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randymiller71 02-03-2011 03:24 PM

Autocross Tires-FOCUS SVT
Hello, I am new to SCCA Solo; I have a 2003 Ford Focus SVT with stock 17" rims. I run in H-Stock and want to put some Hoosier A6 on my stock rims. Does anyone know what the largest size tire that will fit without rubbing on anything? My stock tire size is 215/45-17 Thanks

tukaniSVT 02-03-2011 03:27 PM

I believe that's the size you should go for. Any wider on 17s will rub. The height I believe is just right ... if you go up 5mm to 50 ... you will have fun finding your shift points.


randymiller71 02-03-2011 03:32 PM

Thanks for the quick reply. Hoosier only makes a 225/40-17,225/45-17 or a 245/40-17. I was wondering which of those sizes might fit from someone who has used a stock 17" rim in autocross. I agree there is not much room to play with. Thanks again!

tukaniSVT 02-03-2011 03:56 PM

Hmm ... I am not very knowledgeable on the Hoosiers ...

I have 225 width on 16s ... and at the moment don't rub ... but let's see what the experts on hoosiers say on this.


eliaslincoln 02-03-2011 05:11 PM

i would think a 245 would rub. i know some people rub with 225 but thats a much safer bet.

randymiller71 02-03-2011 05:27 PM

Thanks for all the feedback, great information.

GodLovesUgly 02-03-2011 09:33 PM

hoosiers run wider than most.
225/40/17 is what i would run. but you may still rub on the elovation changes.

hypnoticracing 02-03-2011 09:37 PM

225/40/17 would be perfect...

steve35svt 02-05-2011 10:43 PM

The 225/40/17 's , I ran 225/45/17 last year and had rubbing problems .

SVTF03 03-02-2011 01:03 AM

Check out Kumho V710s. They are arguably as good as the A6s. Not sure if they have the size you're looking for, but it's a shot.

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