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Largest tire on a 17'' wheel?


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1175233 posted 06/05/14 01:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'm currently running 17x7 ADR cypher wheels with 42mm offset and I was wondering what is the largest tire I can comfortably fit on my 92 DD with stock suspension? I'm currently running 205/40/17 but the wheel gap is horrendous and the car rides like crap! I live on a very long gravel road with huge holes and very large rocks as it's often washed out so lowering is out of the question. The more ground clearance I have the better! I've always liked the larger sidewall look anyways, but I'd hate to purchase a set and have them not fit correctly.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1175236 posted 06/05/14 02:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I would not go bigger than a 45 series tire on a 17" wheel. You can but it may cause rubbing issues.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1175238 posted 06/05/14 02:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
225/45/17 has been my go-to size for years. I think it's the perfect balance between reduced sidewall flex without riding like a log wagon. If your road is that bad though it may be worth going down to a 16" rim to allow for more sidewall.



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Edited by 92_talon_awd (06/05/14 02:22 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1175240 posted 06/05/14 02:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^^I agree. For that size wheel and offset, 225/45/17



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1175270 posted 06/05/14 04:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^Yup! 215/45's would work too if you can find a cheap set on CL.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1175278 posted 06/05/14 05:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I ran 225/50/17 for a while. At stock ride height it was fine. It was a monster truck though. Now I'm running 235/45/17 on EVO 8 rims. It barely rubs at 1 inch lowered with 1* camber in front.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1175282 posted 06/05/14 05:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That 1/4" can make a difference



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1175293 posted 06/05/14 06:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I run 235/40/17's on my lowered Galant for clearance.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1175300 posted 06/05/14 07:06 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
225/45/17 here on 17"x7.5" wheels. For gravel...15's and some 60-65 sidewall would be way more tolerable.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1175321 posted 06/05/14 08:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That's what I was thinking, 17's are nice for street and even work well for rallyX but if you are talking real nasty backroads I'd want some stockers. Just look at what the rally guys run, although their sidewalls are hellacious.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1175450 posted 06/06/14 04:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting 92_talon_awd:

That 1/4" can make a difference




That's what she said.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1175483 posted 06/06/14 08:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Anyone know if 245/45/17 fit? I know they are a bit wide, but I found a lead on a like new set very very cheap.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1175505 posted 06/06/14 10:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
you may have to roll your inner fender lips and do some other fitment work. A lot will depend on what wheels you're using too, how wide and what offset. Coilovers at this point would help a lot in fitting a wider tire properly.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1175540 posted 06/07/14 11:03 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Here is a pic of 245/45/17 on evo wheels.





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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1175584 posted 06/07/14 04:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So?? Are you looking at getting different rims? Or you staying with the 17x7's you have.

Your question is really vague...

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1175588 posted 06/07/14 05:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I decided to keep on the lookout for a set of cheap stock wheels and also keep my eyes open for a set of 225/45/17. I'd like to stick with my current wheels, but I also like stock wheels. I really wanted to pick up the CHEAP set of 245/45/17's I found but I'm worried about fitment.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1175761 posted 06/08/14 07:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
245/45's will be too tall and you SHOULD NOT put them on a 7" rim. 245/40's fit amazing on an 8" rim and sit tits on the car with a +38 or higher offset.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1176311 posted 06/12/14 08:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It also depends on the tire. I have a set of Fuzion ZR1 (bargain summer tire) that are 235/40/17 and they're narrower than most 225/45/17s I've seen. Remember to look at the tire specs and compare the stated section width to that of your wheel. That's the only measure that actually has meaning...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1177953 posted 06/28/14 06:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
215 is actually the widest recommended tire for a 7" wheel. 225 can definitely work, but above that the tire will be "pinched" down into the wheel in a\/ manner that compromises tire stiffness. 245 would be way too wide for a 7" wheel. They will fit, but they will not be track optimized.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1177986 posted 06/29/14 01:19 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I had a tire blow out shortly after I made this thread so I'm glad I made it so I could get some ideas. I decided to go with a 225/45/17. I'll post some pictures in a day or two.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1178029 posted 06/29/14 11:51 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
225/45/17 hankooks on my ssr's 17x7! Has worked great for me for many many years!



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Edited by GVR4kauai (06/29/14 11:52 AM)

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