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Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:00 pm 
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I picked up a tyre decal for inside the door of an ELGT today from Ford to try an legalise my 18's and to my surprise it designates the tyre size as 245 / 40 R 17 with a rim code of 8.5 J. Is this a mistake or on purpose so you can't fit 19's to them?

 

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Aren't EL GT rims 17's..?

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:36 pm 
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twason wrote:
I picked up a tyre decal for inside the door of an ELGT today from Ford to try an legalise my 18's and to my surprise it designates the tyre size as 245 / 40 R 17 with a rim code of 8.5 J. Is this a mistake or on purpose so you can't fit 19's to them?

Hey?
Thats what size rubber EL GT's had...
8.5" wide rim...

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:40 pm 
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I picked up a tyre decal for inside the door of an ELGT today from Ford to try an legalise my 18's and to my surprise it designates the tyre size as 245 / 40 R 17 with a rim code of 8.5 J. Is this a mistake or on purpose so you can't fit 19's to them?

Hey?
Thats what size rubber EL GT's had...
8.5" wide rim...
But arnt they 18's not 17's?

Edit, of course they are 17's I don't know where my brain is today.....

 

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EL Gt's are 17's dude..

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:42 pm 
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twason wrote:
Steady ED wrote:
twason wrote:
I picked up a tyre decal for inside the door of an ELGT today from Ford to try an legalise my 18's and to my surprise it designates the tyre size as 245 / 40 R 17 with a rim code of 8.5 J. Is this a mistake or on purpose so you can't fit 19's to them?

Hey?
Thats what size rubber EL GT's had...
8.5" wide rim...
But they are 18's not 17's


So... they are 17 x 8.5". There is no mistake.

On top of that, everyone fits the wrong size tire to them. :wink:
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Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:42 pm 
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Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:06 pm 
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So... they are 17 x 8.5". There is no mistake.

On top of that, everyone fits the wrong size tire to them. :wink:


I don't, and its bloody expensive as they are an odd size.
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Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:13 pm 
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arm79 wrote:

So... they are 17 x 8.5". There is no mistake.

On top of that, everyone fits the wrong size tire to them. :wink:


I don't, and its bloody expensive as they are an odd size.


Ahhh... A person who goes by the book. :D

But it is why everyone fits 235/45 to them. The 245/40's are an odd size, and they are expensive.

What brand rubber you put on them. I went looking for some decent 245's, but couldn't really find anything at my last tyre change?
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Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:16 pm 
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The set I have on now are Bridgestone Potenza S03's - 245/40-17, they are awesome, they will be going on again
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Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:18 pm 
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I know them. Bloody good rubber. Standard on WRX's from memory.

But also know a set of 4 would set you back somewhere near the GDP of a small African nation. :shock:
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Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:51 pm 
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I know they are around $600 for the 19" S03's, and the bridgestone guy reckons they wouldn't even last 20,000km cause they're that grippy.
Have u had any wear problems with your SO3's? jeffb?

They're just exxy as, to get no wear out of them and no one i know has used them yet.
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so how much are the decals from ford?

 

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surly you don't need a decal just to fit 19's...do you??

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:36 pm 
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EL XR8 wrote:
I know they are around $600 for the 19" S03's, and the bridgestone guy reckons they wouldn't even last 20,000km cause they're that grippy.
Have u had any wear problems with your SO3's? jeffb?

They're just exxy as, to get no wear out of them and no one i know has used them yet.


Mine have been going OK, they grib like s**t to a blanket, I dont know how far I have gone on them but they seem to be wearing OK, I do give them a hard time, I think they would go a bit further than 20,000k's, dunno how much past 30,000 tho.

I just put Yoko Advan V103 on my TS50 for similar money and they are no comparison really.
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