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Hi guys,

Before forking out for set of tyres, I was wondering if there are known brands of 17" wheels that drop in with no fuss (clear the brakes, correct offset etc)
It would be nice if they also come in white, but that is secondary really.
In such a scenario, would 225/45 bring the overall diameter back close to OEM, or 225/50 would be closer?

Surely others must have experimented with this and I wouldn't want to re-invent the wheel (so to speak)

Cheers,

John
 

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It would be 225/45 iirc.

When looking for wheels just make sure they are et55 or lower (to around et38 before they rub). Bolt pattern is 114.3. For width, standard is 7.5j, most people like to run 8j for a bit of tyre stretch.
 

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I had 19' rage wheels on my car when I got it and swapped to 17' Rota Subzeros pretty quick. But wanted a wider tyre, now I run Evo 9 wheels 17' ET 38 to fit over my brake kit. I use to run 225/45/17 and now run 235/45/17.
 

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I'll have a look at EVO 9 wheels then, cheers.

between 225 and 235 what is your preference? any pros/cons? 235 must sit the car a few mm taller right?
 

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I'll have a look at EVO 9 wheels then, cheers.

between 225 and 235 what is your preference? any pros/cons? 235 must sit the car a few mm taller right?
I did it for grip with semi slicks, 235s work well. More tyre on the road.

I got my wheels from a place that use to build rally cars and they just had boxes of wheels that they had taken off new cars that were being converted. Think they were like £200 for a set.
You need the evo wheel nuts too. I got a few boxes of them including the locking nuts.


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Just a note with 235mm width, the sidewall of the tyre will actually increase (45% of 235).
What do you mean?

It would be a height reduction of 8.7mm compared to OEM
In your original post you said you have 235/45 R17, in this picture you have data for 235/40 R17.

For 235/45 dimension, the diameter is no longer 619.8 mm but it is 643.3, and the right height difference is not -8.7 mm but +3.05 mm compared to 225/40 R18.
 

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It'll never be a perfect match but yea. Normally when you drop down a wheel size, you have to increase the tyre sidewall by 5% to maintain a similar circumference.
 
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