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Does anyone have this combination? Will they even allow the wheel to turn in the front? I've used 225/50/16 and it is actually bigger than 235/40/17 but since tire sizes are not quite equal, I won't really know until I've mounted them.

I'm trying to get out of the 16" wheel size for the track since the tire prices are quite high compared to 235/40/17.

Toyo R888 225/45/16 $225
Yokohama Advan A048 225/45/16 $225
Nitto NT01 235/40/17 $165
BF Goodrich R1 235/40/17 $205
 

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235 x40 sound like you'll be rubbing in front. might have to stagger. also depends how low your car is . if your car is factory ride height they tend to look like a roller skate (over size rims with factory milano lift) :D:D:rolleyes:

Take a look at one of my project Verdes , It looks like it's trying to cross a stream and not get it's ankles wet.:D
those in the pic are 225 45 17 no rub when turn , but very close up front.
 

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+24 mm offset
5.95 in. backspacing
with 245/35ZR17 tires on the back.
before I did the flare
 

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215/45R15 Toyo proxes T1R
 

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Wheels and Tyres

Has anyone tried 225/45/16 s in the front? I have 205/50/16 and they do tend to rub on full lock. However, 225/45/16 has a slightly smaller diameter and wasn't sure if they will stick out from the fenders at all?
 

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I have 225/45/16s on 16 X 7.5 et 30 + 10mm spacer on my 75 (known for mickey mouse size wheel arches) GTV6 will have no problems, unless you're talking about a 75.

I even used 225/50/16 and had some problems with rubbing. 205/50/16 is not a problem, neither is 225/45/16.

At least you guys have Bridgestone, Dunlop, Yoko, Toyo in those sizes. In the US there are only 2 brands and that is probably why the prices are so high! I may as well go to bigger and wider tires for a cheaper price!
 

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Slyalfa,

That means 17X8 is not a problem for the rear, but the fronts are worrisome. I'm pretty sure the rear section of the front wheel arch is a problem.
 

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On my 75 3.0 V6 America I have 205/45 16 on 7,5J rims ET 26 no rubbing problem.
I would like to upgrade to 215/45 16: will they rub on the front?
 

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215/45/16 is pretty small, should be no problems I believe. I'm using 225/45/16 on the track and have no problems. I used 225/50/16 caused a lot of rubbing.
 

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I agree with you, Evo thanks.
My only concern is for very low ET and the width of my rims.
So I was wondering if someone with wide rims like mine (or larger) and equal (oe even less) ET had already successfully tested the 215/45 16...
 

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My race rims are 7.5" ET 30 and sometimes I put 5mm spacer, no problems.
 

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just to add to all this I have noticed a new tire that might be fun.
225/45R15

The Diameter is very close to the stock 1%

The 235/40R17 is 5.1%
 

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Tire size calculator

here guys, use this tyre calc, the best one iv ever used. if the trye size matches stock or is very close, then only the width and offset will be your issue, and all that can be checked in a night with a ruler and a session under the arches.
 

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Congratulations on your Milan V6 I think you should mount the new tires cone Michelin Pilot Premacy sport3 inquiries concerning what are the best road holding and safety.

 

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Does anyone have this combination? Will they even allow the wheel to turn in the front? I've used 225/50/16 and it is actually bigger than 235/40/17 but since tire sizes are not quite equal, I won't really know until I've mounted them.

I'm trying to get out of the 16" wheel size for the track since the tire prices are quite high compared to 235/40/17.

Toyo R888 225/45/16 $225
Yokohama Advan A048 225/45/16 $225
Nitto NT01 235/40/17 $165
BF Goodrich R1 235/40/17 $205
Maybe Falken FK452?
 

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FK452 isn't a track tire though. In the US, Falken doesn't in their track tires.
 
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