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Old 10-13-2018, 06:05 PM   #1
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Taller tires look nice

Just wanted to share that 50s(instead of the stock 45) look nice, really fill the wheel well.

Ignore the ugly tint, who ever put it on needs to never do tint again.


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Old 10-14-2018, 09:18 AM   #2
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I have a '10 sedan with those wheels. Looks good and a little more sidewall might make bad roads more tolerable.
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:54 PM   #3
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Anyone know how to get the black almost power coat looking stuff off of those rims? Just makes them look so much worse to me. Power washer? Or would that hurt the paint on the rims? Not sure what else to do, won't come off by hand.
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:20 PM   #4
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Are talking about "road-tar" that looks like black specs around the bottom of fenders & on the wheels?

What I Do:
I have taken or re-claim the "extra" gas in the old fuel filters & blown the gas into an old bottle before tossing the old fuel filter in the trash.

Which I dab a rag with the old gas slightly soaked & it easily removes the road-grime/tar that won't seem to come off during normal car-washing....

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Old 10-26-2018, 12:42 PM   #5
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FYI

I have slight rubbing issues on the driver's side front tire & that's on a 225/45R17 summer-performance tire.
Specifically make left turns into drive-ways & parking lots.

The rubbing occurs at the inside edge of the fender where the splash-shield has a "tab" to mount/hold into the fender.
I have rubbed off half of the plastic tab/cover exposing part of the metal fender tab.
Also the very inside top corner of the bumper is rubbed down too.

For me, the OE size 215/45R17 tire in my exact model dimensions are:

Section width 8.5"
Tread width 7.3"
Outside Dia 24.6"

My current 225/45R17s are:

Section Width 8.9"
Tread Width 7.6"
Outside Dia 25"

But for you, @ 215/50R17, that almost an inch taller than the OE 215/45R17 and with the same dimensions as 225/45R17 tire.... So be careful on the roads & watch out for the left turns....

I will have to post pics so you have an idea.....
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I have slight rubbing issues on the driver's side front tire & that's on a 225/45R17 summer-performance tire.
Specifically make left turns into drive-ways & parking lots.

The rubbing occurs at the inside edge of the fender where the splash-shield has a "tab" to mount/hold into the fender.
I have rubbed off half of the plastic tab/cover exposing part of the metal fender tab.
Also the very inside top corner of the bumper is rubbed down too.

For me, the OE size 215/45R17 tire in my exact model dimensions are:

Section width 8.5"
Tread width 7.3"
Outside Dia 24.6"

My current 225/45R17s are:

Section Width 8.9"
Tread Width 7.6"
Outside Dia 25"

But for you, @ 215/50R17, that almost an inch taller than the OE 215/45R17 and with the same dimensions as 225/45R17 tire.... So be careful on the roads & watch out for the left turns....

I will have to post pics so you have an idea.....
I was just about to ask for these details, thanks
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Old 10-26-2018, 10:55 PM   #7
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I think it's something somebody added, it's just ugly and pealing off.(pics below)

The second number is sidewall height in millimeters right? So 5mm becomes a 1 centimeter diameter increase. They are tight, but do not rub any. They were also free off of an 03 Mazda 3, so I figured it was worth a shot. Plenty of tread left. Fronts are matching 205/50/17s, rears are different tires but both 215/50/17.

Not perfect, but less then 5 months left in college, just gotta get through winter.

I know what you mean by that tab, they were rubbing that when the tires were in the air, but after setting the car down there was plenty of clearance.

Your 225s rub? I had 235s on before because they were already on the euro wheels when I got the car, but I put those on right after I put on all my new suspension parts, so that could be the difference.

Thanks for the responses and info.
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Old 10-26-2018, 10:59 PM   #8
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Here's what that stuff makes the rims look like, first picture is the rim with the least left on it, second is the rim with the most on it.
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Was that Plastic Dip or whatever they call that stuff you can spray on to protect your rims.
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I think that's what it is, it's pealing so bad that I want it off lol.
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