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Old 07-30-2012, 06:20 PM   #26
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Smaller rolling diameters an better acceleration result in less fuel consumption compared to a larger rolling diameter.

I'd say the difference between a 235/40 and 245/40 is negligible, however I probably chosen different tires.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:30 PM   #27
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But how much of a gearing advantage from 245 to 235 are we talking about here? It can't be that noticeable.
I'm also worried about the stretch. I don't wanna be worrying about my tires in a hard curve. Not much difference between 245 and 235 but I thought 245 was already a slight stretch. The tire choices at 235/40/17 are much more limited and expensive. The General G-MAX AS-03 tire I was going with is not even available in that size.

the hell it cant!!!!

it is WAY better....ive had several size tires on my wrx's and the 235/40 is the best...and a 17x8 would be the easiest fit
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:48 PM   #28
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the hell it cant!!!!

it is WAY better....ive had several size tires on my wrx's and the 235/40 is the best...and a 17x8 would be the easiest fit
duly noted sir for my next set
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:42 PM   #29
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i bet ya not gonna get them 245's ta fit without a good bit of work...
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:58 PM   #30
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well, already decided to roll my rear fenders. I have rear camber bolts installed. I'm getting an alignment done soon. So If I need a bit more camber I'll get that done. I don't believe There will be any issues.
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:06 AM   #31
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I have on OZ Prodive 17's and strapped on 225/45's. I wouldn't go wider than that. Not even as I am sure to rub with a full lock.
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:39 AM   #32
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I have on OZ Prodive 17's and strapped on 225/45's. I wouldn't go wider than that. Not even as I am sure to rub with a full lock.

oww man...ya just not right here...jus not right

ya can easily go bigger if ya get the right offset and do a bit of camber

i wouldnt go wider than 17x8 on any 2.0...but that's just me

17x8 with 235/40 is
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17x8 with 235/40 is
The man is all about performance. I can respect that. The me 10 years ago would have never sacrificed performance for style. I'm getting old.
Low and slow...
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:24 AM   #34
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The man is all about performance. I can respect that. The me 10 years ago would have never sacrificed performance for style. I'm getting old.
Low and slow...

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Old 08-01-2012, 12:55 PM   #35
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Smaller rolling diameters an better acceleration result in less fuel consumption compared to a larger rolling diameter.

I'd say the difference between a 235/40 and 245/40 is negligible, however I probably chosen different tires.
I think Im gonna go with the 235/40. What tire choice would you have chosen sc000by4life ?
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I don't mean to threadjack, but since this is related to what Uncle Scotty is saying:

I am needing to get new tires, I am looking at the General Tire G-Max AS-03 on my 17x8 +48 wheels since they are on sale for 25% off at the Canadian Tire here and I need a capable all-season tire that can handle mud and snow.

245/45 is the cheapest option, but 235/45 and 245/40 are also available for $80 more for the set. Opinions?
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I wish the AS-03 was available in 235/40 here. I didn't have too great of choices if I wanted to go that size for all season. Not unless I went really high end.
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I don't mean to threadjack, but since this is related to what Uncle Scotty is saying:

I am needing to get new tires, I am looking at the General Tire G-Max AS-03 on my 17x8 +48 wheels since they are on sale for 25% off at the Canadian Tire here and I need a capable all-season tire that can handle mud and snow.

245/45 is the cheapest option, but 235/45 and 245/40 are also available for $80 more for the set. Opinions?
225/45 is your best choice....yeah...really
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225/45 is your best choice....yeah...really
Makes sense from a performance view, but my wheels will be easier to curb. I had 235/40s, and one tire blew out, the tire I have on there temporarily is a used Michelin Pilot Sport 225/45 and it's pretty stretched for my taste. I wanted a tire wider than my current 235s, but I suppose a 225 G-Max is a pretty meaty tire compaired to others of the same size, closer to a 235 iirc.

Thanks for the input.

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I have 17x8 +35 with 245-40-17 on my wagon and was fine after just some fender rolling.

On JDM STI Pink springs with saggy bumm spacers on the rear.
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Makes sense from a performance view, but my wheels will be easier to curb. I had 235/40s, and one tire blew out, the tire I have on there temporarily is a used Michelin Pilot Sport 225/45 and it's pretty stretched for my taste. I wanted a tire wider than my current 235s, but I suppose a 225 G-Max is a pretty meaty tire compaired to others of the same size, closer to a 235 iirc.

Thanks for the input.


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We measured the tires at the tire shop and it was only a couple of MMs larger in circumference, so diameter was basically spot on, well within Subaru's specs. It's just temporary until I get new tires next week. I am barely driving my car right now because of this.

Or were you meaning that I will blow my diffs if I run a 245 tire? I'm still on the fence about what width to get, I'd rather have comfort than performance. These 235/40 Hankook RS2 I have currently are friggen loud and pretty uncomfortable on rough roads. I have narrowed it down to 225/45, 235/45, 245/40 or 245/45. Do you still stand by your previous statement recommending the 225/45? They are going on 17x8 wheels.
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We measured the tires at the tire shop and it was only a couple of MMs larger in circumference, so diameter was basically spot on, well within Subaru's specs. It's just temporary until I get new tires next week. I am barely driving my car right now because of this.

Or were you meaning that I will blow my diffs if I run a 245 tire? I'm still on the fence about what width to get, I'd rather have comfort than performance. These 235/40 Hankook RS2 I have currently are friggen loud and pretty uncomfortable on rough roads. I have narrowed it down to 225/45, 235/45, 245/40 or 245/45. Do you still stand by your previous statement recommending the 225/45? They are going on 17x8 wheels.
225/45, 235/40, or 245/40. Personally I'd go with the 235/40.
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They don't carry the General G-Max in 235/40, pretty rare size around here. The 235/45 would barely have a taller sidewall.

I will be ordering the tires in a few hours because they don't have any in stock. Decisions, decisions!
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I guess you can try a different tire. I believe kuhmo has a decent all season tire in 235/40/17 altho not as highly rated as the G-max
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if your going to go with a 235 tires then why get a 9" wheel? the purpose of larger wheels is to fit more tire. if your not doing that, then your just adding weight. weight=bad=slow=why would you want that?

you cant PROPERLY fit a 9" wide setup on these cars without having to do work to make them fit. if you dont want to do work, get something that fits.

if you insist on going 9" wide then get at least 245 if not 255 or 265, and be prepared to do work to make it fit.

if you dont want the hassle get a 17x8 with a +45-+50 range and put on a 225-245 tire.

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or ignore all this. put a big ass heavy wheel on your car, with skinny stretched tires, high ass offset, that looks like crap, will curb in an instant, destroy your cars handling and turn in, and make it heavier and slower to accelerate and brake. your choice
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if your going to go with a 235 tires then why get a 9" wheel? the purpose of larger wheels is to fit more tire. if your not doing that, then your just adding weight. weight=bad=slow=why would you want that?

you cant PROPERLY fit a 9" wide setup on these cars without having to do work to make them fit. if you dont want to do work, get something that fits.

if you insist on going 9" wide then get at least 245 if not 255 or 265, and be prepared to do work to make it fit.

if you dont want the hassle get a 17x8 with a +45-+50 range and put on a 225-245 tire.

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or ignore all this. put a big ass heavy wheel on your car, with skinny stretched tires, high ass offset, that looks like crap, will curb in an instant, destroy your cars handling and turn in, and make it heavier and slower to accelerate and brake. your choice
235 Feds are square on a 9" wheel.

You can also properly fit 9" wheels with proper tires and the right offset.
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I guess you can try a different tire. I believe kuhmo has a decent all season tire in 235/40/17 altho not as highly rated as the G-max
I didn't make myself clear. There are no local options for 235/40 unless I want to spend over $260 a tire. I can get 225, 235 or 245 with 45% aspect ratio for under $140 each right now. Again, this is for 17x8 wheels.
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I didn't make myself clear. There are no local options for 235/40 unless I want to spend over $260 a tire. I can get 225, 235 or 245 with 45% aspect ratio for under $140 each right now. Again, this is for 17x8 wheels.
If you only go by what is local, you'll have a hard time finding anything worthwhile an there isn't really a need to debate about what tires you should get.

I always order online.
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Lol I'm not buying used tires. I am buying them brand new from Canadian Tire. Just a bit more expensive than online but I won't have to deal with shipping. General G-Max are on sale for 25% off until next thursday.
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