With 17" rims you would have thinner tires. But this shouldn't really cause anymore rubbing than what you are experiecing now. I used to have 18" rims on my car and the rear never rubbed, even with a full load. You might want to have your shocks checked out.mwhelan said:Hotfocus/Vin-Sanity: I hadn't thought about 17s... But that brings up a new question ... Would that mean new "thinner" tires? I have 205 55 R16's on the existing stock 16s right now and when I have a load in the back seat (i.e. 3 big kids) and go over a significantly sized bump, I hear a rubbing noise. Almost like the sound a tire makes rubbing aganist the wheel arch or something.
[werd] No offense, Those wheels are PsOS. I recommend checking out the used parts section for some wheels if you want to save some money on something better.EuroZX3Focus said:
i live in the winter wonderland also known as Calgary in Canada. The best thing to do would be to have your winter tires on your stock rims, then when spring come slap on your 17s or 18s or whatever the case may be. I don't have 17s yet, but i'm looking into some. I got this info from guys around town i meet here and there.focuzzz said:hey i was looking inot getting 17s also, but i was wondering how they would be in the snow since i live in connecticut we get sometimes feet of snow.. i wanted to know if i can ride 17s yearly or have to change back to the stocks in the winter [???]