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Old 06-25-2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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Need help on tires bad!

I was painting my rims Saturday and noticed this


Now I have a set of tires on rims that
Are 235/45 17
My tires are 215/40 17
I have Kyowa 17x7 rims, stock rear suspension.
The Firestone in my town said they are too much tire for the space I have.
I need a second opinion.
Will the 235/45 17's fit. It's only temporary. I will have new ones after the 5th of July I just need something to get me by. Please help!!


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Old 06-25-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
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You'll be pinching that tire too much on those wheels. The wheels are too narrow. The recommended tire range for 235/45-17 per most tire manufacturers is 7.5 to 9 inches. Rule of thumb is to shoot for the middle of the recommended range, so an 8 or 8.5 inch wide wheel would be more or less ideal. When you pinch a tire you'll distort the tread shape (it will become convex) meaning your not using the full tread width and contact patch properly. The center of the tire will also wear quicker as a result.

The wheel offset will also help determine whether it will fit properly clearance wise. That tire will also be too big in diameter. You should be shooting for 24.1" to 24.5".
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From looking at the tire it seems obvious your car is lowered with the wheels canted outward instead of having proper camber.
So you get severe wear on the inner edge of the tire.
New tires are going to do the exact same thing.. Unless you fix your camber problem.
It looks severe too, so not fixing it is foolhardy.
You either need some sort of camber kit, or taller (stock) springs.

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Agree with both statements. You are very lucky you did not have a blow out on the highway cuz then you probably wouldn't be here now.
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it says he has stock rear suspension? im guessing the tire could be defective, or his camber alignment is way out of wack..
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One other possibility is someone stole your tire and gave you a bad one.
I had a friend buy new tires,and she only drives a few thousand a year.
Witthin six months her tires were bald and two bent rims.
She is like ??? But just went ahead and bought four more tires and two wheels.

The ONLY possible thing could have been someone stole her wheels.
Perhaps your wheel was stolen?
Are you certain that tire is your tire and wheel?
It is certainly possible for someone to swap it off...
Do you have wheel locks?

This is far fetched, but damn, no tire with stock suspension gets like that.
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The car was previously modded. I've found a few things cheaply slapped back together being returned to stock.
Based on how clean my suspension looks, I'm guessing the previous owner had it lowered and put the stockers back on. I'm assuming based on the fact the front tires are a different brand, the backs were at one point on the front which may have had a bad neg camber due to previous lowered suspension. Well that or my rear passenger camber is totally F'ed! I'm only assuming here as I've never messed with the suspension. The other tires are wearing normal so I'll be checking that camber for sure though just in case.
Also, I may live in the ghetto... well around the corner from it.. I'm serious... But I really doubt my tire was swapped out. My rims are a one of a kind in this town and the lugs take a special socket for security. That would be messed up to see someone swapping wheels with me though! Don't know if I'd laugh before I hit em with the louieville slugger or just go right for it! lol
Thanks for all the replies! I did scrounge up enough money to get two tires replaced today so its all good now.
Thanx again!
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More likely is it has some bad rear toe settings. Most foci come from the factory with generous amounts of non-adjustable rear chamber. Combine that with even modest amounts of toe-in and you have a tire eating monster on your hands.
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