help?


Z,

I thought you got the small brake kit in the front & the drum conversion in the back to go with those rims?

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Old 01-24-2003, 10:27 AM   #14
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Pinochle,

Removing that rubber strip didn't help?
Haha! That would entail removal of the rubber strip!

Gonna try the stiffer spring approach first.

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Old 01-24-2003, 10:42 AM   #15
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(Song of the day: "Tricky" by RunDMC)
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Damn it, now you got me listing to it.

Next up, "My Adidas".

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Old 01-24-2003, 11:02 AM   #16
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Old 01-24-2003, 11:12 AM   #17
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Oh right the small brake kit. Yeah but you remeber what happened with that when I tried to slow down for a Chicago Box.

That's how I ended up with the Cone Killer of the Year award.

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Old 01-24-2003, 11:13 AM   #18
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Yeah man, you should've hit the switches upon corner entry, you might've been able to clear that outside section of cones.
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Old 01-24-2003, 11:21 AM   #19
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Guys,

225/45/17 is a tricky one for the GC's. They might fit with the right offset and camber, but is it really worth it for the marginal more handling. I would stick with the 215/45 since their is no problem with that.

As fas as 225/50/16. There is slight rubbing with the stock suspension. With a stiffer suspension and not much drop it SHOULD not rub, but it is a tight fit.

For AutoX though the increased diameter is a benefit over the litlle rub. I will be running this size on my Legover next year with KYB AGX shocks and stock springs. This year I ran 205/45/16 witch I felt was too small. I did give a gearing advantage, but autoX is all handling.

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Old 01-24-2003, 11:40 AM   #20
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Yeah maybe if I had hit the switchs and done a little three wheel motion or dog legged it I could of avoided the cones but I wasn't quick enough.

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