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Old 01-04-2013, 08:04 AM   #41
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I think your car is in need of a wash. lol

My black 15-spokes came with 205/45/R17. They are slightly stretched to fit the wheels but they are about the right profile IMO.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:49 AM   #42
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Yeah, it hasn't had a wash since before winter lol. Good to know someone else has that size, i've been thinking about a little bit of stretch.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:03 AM   #43
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i had that size on my 6 spokes.. didn't seem a "stretch" at all.





cant find a good profile of a wheel.. but seemed pretty straight up and down with the face of the wheel.
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Yeah, they look normal.. Then the 215 that is regularly used must stick past the rim. I wonder how 195's would look..
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I should mention that my tires are Fusions and they always seem to look stretched on most wheels I've seen them on.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:27 PM   #46
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Just go with 215/45-17s. It's a much more common tire size than the other options, and will thus be cheaper (when buying new).

It's difficult to visually distinguish 10mm worth of width anyway.
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Unfortunately i probably won't be buying new. My 205/50/16's went for like 116 a piece new. I imagine that size would be around 130-150 a piece, not something i would want to drop on tires.
Plus, i might have 2 sets of 17x7 wheels, so that will add up quick.
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Yeah if buying used then it will just depend on what's available.

FWIW, on TireRack, Continental ExtremeContact DW's are $137 for 205/50-17, $122 for 215/45-17, and $115 for 205/45-17.
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Good deal! Iono i guess it really all depends on the tax refund and the job situation. I couldn't choose between the 15 spokes and the 6 spokes, so i'm keeping both! Well i don't have the SVTs yet, but it should be within a month or two.
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205/40 17 is what i was running before i switched to the rotas...
need to get my 6 spokes painted and repaired (got some rash)


and 6 spokes take beatings like no other...
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