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Old 10-22-2003, 01:09 AM   #1
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Post Will 225's fit on my 01 rs coupe

I drive a 01 2.5rs. I recently bought buddy clubs...17x7.5 with a 48 offset. I want to know what is the biggest tire I can run without experiencing tire rub. The car is not lowered at all but may be in the future. But I am only concerned with right now. I want to slap a set of 225's on, but I have heard mixed reviews. If all else fails, 215's it will be. Thanks!!
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Old 10-22-2003, 04:02 AM   #2
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From what I have read through the years on this board, majority of 225 tires on 17 inch rims will rub. The severity of rubbing depends if the suspension is dropped or not, if passengers are in the car or not and during hard or soft turns. Most of the rubbing occurs in the rear fenders and sometimes in the front. The remedy being used most often is heating up the fenders and rolling it with a bat (or just beating it with a hammer). This may work, however some have found that the tires are actually rubbing the strut assembly or the whole inner fender.

So I think its a better idea to get the 215s. I don't hear too many people rubbing with those. However, the only bad thing is that Azenis don't come in 215/45/17. But I guess you can always get the Kumho MXs. About the same price.


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Old 10-22-2003, 03:39 PM   #3
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I had 225/50 Yokohama AVS intermediats and ES 100 on the factory 16" rim, lowered with Cusco Comp2 suspension. The front was fine even at -2degree camber, the rear however needed a 3mm spacer, due to rubbing against the strut. I had that set up for about 2 years without any problems. Car cannot be substantially low due to rubbing on the top of the fender, both front and rear. Hope that helps.
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Old 10-22-2003, 03:42 PM   #4
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Thanks, thats what I expected. So now here is the question: What tire to slap on my rims?
-Yokohama Parada Spec-2s
(only offered at 215/40-17, and I think the aspect ratio is too low for my subee)
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-Goodyear Eagle F1's

I think I should go for 215/50 or 215/45...any suggestions.
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Old 10-22-2003, 06:48 PM   #5
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dont go with 225 if u want to anyhow lower ur car. they'll even rub with stock height during hard turns.

im currently running 215/40/17 SO2s on my 17x7.5 +48 rota subzeros lowered on intrax springs, abt 1.5" drop. i still experience minor rubbing during hard corners which is acceptable. i too did want to stick with 215/45 for thicker sidewall and keep the speedo on track, but with my drop i had to use 215/40. they turned out not as bad as i thought. sidewall aint that skinny and not "honda looking" at all. speedo is abt 4% off so for every 100mph my speedo is 4mph faster, not that big of a deal.

if ur car is still stock height i'd suggest u to go with 215/45/17. just dont get any springs that lowers ur car more than an inch. Eibach would be a good choice, even tho i heard ppl said they still rub a little. ah well, thats how the GCs r. thats why next time when i get new rims i'd stick to either a 7" wide rim or a 50+ offset rim.
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Old 10-22-2003, 06:52 PM   #6
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oh, as for the 2 tire u mentioned above, out of the 2 i'd go with the Eagle. i heard the Paradas r crap. if u want to get yokohama why not consider ES100? they're way better than the Spec 2s. however, the Eagle F1s will provide u with more grip.
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I think you have made up my decision for me....Goodyear EAgles..215/45-17 it is going to be. Glad to finally have some closure on this.
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