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Old 07-07-2013, 11:51 PM   #1
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Wider tires?

I will soon be lowering my 2012 hatch on eibach pro kit springs and i also wanna go to wider tires. Im looking for some help on wether i should go to different wheels too? I have the sport package on my foci so i already have 17's but should i go to 18's. Would it make any difference?


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Old 07-08-2013, 07:54 AM   #2
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Wouldn't think. My Ti has 18's and went with even a wider tire (255) when I had to replace them. But since you're lowering it, the original 245's should fit without rubbing I would think.
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17s are 215 I believe. I believe someone ran a 245 and had slight rubbing. I think 225 is your safest bet. Hopefully dyn085 sees this, he knows his tire stuff.
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If you want wider tires, you need to decide what width you want first and then decide what wheel width is appropriate for it. The OEM 17" wheels are 7" wide whereas the 18" wheels are 8" wide. Depending on how you want your sidewall, you can even step up to wider width wheels.

What sort of width/fitment/look are you going for? Jdubhack has run 245's on the Ti HP wheels with no rubbing.
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If you want wider tires, you need to decide what width you want first and then decide what wheel width is appropriate for it. The OEM 17" wheels are 7" wide whereas the 18" wheels are 8" wide. Depending on how you want your sidewall, you can even step up to wider width wheels.

What sort of width/fitment/look are you going for? Jdubhack has run 245's on the Ti HP wheels with no rubbing.
Well i think im going to stick with the 17's mainly because ive decided i dont want to spend the money on new wheels as well as new tires at the moment. As for the looks i just love the way a lowered car with wider tires looks. Also if im not mistaken depending on what tire you buy arent there noticable differences in the grip with wider tires? I really just want that wide look/stance.
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I have 225/45/17's on right now. Absolutely NO rubbing, even in full wheel lock.
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I have 225/45/17's on right now. Absolutely NO rubbing, even in full wheel lock.
You can run a 225/45 - 235/45 or even a 245/45 and have no issues with clearance. Widest and tallest I would probably recommend would be the 225/45 because the 35 and 45 would probably require a 7.5" wheel to seat properly.
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You can run a 225/45 - 235/45 or even a 245/45 and have no issues with clearance. Widest and tallest I would probably recommend would be the 225/45 because the 35 and 45 would probably require a 7.5" wheel to seat properly.
Hmmm thanks for the food for thought. Sounds like the 225/45 is a good bet.
Gonna wait till the continentals ford put on there wear out first. No need to waste them
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