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Using a Bridgestone RE-71R 215/45/R17 as an example, it is allowed to be mounted on a 7-8" Stock is a 7" so it works fine in that regard. It should not rub on on the strut nor the lip of the fender. It will however rub on the fender liners (front and back) with stock suspension at full compression (like when autocrossing)
 

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Has anyone gone with 225/35/17 on stock wheels? There are the Accelera PHI-R for only $310 set of 4... hmmm. Used the tire size calculator and they are actually 0.3" smaller diameter than stock, doesn't sound like a good way to go if I wanted a little more cushion. Prob should just stick with 215/40/17 on stock wheels, get an additional 0.3" of diameter over stock or go 205/45/17, just make sure they are nice and sticky and get the full 0.8" additional diameter over stock.
 

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^^^A 225/40-17 would be PERFECT, but every single tire manufacturer out there outright REFUSES to produce anything in that size, save for pure road race, 00 tread wear, slicks. [mad]
Interesting, as at first thought it seems way too much, but it's only 0.6" taller and just under 10% wider and more sidewall... indeed it would be perfect. I had 225/40/18's on Kia Forte5 SX (1.6T) and they seemed nice. Still debating between 215/40/17 and 205/45/17, there are solid inexpensive fairly sticky all season choices in each, but even more choices in the 45 series... so for 7" wide wheels, isn't 215 considered less stretched and a better match? I'm almost half tempted to eventually get 18" wheels and run the same 205/40's and not lower the car like I was planning, I actually really like the large wheel look.
 
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Has anyone ordered from tire easy before?

Trying to order a replacement 595rsr and everywhere seem to be out of stock but them.


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If I wanted to make my wheels sit flus to my fenders how large of an offset should I go with? I don’t like the recessed look into the well. I just lowered my car with some springs and I want a clean flush look? I don’t want over hang I just want to push them slightly out. I have the stock 17x7 potenzas currently.
 

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Would 2001 focus wheels (195-60-15) work for a '15 FiST? There's a set for sale on my local craigslist and I'm looking for cheapies this winter

https://yakima.craigslist.org/wto/d/set-of-4-wheels-and-tires-ford-focus/6957439736.html
I am using 15x7s with 195/60-15s on them for rally working/winter use, and (at least at factory ride height/with the factory suspension) there is no problem whatsoever with rubbing/scraping/etc., even with VERY large mudflaps taking up room in the wheel wells. [thumb] [wink]
 

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Ok I've been itching for new wheels but before I blow my setup up I have one question. I currently run 16x7 ET40 Rota Grids with Garageline 15mm spacers all around. This means my wheels are effectively ET25 correct? If so, I may be able to run a 15x8 ET25/26 or 30 with no spacers correct? This is giving me a headache!! :unsure:
 

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Ok. I'm decent at regular math so I'm going to try here. The 15x8 wheels will be half an inch each way wider that what you have all offsets being the same. 15mm is a lil bit more that half an inch. So it would seem you would need a 40 or so offset so your fender is not over your tire. I asked a while ago about a 16x8 with a 25mm offset and was told I would need to roll my fenders or cut them and run fender flares. Your question is quite similar, just with a 15" wheel. Might be able to avoid rubbing with even stiffer suspension and a low pro tire but that would look awful stupid on a fist. Look at the konig dekagram's they are a 16x8 that's fits.

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