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Abarth67
04-01-2013, 11:26 AM
Has anyone tried to install this size tire on the Abarth? I have a set of slicks that are this size and they almost fit. Any suggestions?

TurboBullett@Ambient Thermal Management
04-01-2013, 11:44 AM
I am about to install 225/35/17 BUT I am using 8.25" wide wheels and installing 10mm fender flares all around!

Crossfirecat
04-01-2013, 11:59 AM
I have 215/40's on stock 17's. I don't have any rubbing issues at stock ride height. They do come very very close at full left and right turns. Any wider and I'm certain they'd rub the fender liner when turning. It really just depends on your tires specific/actual dimensions.
The 215's fit the stock wheel very well. No more stretched look.

Mr. Man
04-02-2013, 01:57 AM
I am about to install 225/35/17 BUT I am using 8.25" wide wheels and installing 10mm fender flares all around!

Show pics when you're done! I plan on doing this too

MAZ
04-02-2013, 03:25 PM
Show pics when you're done! I plan on doing this too
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BigDaddySRT
04-03-2013, 10:56 AM
I think the lowest profile tire I'd do on the 17" Wheels is a 40 series.

You need some side wall.

shagghie
04-03-2013, 12:01 PM
I think the lowest profile tire I'd do on the 17" Wheels is a 40 series.

You need some side wall.

I have stock 17" rims, and am currently running 10mm F / 15mm R spacers. I'm lowered on Coilovers with about 1 finger gap between top of tire and wheel well. So far no rubbing issues at full turning, but I did scrape paint already on the L front wheel well after the last auto-X and that damned diagonal drainage ditch placed right in middle of heavy breaking/turn-in zone. Pfffft! For street use, I've been good to go. My question is, can I run 215/40/17 do you think on the street for DD? I can raise the CO's of course, but worried that the extra 10mm of rubber pushed even more to the outside will be rubbin'. Suppose I could loose the spacers... :-(

Also, the new BFG's that are out actually run narrower than spec'd, as the tread is folded over towards the sidewalls. Compared to even a smaller sized R1R, the new BFG's are like 5mm narrower when looking top-down on them both side by side... Maybe a good option for us.
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/392651_474096325994649_125914079_n.jpg

Going off of this post: BTW, that guy Bobby knows his stuff and is taking his Yaris to Nationals...
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/223070_386460654758217_808768064_n.jpg

SailDesign
04-03-2013, 01:03 PM
I think the lowest profile tire I'd do on the 17" Wheels is a 40 series.

You need some side wall.

That WOULD depend on the width....
205/40-17 will have less sidewall than a 225/40-17, which may be too large in diameter.

Mr. Man
04-04-2013, 03:20 PM
We could drop sidewall height, but that restricts our tire choices even more