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Old 02-28-2008, 09:20 AM   #1
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Default 225/45/17 on 2.5 RS?

I'm running the stock rims on the 2000 2.5 RS with 225/45/16 Falkens...

But looking to get Snoopy's P1s with 225/45/17s Toyos...off his Legacy...

ANYONE know if these would fit without rubbing???...

I have a nasty feeling I'm going to have to roll the fenders...

T
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:04 AM   #2
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you have to roll your rear fenders or you will rub...

don't fret... fender rolling isn't so terrible...
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:35 AM   #3
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you have to roll your rear fenders or you will rub...

don't fret... fender rolling isn't so terrible...
Since when? i had 18" p1's with 225's on it and it fit just fine, and i was lowered on a 99 RS. Stock suspension it will not rub on 17's
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:44 AM   #4
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Since when? i had 18" p1's with 225's on it and it fit just fine, and i was lowered on a 99 RS. Stock suspension it will not rub on 17's
well i guess the rest of the legion of RS owners that had them and they rubbed were wrong?
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:57 AM   #5
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rubbin is racin!

fender rolling is easy. just do it slow. If you want tool that makes it real easy, pm salaki. He has a fender rolling tool that he rents out.
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rubs
after rolling quarter panels no probs
frnt fits fine

tht is what size i am running
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Old 02-28-2008, 01:00 PM   #7
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rubs
after rolling quarter panels no probs
frnt fits fine

tht is what size i am running
Sno0py doesn't believe us...
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Old 02-28-2008, 01:22 PM   #8
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Most GC owners that asked me questions, in general, they rub w/ 225 and wider.
If you don't then you are probably "fairly close" to rubbing.

You may be able to get away w/ just removing the rubber strip
Try that first, before fender rolling.

If you like the P1 w/ 225/45/17, get them and try them on.
It's very hard to precisely guess whether you'll rub or not.
There are offset, width, alignment spec, tire brand/type that contribute into the rubbing/not rubbing.

As long as you don't get something crazy aggressive then fender rolling can mostly eliminate the rubbing issue.

PM Greg @ UG. I think they have fender roller for Houston guys to rent locally.

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Old 02-28-2008, 01:26 PM   #9
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Most GC owners that asked me question, in general, they rub w/ 225 and wider.

You may be able to get away w/ just removing the rubber strip
Try that first, before fender rolling.
But if it does rub w/o the rubber strip you could cut a tire...

but stand up of you to recommend the competition...
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:38 PM   #10
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Right on...I remember the debate years ago and it all came down to what specific tire you run since '225' isn't always '225'...

There are some 225/50/16 that work and some that don't...I've always run 225/45/16 to be safe...

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Old 03-01-2008, 03:21 PM   #11
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yeah, I'm wondering what kind of tires snoopy was running, cause I rubbed with 215/45R17's on a +53 17x7.5 with Kumho MX's AND rolled fenders(the back rubbed on big bumps/holes). tire manufacturer, alignment settings, ride height, and lots of other things can effect rubbing.
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