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Old 03-21-2006, 09:18 PM   #1
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Default 245/45/17 on stock 2004 sti ?

Hello ,i want to know if 245/45/17 will it fit ok for a 2004 sti will it rub at all??

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Old 03-22-2006, 08:24 AM   #2
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Hello ,i want to know if 245/45/17 will it fit ok for a 2004 sti will it rub at all??

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It will be fine on the stock 04 STi.
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Old 03-22-2006, 12:17 PM   #3
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255/40/17 is also okay for the stock 04 sti, yes?
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Old 03-22-2006, 12:33 PM   #4
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Old 03-22-2006, 01:38 PM   #5
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what about 245 on JDM pink springs? :/
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:36 PM   #6
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I, too, am wondering about this. My choices are these: Bridgestone RE050A Pole Positions in either 225/45/17 or 245/40/17 - I'm just not sure if putting the 245 tires on the stock 7.5" BBS wheels will be a benefit or if the bigger tire, and the added tire roll, will counteract the additional rubber to the road.

Oh, and I should mention I'm on pinks as well.

Thoughts?

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Old 03-29-2006, 01:29 PM   #7
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245/40/17 and you will need to roll your fender.
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Old 03-29-2006, 02:39 PM   #8
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Here's the problem. One posts says they'll fit fine:

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It will be fine on the stock 04 STi.
Another says you'll need to roll your fenders:

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245/40/17 and you will need to roll your fender.
So which is it? I know that there have been posts about running 245/45-17 on 05+ STI's without rubbing, but they have the extra fender bulge so there's a little more room. I know a friend that has 245/40-17 on 17x8 +45 wheels, and he had to roll his rear fenders, but is also lowered on coilovers.

So I understand why people ask questions like this often, as there is a lot of mixed info. There are always variables that have to come into play. Offset & size of wheel, and type of tire. Some brands runner wider than others.

My $.02
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Old 03-29-2006, 02:53 PM   #9
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245/40/17 and you will need to roll your fender.
This much I know is not true. Nhluhr had 245s on his wrx on tarmac 2s without issue-same offset.
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Old 03-29-2006, 02:56 PM   #10
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I think I'm just going to go for it with the 245/40s on stock BBSs with pinks.
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Old 03-29-2006, 03:39 PM   #11
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It all depends on rear camber. On the narrower '04 rear fenders, IF you're running moderate negative camber, you MAY have rubbing issues, depending on the usual qualifiers: actual tire width, wheel width and offset etc. It's all interdependent.

245/40s are too wide for stock 7.5" wheels anyway.
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Old 03-29-2006, 04:25 PM   #12
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- I'm just not sure if putting the 245 tires on the stock 7.5" BBS wheels will be a benefit or if the bigger tire, and the added tire roll, will counteract the additional rubber to the road.
i have 245/40/17's Neova's on my stock 7.5" wheels and you are correct to question it. I lost a lot of transitional and turn-in feel. I won't do it again.
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Old 03-30-2006, 12:11 PM   #13
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How stiff are the sidewalls on Neovas as compared to, say S03's or RE050A PP's?

Ahhhhh!!!! Make up my mind!

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Yokohama tires traditionally have stiffer sidewalls.
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Old 03-30-2006, 12:17 PM   #15
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Just put on some new summer tires/rims....
245/40/18(sumitomo HRTZ-II) on 18x8.5 rims ..... no rub and it feels incredible
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If I could get 8 or 8.5" BBS wheels (that didn't cost me a goddamn fortune) that would solve the issues. So if 05+ stockers fit on the 04, that would be great. Problem is, they don't (not without a hell of a lot of work anyway).

I don't want to change my wheels - I like the BBS look even though they are a pain to clean. I don't know - they're just part of the car; part of the overall heritage. Same reason I leave the wing on there - it's functional and just part of the car. Taking it off would just be "wrong" IMO.

I'm going to do some measurements with the S03's that I have and compare to specs of the 245 line. With the 225s on there, it just looks like the 245s will fit with little tire roll.

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Old 03-30-2006, 01:10 PM   #17
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This post makes me happy I bought an 05...

Also, I thought that at least on our 05 STi there is no fender rolling... it is basically "factory rolled" ... not actually rolled, but just not there, the lip that is.
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