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Old 05-11-2001, 08:57 AM   #1
sube151
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Have a Nice Day? Need tire help asap!!!(readme please)

Guys/Gals,

I have the 17" gold wrx wheels and need to know if I can run a 215/40/17 instead of
a 215/45/17.

Will it rub, is it bad???? Pros...cons??

Help me please
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Old 05-11-2001, 09:12 AM   #2
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The 40 series will be smaller diameter, so less chance of rubbing with the 40.

However, smaller tire = greater speedometer and odometer error. (45 is just about the same as stock - a 40 will make your speedo read about 4.4% too fast) There is also a little less sidewall to absorb impacts, so a slightly greater chance of dinging a wheel.

Upsides can be a little better response from the tire, and a little improvement in acceleration from the gearing change. (Tires are gears too)

In the future please post this kind of thing in the appropriate forum, no problems getting help there

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Old 05-11-2001, 09:34 AM   #3
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Kelly,

Thank you very much for your detailed answer. Very sorry about posting here I just had to make a quick decession.

Do you think the tire will look to thin on the WRX(sidewall)?

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