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SR20DE_MAN said:
^ I would put on the 215/45-17 for now & see what happens. If anything, you might get a small bit of rubbing during a full lock u-turn or when you are parking somewhere. The 2.0 & 1.8 cars turn in the most, so that is why bigger & wider tires rub inside the wheel well. The 2.5 cars turn in less, so they don't rub. Just be careful with the potholes. The Nismo wheels are pretty strong for the most part, but you can still bend them if you don't watch out.
thanks for the advice SR20DE_MAN, much appreciated.
 

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sr20de_man, what kind of tires were you running in the canyons? im thinking about changing the all seasons since i got a set of winter wheels, as im tired of sliding around when i take a turn sharply on the all seasons. im thinking about a 205-50-16, as the 205-55-16's are monster truck tires.
 

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I ran the follwoing setups:

17x7 +40 Enkei RP-01
215/45-17 Kumho Ecsta Supra 712
215/45-17 Hankook Ventus Sport K104 (There were leaps & bounds better than the 712s. I mean like retarded leaps & bounds better. Hahaha!)

16x6 +45 Nissan wheel
205/55-16 Hankook Ventus Sport K104 (OK, but a little floppy. Sidewalls were not reinforced like on the ones above.)
205/55-16 Falken Ziex ZE-512 (OK tires. Definitely not canyon tires, but they did OK.)

16x7 +45 Rota Slipstream
205/55-16 Hankook Ventus R-S2 (Amazing!)
225/50-16 front & 205/55-15 rear Hankook Ventus R-S2 Z212 (F*cking amazing. The 2nd best setup I ever had.)

16x7.5 +45 Rota Boost
225/45-16 Hankook Ventus R-S2 Z212 (Even more f*cking amazing! Hahaa! The best setup I ever had.)

And there you have it. (^_^ )
 

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I am sure you guys are getting sick of answering questions about this, but unfortunately I have one more for ya :p

I bought the car with stock suspension, stock wheels, and 205/40R17's So it looks stupid and I want to put new tires on it. My local Discount Tire is telling me that I can fit 235/40R17's on there, but when I looked on Tirerack.com every tire I looked at in that size is recommended to be mounted on either a 7.5-9 or 8-9.5 inch rims. Does anyone know if 235/40R17's will fit on stock rims and if I will have any rubbing issues? It is stock height now, but I plan on dropping it a little, probably about 1.5 inches (thinking eibach pros).
 

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^ They'll fit, but it's really not recommended to use such a wide tire on a narrow wheel. I'd say 7" is bare minimum, but those should really be mounted on something like an 8" wheel. I'd say they would be better on an 8.5" or 9" wheel, though.

Heck. I mounted some 205/50-15 tires on some 15x8 wheels. They looked pretty flush for the most part, but you could tell there was a tiny bit of stretch. This was on my Miata. Those tires gripped the road much better on the 8" wheels than on the 7" wheels. Just to give you an idea.
 

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another question for you sr20de_man. how did you like your ksports with the 205/55/16 tire size? i know that you say the hankooks were the best you had with it, but im more worried about tire rub and bottoming out, as a slight drop would be nice.
 

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sorry for the repetition but this is a good deal on these wheels with tires and it seems they are the right size rims b/c don't all 4x100's with 8 lug holes have 4x114s for the other 4 lug holes? The tires also confused me as this sticky doesnt even mention the size he says on his post (205/40/17). Any and all help would be greatly appreciated thanks!

heres the site
http://www.carolinahondas.com/everything-else-classifieds/73524-fs-ft-drag-dr9-wheels-tires.html
Not all 4X100 lug rims are also 4X114 some have a 4X100 & 4X108 combination which can be used on some VW's and Fords. So id be sure the rim you were lookin at is a 4X114 to be sure they fit. As for tires if you have a SE-R id advise 215/45/17 and if you have a GXE or SE you might want to look into some 215/40/17 to prevent tire rub a full wheel lock.
 

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I have Sumitomo 215/45zr17 tires on my stock Spec-V SE-R and now I'm looking to replace them with similar or better handling tires. Anyone know what brand of tires i should go with. I'm not planning to drive in snow, i'm in San Diego :)
 

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Running 17x8 48mm offset with 235/40R17. Should update the list that 235s fit and that if you get a 17x8 you need an offset similar to stock not 38-40mm as already mentioned.
 

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what offset do i need to clear brembo brakes on my 05 specV...want to roder 2 wheels and drag radials
 

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^ It's not the offset. It's the design of the spokes. A 17x7.5 +47mm Nismo wheel fits perfectly fine over the Brembos, while a lot of lower offset +38 to +40 wheels don't. It's the way the spokes are curved away from the brakes.

There used to be a forum that had a thread for Brembo fitment, but it went out of commission a couple of years ago. Some owners might chime in. You should make a thread either in the Technical or Performance section of this forum.

This forum seriously needs to have a separate brake, wheels, & suspension section. Like, seriously.
 

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What suspension are you running? I wanna try 245s for my next set, nut I'm not sure they will fit.
stock suspension.. 245/40-17s never rubbed. I wanted to get wider wheels and 255s..

But I ended up getting a great deal on 18" work wheels with +35 offset, so now even my 225/40-18s rub a bit
 

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^ Yeah they'll fit, but they will look like rubber bands on wheels. Wagon wheels. Not only that, can you say "pothole/road imperfection damage"?

Kaboom!

Egads! ('o' ) !!
 

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Question fo ryou guys:

due to where the car is driven, chicago city streets, the 2005 spec v 17's are taking a hit with the low profiles and would like a more higher profile tire for it.

Looking at the pages and the first posting with information, i am not sure if for the non-brembo guys(i am one of them) with a spec-v, could a 14" rim work with it, as in, would it clear the standard brakes???

Thanks a ton to anyone with some input on this one.
 
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