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Old 04-02-2013, 12:37 PM   #1
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Tire for 17" x 7.5" wheel?

On my 03 SVT focus, I have American racing wheels with the specs being..

17"x 7.5" 4x108 Offset - 45.

II am debating between the 225 and 235. Does anyone know if the 235 will be too much? I would love the extra rubber (being supercharged), but there were 225s on the car before and they would rub over long bumps; then again even my winter 215s rub over bumps too..

Any help would be appreciated!

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Old 04-02-2013, 12:45 PM   #2
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235 isn't going to work for you; it isn't meant to go any narrower than 8" wide. 215/45/R17 is a really common tire size, which means that you not only have a wider selection, but they're also cheaper than rarer sizes.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:18 PM   #3
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235s are to big. i have 225s and they rub every now and then. 225 is as big as u could fit. i would like to see ur rims tho.
and what have yall found to be the best tires for street. looking for lots of grip.
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7.5'' width is perfect for a 215/45.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:49 PM   #5
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I have heard great things about the Michelin Piliot Super Sports, so I think I am going to run that tire in a 225
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235/40 is shorter than 225/45. It might work
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