thanks for the advice SR20DE_MAN, much appreciated.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.