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hey everyone, just got some works

17x7.5 +40 front
17x8 +43 rear

im getting the falken azenis st 115's

but for the front im getting 225/45/17
and the rear i am UNSURE

should i get 235/45/17 or 245/45/17

i plan to drop my car to a flush and was wondering if 245 will fit w/o rubbing. and if it doesnt i plan to get 235. but if 235 rubs i might as well get 245. i need help !! let me know

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From what I understand, the IS works best with the same size tire all around. But since you got different size wheels, I'd say 235s.
 

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225's front
235's rear
-/45/17
...simple

245 might rub just a little
nevertheless 245 or 235 wont make a huge difference in anything so might as well go with 235. it will fit the rim perfectly and will be flushed with the rim lip
 

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thanks k3rry, does anyone know if 235 will rub with a flush drop ? like i said, if 235 rubs i might as well go 245. thanks =)
 

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hi im arie said:
thanks k3rry, does anyone know if 235 will rub with a flush drop ? like i said, if 235 rubs i might as well go 245. thanks =)
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its hard to say if it will rub or not because each car and setup is slightly diff regardless. it will be close whether it be the 235/245. +43 offset is just right on or around the limit for the rears w/o modifying your fenders.

if shaving is not a problem for you then just go with the 245's. it seems like you want wider tires anyways so go with the 245's and if you rub youll just have to slightly shave your fenders. if you dont rub then sweet.




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I have 235/40 in front and 245/40 in rear with stock rims and a nice drop and I have no rubbing. Here is a pic.

 

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Malekreza11 said:
245 on stock rims is VERY dangerous. Even 235 is pushing it.
hey malek, do you know if 245 will rub with a flush drop ? or should i just go with 235 if i dont wanan do fender mod? thanks =)
 

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245 on stock 7 inch wide wheels is dangerous. Even 235 is pushing it as it is.

245 in the rear with a flush drop will not rub whatsoever. So if you are willing to take the risk of mounting such a wide tire on a narrow wheel, ide say go for it. 235 in the front with a 2+ inch drop will rub. I ran 225 all around on my stock wheels, and with my Tein HA's i rubbed the front. Not such a problem anymore, i modified the front fenders, clips and lining. Now i run 225-40-18 with an 8 inch wide wheel in the front. No rubbing at all. zero finger gap.
 

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yea i just noticed that. My bad. The points i made still stand though for stock wheels.

I would run 225 or 235 in the front with a 245 in the rear. But let me say you will have some understeer with the 225 in the front instead of the 235.
 

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Malekreza11 said:
245 on stock 7 inch wide wheels is dangerous. Even 235 is pushing it as it is.

245 in the rear with a flush drop will not rub whatsoever. So if you are willing to take the risk of mounting such a wide tire on a narrow wheel, ide say go for it. 235 in the front with a 2+ inch drop will rub. I ran 225 all around on my stock wheels, and with my Tein HA's i rubbed the front. Not such a problem anymore, i modified the front fenders, clips and lining. Now i run 225-40-18 with an 8 inch wide wheel in the front. No rubbing at all. zero finger gap.
Why is it so dangerous? I ran them in the ground and im fine. What do you expect them to do? Pop out since they are a little bigger? It will never happen. 245/40 is the max that you can go. Its better than mounting a 215 on a 9 inch rim like most people do.
 

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generally the rim width range for a 245 tire is 8 inches to 9.5 inches. 7 inches jokingly too narrow for a 245. Running that tire on the stock wheel is ill advised. Anyone can tell you that. Not to mention it will adversely affect the handling of the car.
 

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here this should help
may peace be with you, goodluck


front
width | offset | tires range (width)
x7 = 40 and up 215-225
*x7.5 = 42 and up 215-235
x8 = 43 and up 215-235
x8.5 = 45 and up 215-225

rear
x7 = 40 and up 215-225
x7.5 = 40 and up 215-235
*x8 = 42 and up 215-245
x8.5 = 45 and up 225-265 (255-265 requires rolling or shaving lip)
x9 = 49 and up 235-275 (MAY require rolling or shaving lip)
x9.5 = 52 and up 245-285 (MAY require rolling or shaving lip, 285 may require more modification)
x10 = 45 and up 255-315(requires pulling fender)


de:
Front wheels (With a conservative drop)
(7)..... +32
*(7.5)..... +39 225 tires
(8)..... +45
(8.5)..... +51

Rear Wheels ( With a partially shaved fender)
(7.5)..... +30
*(8)..... +37 235 tires
(8.5)..... +42
(9)..... +48
(9.5)..... +53
(10)..... +61
 

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Thanks K3rry... I plan on getting wider rims soon anyway. I just wanted to try it out... and it worked for me. Maybe wont with others. I did notice sometimes it would over steer.
 
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