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Wheel/tire combo: 17x7.5 BBS RC, 35mm offset, Toyo T1+ 215/40-17

From gti-vr6-owner@ccsi Mon Jul 12 22:23 CDT 1999
From: "Greg Coe" <gcoe4733@postoffice.uri>
To: <glxvr6@ibm>
Subject: Re: [gti-vr6] Tire info
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 23:15:22 -0400
 
While we are on this topic, I just installed H&R coilovers on my 97 DE, and
I have 17 x 7.5" BBS RC's (ET35) with Toyo T1+ in 215/40/17 and it rubs ALOT
up front in fast turns.  Ride height is currently 13.25" up front and 13" in
the rear, still much lower than stock.  I raised the fronts 3/4" front the
standard height H&R set them at.  Am I stuck with the rubbing, or is there
another option besides different tires?  I don't want a 205 because of the
lack of curb protection, so the 225/35/17 seems to be my only other option.
Is the rubbing due to width, or the oversize diameter of the 215/40/17?  How
bad will it be with a 225/35/17?  Any help is appreciated......

Later,
Greg

----- Original Message -----
From: David Kim &lt;&#103;lxvr6&#64;ibm<img src=/i/dn.gif border=0 width=35 height=15>&gt;
To: John Pilides &lt;&#106;pilides&#64;odu<img src=/i/de.gif border=0 width=35 height=15>&gt;
Cc: &lt;&#103;ti-vr6&#64;ccsi<img src=/i/dc.gif border=0 width=35 height=15>&gt;
Sent: Monday, July 12, 1999 12:26 PM
Subject: Re: [gti-vr6] Tire info


> John,
>
> I'm currently running 225 35zr 17 Bridgestone SO-2 Pole Positions on 17"
> x 7.5" rims.  This size and tire combo is fantastic much better than the
> Dunlop SP 8000's that I had in 215 40zr 17.  My car has been lowered
> with H & R Coilovers, 1 1/2" - 1 3/4" drop, and no problems.  The only
> problem that you will encounter with the 225 35zr 17 tire size is
> availability.  Bridgestone is one of the few if not only tire
> manufacturers who make this size.  They probably make the best tire in
> the SO-2 Pole Position, the only drawback being price.
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> David Kim
> 1997 Vento GLX
>
> P.S.  Also, the SO-2 PP's have the best rim protector out there.
>
>
> >
> > I just got a set of O.Z. F1 Plus 17x7.5 wheels.  I'm using the stock
> > suspension.  What is the ideal tire size so that it won't touch  the
> > fender?  I liked the 225/35R17.  The diameter would be almost the same
as
> > the stock.  Anybody out there running this size.
> >
> > John Pilides
> > 98 GTI-VR6
> >
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