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Old 05-18-2019, 11:54 PM   #1
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Options for Stock Wheels

Good evening everyone,

My OEM tires are coming to the end of their lives. I was looking at getting some aftermarket wheels since I have to change tires anyways, but since I知 still paying off the car, that will have to wait.

The stock tires are pretty narrow so my question is if it is okay to move up to maybe a 225/40/17 or 225/45/17 on the stock wheels. I believe some people have already done this. However, some advise not to while others say it works no problem.

Also, could I add maybe 20mm spacers? How would the slightly wider tires and spacers affect the over balance and handling of the car? Would I have any rubbing issues? If it would affect the car negatively, then I値l just get a good tire in the OEM size. I also plan to stay stock on suspension for a while. As stated before, I知 paying off the car so coilovers and all that will have to wait. I知 just looking for a way to give my car a nicer stance overall. Thank you for your time and any advice will be much appreciated.
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:46 AM   #2
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The people that said it's a bad idea on those tire sizes are full retards.

Yes you can use both those sizes only differences is side wall hight. 40 are shorter 45 well you guessed it, taller. Personally I'll stick to 45 only because you get a tad bit more ride comfort.

As for rubbing, LOL you are nowhere near close to rubbing. Even with spacers.
Speaking of spacers, you can run them with no issues. Personally it's just for looks and you just add more work to what needs be. Your call, your wallet.


And I'll just drop this little tip on tires. If you pay more than $130 for Michelin PSS or whatever silly Michelin tire you're a chump. Just say'n
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The people that said it's a bad idea on those tire sizes are full retards.

Yes you can use both those sizes only differences is side wall hight. 40 are shorter 45 well you guessed it, taller. Personally I'll stick to 45 only because you get a tad bit more ride comfort.

As for rubbing, LOL you are nowhere near close to rubbing. Even with spacers.
Speaking of spacers, you can run them with no issues. Personally it's just for looks and you just add more work to what needs be. Your call, your wallet.


And I'll just drop this little tip on tires. If you pay more than $130 for Michelin PSS or whatever silly Michelin tire you're a chump. Just say'n
Lol thanks. That痴 what I always thought. Still somewhat on the fence on spacers actually. I think the bigger tires would give me the look and ride I知 looking for so I値l just get the tires first. Thanks again.
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I'd get 25mm front and 30mm rear spacers and 225/45 tires on your stock wheels. It will look great!
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