ok kool i was wanting to get the 225 but somwhere said if you were lowered or planning on it it would be a good idea to stay with the 215SoCalB15Racer said:Ive got a lowered SE, 1.5/1.7" drop, and my 225/45s rubbed like hell in the back till I banged the inner fender lip back, fronts had no issue at all. I would think you would go through the same w/235/40s
45's are too high for me...235/40/17 are the same as stock height, and should only be 3/4" wider than the 215/45's.SportE-B15 said:running 235-45-17 at stock height. It really fits nice and tight and have not experienced any rub. Try not to go 40 profile because the ride maybe too stiff and you may cause rim damage.
I have seen a couple of Spec-V with NIsmo rims and they are using 225-45-17.
I wouldn't worry so much about rubbing issues as whether these would even fit on your rims. The approved rim width range for 235/40R17 is 8.0"-9.5", so unless you are running 17x8 you're out of luck.david_r said:well im changing my tires, and I want to see the option of fitting some 235 instead of the 225's I had in mind, so if some one has this tire measure give me some feedback specially the rubbing issues, thanks!
Why would you be asking for trouble on a 17x8? An 8" is plenty wide enough, and the 40 aspect would be an identical hieght to stock?Sunburst03 said:exactly what i was going to say......if you want to run 235s get a set of 15x8s or 16x8s........you're asking for trouble if you're running 235s on a 17x8 rim
Damn, I might have to get the 225/40/17 nitto's then. I was hoping the 235's would work on a 7.5" rim.Sunburst03 said:you're looking at issues with the outside shoulder of the tire rubbing the very inside of the lip of the fenders if you run a 235 on a 17 inch rim......unless you roll your fenders
as for running 235s on stock Spec rims........very very bad idea......i can't even begin to tell you how dangerous that is.......besides the fact that 235s are really only recommended for a minimum of an 8 inch wide wheel......they can fit on a 7.5 inch wide rim........but nobody really recommends that b/c the tire is barely holding onto the rim b/c it (the tire) is so wide........now if you're running 235s on the stock 7 inch wide rims i can tell you i wouldn't feel safe getting into your car......its just a matter of time before you hit a hard enough bump or put enough lateral Gs on the tire and cause it to unseat the bead and you lose your tire
You might want to edit this, it has the potential to confuse people.Sunburst03 said:exactly what i was going to say......if you want to run 235s get a set of 15x8s or 16x8s........you're asking for trouble if you're running 235s on a 17x8 rim