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Old 05-11-2007, 05:40 PM   #436
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First off, neither of the mentioned tires come in 225/50/15, so I guess that solves that problem.

225/50/15 can fit without rolling (I personally did that), but it depends on the following variables:
- Car year
- Suspension
- Tire model
- Wheel offset

Provide me with all of those details and I can tell you if it will require rolling. Honestly don't shy away from the job, it's very simple.

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michelin's site seems to say the exalto pe2 comes in 225/50/15. but maybe i'm reading michelin's info wrong?

http://michelinman.com/specs/pilot_exalto_pe2/2960.html

year: 1988
suspension: bilstein hd shocks (B36-2028, P30-0128)
tire model: was thinking the michelin exalto, but open to suggestions
offset: 25mm

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Old 05-12-2007, 09:43 AM   #437
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michelin's site seems to say the exalto pe2 comes in 225/50/15. but maybe i'm reading michelin's info wrong?

http://michelinman.com/specs/pilot_exalto_pe2/2960.html

year: 1988
suspension: bilstein hd shocks (B36-2028, P30-0128)
tire model: was thinking the michelin exalto, but open to suggestions
offset: 25mm

thanks jay!
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Well I'll be damned. That's a new size, and great news for us!

With that car setup, you can get away with not rolling the fenders at all. You have a chance of rubbing a little on the rear arches while the car is loaded with people and you hit a large bump, but it should be fine otherwise. The Exaltos run on the wide end for a 225, which is good news.

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Old 05-30-2007, 09:59 PM   #438
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Question about a set of wheels for my e30

I'd like to know if I can run a set of 17 x 8.5" wheels with an offset of et20 on my 86 325 without rolling the fenders. I plan to run 215 40 17 tires with them. BTW the car is lowered 60mm or approx. 2.5" fr. & rr.

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Old 05-30-2007, 10:21 PM   #439
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I'd like to know if I can run a set of 17 x 8.5" wheels with an offset of et20 on my 86 325 without rolling the fenders. I plan to run 215 40 17 tires with them. BTW the car is lowered 60mm or approx. 2.5" fr. & rr.

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Yes yes Mr. M, how you been?

You will very likely have to roll the fenders, even if just a little bit. The tires would be okay at that offset on say 7.5" wheels, but with the extra inch pulling them out I'd expect some sort of clearance issue.

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Old 05-31-2007, 09:29 AM   #440
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Jay,

Do you think i will have to roll rear fenders for 225x45x16 rs2-s on 16x7.5 with 25 offset?
Rears were rubbing when i went with wrong tires on same mags, which were yoko avs sport (i don't really remember the name exactly) sized 225x50x16

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Old 05-31-2007, 09:38 AM   #441
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Jay,

Do you think i will have to roll rear fenders for 225x45x16 rs2-s on 16x7.5 with 25 offset?
Rears were rubbing when i went with wrong tires on same mags, which were yoko avs sport (i don't really remember the name exactly) sized 225x50x16

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225/50/16's are oversized for our car.
Yep excessively feder rolling will be required with the RS2's expecially the rears.
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Old 05-31-2007, 12:45 PM   #442
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225/50/16's are oversized for our car.
Yep excessively feder rolling will be required with the RS2's expecially the rears.
that's why i said wrong tires
anyone knows cheap rollers with good rep in GTA?
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Old 05-31-2007, 02:03 PM   #443
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Yes yes Mr. M, how you been?

You will very likely have to roll the fenders, even if just a little bit. The tires would be okay at that offset on say 7.5" wheels, but with the extra inch pulling them out I'd expect some sort of clearance issue.

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What's up Jay? Yup. I'm still alive & kickin'.

Thanks for the info. I'm trying to decide whether I should pick up a set of 17x8.5" et20, 16x7.5" et20 or 16x9" et15 wheels... I know I'll have no issues with the 16x7.5"s. But that's no fun... Which set do you prefer???

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Old 05-31-2007, 02:56 PM   #444
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BTW. Here are the wheels in question.
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:20 PM   #445
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Jay,

Do you think i will have to roll rear fenders for 225x45x16 rs2-s on 16x7.5 with 25 offset?
Rears were rubbing when i went with wrong tires on same mags, which were yoko avs sport (i don't really remember the name exactly) sized 225x50x16

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It will be very close. The same setup on 16x7 wheels has worked flawlessly, so you might have the slightest roll to do. It would be an easy job.

225 R-S2 > 205 R-S2. The braking is already bad enough with 225s, I don't know how you deal with the 205s.

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Old 05-31-2007, 07:22 PM   #446
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What's up Jay? Yup. I'm still alive & kickin'.

Thanks for the info. I'm trying to decide whether I should pick up a set of 17x8.5" et20, 16x7.5" et20 or 16x9" et15 wheels... I know I'll have no issues with the 16x7.5"s. But that's no fun... Which set do you prefer???

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Mmmmm...Keskin KT1s.

I'd go for the same setup you inquired about first. They'll fit, you'll just need to flatten the fender lip. No big deal...the car is already far from stock bodywork anyways. Plus, your car is bangin' and needs some serious bling on the wheel front.

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Old 05-31-2007, 11:39 PM   #447
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It will be very close. The same setup on 16x7 wheels has worked flawlessly, so you might have the slightest roll to do. It would be an easy job.

225 R-S2 > 205 R-S2. The braking is already bad enough with 225s, I don't know how you deal with the 205s.

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thanks Jay, you mean bad in terms of lockup? I do need 225s, can't wait till i burn through these
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Old 06-01-2007, 04:52 AM   #448
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Mmmmm...Keskin KT1s.

I'd go for the same setup you inquired about first. They'll fit, you'll just need to flatten the fender lip. No big deal...the car is already far from stock bodywork anyways. Plus, your car is bangin' and needs some serious bling on the wheel front.

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Thanks Jay. No doubt I'm feelin' the 17s as well....
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:11 PM   #449
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thanks Jay, you mean bad in terms of lockup? I do need 225s, can't wait till i burn through these
Yeah, braking capability in general (as well as acceleration). RS-2s have way too much void area, Hankook wasted an extremely capable compound. Hopefully the next generation will fix that.

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Old 06-01-2007, 05:47 PM   #450
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Hankook wasted an extremely capable compound.
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perhaps you change your opinion when it pours and you are on highway
Jay, have you tried rt615s ? how do they compare?
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