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Old 06-09-2018, 07:44 PM
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Picked up some SSR GTX01 17x8 +45 Front and Rear. The deal was so good, I couldn’t pass on it. I finally killed the tires on my AP2, and it’s time to wrap the SSRs. I’ve read a lot about what I should wrap the wheels with, and I’m still confused on what would work best.

Option 1:
F-225/45/17 R-245/40/17

Option 2:
F-245/40/17 R-245/40/17

17x8 +45 Front and Rear, any problems with these wheels fitting?

Would their be any problem with these tires sized on 17x8+45 wheels?

Autocross use mainly

2006 S2000, Spoon Springs(1”drop)

New to S2000s, thank you in advance for your help.



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I mean it’s not ideal since you are putting a narrower wheel in the rear and a wider wheel in the front option 1 would at least keep the car feeling somewhat close to stock though I’d do oem stagger 215 front and 245 rear to keep that even more in line. Option 2 is wrong in so many ways I have to assume they are typos. You can’t run a 16 inch tire on a 17 inch wheel. The aspect ration is wrong. If you were trying to go for 245 squares then it would be a 245/40/17 on all the wheels.
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Can you run those offsets without rubbing?
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^^ seen how high it is !!
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Not sure if Tire Rack is a good source for this, but they offer two wheels options with the same wheels specs.


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Ive recent seen the same thing with them. Im not sure how much that can be trusted.
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You have two use cases:
1. Street driving
2. Autocross

Which one do you want to optimize for? If it's street, go with option 1 as you'll have slightly better steering feel and plenty of grip for just about any safe driving. If it's autocross, then go with option 2 to reduce understeer at the limit. When I switched to a square setup for the track, I was really worried that, based on the many comments here about how loose the S2000 is, that I'd be spinning off the track. In reality, the wider front tires gave a bit more cornering grip and significantly improved braking. Beyond that, there's very little difference, save a slightly more vague steering feel when driving to/from the events on the street from the wider front tires. So like I said, it's really up to you to decide which use case is the one you want to optimize.
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So are you saying a 17x8 48 offset will work on a street driven car with no issues?
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Originally Posted by DanielB View Post
You have two use cases:
1. Street driving
2. Autocross

Which one do you want to optimize for? If it's street, go with option 1 as you'll have slightly better steering feel and plenty of grip for just about any safe driving. If it's autocross, then go with option 2 to reduce understeer at the limit. When I switched to a square setup for the track, I was really worried that, based on the many comments here about how loose the S2000 is, that I'd be spinning off the track. In reality, the wider front tires gave a bit more cornering grip and significantly improved braking. Beyond that, there's very little difference, save a slightly more vague steering feel when driving to/from the events on the street from the wider front tires. So like I said, it's really up to you to decide which use case is the one you want to optimize.
these wheels are for autocross use only. So I guess 245 square ,Option 2, would best for autocross. I know this requires rolling my fenders and maybe camber.

If Option 1 does not require to roll my fenders or much extra work I rather go with that. So would that work?

if Option 1 requires rolling fenders, then I might as well go with Option 2 right?

thank you for all the help so far!
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