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    Anyone running 17 rims and tires??

    Hi I just picked up at set of 17 used rims for a great price. I'm not sure what's the biggest size I can run without doing a little trial and error lol. I'm hoping some of you guys are running 17's and know the answer. I've already read through all the tire post and haven't seen anyone say they're running 17's or the size if they are. I'm looking at running 205/50R17 or 215/50R17. If I need to drop the sidewall down to a 45 or 40. I will but I'd prefer not to if possible. My car has stock suspension. Thanks in advance to any replies.


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    I know Pete is running 17"s
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    Yup I got 17's

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    :P I've said in several places I have 17x8.5's (+15) on mine, running 205/40R17 - it's as wide as you can go before needing to worry about the fender liner.

    Use this though: http://www.willtheyfit.com/

    Punch in what you have, and what you want to go to, it will show you how far in / out everything will be, including effects on the speedometer. (stock is 185/60R15 5.5 wide, +50 offset)

    With the amount of room we have in the wheel wells, even lowered it really comes down to rim width, if I had a 7" wide rim I could use a taller tire...
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    i run 205/40/16

    3 filling fell out of my mouth, but the handling is pretty good.

    its not bad, u just have to avoid potholes
    I think the wide tires make it "wander" a little.
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    Thanks everyone. I'm gonna try running 205/45R17. I'm gonna get them mounted and balenced this weekend.

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    Just FYI:

    You can do an advanced search in the garage for "17" in the "Wheel and Tire" field:

    http://micra-forum.com/dto_garage_se...hp?do=advanced

    Half a dozen Micras come up in the results.

    One way to see what wheels people are running (only shows those with pics, doesn't specify what size):

    http://micra-forum.com/garage-pic-mo...wheelsandtires

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    Does running 17's compromise handling? Ride quality?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azmodon View Post
    With the amount of room we have in the wheel wells, even lowered it really comes down to rim width, if I had a 7" wide rim I could use a taller tire...
    The BMW i-3 runs really narrow tires / wheels. 155/70R19
    Unfortunately the rims are 5 bolts.

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    205/40-17 konig tantrums

    just in time for winter...lol


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