will 215/40/17's fit?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:13 pm    Post subject: will 215/40/17's fit? Reply with quote
k, i know i've read about this before, but i think it was back on CHB, and i need the answer like yesterday so here goes.... K im lookin at getting a set of TSW rockets 17x7 in 35 or 40 offset, and i was wondering if 215's would fit without rubbing? I was pretty sure before that i read they would not, cause i wanna keep 40's, for the pothole protection. The car is not lowered yet, but there is the possibility for a little drop in the near future.
thanx in advance for the help, and sorry if this post annoys you, but oh well, it had to be done lol
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
they dont make 35 series in a 17, I would use a 205, on a u-turn it will rub on the inside.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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they dont make 35 series in a 17, I would use a 205, on a u-turn it will rub on the inside.


Simon, he was not talking about 35 series but 35 offset....

Like Simon stated, I would not go any larger than a 205 series tire.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
My 215/40R17's Rub when you hit a bump so you got to be careful!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
alright, so my suspicions were true, i didn't think they would fit, and was leaning towards the 205's just for the fact that was am looking for no rubbing. So simon, a 205 rubs on u-turns on a 95 hatch at full stop? or a 215? cause i figured a 215 would. I put a 205/40/17 up against my 14's and they are not THAT much taller, but a fair bit wider. In the rear the shocks are sagging a bit, and there doesn't appear to be much for clearance between the tire and the fender, will this cause a problem, or should it tuck inside the fender fine?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
i got a 95 Si with 205/50/15's and they rub every once in a while whenever I do extreme turning or going over large speedbumps. I would follow suit with what they said and not go any bigger than a 205.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
it will rub on the inside a bit, but it's not a big deal, only during u turns. the height may make it rub on the fenders at the top, but you should just roll them. Def make sure it's a 40mm offset.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
ya, im getting the 40mm offset, they will be here by friday at the latest. Then its a waiting game to decide on tires. I can get pretty much anything thats on the market, it will be a 205/40/17, just gotta decide on brand. Can you explain what you mean by "rolling" the fenders?
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