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Old 10-13-2012, 05:17 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by thenorm View Post
a 225 tire on a 42mm offset wheel may rub the fender a little.
I used to autox on 225 tires on a 15x7 45mm offset wheel and got a little rub. not bad, but enough to take the paint off the inner lip. and your tires would stick out 3mm more.
What suspension setup did you have?

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Originally Posted by Geezer View Post
That's part of the formula, but tire height, tire width and wheel width and offset are just as important as ride height.
Thanks Gentlemen. So since the 225/45/15 (23.0 in dia) are a shorter height tire than the stock 195/60/15 (24.2 in dia), would that prevent (or at least decrease) the rubbing mentioned even though they would be on a 42mm offset wheel?
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