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7th Gen ('06-'07): Will These Fit SS Rims?

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Old 05-25-2017, 03:29 PM
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A guy on CL is selling brand new Eagle LS-A's for $80 each. They are 225/60 18's. Tire Rack says 225/50's are okay. Will these fit the stock 18's?
 
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Looks like you are adding a little too much to the overall diameter, I think that would hit the strut in the rear
 
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They'll definitely fit the rims. 235 vs 225 isn't enough difference to matter. Like Chibi showed though, that's almost 1.5" taller in overall height!
 
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For me, taller is better. I hate the profile of the RS-A's, they look like they belong on a ricer.

Is there anyway to find out if they will hit the strut besides installing them? Is there a website somewhere that gives a flat "yes" or "no," like the tire stores have?
 
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Originally Posted by 96z34man View Post
For me, taller is better. I hate the profile of the RS-A's, they look like they belong on a ricer.
If you want more sidewall on the tire, go to a smaller rim, but keep the overall height the same. Plenty of 15s and 16s in junkyards for cheap that would add a lot of sidewall without changing the overall height of the tire.

Changing the overall height has multiple issues- clearance, ride height (+3/4" in theory with this tire), handling, and the speedometer accuracy would all be impacted. Just getting the right rim size eliminates all of those issues.
 
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Originally Posted by 96z34man View Post
For me, taller is better. I hate the profile of the RS-A's, they look like they belong on a ricer.

Is there anyway to find out if they will hit the strut besides installing them? Is there a website somewhere that gives a flat "yes" or "no," like the tire stores have?
Look at your current set up, measure the distance to the strut. I doubt there is 2 inches of room there currently.

My parents hated the low profiles on the stock SS rims also. I bought them 16s as a christmas gift so they can save money on tires and have a smoother ride
 
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Originally Posted by ChibiBlackSheep View Post
Look at your current set up, measure the distance to the strut. I doubt there is 2 inches of room there currently.
To the OP, keep in mind that even if it would clear with a static measurement, the tire is a very flexible part and will move around considerably especilly during hard driving. You would need to make sure you have notable margin beyond what the static number gives you (ie not a sheet of paper thick).
 
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That's why I was trying to specify 2 inches of room, would leave about a half inch, which I believe is what is there stock.
 

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