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Old 10-04-2001, 07:54 PM   #1
GTkrockett
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anyone running 215/45/17's on a 7" rim 48" offset, with H&R springs? and if so, are you rubbing?
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Old 10-04-2001, 10:13 PM   #2
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I would highly recommend going down to 215/40/17 if you want to run 215mm, otherwise you will rub. Or go to a 205/45/17 and you should be ok... but may still rub when there's load in the rear.
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Old 10-05-2001, 12:55 PM   #3
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how much wider are the H&R springs than the stock GT springs? Im running 215's and even with four people and their stuff and they dont rub
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Old 10-06-2001, 02:04 PM   #4
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Ok let me explain this. With a +48mm offset, you're bringing rubber closer to the fender. whitt - you have the newer Legacy, so you have a little more space to play with.

For the B(D/G) guys, if you want to go with a 215 section, definately go down to the 40 aspect ratio, especially if you're lowered (with +48mm offset). I've tried 215/45/17's lowered w/ my Speedline ST's and they didn't rub, but I wanted better handling so opted for 215/40/17.
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Old 10-06-2001, 03:22 PM   #5
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I'm running 215/45-17's with a 43 mm offset. I am not lowered but I have been over some pretty big dips at pretty high speeds and have not rubbed at all, even with the car loaded down. I'm going to be lowering the car but you probably need this info sooner than I will be doing that. I'm guessing that I won't rub though.
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