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Old 10-27-2004, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default need to know if 225/45/17 fit a stock 98 legacy 2.5gt wagon...thanks

I have a set of 17x7 rims and want to know if 225/45/17 will rub my car. The offset of the wheels are +48mm, the car is at stock height, with only kyb gr2s....I really need to know if it'll fit or not...

these are the two fitments that I need to know if i'll rub my car or not...

225/45/17
205/50/17...

let me know asap!!..thanks in advance!!
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Old 10-27-2004, 10:11 PM   #2
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check on tire rack and see if something larger than that will fit. if something larger will fit chances are that those will not rub.
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Old 10-27-2004, 10:15 PM   #3
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i have 225/40/18 on my leg with tucked tires.
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Old 10-27-2004, 11:52 PM   #4
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thanks for the advice!
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Old 10-28-2004, 11:57 AM   #5
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The 225/45-17s on a +48mm rim will most likely rub on the fender lip. The offset is the problem more than the tire width. To get a 225-17 to work on the BD/BGs you have to have a near ideal offset (+53-55mm.)

205/50-17 is the wrong diameter for your car. The best size for your car and that rim width is 215/45-17 IMO and on a +48mm has a slight chance of rub depending on if the car is lowered.

Now if you roll the fender lips you should be good to go.

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Old 10-28-2004, 12:26 PM   #6
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i compared the 205/50/17 to the 205/55/16 ...its only .6% diference and its 1.4 mile faster...is that really bad for my car if i DID install the 205/50/17?
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i compared the 205/50/17 to the 205/55/16 ...its only .6% diference and its 1.4 mile faster...is that really bad for my car if i DID install the 205/50/17?
oops, you wrote 205/50-17 and I saw 215/50-17. No you are correct that difference is negligible. Still like the 215/45 tho(width is very good for a 7"-7.5" wide wheel.)

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Old 10-28-2004, 01:37 PM   #8
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yea i would prefer that size too...but i found an incredible deal on the 205/50/17 set...so i cant resist that...
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Old 11-04-2004, 12:10 AM   #9
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so guyz...would a 225/45/17 ona 17x7 inch be pushing it?...if it does fit , would it rub the fenders or struts?
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so guyz...would a 225/45/17 ona 17x7 inch be pushing it?...if it does fit , would it rub the fenders or struts?
Yes it will work on a 7" wide rim, whether its gonna rub depends on the rim offset and the car.

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