Actually, your stock wheels should be 14" wheels. With the proper offset, and the correct size tire you could fit 17's lowered, or not lowered, it shouldn't matter. Quite a few people have 17's on their car, I believe most are running a 205-40-17, i've heard of a couple 215s, but i think you may have issues with that wide of a tire.G20max said:i was wonderin if anyone has had any problems with changing rims sizes from 15 in the p10 to 17 aftermarket like the tire scrubbing the wheel walls. and should i change the struts and springs on my car before i put rims on my car:evil:
I feel you bro:-\. Ever since I put 205/55R15s on mine, they been rubbing over even the slightest bump. I hope that someone at the Texas Rally on April 20 will be able to figure out what's wrong. I'll email you and tell you what they find.Sir-C said:I just put on some enkie 17s and my passenger side rear rubs like a *^%$#. I had to go with 215/40 because the 205/40 left a lot of space between the edge of the rim and the tire. I may just need new shocks though.
Actually, the 205/55/15's are smaller in diameter than stock. And only the front passenger side rubs. I'm not too well knowlegded on suspension parts but I believe that it's more of an issue of a bent/worn suspension part than just a tire issue. The reason I feel that way is because the upper links have been changed on the car and not the lower links/control arms. When I take it to most of the shops, they just shrug and say"Maybe you need new shocks.":-\upshot said:Those 205/55/15's are wider than stock.... you should have gone with 205/50/15's (slightly smaller diameter) should keep the clearance in check... essentially you have the same diameter tire but the 205's add .5-.7" width (rubbage source I'm guessing)
:depressed MAJOR BUMMER :depressed . I may have to do that if all else fails. But it still rubbed when I had 195/60-15's for a real brief time. Not as much, but enough to notice. :-\upshot said:.1" smaller... thats a whopping 2.5 millimeters... I still say the width of the 205 is your problem, you have added bout .5" in WIDTH from stock - where do you expect that extra half inch to go?? Get 205/50/15's..... bit smaller in diameter to occomodate the extra half inch in width.