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nrowensby
05-07-2008, 09:25 AM
What's size tires do I need on 17" wheels? Will 225/55/17 fit?

TheReflex79
05-07-2008, 09:33 AM
What kind of wheel and how wide is it???? [wrench]

nrowensby
05-07-2008, 10:06 AM
17x7.5 with 46mm offset

TheReflex79
05-07-2008, 10:11 AM
Any pictures? If they are the similar to a OEM TT fat five rim, tires size is generally 225/45/R17

Ewok_Fetus
05-07-2008, 10:13 AM
I fit 235/35/17's on my B6 sport wheels and they ended up rubbing... So I got spacers...

nrowensby
05-07-2008, 10:20 AM
http://images.craigslist.org/0115110104110103122008050146775b5c6d8a9d880b007326 .jpg

TheReflex79
05-07-2008, 10:27 AM
http://images.craigslist.org/0115110104110103122008050146775b5c6d8a9d880b007326 .jpg

Ok, I work for Mercedes, and those are the YAD rims for CL-Class, tire size on a MB would be 225/55/R17.....but I would probably go with 225/45/R17

djwimbo
05-07-2008, 10:39 AM
whether it's a 235 or a 225 your overall tire diameter should be ~24.9-25"
225/45R17 or a 235/40R17 are common.

TheReflex79
05-07-2008, 10:41 AM
whether it's a 235 or a 225 your overall tire diameter should be ~24.9-25"
225/45R17 or a 235/40R17 are common.
Excellent resource: http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

nrowensby
05-07-2008, 11:39 AM
Yeah... I found a set fairly cheap with brand new 225/55/17's on them, I was wondering if they would fit my a4 with the tires that are on them now.

TheReflex79
05-07-2008, 11:44 AM
Your best bet would be to try that link that posted, input your current tire size, then input the size if the tires that you found, and just see what the difference is....if it isn't that drastic, you should be fine.

onemoremile
05-07-2008, 11:53 AM
That is a big difference of about 2" in height. I put one of the 225/50-17 up against my Audi and it was a bigger difference than I would have thought. It was about an inch taller and wouldn't have fit with any lowering. I run a 245/40-17 on 17x8 with no problems.

nrowensby
05-07-2008, 12:13 PM
That's what I figured... Sucks