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Old 08-02-2005, 12:43 AM   #1
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I will be going with prodrive p1 17*7 10 spokes and 205/50/17 Mich Pilot Sport A/S for an 05 WRX. Anyone using a similar set up. Any good, any bad comments.
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Old 08-02-2005, 11:41 AM   #2
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Go with 225/45/17 tires instead.
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Old 08-02-2005, 12:12 PM   #3
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Go with 225/45/17 tires instead.
...agreed. The 225/45/17 is nearly the same diameter as stock.
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Old 08-02-2005, 08:24 PM   #4
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Tha's what I thought however the Discount tire manager found reported for the P1's the 205 would fit more centered on the wheel, he stated a larger tire may bow kinda around the wheel, may look better, but not overal better for performance for an all weather tire
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Old 08-02-2005, 08:49 PM   #5
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I have P1's with 225/45 17 also....works great. I bought the wheels used and they had pilot sport's on them. Was very thrilled when i got rid of them. Once they wear just a little bit, very noise.
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Old 08-02-2005, 11:35 PM   #6
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I have P1 with 225/45/17 RE070 tires also... P1 is relatively heavy but it's one of the most durable rims out there.
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Old 08-03-2005, 12:30 AM   #7
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I have P1 with 225/45/17 RE070 tires also... P1 is relatively heavy but it's one of the most durable rims out there.
I think they are 17.3 lbs for the 17in. Why did the sales manager recommended the 205/50/17 instead of the 225/45/17. Could the offset be that far off fo the p1?
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Old 08-03-2005, 10:40 AM   #8
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I think they are 17.3 lbs for the 17in. Why did the sales manager recommended the 205/50/17 instead of the 225/45/17. Could the offset be that far off fo the p1?
I believe the weight is closer to 19.5 lbs for the 17x7.

Here's the application chart for the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S:
http://www.michelinman.com/assets/pd...lotsportas.pdf
Although 205/50's may be fine (5.5 - 7.5"), you'll note that Michelin also lists the 225/45's as an acceptable size for your wheel (7 - 8.5").

I'm not sure I understand the relevance of the offset in relation to the tire fitting on the wheel. ....clearance concern? .....or am I missing the point entirely?
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I think they are 17.3 lbs for the 17in. Why did the sales manager recommended the 205/50/17 instead of the 225/45/17. Could the offset be that far off fo the p1?
Offset has no relevance to fitting the tire on the rim. Ignore the sales manager - listen to the good people who actually own these cars
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Old 08-03-2005, 04:20 PM   #10
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With the offset of that rim you can run a 225 width tire all day long. I have P1's and have used both 215 and 225 with no ill effect.

But I have heard of somepeople having issues rubbing the 225's if they were really lowered....so keep that in mind.
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Thanks all, in the future I will probably go with prodrive springs, so it sounds like 225's should be okay.
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Thanks all, in the future I will probably go with prodrive springs, so it sounds like 225's should be okay.
....I'm in the market for Prodrive springs as well (on an '03). ....so if you run across any good deals, please let me know.
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