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Serious tire size help

Postby gtfourever » Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:56 am

I have 17x9 wheels with 245-45-17 tires and as you can see they look terrible. I just put them on today and I'm very disappointed. So for all you tire guys what size tire do I need to go with to make the car look right. Would a 235 35 17 look right? I don't know..
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Re: Serious tire size help

Postby Boo_Guy » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:23 am

Take a look this thread;
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I think the 235/40/17 looks pretty good.
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Re: Serious tire size help

Postby toayoztan » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:20 am

245 doesn't seem to be the problem to me, but that your profile is way too big. A step down to 35 would work. If the tire is too wide, go with a 240/40 or 240/35.

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Re: Serious tire size help

Postby jonnyboygt4 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:54 am

i would say something like a 235/40r17 or maybe even a 35 series sidewall...but if your going to a 35 series..beware of potholes....im currently running a 215/45r17... but they would be too narrow for your rims...
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Re: Serious tire size help

Postby 88gt4DE » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:52 pm

running stock Scion TC size on mine ... then again its a 165 ... but you can at least see how that looks ...
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Re: Serious tire size help

Postby magnum » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:58 pm

245/35r17 and it will look like this
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Re: Serious tire size help

Postby CMS-GT4 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:02 pm

that 35 series is not as bad as i expected. I have 255/40 and I think mine looks decent.

I might consider a 35 profile for my next tire size though I have been happy with the 40 series.
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Re: Serious tire size help

Postby toayoztan » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:22 pm

magnum wrote:245/35r17 and it will look like this
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Now this, I like. 240/35 would probably be something i'd consider too, but this looks good. I don't like stretched tires, I like them with some beef/cushion.

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Re: Serious tire size help

Postby Boo_Guy » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:30 pm

Ive got 225/35/17s waiting to go on, hope it looks good. Almost the same rolling diameter as stock.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp ... mpare1=yes
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Re: Serious tire size help

Postby gtfourever » Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:08 pm

Well.... getting closer 1.6inch lowering springs just came in, will update with photos after that. looks a lot better than the first 2 photos.

so far without springs
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Re: Serious tire size help

Postby CMS-GT4 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:57 pm

So what size did you go down to?
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Re: Serious tire size help

Postby gtfourever » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:12 am

235-40
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Re: Serious tire size help

Postby Fastrac » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:22 pm

That looks really good, even without lowering. Are you having any trouble with the tires rubbing?
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Re: Serious tire size help

Postby gtfourever » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:31 am

No rubbing issues at all right now.
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Re: Serious tire size help (Updated!)

Postby gtfourever » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:58 pm

Coilovers installed
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