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Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 4:36 pm 
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Due ti some people here not liking the hub caps I have (evil bastards :twisted: ), I am considering upgraidng 17s.

But what does 205 and 17x7.5 mean?

What do most people run here?
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Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 4:39 pm 
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standard profile for 17's are 235/45/17

17 x 7.5 is the size of the rim (17 inch) x width (7.5 inch)

with wider the rim, the bigger the rubber that can fit on it! but in general, most 17" rims from any tyre shop will be between 17 x 7 & 17 x 8, and be running 235/45 tyres! :P

235 is the width of the tyre - the higher the number, the wider the tyre, 45 is the tyre-wall height - the lower the number, the lower the profile.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 4:46 pm 
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Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 4:47 pm 
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Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 5:01 pm 
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At the risk of sounding stupid, will 17s fit straight on.

I confused about adapters and spacers and s**t like that.
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Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 5:03 pm 
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depends on the offset of the rim!

you need to ask the tyre shop if whatever rim you're looking @ will fit e-series offset! :)

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 5:20 pm 
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There was a post that had a heap of links to tyre places and options available.

Can anyone find it?

I have gone through 23 pasges of searching to find it with no luck yet.
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Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:20 am 
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205 are the millimetes 17 is the inches
on my ba xr6 i run 245 x 17 bf goodriches the dunlops on there were 235x 17 and they were s**t.
theyr'e not cheap but they are friggin great
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Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:08 am 
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The 205 part is the width in millimetres, the /65 part is the sidewall height as a percentage of the width (ie, on a 205/65 the sidewall is 65% of 205mm high) and the last number is the wheel size in inches, ie 15,16,17.

 

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