Re: Help b4 purchasing new Rims & Tyres
235/45R17 is the perfect size for a 17" wheel on an AU. You'll have no problems at all.
As for the tyre choices, I'd go with the SP3000s. The 9000s might wear out a bit too quick, and the Hankook... well, it's a Korean tyre, that's all I can say! hehe
Maxxis are made in Taiwan by Cheng Shin Rubber Co. and are a good cheap tyre, but overall they rank pretty low. There's not much lateral grip and can get quite noisy. I've had them in 18" and they just didn't inspire any confidence when taking the car into a corner. Well, I used to wholesale them too so I really know what they're like. hehe