View Full Version : oh boy another tire size question

09-09-2006, 02:46 PM
I'm trying to figure out what tire size to put on my rims
im goin with 17*8+33 all around
my two tire choices are falken rt-615 and hankook r-s2
i realize the offset is not ideal but i will be running konis+springs
im probly goin to get 225.45 or 235.40 size regardless of tire

I know these tires run wide but do you think i can get away with 235s?
anyone running these tires in those sizes with around the same offset on stock suspension or even getting away with it on coilovers?
i believe the 225s are doable but would like conformation

I DONT WANT SPACERS - please dont suggest that
any other input is welcome


EDIT: forgot to mention that it is on an s13

09-09-2006, 03:02 PM
ive got 225/45 rt-615s on the fronts with a 28 offset and they are fine for suspension clearence close though but they clear

09-09-2006, 03:44 PM
i run 225/45 245/45 on s13 and i have to roll my fender a bit....but my car has no fender gap..and 2.3 and 2.0 deg of camber...let me know if that help

oh if it dont fit i found out that a BIG hammer is my best friend

09-09-2006, 03:54 PM
thanx for quick replies
fuzzy, im more concerned about inner clearance - the front strut to be specific.
wwwyzzerr, are you doing this on 17*8's? also what suspension you running? do they look like .5 to 1cm more tire width could be put on the inside?

i know 17*8 need an offset ~<+30 but ive seen some running +35 and clearing 215's or even 225's but im not sure what tires/ suspension they use for it

09-09-2006, 07:52 PM
I run 225/18's +30 on the front with coilovers and have about a finger width gap of clearance. You should have no problems with 235's and shock/springs.

fyi I've got 255/r18's +33 on the rear, again with coilovers and have pleanty of clearance.

That said I think 225 is the best size for your fronts....235 feels a bit beefy imo.