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17" tire size on 2005 zx4 st....

whats the biggest i can go without rubbing....205(215?)/50(55?)/r17?....or smaller?

and are there any negative effects to going up to 17"s?

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Stick with OEM or equivalent tire sizes. The OEM tire size would be 215/45/17. If you have aftermarket wheels that are wider or narrower, adjust the width accordant but keep the height of the tire the same. There are excellent tire calculators online that you can use to get proper tire sizes for the wheels you have.

Don't go with a bigger tire than recommended. You'll mess up the speedometer and risk rubbing, and there are no real advantages to it.

As for disadvantages, it all depend on the wheel itself. In general, a larger diameter wheels will increase in weight but not always. They can also be more susceptible to pothole damage and curbing because of less tire protection.
 
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