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Shawnb
10-26-2015, 12:00 PM
On my third set of tires, refuse to buy the p zero for winter driving. Will a 215 40 17 rub on the stock wheels?

Shawnb
10-26-2015, 12:58 PM
Ended up going with a Kumho Ecsta AST in 215 40 17. No rubbing so far. This tire will just be for dial driving through the mild winter we get here. Had limited choices with tires for same day installation.


Should the tire pressures be the same, given it's a different size than stock?

BigDaddySRT
10-26-2015, 01:58 PM
215/40R17 fit great on the stock ABARTH 17x7 Forged Wheels... no problems anywhere in Stock Suspension travel or with Eibach Sportlines.

Adjust Tire pressures to your driving style.

Shawnb
10-26-2015, 02:21 PM
215/40R17 fit great on the stock ABARTH 17x7 Forged Wheels... no problems anywhere in Stock Suspension travel or with Eibach Sportlines.

Adjust Tire pressures to your driving style.

Have it at stock right now, feels kinda sloppy, but that could just be the tire... These cars eat up tires, just want these to last over the winter. Have a fresh set of Direzzas for summer.

Simmonz
10-26-2015, 02:30 PM
I feel like i throw a lot of stuff on the side of my car with the 205s as it is (need to get splash guards or something). Though I'm always happy to get a little more tread on the ground. Gonna abuse the hell out of these P-neros and maybe go a bit bigger when I need replacements.

Klasse Act
10-26-2015, 08:34 PM
I had 215/40's put on my stock wheels (Yoke S-drives) and they did rub...BUT, get this, it was the d/s rear wheelwell. My buddy at Discount Tire trimmed it out on the spot, you could see where it was rubbing and that took care of it. Flashforward to this year, I now have the Nue-F RSe05's which are 7.5" wide and with the same tires there's STILL no rubbing!

I say go for it because different tires have different carcuses, i.e. some are more squared off.

pk9394
10-27-2015, 04:15 PM
On my third set of tires, refuse to buy the p zero for winter driving. Will a 215 40 17 rub on the stock wheels?

I know is not all 215 are the same. I can only tell you the Kumho Ecsta LE Sport 215/40-17 on stock rim.
My car is lower with Eibach Pro coil and koni yellow all around. I do have small rub when doing 90 degree turns into driveway. other than that, is all good.

gspot
10-27-2015, 04:24 PM
205 only on the TJET must be lower than US car ,

Shawnb
10-27-2015, 09:05 PM
205 only on the TJET must be lower than US car ,



Possible, I'm not sure. The U.S. Abarth read end sits a bit higher it seems. 215s fit fine, I've been playing with air pressures. The car seems way more stable at highway speeds, and not darty like with the 205 pirellis. I haven't had any rub, but my car is bone stock.

Shelbygto2
11-26-2015, 11:33 PM
215/40R17 fit great on the stock ABARTH 17x7 Forged Wheels... no problems anywhere in Stock Suspension travel or with Eibach Sportlines.

Adjust Tire pressures to your driving style.

What brand did you use that had no clearance issues?

BigDaddySRT
11-27-2015, 12:22 AM
What brand did you use that had no clearance issues?

Advan AD08R

They are now dedicated street tires. Hoosier A7 for racing.

Shawnb
11-27-2015, 10:12 AM
The kumho I'm using just for winter still haven't had any rub.

I have a fresh set of direzza in the same size for summer, hope I don't run into issues with those.

Dave80GTSi
04-26-2016, 02:32 PM
Revisiting this old thread - my OEM Pirelli's lasted for 15 k miles, and would like to use the Michelin Pilot Sport All-Seasons in size 215/40 x 17. Suspension is 100% stock.

Anyone else tried this tire / size yet? Any rubbing anywhere?

Shawnb
04-26-2016, 03:39 PM
Revisiting this old thread - my OEM Pirelli's lasted for 15 k miles, and would like to use the Michelin Pilot Sport All-Seasons in size 215/40 x 17. Suspension is 100% stock.

Anyone else tried this tire / size yet? Any rubbing anywhere?


The 215s on my car still haven't rubbed. My car is bone stock though, and it hasn't been to a track. It's seen plenty of mountain passes though

Klasse Act
04-26-2016, 07:19 PM
I had 215's put on my car with its stock wheels (Yoke S-drives) and they did rub but in the rear while turning, LOL. My buddy at Discount Tire cut out a small section of the D/S rear wheel well, a sliver infact and it was all good. When I had my 17 x 7.5" Nuespeeds on I also had NO issues, front or back.