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Tire size/Wheel size/Offset/etc. log (will it fit?)

Data provided for future members or current members to see in data form, what setups are causing rubbing or not. Other useful conclusions become available also.

For instance people will normally post X tire and X wheel and not post their offset.

I'm researching to figure out what size rims X person wants, and tire to use. But what if your rims are 45 offset? or 52 offset? So if we all could chime in and post:

-Tire brand and size (important since section width/ tread width/ overall diameter are different between manufacturers)
-Rim width and height
-Rim offset
-Any rubbing...if there was...was it minimal and bearable -or- too bad to keep going.
-Suspension (though this may change dynamics please verify all sizes used with X suspension)
-Using any spacers?

All of the 6 above are important in a long board of research. I can not complete a spreadsheet if these are not logged correctly.

Many people are have already provided great info about what has fit, but most of the time offset is neglected. When you are at the max or near max, offset has a major role, as well as suspension.

If there are enough entires I will provide a spreadsheet, just like Porter's tire Sticky!

This is my time to provide a single source for anyone new or old to the forums, to go to a single thread and have answers compiled.

NOTE: Many already know, but some may not...
Every 245/45-17 (any size) will not be the same size. For instance in many cases Hoosier's are usually larger than those in the same size category. While comparing, look at the manufacturer's site, or the site your buying from, even ask if you go to your local tire dealer to get the true sizes/specs of each tire. Things to look for are section width, tread width, overall diameter. Tho all of them are important. Another thing is pay attention to what pressure the tire is at for the specs. This will be handy if you are going to be real close fitment. If they test at 30 psi, and you want to run 40 psi. Obviously the tire will expand some with higher pressure.

As with almost any spreadsheet... You can sort it the way you like. It depends on your researching needs. Rims may be of most importance, rubbing may be of most importance, tires, or sort it by name to see their history and if you have questions PM them or address here, etc... Feel free to ask any questions involved here. There are many knowledgeable/intelligent people here!

Edit (4-16-14): Here are some links to calculators you can use:
http://www.rimsntires.com/specspro.jsp
http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator
http://marksink.com/tire_wheel_offset/


Thanks for your info!

>>>MAX

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post #2 of 1052 (permalink) Old 01-16-2007, 10:34 AM
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Here is the largest tire I have had that fit:

Tire brand and size: Hoosier RS03 245/40/17
Rim width and height: 5Zigen FN01R-C 17"x8"
Rim offset: +48mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: WRX Wagon struts/ Wagon SPT (pink) springs
Using any spacers: no



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Here's what I've run over the last few years:

Tire brand and size: BFGoodrich G-Force Sport 225/50/17
Rim width and height: Rota SDR 17"x7.5"
Rim offset: +48mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: stock struts/Forester-specific Swift springs
Using any spacers: no

Tire brand and size: Bridgestone RE030 225/45/17
Rim width and height: Prodrive P7 17"x7"
Rim offset: +52mm
Any rubbing: some on the inner front wheel well liner
Suspension: stock struts/Forester-specific STi (pink) springs
Using any spacers: no

Tire brand and size: Michelin Pilot Sport 225/50/17
Rim width and height: Rota Downshift 17"x7"
Rim offset: +48mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: stock struts/Forester-specific STi (pink) springs
Using any spacers: no

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stock 04 forester x tire info

snow toire info
Tire brand and size: Kumho ipike 225 60 16
Rim width and height: 16" OEM rims from 05 wrx
Rim offset: +55mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: stock
Using any spacers: no

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Tire brand and size: Brigestone Potenza G009 225/60/16
Rim width and height: Stock 2005 XT 16"x6.5"? (six split spoke)
Rim offset: +48
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: Stock
Using any spacers: no
Chains: SCC Super Z6 fit fine
Spare: Barely fits, cover doesn't sit perfectly flat, acceptable with cargo tray

hopefully this is useful, not the biggest tires around, but thought the chain and spare info might be useful for someone.

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Okay!

Sorry I lost my internet while moving for almost 2 weeks! Glad to see some interest.

I'll do the work as they come in!

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Tire brand and size: Yokohama Geolander 215/60/16
Rim width and height: TSW Eurace 16” x 7”
Rim offset: +45mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: stock suspension
Using any spacers: no

Tire brand and size: Yokohama YK420 225/55/17
Rim width and height: Flik Artic 17” x 7”
Rim offset: +50mm
Any rubbing: no
Suspension: stock suspension
Using any spacers: no

Tire brand and size: Yokohama YK420 225/55/17
Rim width and height: Flik Artic 17” x 7”
Rim offset: +50mm
Any rubbing: slight rubbing on front struts at full lock - minimal
Suspension: stock struts w/ Forester STi springs
Using any spacers: no

Tire brand and size: Falken Ziex 512 225/50/17
Rim width and height: Racing Sparco Tarmac 17” x 7”
Rim offset: +48mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: stock struts w/ Forester STi springs
Using any spacers: no

Tire brand and size: Falken Ziex 512 225/50/17
Rim width and height: Racing Sparco Tarmac 17” x 7”
Rim offset: +48mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: 02-03 Impreza KYB GR2 struts w/ 02-03 stock WRX wagon springs
Using any spacers: no

Tire brand and size: Falken Ziex 512 225/50/17
Rim width and height: Racing Sparco Tarmac 17” x 7”
Rim offset: +48mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: 02-03 Impreza KYB GR2 struts w/ 02-03 Swift WRX wagon springs
Using any spacers: no

Tire brand and size: Kumho Ecsta SPT 225/45/17
Rim width and height: Stock Outback LL Bean 17” x 7”
Rim offset: +48mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: 02-03 Impreza KYB GR2 struts w/ 02-03 Swift WRX wagon springs
Using any spacers: no

Tire brand and size: Continental ContiExtremeContacts 225/45/17
Rim width and height: Racing Sparco Tarmac 17” x 7”
Rim offset: +48mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: 02-03 Impreza KYB GR2 struts w/ 02-03 Swift WRX wagon springs
Using any spacers: no
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Thanks. Sorry I can't keep replying, my internet is down so much now after moving. The tech was here to reconnect my cable that goes to my internet. Hetold me I should be good until Monday. Then the audit crew will come and disconnect me again because their records are not up to date.

Anyways thanks for the info. After a few more submits, I'll post a file.

Then just keep updating it.

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Want to bump if anyone has more info the give before I post any results.

Thanks for your contribs...

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Tire brand and size: General Grabber AT 2 215/65/16
Rim width and height: stock 16" wheels
Rim offset: +48
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: stock suspension
Using any spacers: no

Tire brand and size: Toyo Proxes4 225/45/18
Rim width and height: Volk CE28n LE 18x7.5
Rim offset: +48mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: 04 USDM STi struts and Tanabe GF210 springs (04 STi application)
Using any spacers: no

Tire brand and size: Falken Azenis 615 245/45/17
Rim width and height: Rota G Force 17x8
Rim offset: +48mm
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: Megan Racing coilovers (wrx specific)
Using any spacers: no


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You might also want to use the same info from a thread on GTRydaz which currently has 36 posts using very much the same as your format (assuming you reference it)

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Cool! Will do. I've been on that site but rarely.

I'll try to look for the thread tomorrow!

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Whoa! I thought I already posted the results, but no avail here it is.

Sorry!

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Disregard, I guess I failed to post it again. How can I post a spreadheet?

LOL!

Never thought I'd run into this issue!

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Here is another

Tire brand and size: Yokohama Geolander G900 215/60/16
Rim width and height: Enkei J10 16” x 7”
Rim offset: +42mm (as marked on back of wheel) +38mm (per Enkei spec on their web site on on box)
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: stock suspension
Using any spacers: no

Vehicle: 07 2.5X

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