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i'm in need of quick help and answer possibly. i'm buying 17 by 8.25 inch XXR 527 wheels this week. i'm planning on running 235/40 17 tires on them. and I have the choose of a 20 offset or a 35. It seems they both could and can fit, but wanted to know which one will give me the overall best performance side out of them with very/no rubbing as possible. I also am running a 2 inch drop at the moment and don't plan to go any lower. any help or advice or any guidance in the right direction would be very helpful.
 

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35 is closer to stock and more likely to fit correctly.

No guarantees that it will however, especially w/ 235mm width tires. Are you able to test fit before buying?
 

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Owner Manual and Tire Size Discrepancy

Hello,

I just got a used 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS about a week ago and I am looking to replace my tires.

I have factory wheels it appears.

My owner's manual states I should use 215/50R17 but the previous owner put 215/55R17 on all four tires.

What should I use to replace them with and why were they different than what's in the owner's manual? :scratch:

 

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Generally a stock size is the most guaranteed fitment but you can vary it a little bit safely. The first # is the width of the tire, the second it's height (as a % of the width) and the third the wheel size. It may have been changed from stock because that's what the shop had at the time, or some other convenience related thing.
 

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Help needed from Germany

Hello all,

i bought one of a (in Germany) really rare Spyder GT...i think
there are not more than 20-30 3G-Spyder here in GER.

Now i want to buy me some new wheels that look
much better than the original ones.
Because my english is not so good and before i
order the wrong size i want to ask here to hope
that anyone can give me an answer i really understand ;-) !

My favourite wheels are the size:
8,5 x 19 Offset 40 with 225/35/19 (or 235/35/19)

My alternative are the size:
8,5 x 18 Offset 40 with 225/40/18 (or 235/40/18)

My car is not lowered but i think about to mount an
Eibach Pro Kit, if possible with one of this wheelsizes !?

Can anybody tell me if that fits or better, can somebody
post a Foto with rims mounted in this size !

Thanks a lot in advance and greetings from Germany,

Stephan
 

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It looks like you've done your homework, those wheel widths, offsets, and tire sizes look great.

Just be sure that you have the correct bolt pattern (5 x 114.3 mm) for the wheels and the center bore (67.1 mm) is either correct or that you can find adapter rings.
 

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Hi tracer bullet,

i decided for this wheels:
ALUTEC Pearl
(aha, the system do not allow to post pictures or links for newbies)

They are available in 18" and 19" !

So, you think both dimensions do fit without
any bodyworks like rolling or anything else ?

I dont know how they would look on my blue spyder,
but i like the colour and the 7-spoke-design.
I dont know how to post a picture in here, so
i can not show you my car.
Otherwise i think that the most of you guys in
here do know how the spyder looks like ;) !

In germany its complete different, if the diamonds
werde not mounted at the car only a handful of
people would know them as a mitsubishi !

Before that i drove a 1983 BMW 316 BAUR Convertible,
that was special too in Germany but most of the people
know the look of the old BMWs !

Sorry off topic....

Anyway, has anybody pictures from that sizes i prefer
mounted on a (blue) spyder ???

Thanks a lot,

Stephan
 

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Okay, that sounds good.
I think i will decide for the bigger ones ;-) !!!

But do you know where to find a picture with
mounted 19" without lowering ?
I saw some 19"-pictures but i could not
recognize if the car was lowered or not.
Most of the 3Gs go not bigger than 18" !

And anyway, why are you so sure?
Do/did you drive 19" as well ?

Good night from Germany,

Stephan
 

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I'm certain because I ran a similar 18" setup, including the same size tires and similar offset, and there was plenty of room inside the wheel wells with no rubbing. My car was lowered on a combination of Tein S-tech springs in front and Eiback sportlines in back. Your 19" listed has the same width and offset, and your lower profile tires are the right size to make up for the larger wheel diameter.
 

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okay, so for the longest time i have been debating which wheels to get. waiting for the summer but here is the thing; I do know i want to run Michelin super sport 225/40

here are the two sets of wheels im looking at
xxr 551, 7 spoke
18x8.75
+36 offset
OR
mst mt01, 6 spoke
18x9.75 (probably too wide im thinking)
+35 offset

I am lowered about two finger gap front and back. I can roll my fenders if needed. Will i rub without rolling my fenders, what about rolling them? also in the front, will i need to grab a rubber mallet and hit the crap out the black boxes?

any thoughts and recommendations are welcomed.
 

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Hey everyone - saw some 2017 activity on this thread so I thought I'd give it a shot with my question.

Looking to get a new set of wheels for my 03 GTS but still have a few questions around the proper tire section width for the wheels that I've selected. For background info, stock ride height and I have no plans on larger calipers.

I'm buying my wheels (and possibly tires) off of Wheelfire. Wheel Spec: 17" Diameter +40 Offset 8" Width

The suggested tire size for the wheels in 215/50/17 which is what is throwing me off...

From my understanding, wouldn't an 8" wheel require a 225 section width in order to not stretch the tire? If so, any recommendations on sidewall percentage so that I do not rub or screw with my speedo?

Thanks!
 

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Some notes to help:

215 means 215mm width, and since 2.54cm = 1 inch this means it's about (rounding off) means an 8.5" wide tire. Still though it would work a little more is recommended.

The 50 in your #'s means the height of the sidewall is 50% of the width, so ~ 107.5mm height. You can vary the width and height as a %age if you match up the actual result and don't go too crazy. For example a 225 / 45 / 17 tire would be 101.25mm height. Shorter, but not drastic. 235 / 45 / 17 is even better at 105.75mm height.

I think you can do 235 / 45 / 17 at that offset but it's been a while so I'd read backwards and check for people who have run it or go re-read the first post in this thread to be sure.
 
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