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I bought some konig wheels, 17X7 , I was wondering what tires size would fit best

my ZX3 has been lowered 1.5 " , I'd like the wide tires,

what do you think!!!!
 

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Here are some numbers for you to work with...All compared with 195/60R15

205/40R17
Section width is 205mm
Tire can hold a 7-8 inch wide rim.
Overall diameter is 595.63mm
Sidewall is 81.788mm or about 3.22 inches
Circumference is 1871.2mm which will cause your speedometer to read slow, meaning you are going faster than it says. If your speedo said 60mph you'd be going about 62, a difference of 3.14%

205/45R17
Section width is 205mm
Tire can hold a 6.5-7.5 inch wide rim.
Overall diameter is 616.20mm
Sidewall is 92.202mm or 3.63inches
Circumference is 1935.7mm which will cause your speedometer to read too fast, meaning you are going slower than it says. If your speedo said 60mph you'd be going 59.87mph, a difference of 0.21%

215/40R17
Section width is 215mm
Tire can hold a 7-8.5 inch wide rim.
Overall diameter is 603.75mm
Sidewall is 85.852 or 3.38 inches.
Circumference is 1896.6mm which will cause your speedometer to read too slow, meaning you are going faster than it says. If your speedo said 60mph you'd be going 61.1mph, a difference of 1.82%

215/45R17
Section width is 215mm
Tire can hold a 7-8 inch wide rim.
Overall diameter is 625.09mm
Sidewall is 96.52mm or 3.8inches
Circumference is 1963.6mm which will cause your speedometer to read too fast, meaning you are going slower than it says. If your speedo said 60mph, you'd be going 59mph, a difference of 1.63%.
 

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I think I'm gonna with 215/40ZR17 RF 451 Falken tires

Anyone have a better sugestion
 

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falken tires are noisy as **** on the road, my dad got pissed off at them on his cobra and ******g did a big smoke show with them and burnt them right off the car
 

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If you don't wanna guess...stick with 205/45/17.........if you wanna be risky go with 215/45/17 but depending on the tire brand, you might rub in hard cornering............

Peace............
 

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i would recommand either 205-45-17 or 215-45-17

i have had terrible problems with 40 size tires.. dont last long at all.. esp if you have crappy roads.
 

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typically the 40 sidewall tires have much lower load bearing capacity and therefore they wear out quicker.
 

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wilfred said:
I bought some konig wheels, 17X7 , I was wondering what tires size would fit best
my ZX3 has been lowered 1.5 " , I'd like the wide tires,
A lot depends on the offset of your wheels.
 

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Re: Re: tires!!!! what size!!!!

Originally posted by Kalos
A lot depends on the offset of your wheels.

My thoughts exactly. If I remember correctly 42-49mm should be ok for either the 205 or 215. As far as 40 series, I have them, like the looks and haven't had a wear problem with them (Yokohama Parada Spec-2's)...they do ride a little rougher than the 45 series and offer a little less protection for your rims...
 
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