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Old 06-11-2018, 05:04 AM   #29
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225/45 also has another imho not the least important good bit if one wants to save a bit (especially if one tracks the car and goes through several tire sets per season). Simply said, it's one of most common tire sizes, and 225/45/R17 tires often are noticeably cheaper then other tire sizes (not just vs wider/lower profile ones, but including stock 215/45/R17 btw). Another bonus - narrower the tire, less it's susceptible to aquaplaning.
Unless one auto-x car and wants most grip for slow speed turns/transitions within some class limits, unless it's for questionable wide tire looks, for performance & budget reasons imho 225/45 is tire size to go for if for NA twin for both DD & HPDE.
I'd go wider 'for performance reasons' only if car has forced induction, where increased weight & rolling resistance penalty matters less then if for stock NA power.
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- 20/25mm spacer setup (wow I can feel the difference cornering and of course it looks more aggressive)

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In time I still plan on getting a set of 225's all around
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:04 PM   #31
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For DD I would stay 215 and keep the car playful and light. Why put on heavier tires for DD. I have way more grip with my WRX in the corners with 225, but the BRZ is more fun for some reason. If you need more grip for autox or track then 225 is the way to go.
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