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Old 02-05-2017, 03:41 AM   #1
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Anyone running meaty tires on 17" or 18" wheels? I'm getting ready for new tires this spring and am thinking about 225/45r17 for some 17x7.5" wheels. I'm a HUGE fan of wheels with meaty tires but have only seen a few sonics running that type of setup. Not a fan of stretched tires.

If I keep my stock RS wheels I'd like to run 225/45s, any thoughts?


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People have been running 7.5 wide for a while
Along with 17 or 18 inch rims

Nothing new

Meaty imo would be like 8-10 inch wide


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My tires are 235/45r17 and they seem to be the meatiest I could fit on my 17x7.5 et 38 wheels. There is slight rub at full lock though.
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My tires are 235/45r17 and they seem to be the meatiest I could fit on my 17x7.5 et 38 wheels. There is slight rub at full lock though.
Niice! Yea this is the look for me. Partly because I moved from NYC to SF so low profile never made sense to me. I'm not lucky enough to avoid every pothole so a 35 or 40 series tire would be an eventual disaster.

235/45 is pretty beast on a 7.5, how's the speedo reading? I'd imagine 235/40 would work too right?

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My summer wheels/tires are also 235/45/17 on Enkei 17/7.5 wheels. They look and fit nicely, and I haven't noticed any rubbing. Tires are Firestone Firehawk Indy 500's
Although a little taller than stock, the speedometer is true with some local radar speed warning signs; I'm sure that the odometer is slightly behind the actual mileage though.
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225/40/18 and no rub lock to lock

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Am I the only one who wants to see a sonic rolling on 16x10's? With some meaty tire

Also 235 seems a small on a 7.5 inch wide wheel


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Niice! Yea this is the look for me. Partly because I moved from NYC to SF so low profile never made sense to me. I'm not lucky enough to avoid every pothole so a 35 or 40 series tire would be an eventual disaster.

235/45 is pretty beast on a 7.5, how's the speedo reading? I'd imagine 235/40 would work too right?

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When the speedometer reads 45 mph, I'm actually doing about 45.5; according to the calculations. At 100 mph, I'm actually doing 101. So I don't even take the difference into account being that small. I would think 235/40r17 would work, but I like the bigger sidewall with the 235/45.


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Am I the only one who wants to see a sonic rolling on 16x10's? With some meaty tire

Also 235 seems a small on a 7.5 inch wide wheel


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According to tirerack, a 235/45r17 tire has a rim width rating of 7.5-9". I don't think it's small at all. I used to have 205/50 on my 7.5" wide wheels.


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According to tirerack, a 235/45r17 tire has a rim width rating of 7.5-9". I don't think it's small at all. I used to have 205/50 on my 7.5" wide wheels.


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205/50 on 7.5? Any Hella stretch with that?

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