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Old 01-10-2013, 11:24 PM   #25
D-Rodman
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Member#: 110078
Join Date: Mar 2006
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Long Island N.Y.
Vehicle:
05 Saabaru JDM STi
Black Ver 7 18G 6sp RA

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I have continental dws on both my cars. When I installed a new set of 235/45/17 on 7.5" wide 04 sti bbs I ended with the same exact problem you describe. I have a low mile set of 235/45/17 dws mounted on 17x8 o.z ultraleggera running on my saabaru that run perfectly on that car. I swaped the wheels/tires from the saabaru to the bugeye and the problem was completely gone. The interesting thing is that the saabaru ran perfect with the wheels/tires that were problematic on the bugeye. I got rid of the 04 sti wheels and got a set of enkei rpf1 17x8 45+ and had the tires that had been problematic on the bugeye swapped to my new rpf1. Put the o.z back on the saabaru and returned the previously problematic tires on the bugeye now mounted on the new wheels back to the bugeye. Interestingly, they run perfectly on the bugeye. Nothing else was changed, the alignment had been done prior to the first time the dws were installed and the car was runing perfectly on its factory 16" wheels and kuhmo asx 225/45/16. Only thing I can figure is that the 235 tire was too wide for the 7.5" wide 04 sti wheel. Considering the same exact tires had been problematic and the only thing that was changed was the wheel width and the problem was fixed. Sorry about the convoluted story but that was my experience similar to what you describe. I still have continental dws on both my rex's without any issues, I like the tires for my dd and driving style.
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