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celicadude76 Oct 1, 6:53pm - #49994 
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Tire Width

What is the maxium tire width you can put on a 7th Gen with confused a 17X8in wheel? 225/40 215/45, etc...
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trog2233 Oct 1, 6:55pm - #49995 

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my friend has a 245/45/17 on his celi...but its huge...looks sweet

and he scraps here and there ...
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cooltoy2000 Oct 1, 7:03pm - #49996 

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That's the first I have heard of that tire scraping. Where does he rub? What's the rim offset? Is the rim 17X8 or X7? Is he lowered?
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trog2233 Oct 1, 7:07pm - #49997 

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his tire rubbed the actually fender..not inside the wheel well
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cooltoy2000 Oct 1, 7:24pm - #49998 

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So he must have a unusual offset to have his rims and tires out that far.
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trog2233 Oct 1, 7:25pm - #49999 

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Originally Posted by cooltoy2000
So he must have a unusual offset to have his rims and tires out that far.


Nooo it was normal...i don't know how he did it confused
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cooltoy2000 Oct 1, 7:36pm - #50000 

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Weird. Spacers maybe? It's just that I have never heard of that tire size rubbing, and I want to get the same size, so I just want to be sure there is nothing unusual in his set up.
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trog2233 Oct 1, 7:37pm - #50001 

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Originally Posted by cooltoy2000
He must have an unusual offset to have his rim and tires stick out that far. I think that with a normal (or close to it) offset there would be no problem.


i don't remember sorry man confused
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cooltoy2000 Oct 1, 7:43pm - #50002 

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Originally Posted by cooltoy2000
Weird. Spacers maybe? It's just that I have never heard of that tire size rubbing, and I want to get the same size, so I just want to be sure there is nothing unusual in his set up.


Sorry double posted by accident. This is the edited version.
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cooltoy2000 Oct 1, 7:44pm - #50003 

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Originally Posted by trog2233

i don't remember sorry man confused


OK thanks. If you ever find out, would you mind letting me know?
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trog2233 Oct 1, 7:45pm - #50004 

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Originally Posted by cooltoy2000
Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by cooltoy2000
He must have an unusual offset to have his rim and tires stick out that far. I think that with a normal (or close to it) offset there would be no problem.


i don't remember sorry man confused


OK thanks. If you ever find out, would you mind letting me know?


Sure...no problem thumbsup
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CID498 Oct 1, 7:51pm - #50005 

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245's are too big without flaring the fenders I have 225 45 17's and they barely fit.

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VSGTS14 Oct 1, 8:36pm - #50006 

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225 is the maximum I think you should go..

215 is good.

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cooltoy2000 Oct 2, 4:24am - #50007 

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Originally Posted by CID498

245's are too big without flaring the fenders I have 225 45 17's and they barely fit.


Sorry, you are confusing me - are they too big, or do they still fit? If they fit without rubbing, then that's OK is it not?
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Jamey Oct 2, 11:57am - #50008 

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Trogg's friend has 245/40/17's. Joe (Troggs Friend) and i are actually good friends too. He has 17x8 rims and i can't remember his offset. They rubbed because they are to wide of a tire. His tire scaped the innner fender wall. You need a super stiff suspension to pull 245's off.
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trog2233 Oct 2, 12:01pm - #50009 

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Originally Posted by Jamey
Trogg's friend has 245/40/17's. Joe (Troggs Friend) and i are actually good friends too. He has 17x8 rims and i can't remember his offset. They rubbed because they are to wide of a tire. His tire scaped the innner fender wall. You need a super stiff suspension to pull 245's off.


Thanks jamey...i didn't know the exact size thumbsup
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Jamey Oct 2, 12:06pm - #50010 

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Originally Posted by cooltoy2000
Weird. Spacers maybe? It's just that I have never heard of that tire size rubbing, and I want to get the same size, so I just want to be sure there is nothing unusual in his set up.


No spacers or anything. Just a super wide tire.
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cooltoy2000 Oct 2, 1:20pm - #50011 

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Would't the fact that he has 17X8 cause a problem too? The rim is wider too. I am buying 17X7.
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trog2233 Oct 2, 2:00pm - #50012 

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Yes definitely ...the widest you can go is a 215 on a 7 inch rim thumbsup
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trdcelica13 Oct 2, 6:48pm - #50013 
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can someone tell me which tire would be better, i'm getting 18x7.5's and i was thinking either 225/40/18s or 235/40/18s. My car also has an inch drop, could somebody pm me and tell me if the 235's would be ok or should i go with the 225s?

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Krayze Oct 2, 9:38pm - #50014 

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the car that both jamey and nate(trog ) are talking about is joe's celica. He has 17x8 rims with a 35 mm offset. You can fit up to a 235/45/17 tire on a 8 inch wide rim wiht absolutely no probs. the reason he scraped was a combination of a panic stop and a pothole. under normal driving and racing it will not be a issue.

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cooltoy2000 Oct 2, 10:18pm - #50015 

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Originally Posted by Krayze

the car that both jamey and nate(trog ) are talking about is joe's celica. He has 17x8 rims with a 35 mm offset. You can fit up to a 235/45/17 tire on a 8 inch wide rim wiht absolutely no probs. the reason he scraped was a combination of a panic stop and a pothole. under normal driving and racing it will not be a issue.


I understand now. The combination of 35 mm offset and 17X8 rim puts his tire close to the fender. Does not give him much room for error.
In my case with 40mm offset and a 17X7 rim I should never have any scraping problems.
Thanks for clearing the issue. I was all concerned.
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Street Prototype Oct 2, 10:55pm - #50016 

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Rich99GT Oct 3, 4:25pm - #50017 

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i have 265/35/18 up front and 285/40/18 out back. tongue

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XxMerlinxX Oct 3, 7:04pm - #50018 
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Originally Posted by Rich99GT
i have 265/35/18 up front and 285/40/18 out back. tongue


Good lord. eek

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IcEd blUe Oct 3, 7:06pm - #50019 

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Originally Posted by XxMerlinxX
Originally Posted by Rich99GT
i have 265/35/18 up front and 285/40/18 out back. tongue


Good lord. eek


then again he has a mustang gt...but...wait is that possible...
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Spread Eagle Oct 3, 8:52pm - #50020 

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17" and 225/40 sounds good to me thumbsup


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Rich99GT Oct 3, 9:06pm - #50021 

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Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
Originally Posted by XxMerlinxX
Originally Posted by Rich99GT
i have 265/35/18 up front and 285/40/18 out back. tongue


Good lord. eek


then again he has a mustang gt...but...wait is that possible...


yes it is. the wheels are 9 inches wide all the way around. 285's buldge a little on my 9" wheel. im thinking of getting a new rear set that are 10"+. some people have 11" wide wheels out back and are running 315s without any fitting problems.

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swthrtracer Oct 3, 9:08pm - #50022 
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