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ActiveMonkey
04-18-2007, 08:25 PM
Do the rims i have on my car a 17x7.5 ET45 and have had 235/45 17 tires on them for a while and have never rubbed. I buy some new rear tires since mine are pretty toast. I take it to Pep Boys since even they can't mess up putting on some tires. I come back in a hour and the man says, "Your new tires rub the rear Control Arm. What would you like us to do?"

I replied with, "What the fuck? They are the same size." He said he new and didn't understand, but sure enough they rub pretty bad. So i guess i need spacers. shit this sucks.


I don't get it. The old tires are KUMHO's ECSTA SPT 235/45 17 and the new tires are Yokohama's AVS ES100 235/45 17. So What the hell.


Anyone local selling 2 spacers?

maxspeed
04-18-2007, 08:28 PM
i <3 my kumho ecsta spts

Mr.Black
04-18-2007, 08:33 PM
different design of the tire shoulder. take a hammer to that control arm, that should fix it. lol

ActiveMonkey
04-18-2007, 08:44 PM
different design of the tire shoulder. take a hammer to that control arm, that should fix it. lol

If this was my old K5 Blazer i'd be out there with a sledge hammer right now! Damn i mis that truck.

Calabria
04-18-2007, 08:46 PM
damn, didnt know 235 fit on a 7.5

ActiveMonkey
04-18-2007, 08:48 PM
they fit perfectly. Don't stick out and don't tapper in.

audiness
04-18-2007, 08:50 PM
tires do vary slightly by manufacturer. go back to 225's

BranCKY3
04-18-2007, 09:14 PM
they fit perfectly. Don't stick out and don't tapper in.

235's on 7.5" rim = perfection.

ActiveMonkey
04-18-2007, 09:14 PM
I don't want to go down to 225's, i'd have to buy a whole new set. Besides, i like the extra grip

mike-2ptzero
04-18-2007, 09:41 PM
235's on 7.5" rim = perfection.

If perfection = tons of rim protection. Even on a 8" rim the 235/45/17 will have plenty of over hang and is a bit taller then stock. He should have just put a set of 225/45 on his 7.5".

ActiveMonkey - cant you just return the tires?

ActiveMonkey
04-18-2007, 10:01 PM
I can't. I bought the Yokohama's AVS ES100 235/45 17 New off of craigs list for $140

It was just too good of a deal to pass up. But i've always run 235's on these rims...

onemoremile
04-19-2007, 07:01 AM
It really depends on the tire. Some 225 tires are wider than other 255 tires. It seems that the millimeter is now up for interpretation. I had 235/45-17 Pilot Sports on 17x8 wheels and had no clearance or rubbing issues at all. Now I run 225/50-16 Sumitomo HTR Z on stock Swings and it barely clears the inner arm.

It sounds like your only option is spacers.

1 ate T
04-19-2007, 01:15 PM
It sounds like your only option is spacers.

Sounds like your other option is different wheels [:D]

ActiveMonkey
04-19-2007, 01:17 PM
I went and bought some 3mm spacers just for the rear until the full set of 8mm spacers comes in.

Big thanks to TwinCam Motorsports in Concord, CA. Took the spacers off his track car since he didn't have any in stock. [up] [up]