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Old 07-15-2004, 05:24 PM   #1
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Default 225/45/17 or 215/45/17 on '04 TS Wagon?

So I will be getting new tires soon, and I was wondering what would be better to go with. I have Prodrive P1's , 17x7and they have a 53 offset. My suspension is stock. Any opinions or info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 07-15-2004, 06:44 PM   #2
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I have 225/45/17s on mine with no rub
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Old 07-15-2004, 08:45 PM   #3
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IMHO, 225 is to much tire for a 7" rim.

Plus you really don't want the longer effective gearing the 225 give you.

215/45/17 will be better and will probably give you a better contact patch then the 225.

Phil =)
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Old 07-16-2004, 07:26 PM   #4
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^ ^ ^
Everything Swano said.

215/45-17 is the better choice. It's the ideal width for the 7" rim. The sidewalls of a 225 will be pinched in slightly by the 7" rim.

The gearing issue is significant. The difference is almost 1.8% for a T1-S, (and a pound per tire of rotating mass). Numbers are very similar for other tires. The increase in acceleration is noticable by anyone that pays attention to their car.

Disclaimer: I just put another set of 215/45's on my 17" P1's this morning.
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