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sstaurus 11-13-2012 06:40 PM

Bigger tires than stock?
 
So the stock size 17s are 215/45/17, And I'm due for new tires soon. I don't want to lower, I like the ground clearance for winter, but I'd like to close that huuuge gap. I know 225/45/17 should be no problem, anyone running that or even a larger size with the stock 17" multi spokes? I have a 2009 SES coupe. Thanks.

A7xschecter6661 11-13-2012 08:11 PM

I was thinking the same thing. I am lowering mine but besides the huge gap, our tires are basically low profile and I feel quite a bit compared to a taller tire.

Idk what I will do since i am getting lowered, rims and tires

Kipp 11-13-2012 10:21 PM

You can do it, but it's not gonna close the gap by much. between those two you're looking at a height difference of about 4mm. that and a 225/45 is gonna be near impossible to find.

changing the tire size never does much for gap unless you make a big change and then you run in to other issues. speedo being off, wheel well isn't wide enough to clear it. . .

Kipp 11-13-2012 10:22 PM

check out this site:

http://www.1010tires.com/tiresizecal...r-snt-emty-str

it will let you input sizes to see the difference.

FordService 11-14-2012 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sstaurus (Post 4454300)
So the stock size 17s are 215/45/17, And I'm due for new tires soon. I don't want to lower, I like the ground clearance for winter, but I'd like to close that huuuge gap. I know 225/45/17 should be no problem, anyone running that or even a larger size with the stock 17" multi spokes? I have a 2009 SES coupe. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by A7xschecter6661 (Post 4454453)
I was thinking the same thing. I am lowering mine but besides the huge gap, our tires are basically low profile and I feel quite a bit compared to a taller tire.

Idk what I will do since i am getting lowered, rims and tires

Hey folks,

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Have a great day,
Crystal [race]

BLRich1 11-14-2012 10:22 AM

Moved to "Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension - Sponsored By Tire Rack"


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