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
-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:
Thanks for your info!
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