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Old 03-01-2019, 07:13 AM
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I have a '98 S70 T5 on stock wheels and tires. Can I use 235/45/R17? Charts I've checked say I can use 205/45ZR17 or 225/40ZR17. Will the 235's be too wide and will the 45 height ratio effect the mpg?
 
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:38 AM
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The latter for sure. It's the wrong diameter. I haven't tried to run 235's. 225's rub enough for me.
 
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:47 AM
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Thanks. Someone has a set of tires and wheels at a great price. Been on craigslist forever with 5x108 bolt pattern but great price or not, if they don't fit they're no use to me.
A shame though as with all the mods I've done, the car is about 320 hp now and really needs wide tires
 
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Old 03-01-2019, 04:16 PM
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a good resource is wheel-size.com - You can reference the appropriate offset and rim width (both of which influence whether a tire will rub or not) as well as the recommended +1 and +2 tire sizes.
 
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