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Old 10-31-2018, 11:44 AM
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Wheel width absolutely effects the tire. If you stuff a wide tire on a narrow wheel it adds more sidewall deflection which effect handling and how the car feels. Just like putting to narrow of a tire on to wide of a wheel isn't good either. Most 245's already seem a little pinched on the 8.5 inch wide wheel (255 is really pinched). There is a lot of variance between different tires though so there may be some that would be ok on a 8 but 7.5 is to narrow. There is a sweet spot for tire size and wheel width that maximize the tread width of the tire. Could put a 295 on a 7.5 inch wide wheel sure but its not going to provide you with benefits just because you put a wider tire on because it is way out of spec for the wheel width. So the answer is yes you can but it is far from ideal and given that you are going to spend a good amount of money on wheels and tires it makes sense to buy the right thing once.
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Old 10-31-2018, 02:03 PM
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8 minimum,but will need to look at tyre spec from manufacture ie>
https://www.federaltire.com/spec/spe...&model=595RS-R
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Old 10-31-2018, 03:28 PM
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Ok... it makes absolute sense... that will surely help me clear my thoughts here So now staggered wheels are also a requirement to add to a even thiner range of choices :P

wish me luck... thanks
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Old 10-31-2018, 03:52 PM
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Roll your fenders if you want quit a few more options.

We have all been here. It took me a year to settle on the right wheels for this car, ironically it was the wheels I initially wanted the first week I was looking but didn't know anything about the right offsets or fitment. There was no willtheyfit.com back then and much less information to pull from on this forum. You got it much easier now, practically being spoon fed.
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Old 10-31-2018, 04:03 PM
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Well... I went back to my research and found these:

Front wheel: https://www.discounttiredirect.com/b...rgring/p/57139
Rear wheel: https://www.discounttiredirect.com/b...rgring/p/57249

They are expensive but exactly what I wanted... Y-bore mesh pattern... I might take a crazy dive on these ones...
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Old 10-31-2018, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Agente_Silva View Post
Well... I went back to my research and found these:

Front wheel: https://www.discounttiredirect.com/b...rgring/p/57139
Rear wheel: https://www.discounttiredirect.com/b...rgring/p/57249

They are expensive but exactly what I wanted... Y-bore mesh pattern... I might take a crazy dive on these ones...
In the pool of wheels that fit this car those would be considered pretty inexpensive actually. The TR3 motorsports wheels I mentioned from tirerack might be the only others ive seen cheaper, certainly that fit with no touching the fenders. If you like the way those nurbugring look then get them, you cant go wrong with the fitment. You can run either stock tires sizes or up size to 225/255.
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Old 10-31-2018, 05:32 PM
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Oh I do like these rims... they meet every requirement I mentioned earlier... Still not decided the color (there is a mate gunmetal) but that is not important now. Considering how they overcome my initial budget I´ll have to make a further stretch but hopefully I sell my 16" with tyres for about 400-500€ (they we´re reconditioned 3 months ago and look like new)

Your post Junky leaves me even more pumped now xD

edit: https://www.s2ki.com/forums/wheels-t.../#&gid=1&pid=1
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Yeah those tsw’s work just fine.
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Those TSWs are very popular in the STR autocross class because you do not need to mess with fender liners or roll anything to fit a 255/40 all around. My car came with them.

They also clear most big brake kits.
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so with those c3 17x9 +62 using 255/40 RE71R squared and using koni ss (yellow) with stock or maybe the eibach pro spring from tire rack, will there be any rubbing on anything? i've been searching for days and i've seen people say there will be no problems, and i see people say it will rub and will need the tabs pushed up or extreme cases rolling. 90% wil be used for autox as its not my daily. so confused lol. thanks

from what i gathered i should be fine with maybe a minimum of bending the tabs.
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