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17" Tire Suggestions for e-24 Euro

Post by gilach » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:42 pm

Folks, I need tire size suggestions for a set of Rondell wheels i just purchase. Please see the attached specs and wheel pixs.

best, Paul.




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Re: 17" Tire Suggestions for e-24 Euro

Post by gilach » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:05 pm

Forgot to mention suspension it stock.

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Re: 17" Tire Suggestions for e-24 Euro

Post by tschultz » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:09 pm

May be a tough fit on the front, I'm not sure. You will rub at full lock and the tires will be stretched, but 225/45/17 should be your best bet.

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Re: 17" Tire Suggestions for e-24 Euro

Post by gilach » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:42 pm

That sounds right. I just did a search on Tire Rack as per car type, and that's what it came back with for 17 inch. I currently have 16"'s and they rub slightly at full lock. So, I think i can expect a bit of rubbing as you suggested. Thanks.

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Re: 17" Tire Suggestions for e-24 Euro

Post by speter » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:02 am

The front 8.5 sounds to me wide, and may rub the front panels due ET13. i am using 17" 8J ET20 with 235/45 (i even felt like the 225 too stretched with 8J), and my 8J setup sometimes slightly touches the inner parts of the stock suspension at full lock.
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Re: 17" Tire Suggestions for e-24 Euro

Post by LarryM » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:27 am

Paul,

On my '85 (U.S. version, lowered ~ 1.5"), I have BBS RS198s which are the same size and have the same offset as yours. I've been using 245/40 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tires with no interference anywhere in normal or spirited driving. Not sure about "full-lock" interference as I don't know if I've ever tested them that way. However I do feel these tires are just a bit too wide and too low-profile, so I plan to eventually replace them with something in size 235/45.

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Re: 17" Tire Suggestions for e-24 Euro

Post by gilach » Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:56 am

thanks for the feedback guys. Currently, i have 205, 55 R16's. I was hoping to go wider, which i think the general concensus is 235-245 max. I'm wondering what my tallest profile could be, ie could i do 50 or is that pushing it considering that i'm stepping up in radial size from 16 to 17. Looking for more 'cushion'. Hope that makes sense.

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Re: 17" Tire Suggestions for e-24 Euro

Post by gilach » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:23 pm

Do the 245's stick out of the wheel well?

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Re: 17" Tire Suggestions for e-24 Euro

Post by tschultz » Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:31 pm

tschultz wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:09 pm
May be a tough fit on the front, I'm not sure. You will rub at full lock and the tires will be stretched, but 225/45/17 should be your best bet.

Rear won't be a problem, even with wide tires.

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Re: 17" Tire Suggestions for e-24 Euro

Post by gilach » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:16 am

Thanks for your help guys. i put the wheels on over the weekend and they fit nicely. i need to swap out the grease caps on the front wheels so i can install the inserts, but otherwise the fit is very good.
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Re: 17" Tire Suggestions for e-24 Euro

Post by KINGJOHN808 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:10 pm

gilach wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:16 am
Thanks for your help guys. i put the wheels on over the weekend and they fit nicely. i need to swap out the grease caps on the front wheels so i can install the inserts, but otherwise the fit is very good.
Aloha,

What was the final tire size and brand that you decided to go with? Looks good!

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Re: 17" Tire Suggestions for e-24 Euro

Post by LarryM » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:22 am

Agreed, the car looks great!
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Re: 17" Tire Suggestions for e-24 Euro

Post by gilach » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:39 pm

Sorry for the super late reply....i do not get notified when someone posts to my thread via email...i have to physically log back into bigcoupe to view....which i don't do often.

I went with Kumho Ecsta PS31 245/40R17 91 W Tire which i purchased from walmart believe it or not. So far, so good.

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Re: 17" Tire Suggestions for e-24 Euro

Post by gilach » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:40 pm

very slight rub on the front when turning at full circle, if i go slow it doesn't appear to rub.

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