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running 235/45/17? u may enter

Posted by FourG63 97GST, Jun 2, 2004

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  1. FourG63 97GST

    FourG63 97GST Proven Member

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    for anyone runnin 235/45/17
    whats your wheel offset.
    I have +43 offset an wondering if It will rub or if I'll need a spacer
    TIA
     

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  2. jtmcinder

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    You are so close to the edge (a +40 would be perfect) that it's all going to come down to the tire. If you run tires with wide treads (given the 235 sidewall rating), then you could very well rub. If you run tires with relatively thin treads, then you'll be fine.

    Kumhos are known to be thinner than average at the tread. I used to have 235/45/17 712s on a +40 wheel and there was at least 5mm to spare. But something like a Yoko might not work. An Azenis would never fit, but, then again, they don't make this size. However, if you want some serious dry grip (plus road noise and fast treadwear), your wheels might be perfect for a 225/45/17 Azenis, which is almost exactly as wide at the tread as a 235/45/17 712, plus has a slightly smaller diameter. Great set-up for street-tire-class autoXing.

    Note: these had better be 7.5" or 8" wheels.

    - Jtoby
     
  3. 13secGST

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    Just to let you know. I have SSR Competitions, no longer have a Dsm though but that doesn't matter.

    They arer 17x8 +38 offset, I ran 245/45/17 Falken Azenis on them...NO RUBBING...ya figured I'd mention my personal experience

    I think 235's should go on no problem.

    Ohh...also, this was a temporary thing, as to be able to put the rims on (long story)...I had 255/40/17 Kumho 712's on the back for a couple days...they worked fine too.
     
  4. FourG63 97GST

    FourG63 97GST Proven Member

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    what about a spacer?
     

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  5. 13secGST

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    what about them...I didn't have any :p
     

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