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JFrye 12-03-2012 07:52 PM

What tires wont rub?
 
I have a 2000 ZX3, with Eibach Sportlines installed. I have just picked up a set of 17's, and Im looking for a tire, that will fit with the suspension, without rubbing issues. I previously ran 205/40r17, and was bending wheels. I tried a 225/50r17, but had issues with rubbing when turning.

So if anyone could give me a little information on the best size tire to fit without rubbing, and with less chance of bending the wheels, I would greatly appreciate it.

felixthecat 12-03-2012 08:30 PM

Go for a 215/40 or a 215/45.
 
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Originally Posted by JFrye (Post 4482285)
I have a 2000 ZX3, with Eibach Sportlines installed. I have just picked up a set of 17's, and Im looking for a tire, that will fit with the suspension, without rubbing issues. I previously ran 205/40r17, and was bending wheels. I tried a 225/50r17, but had issues with rubbing when turning.

So if anyone could give me a little information on the best size tire to fit without rubbing, and with less chance of bending the wheels, I would greatly appreciate it.

Whoa, 225/50's are way to big a diameter. >>Try a 215/40 or a 215/45. <<Your 205/40 is 'bout 23.40'' diameter. A 215/40 is a 23.90'' & a 215/45 is a 24.65''. And your 225/50 is a 25.95.

JFrye 12-03-2012 09:36 PM

That's why I wanted to ask for opinions. The 225 fills the fender really well, and barely rubs on the inner fender, but still rubs. I prefer not to run a 40 series, due to the fact I don't want to bend wheels. I think I will find a ser of 215/45's and see how those work, unless other suggestions are given. Thanks for the input.

Geezer 12-03-2012 09:58 PM

I used 215/45-17 with our Eibach Pros and no rubbing. The pros, however only drop the car 1.5" compared to the sportlines. 205/45-17 is a reasonably popular replacement size as well. It is also an ideal overall tire diameter and due to its width, less likely to rub under lowering conditions. A lot depends on the wheel offset as to what will and will not rub. Can you share the offset of your new wheels with us?

JFrye 12-03-2012 11:08 PM

I wish I could. I can post a link to a picture of the wheels, but I cant seem to find a brand name or anything about these things. Ive been trying to locate that though, bc I need centercaps for them. Heres a link to a picture of a car that has the same wheels. Any input on the wheels would be awesome.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/00-01-02-03-...30729070504%26


I know, eBay, but its the only picture I can find of these wheels.

Indy'sexclusiveZx3 12-03-2012 11:08 PM

What about 215 50 17

CoasterMoose 12-03-2012 11:09 PM

Wheel offset make a huge difference too. Check the "All Technical Info" thread in this forum section.

Moose

JFrye 12-03-2012 11:11 PM

My next tire to try was going to be a 215/50 since I have more availability to the more commonly used sizes. I do not know anything about the wheels. I dont even know the brand. I post a link, to a picture, hoping someone could recognize the wheel type, and hopefully point me in the right direction to find some information on these wheels.

Indy'sexclusiveZx3 12-04-2012 09:12 AM

If you pull the wheel off its should have the width and maybe the offset

SVTisRight4me 12-04-2012 01:00 PM

get some stock svt rims they wont bend like aftermarket will. i run 225s 45 17. Minor rubbing mostly never rubs. the svt has factory rolled fenders. roll your fenders. like i said it has only rubbed 1 or 2 times. mainly going fast on a road that dips up and down.
my advise is get some fancy stock rims off a svt. the 2004 european package ones. like these
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...7DCC6F&first=1


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