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Old 03-13-2004, 04:59 PM   #1
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I still don't get the concept of wheel and tire sizing, not enough to answer this question anyway. I'm looking at some Enkei RPM2's on tredepot.com, and they told me they could get me a set in 215/40/17 in a 17x7 bolt pattern. I am assuming, them being tire/wheel specialists, that these sizes would work fine on a normal BD sedan, but mine is lowered with the H&R sport springs. Only question I have owuld be, is the lowereing going to make me rub at all, and if so how much? ANyone else have H&R's with 17" rims?
Any help would be great, and sorry for the recurring question.
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Old 03-13-2004, 10:36 PM   #2
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Some info here on wheels, you want to watch the offset that pattern isn't right I don't think, that's the wheel size:

http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...&threadid=2930

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Old 03-14-2004, 08:03 AM   #3
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The Enkei RPM2 wheels will work. They are 17x7 with a +48 offset in the standard Subaru bolt pattern of 5x100. Running 215/40/17 tires should not rub on a stock suspension, not sure how much lowering you have and if it will rub. Oh and by the way those wheels are sexy
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Old 03-14-2004, 01:12 PM   #4
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215/45 is a better size, I guess more chance of rubbing but as for diameters and all that it is closer. I'd go for the 215/45 myself as I don't like getting into a 40 series tire unless I have at least a 235 or 245 width.
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Tora- That's in regards to the side wall height right? Like I said I am a noob. Does anyone have any pics to show the difference?

Thanks everyone else for the info.

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have a look here it's a good tire calculator:

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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Ahhhh yes. Exactly how I needed to see it, thanks. Yeah, I should have no problems, from the looks of it. And I agree with the 215/45 vice the 215/40.

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Old 03-15-2004, 10:46 AM   #8
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I run 215/45-17s on my car, lowered about 3/4-1", with zero rubbing issues. You should be fine.

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