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chknhwk
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Re: Question on Offset new
#404037 (Re: 1314) 09/13/03 08:22 PM

I'm going to try to keep the same tires I have now: T1-S's. But I really want/need wider tires.

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Re: Question on Offset new
#404136 (Re: 1314) 09/13/03 11:01 PM

BASTARD!!!!!

Man, you're wider than me. . .

Well, according to my calculations, that's like nearly 5-6mm.

That's MORE than enough clearance. Well, looks like I'll get 235/40's next time around. The SO3's have stopped rubbing thus far, as long as I don't turn like a nut case on bumpy roads with lots of people in my car.

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Re: Question on Offset new
#405013 (Re: ssmumich00) 09/15/03 02:29 AM

Originally posted by ssmumich00:
BASTARD!!!!!

Man, you're wider than me. . .

Well, according to my calculations, that's like nearly 5-6mm.

That's MORE than enough clearance. Well, looks like I'll get 235/40's next time around. The SO3's have stopped rubbing thus far, as long as I don't turn like a nut case on bumpy roads with lots of people in my car.

Life is good.






If you do, then I'm trying 245's. I will not be beat . Now that your fenders are rolled (I saw your pics. Looks great. I need to see it in person now.), you should do fine with 235's.

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Re: Question on Offset new
#405856 (Re: Fmr12B) 09/16/03 02:21 AM

Okay,

Here is what I tried and I got rubbing on the Left Rear Fender.

I got a set of Wheel Max Exel V8 Gunmetal wheels.
17 x 7.0 with a 39 offset, with a set of Wanli S-1099 215/45ZR17.

It rubs only on the outer edge of the tire, and it is cutting into the tread.
I've got to do something about this fender before it cuts the tire down.



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Re: Question on Offset new
#405882 (Re: RoadRunner) 09/16/03 02:43 AM

Man, sorry to hear that. I guess you'll be rolling your fenders. I wonder why rubbing usually only occurs on one side of the car.

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Re: Question on Offset new
#406007 (Re: 1314) 09/16/03 05:30 AM

39mm offset? with 7 inch wide wheels, the 45 series is too fat. I've figured it out finally.

17X7 will rub with 215's unless your offset is 42mm or greater. Don't try 215/40, that's stupid. 215/45 is min.

17X7.5 will rub if you're 225/45's, BUT WON't with 235/40's, nor with 215/45's with ANY offset (since the extra .5inches stretches the tire out).

I haven't compiled my 18incher list yet. This should be part of the FAQ.

Isneo, write us a code: Will I rub with ___________
(Run fancy ssmumich00 algorithm) , and you stand good chance or probably not (like a magic 8 ball). . .

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Re: Question on Offset new
#406143 (Re: ssmumich00) 09/16/03 02:36 PM

STICKY, PLEASE!!!!!

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Re: Question on Offset new
#406150 (Re: ssmumich00) 09/16/03 02:47 PM

Originally posted by ssmumich00:
39mm offset? with 7 inch wide wheels, the 45 series is too fat. I've figured it out finally.

17X7 will rub with 215's unless your offset is 42mm or greater. Don't try 215/40, that's stupid. 215/45 is min.

17X7.5 will rub if you're 225/45's, BUT WON't with 235/40's, nor with 215/45's with ANY offset (since the extra .5inches stretches the tire out).

I haven't compiled my 18incher list yet. This should be part of the FAQ.

Isneo, write us a code: Will I rub with ___________
(Run fancy ssmumich00 algorithm) , and you stand good chance or probably not (like a magic 8 ball). . .




Still not all true. I never rubbed with my RS5's (17x7, 40mm) or my Attacks (17x7.5, 45mm) and I used the same 215/45 tire on both.

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Re: Question on Offset new
#406159 (Re: 1314) 09/16/03 02:57 PM

Thanks for stickying!! Excellent information - I can't wait to get my 17x7.5's!!

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Re: Question on Offset new
#406717 (Re: chknhwk) 09/17/03 02:11 AM

Originally posted by chknhwk:
Thanks for stickying!! Excellent information - I can't wait to get my 17x7.5's!!






With 235's?

Will you be ordering your tires with the wheels, or getting them seperate? If you plan on buying the tires locally (Discount Tire, etc.) I have a suggestion. Go and talk to one of the sales people, preferrable an asst. manager or higher. Tell him what size wheels you have and that you know of other people who have been able to fit 235's and you want to also. Tell him that after the tires are mounted, you would like to drive around the block a couple of times and if you encounter any rub, you'd like to return the tires for a smaller (225's ?) size or different brand.

Basically, that's what I told the guy at my nearest Discount. The guy had no problem at all with that. He actually told me that he'd let me drive for a day to feel them out. But, I ended up going to a friend of my brothers at a different location. He also said that if I had any rubbing problems, he'd replace them.

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