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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-09-2010, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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Low Profile Tires on 17's

Ok I am looking to buy some Enkei Evo5 17's(bronze/gold is the only good colour rim for a red car imo lol) and I cant find much info on how low profile I can go with them. All I can find is the optimal tire size, so I figure someone will know and can hopefully give an answer.
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Heres a link to gauge wheel size with tire tread for speedometer accuracy
Tire Size Calculator - tire & wheel plus sizing

obviously optimal is as close to zero, which is 17 inch wheels with a 40 tread tire, and its recommended to not go more than 3% higher or lower the size off of standard for the stock wheels/tires with the speedometer


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i dont like alot of tire so i always use 205/40/17


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lol im with lobalt, i have 205's with 17's but im not lowered yet so theres only about 6 foot of a wheel gap.

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low profile tires on small wheels look stupid. 215/45/17 sounds good. 17x7 i'm guessing?


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lol im with lobalt, i have 205's with 17's but im not lowered yet so theres only about 6 foot of a wheel gap.
Gotta love the SUV look hahahaha!!!!! I agree go with the 45 sidewall!

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yea i def agree with the 215/45...thats what i have on my 17s and it looks great and is only slow by about 1 mph.



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Thanks for the suggestions, and the pictures made it alot clearer since i know absolutely nothing about tires. I guess I will need to slam it like 3 feet once i get the rims and tires so it doesnt look to ridiculous. I swear this car has more clearance than my jeep did lol
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my speedo was off by 4mph with the wheels/tires it came on it, and when i threw the 17's on my speedo is perfect, soo weird. but def remember that when you're driving if you change wheel size your speedo will be off

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