245/40 on a 17x8 et35.. on a wagon?
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    245/40 on a 17x8 et35.. on a wagon?

    Hey, gang. Hoping to pick the brains of those more knowledgeable than myself:

    I am looking into tires for my new wheels. Wheels are 17x8 et35 Team Dynamics and they are going on my 2003 wagon sitting on H&Rs and KYBs. I know the knee jerk would be to get 225/45, but I was hoping to get a bit more meat on there.

    Has anyone put 245/40 tires on 17x8 et35(ish) wheels on their lowered GD wagon? If so, what kind of modifications did you need to make (fender roll, etc)? As mush as possible, I don't want to go nuts with the rear camber (it's at -1.0 in the rear right now).

    Any CONSTRUCTIVE and APPLICABLE insight is appreciated. Everything else will be greeted with an eye roll and snort of derision, then ignored.

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    Are you getting wider tires for looks or performance? If you are doing it for performance then having to do fender rolls etc isn't worth it because there isn't a big difference in performance between 235 vs 245. (I would of suggested how to fit the 245/40 tires but I'm not familiar with 2003 wagons.)

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    the 02-06 Wagons have less clearance for tires than the sedans do..... you are going to rub... bad.... and probably destroy the paint on your fenders
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    Quote Originally Posted by jordan05 View Post
    Are you getting wider tires for looks or performance? If you are doing it for performance then having to do fender rolls etc isn't worth it because there isn't a big difference in performance between 235 vs 245. (I would of suggested how to fit the 245/40 tires but I'm not familiar with 2003 wagons.)
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    About what I expected as far as responses: no real experience, just a bunch of speculation.

    I have had the wheels and tires (17x8 +35, 245/40) on for about 6000 miles. Did a slight roll in the rear (sealed the paint) the right way. Only times it rubs (rear only) is when the car is weighed down (4 adults plus snowboard gear) going over large bumps. When it's just myself or just the wife and I, it never rubs.

    Without actually showing the math, I picked 245/40 tires for this offset so the inner wheel face lines up (exactly) with the OEM wheels and tires.

    Thanks for the replies, anyway.
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    Cool response bro. I'm glad you're so receptive to answers

    FYR, +35 is an incorrect offset for a 17x8 wheel. Oh but that's only speculation by, well, just about everyone: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...335263&page=43
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Rob Large View Post
    Only times it rubs (rear only) is when the car is weighed down
    Ummmm.... that means it rubs. Hey... if you're okay with that... more power to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Rob Large View Post
    Any CONSTRUCTIVE and APPLICABLE insight is appreciated. Everything else will be greeted with an eye roll and snort of derision, then ignored.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Rob Large View Post
    About what I expected as far as responses: no real experience, just a bunch of speculation... Only times it rubs
    You asked a question, emphatically excluded people from responding unless they met your criteria, and stated those responses that did not meet your criteria would be ignored.

    You were told it would rub. In fact, it does rub.

    Despite being given the correct answer and despite saying you'd ignore those responses that in your words lacked insight and were not applicable, you didn't.

    In a forum, anyone can respond. Nobody responding to you has broken any rules. In fact they were trying to help.
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