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Old 08-02-2005, 05:51 PM   #1
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Someone in the classifieds is selling a set of 17x7.5 wheels with 205/40 tires... is there anything wrong with this setup? whats the average size tire for 17x7.5? Will it be a problem?

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Old 08-02-2005, 11:49 PM   #2
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That tire is undersized. 215/45/17 or 225/45/17 are the typical choices

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or 235/40/17
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Someone in the classifieds is selling a set of 17x7.5 wheels with 205/40 tires... is there anything wrong with this setup?
the load capacity of the 205/40x17 tires is too low for a WRX - highest rating I saw for this size was 84, i.e. 1102 lb. max capacity. Typically see a rating of at least 87 for the WRX, i.e. 1201 lbs. for the 215/45x17 size, usually much higher for other typical WRX tire sizes...
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