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Old 12-25-2007, 06:46 PM   #541
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Yea but I don't want to go too crazy and I certainly don't want staggered. Your car ALMOST sold me on keskins
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:58 PM   #542
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17x8 et35, E30

What tires are recommended for this setup? 17x8 et35, E30

I will be running 15mm spacers and rolling fenders. I'm looking for combination of performance, fitment, and stance.

Based on my requirements above, could you give a tire recommendation for each price category below?

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Old 01-29-2008, 12:15 AM   #543
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Another option I have is to run staggered style 5's. 17x8 up front and 17x9 in back. I've heard conflicting stories about what will and what won't fit on the 9" wheel.

Some say only 215/40/17, very stretched.
Others say 235/40/17 will fit with fender rolling, but not stretching.

Can anyone confirm that the 235's will fit back there, even if it does involve stretching?

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Old 01-29-2008, 12:23 AM   #544
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Another option I have is to run staggered style 5's. 17x8 up front and 17x9 in back. I've heard conflicting stories about what will and what won't fit on the 9" wheel.

Some say only 215/40/17, very stretched.
Others say 235/40/17 will fit with fender rolling, but not stretching.

Can anyone confirm that the 235's will fit back there, even if it does involve stretching?

Rod
jst to give u an idea of stretchin,
this is 225/35/17 on a 10" wheel.




Depending on which tire manuf. u go with, 235/40 will have a minimal stretch on a 9" wheel.

as for fitment in the back, it will fit with fender rolling and stiff springs.
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:01 AM   #545
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Hey Zimmie... sorry I wasn't clear. For the 235's I didn't mean would the tire be stretched, I meant would I have to pull the fender arch out. You don't think so?

Suggested tire manufacturers for that 9" fit?

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Old 01-31-2008, 02:24 PM   #546
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What tires are recommended for this setup? 17x8 et35, E30

I will be running 15mm spacers and rolling fenders. I'm looking for combination of performance, fitment, and stance.

Based on my requirements above, could you give a tire recommendation for each price category below?

Budget
Intermediate
Expensive

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You can get 215/40/17 on there with that setup.

Budget: Kumho SPT
Intermediate: BFGoodrich KDW
Expensive: Yokohama Advan Neova

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Old 01-31-2008, 02:24 PM   #547
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Another option I have is to run staggered style 5's. 17x8 up front and 17x9 in back. I've heard conflicting stories about what will and what won't fit on the 9" wheel.

Some say only 215/40/17, very stretched.
Others say 235/40/17 will fit with fender rolling, but not stretching.

Can anyone confirm that the 235's will fit back there, even if it does involve stretching?

Rod
You will NOT be able to run 235/40/17 on 17x9 Style 5's. No way with stock fenders.

215/40/17 only.

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Old 01-31-2008, 06:09 PM   #548
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thanks Jay... as usual, you are the man.

Just out of curiosity... why would a 235/40 fit if I use an 8" wheel, but not if I use a 9" wheel? Isnt' the width/height of the tire the same in both cases?
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:38 PM   #549
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thanks Jay... as usual, you are the man.

Just out of curiosity... why would a 235/40 fit if I use an 8" wheel, but not if I use a 9" wheel? Isnt' the width/height of the tire the same in both cases?
Mainly because I'm an idiot and made a typo on the first reply. 215/40/17, sorry about that.

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Old 02-02-2008, 11:58 AM   #550
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What tires are recommended for this setup? 17x8 et35, E30

I will be running 15mm spacers and rolling fenders. I'm looking for combination of performance, fitment, and stance.

Based on my requirements above, could you give a tire recommendation for each price category below?

Budget
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I would suggest a 10mm spacer instead of a 15mm spacer; especially if you haven't rolled your rear fenders.
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Another option I have is to run staggered style 5's. 17x8 up front and 17x9 in back. I've heard conflicting stories about what will and what won't fit on the 9" wheel.

Some say only 215/40/17, very stretched.
Others say 235/40/17 will fit with fender rolling, but not stretching.

Can anyone confirm that the 235's will fit back there, even if it does involve stretching?

Rod
A 235 on a 17x8 et20 will rub on you with stock fenders. The 17x9 Style 5 has an et26; lots of poke - I think even a 215 will be tight.
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I would suggest a 10mm spacer instead of a 15mm spacer; especially if you haven't rolled your rear fenders.
A 10mm spacer won't be hubcentric though, so it's not a viable option.

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A 10mm spacer won't be hubcentric though, so it's not a viable option.

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Rogue Engineering makes 10mm hubcentric spacers. I think the rim has to have a chamfered bore though.
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Old 02-02-2008, 04:24 PM   #554
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Thanks guys...


I will be rolling the fenders to their maximum so I'm hoping that the 9" with 215's and 15mm hubcentric spacers or 10mm hubcentric spacers will work. If not, I will have to pull the rear out a little before paint. Hope not...
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Rogue Engineering makes 10mm hubcentric spacers. I think the rim has to have a chamfered bore though.
Not 4x100. Then again, I'm not even sure if Rod isn't referring to a 5-lug setup with this question.

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