Which tire width to go with?

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Which tire width to go with?

Postby DanteGTZ » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:03 pm

Wheels are 17x7.5", ET35.

On other 17s I have owned in the past I've run 215/45/17 tires. I am considering running a 225/45/17 to get the speedo as close as possible and also gain the ~.4" extra tire width. Any idea if a 225 will rub on the suspension or wheel wheels? I'm not as concerned about the suspension itself (based on the offset) but am curious if others have run a 225 on a 35 offset.


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Re: Which tire width to go with?

Postby woody90gtz » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:24 am

I'm running 225s, but with 42mm offset.


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Re: Which tire width to go with?

Postby heavywoody » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:24 am

I would personally run 225's... stock wheels are 42mm offset correct? Looking at that, you should have plenty of room.


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Re: Which tire width to go with?

Postby 3X00-Modified » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:41 am

You will touch the wheel well plastic at full lock with a 35mm offset, and you may run into rubbing the rear quarters depending on what brakes you run.

My old 35mm offset rims were only 7" wide and they were flush with the front fenders and rubbed the rear's. And that was without any disc brakes pushing out the bearing. IIRC the rear disc I had on that car the Bearing mounted directly to the axle with nothing between, unlike the neon has the bracket between the two pushing them out some.

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Re: Which tire width to go with?

Postby DanteGTZ » Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:05 pm

Thanks, guys.

Jon, were those 225s on those wheels? I wish I'd taken pics of these wheels on the car with the 215 tire mounted... With the 35mm offset they did stick out a tad but I didn't take not of how close it was to the fender lip.


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Re: Which tire width to go with?

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:18 pm

Yeah I believe those were 225s on that setup. As soon as I ditched the 14s I went with the 225/50/16s



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Re: Which tire width to go with?

Postby DanteGTZ » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:55 am

Broke down and bought a set of Cooper RS3-S tires in 225/45/17. Got a screaming deal on them @ Discount Tire Direct. Should be here next week and I'll get them installed ASAP. Very excited (and a bit anxious) to see them on the car(s) and make sure they clear everything!

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Re: Which tire width to go with?

Postby Red_Bra_Black_GTZ » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:21 pm

I like the ratings of that tire. Sticky


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