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......
----- Original Message -----
From: David Kim <glxvr6@ibm<img src=/i/dn.gif border=0 width=35 height=15>>
To: John Pilides <jpilides@odu<img src=/i/de.gif border=0 width=35 height=15>>
Cc: <gti-vr6@ccsi<img src=/i/dc.gif border=0 width=35 height=15>>
Sent: Monday, July 12, 1999 12:26 PM
Subject: Re: [gti-vr6] Tire info
> 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
> > the stock. Anybody out there running this size.
> > John Pilides
> > 98 GTI-VR6
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