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Old 01-24-2007, 21:59   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there,

I need some knowledgable, good advice on this.....thanks.

Is it possible to fit 225/50 series tyres on 17 x 8" rims to an ED falcon..?? emphasis being on the 50 series tyres......will my guards rub..??

or do they need to be 225/45 series tyres to clear the guards/suspension towers etc...??

Also, I have seen 'Pre AU - 35 mm wheel billet adaptors ' for sale...... to allow rims with various offsets to be fitted to pre AU models.....are these safe.....and legal in NSW..??


Thank you in advance.
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Re: fitting 17 x 8 Series tyres

need to be 45's,
225/50/17 will rub on the upper balljoints
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Old 01-26-2007, 14:51   #3 (permalink)
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Re: fitting 17 x 8 Series tyres

gudday,im running 235/40/18 tyres on my ED and 235/45/17s on my Eb with no problems,however its all about how low your car is,my old seventeens used to rub on the front guards,when pulling into driveways,so i simply lipped the front guards by tapping them flat on the inside edges and its all sweet now,and trust me my car is as low as i can get it!
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Re: fitting 17 x 8 Series tyres

G'day guys,
I think, with all due respect, that without knowing the backspacing of the wheels in question, it is only a guess at where a given tyre will rub. Some tyres will rub on the front guards (wheels with a small amount of backspace-deep dish), other tyres will rub on the suspension (wheels with relatively large backspace).
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