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Old 07-16-2005, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default 17x7 wheel....225/45/17 okay?


For a sedan lowered 1 inch.


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Old 07-16-2005, 09:55 PM   #2
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I had that size with eibach lowering springs, but when you had full steering lock going slow the front end of the car would bind up and felt draggy, this was on a 7" wide wheel, so I went to 215/45/17 as subaru recommend as an option size for the WRX.I think the 215 width feels better, but thats me.
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Old 07-16-2005, 10:53 PM   #3
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I run 225 45 17s on my WRX sedan. They'll be fine. Besides, there are tons of choices for tires then...
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Old 07-16-2005, 11:20 PM   #4
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What is the offset of the wheel you are running?

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Old 07-16-2005, 11:51 PM   #5
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I am running ASA JS1 17 by 7 wheels on my 02 wagon. The tires i have are 225/45/17 potenza RE750s. They work great. I think that the offset is 50. The tires work great on the wheels. Never had a problem.
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Old 07-17-2005, 05:28 AM   #6
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As implied, offset is critical. The actual brand/model of tire can be just as critical: not all 225x45 tires are actually the same width (can vary nearly an inch iirc).

Combine a marginal offset, say below 48mm, with a really wide 225x45 and you could have a problem you wouldn't have with less extreme tire in the same size...though an offset of 52mm+ might allow you to use that wide tire.

My wagon example: Prodrive P1, 17x7, 52 offset, Michelin Pilot Sport 225x45/17. I have found some slight traces of light rubbing in the front, with no sound and no effect...but then the suspension has been "excercised" extensively on occasion and this is a wagon, not sedan.

Iirc there are lots of reports in this forum of people using a 225x45/17 with a 48 offset w/o problem...but then again "it all depends" when it comes to offset / tire combinations.
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Old 07-18-2005, 12:34 AM   #7
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I am running this set up with no problems but my wheels are OEM so offset is pretty much perfect.
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Old 07-18-2005, 02:16 AM   #8
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Should be no probs. A little more protection when parallel parking too.

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