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Old 10-17-2018, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by s2000Junky View Post
Will fit fine if they are the +60's.
Just so Im clear. 17x9 +60 will not poke out? If so thats great.

Next question is tire size? Is that setup safe enough for 255 all around? Or with this being a street car is there a "safer" route to go. 225/235/245 front? Always 255 in the rear, or is 245 safer?

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Old 10-17-2018, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by brc80 View Post
Just so Im clear. 17x9 +60 will not poke out? If so thats great.

Next question is tire size? Is that setup safe enough for 255 all around? Or with this being a street car is there a "safer" route to go. 225/235/245 front? Always 255 in the rear, or is 245 safer?

Again thank you for all your help.
It will not poke, however I would stick to 245 up front. The rear is up to you, either 255 or 245 if you want the ability to rotate tires. Handling wise you are going to be safer at the limit on the street running a stagger on stock suspension, especially if an ap1. Ap2 is a bit more balanced to run more tire up front, since its tendency is to push into a turn more from the factory.
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:59 AM
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It will not poke, however I would stick to 245 up front. The rear is up to you, either 255 or 245 if you want the ability to rotate tires. Handling wise you are going to be safer at the limit on the street running a stagger on stock suspension, especially if an ap1. Ap2 is a bit more balanced to run more tire up front, since its tendency is to push into a turn more from the factory.
Mine is a bone stock 2001, so would you say 245/40 or maybe a 235/45 for the front?
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:12 PM
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Mine is a bone stock 2001, so would you say 245/40 or maybe a 235/45 for the front?
I don't care for 235/45 in general because of their mismatched larger overall size diameter when mated to either of these rear options, but it is still a viable choice. I would probably steer you towards running the 245 up front but pick up a used ap2 rear sway bar and swap out your stock rear bar which is very stiff - stiffer then any other year s2k. This will tame the rear end a bit and allow for more traction. Keep the stiff stock front sway. Run a 255 out back.
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I don't care for 235/45 in general because of their mismatched larger overall size diameter when mated to either of these rear options, but it is still a viable choice. I would probably steer you towards running the 245 up front but pick up a used ap2 rear sway bar and swap out your stock rear bar which is very stiff - stiffer then any other year s2k. This will tame the rear end a bit and allow for more traction. Keep the stiff stock front sway. Run a 255 out back.
Thanks for the info, It sounds like that might be the best setup. Last question I promise, would you advise against doing a 225 on a 9 inch wheel? Id really like to get the PF01's in +60 for the lip, but if I am way off, maybe i would be better severed going 17x8 and 17x9 with the tried and true 225/255 combo.
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Originally Posted by brc80 View Post
Thanks for the info, It sounds like that might be the best setup. Last question I promise, would you advise against doing a 225 on a 9 inch wheel? Id really like to get the PF01's in +60 for the lip, but if I am way off, maybe i would be better severed going 17x8 and 17x9 with the tried and true 225/255 combo.
Its an acceptable stretch, but it would be the max. If you do the 8" up front you will realistically be stuck at running a 225 width if that's ok with you. Anything wider will sit bulged on that rim width and though could still fit and add a little more grip, the steering feel and precision will be degraded. Best rule of thumb to get the most grip and precision out of any width tire is to match it with the proper width rim, on the top end of the range.
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Its an acceptable stretch, but it would be the max. If you do the 8" up front you will realistically be stuck at running a 225 width if that's ok with you. Anything wider will sit bulged on that rim width and though could still fit and add a little more grip, the steering feel and precision will be degraded. Best rule of thumb to get the most grip and precision out of any width tire is to match it with the proper width rim, on the top end of the range.
I guess for a 100% street car, with stock fenders. The 17x8/17x9 225/255 combo would be the safest route to go then. It should like trying to 17x9 square with larger front tires presents a risk.

Would you agree?
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I guess for a 100% street car, with stock fenders. The 17x8/17x9 225/255 combo would be the safest route to go then. It should like trying to 17x9 square with larger front tires presents a risk.

Would you agree?
Depends on your driving skill and if you find yourself a weekend carver that enjoys pushing it a bit. The 00-01 out of the box is the least forgiving and when you couple it with more traction up front without addressing anything to help rebalance the car, it will give you an even more over steer prone car then it already is.
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I do enjoy pushing it a bit in a canyon here and there. But mostly I drive it to the office on Fridays. Ive only had it about 6 months. I picked up a mint single owner 2001 with only 17k miles on it.
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Old 10-17-2018, 01:39 PM
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I do enjoy pushing it a bit in a canyon here and there. But mostly I drive it to the office on Fridays. Ive only had it about 6 months. I picked up a mint single owner 2001 with only 17k miles on it.
Nice Now keep it out of the ditches and just go with a staggered tire. Non stag rims are popular, especially ones that fit the stock fenders, so resale might be slightly better on those. You can run a 225 or 235 on a 9" or just go with the 8" 225 set up. Cant lose either way. The 9 +60 will look less sunk in up front then the 8 +60 if appearances matter to you.
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