2007 Forester XT 4EAT-VTD
Anyone running P235/50-17s with Swift springs? If so, do you have any pics of the car from the side?
Thanks! What width/offset are the wheels?I hope your 235/50-17's are smaller than these Michelins. It was a little work to get them to not rub. I rolled front and rear fenders. Also I'm running 1/4 spacers in the rear.
Not what I want to read. I have a set of 235/50 Blizzaks waiting to go on. Just have to decide if they are going to go on BBS's (17x7.5 et53) or RS-Zero's (17x7.5 et 48). Looks like I may have to go with the Zero's.
It's the SF.
Ah, right. Forgot you had the SF as well.singincanary said:Yep, the SF. Already have some minor plans for the car, brakes, suspension, exhaust and intake and wheels tires. Some of the stuff I have left from the FSTi will work on the SF (FSTi suspension, wheels/tires). Have an intake for it already, working on exhaust.
Your car looks great! I am actually looking at going with the Advan S4s again in P235/50-17, but I think I'll be OK with the 17 X 7.5 Tarmac 2s. Here's why...I'm on Forester GR2s and Whiteline Control springs, but I think it's about the same drop (or close to it) as the Swifts.
235/50/17 Yokohama S.4 on 17x8 +48 offset Rota Torques. I have 5mm spacers in the rear (probably could have gotten by with 3mm, but it would have been close).
Thanks for the compliment!Your car looks great! I am actually looking at going with the Advan S4s again in P235/50-17, but I think I'll be OK with the 17 X 7.5 Tarmac 2s. Here's why...
After some exhaustive research on this site - especially in the Tire size / Wheel size / Offset /etc...log (will it fit?) thread, I have come to the following conclusions:
1. On a wheel with an ET48, a 9.6 inch tire cross section just clears the rear strut with no room to spare at the typical - 1.2 to -1.5 camber we usually end up with.
2. According to Tirerack, the P235/50-17 Advan S4 has a cross section of 9.5 inches on a 7.5 inch wide wheel.
3. On the Michelin site, they state that every .5 inch change in wheel width from the "measured wheel width" spec results in a .2" change in cross section.
4. In your case, the use of the 17 X 8 wheel added .2" to the cross section, resulting in a final cross section of 9.7 inches for that tire. I would have guessed that combo would not clear.
In my case, I'm sticking with the 7.5 inch wheel so according to my highly scientific research and analysis ( :icon_rolleyes: ), I should be good to go without spacers.
I guess I'll find out in a few weeks.
Sounds right. The Yoko S-Drive in that size is listed as a 9.7" cross section on a 7.5" wheel. I'd like to go with the Pilot Sport A/S in that size but that too is listed as 9.7 inches on a 7.5.I was running swifts with yoko s-drives 235/50/17 mounted to tarmac IIs. I had to run a 3mm spacer in the rear.
I think you will need the ET48 to avoid spacers.Based on your math above, the 9.5 section width of the LM-22 on the 7.5" wide wheel SHOULD fit. Still think I'll run the et48 wheels over the et53 wheels, just to be safe.
Keep in mind the sub-zeros dont clear brembos...dunno if that is your plan tho.Not what I want to read. I have a set of 235/50 Blizzaks waiting to go on. Just have to decide if they are going to go on BBS's (17x7.5 et53) or RS-Zero's (17x7.5 et 48). Looks like I may have to go with the Zero's.
My T2's are fairly close in the rear w/ re-01r 225x45, but I think there will be room for a 235.I think you will need the ET48 to avoid spacers.
My Advan S4s in P235/50-17 and Tarmac 2s are on the way. I will post my results here.