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I just put a set of forester pinks on my car and I have rota formels, 17 x 7.5 with 48 offset. Tires are currently 225/55 17 yoko's, but they are almost toast.

I was going to throw on some 235/50 17 continentals, but when I lowered the car I noticed the tire is really close to the strut. Do I need to be worried about the 235's rubbing?
 

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I just put a set of forester pinks on my car and I have rota formels, 17 x 7.5 with 48 offset. Tires are currently 225/55 17 yoko's, but they are almost toast.

I was going to throw on some 235/50 17 continentals, but when I lowered the car I noticed the tire is really close to the strut. Do I need to be worried about the 235's rubbing?
225/55 17 = 26.74
235/50 17 = 26.25

These are approximate diameters so although your slightly wider (less than .5") you'll be a smaller diameter over all.
Should work but someone running hot rod tires will chime in.
 

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I know that my wheels rub with my 17x7.5 ET53 wheels. So, with a 5mm spacer, I'm down to 48mm and they don't rub, so you should be ok. Running Contis 235/50-17.

Noah, to answer your email to me earlier. I think I liked the Advan S.4s better.
 

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225/55 17 = 26.74
235/50 17 = 26.25

These are approximate diameters so although your slightly wider (less than .5") you'll be a smaller diameter over all.
Should work but someone running hot rod tires will chime in.
It's not the diameter so much that I'm worried about, but the width, there isn't much room left, particularly at the rear struts.

I know that my wheels rub with my 17x7.5 ET53 wheels. So, with a 5mm spacer, I'm down to 48mm and they don't rub, so you should be ok. Running Contis 235/50-17.

Noah, to answer your email to me earlier. I think I liked the Advan S.4s better.
Interesting to hear. Looks like the advans get better dry traction, but the conti's scored much better for wet traction. The real interest I have in the conti's is that they are 4 lbs per tire lighter than the advans. That's a lot of weight!
 

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It's 10mm wider (5mm per side) that's .3937" or .1968" per side.
So if theirs less than say .200" between the tire and the strut now you will probably need spacers to run those tires.

Or not,I'm really just making a semi-educated guess.
 
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