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Will 215/55r17 tyres fit?

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Will 215/55r17 tyres fit?

Postby keha » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:53 am

Having trouble sourcing 215/45R17 tyres where im from (Papua New Guinea). Closest size available is 215/55R17. Will they fit on a '98 RS200 stock (AT) :?:

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Re: Will 215/55r17 tyres fit?

Postby Alex-evita » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:29 am

yes it will but your speedo will lie 5.09% if ya going 100km/h your actual speed will be 105km/h
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Re: Will 215/55r17 tyres fit?

Postby mike_01 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:04 am

put up an intro, any tyre will fit as long as you know the speedo will be out, try different sizes that are close to the original 215/45 so example 225/45 235/40 205/55 or even a 215/50 would be better but might be worth a look at other width and size combo
here a good link for checking, you will have to put the original wheel spec and tyre in then the original wheel with new tyre sizes, will tell you the difference in speedo ect..
http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp
couldn't you get some from another country?

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Re: Will 215/55r17 tyres fit?

Postby keha » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:17 am

thanks guys for the responses. The link is very helpful!

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Re: Will 215/55r17 tyres fit?

Postby mike_01 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:21 am

no worries now put up an intro :wink:

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Re: Will 215/55r17 tyres fit?

Postby E910 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:11 am

Why would you want to go from 45 to 55 :?: You'll end up with clearance issues with the guard liner on the front & who knows where else
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Re: Will 215/55r17 tyres fit?

Postby keha » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:40 am

like I said, availability of 215/45 is limited atm and the closest I found was 215/55. I am aware that the 215/55 tyres are slightly larger, thus 'scrubbing' may be an issue. does anyone have first hand experience of 'scrubbing' with 215/55 tyres? if so then I guess I'l just have to keep looking! Thanks for the replies!

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Re: Will 215/55r17 tyres fit?

Postby E910 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:05 am

Can't you import some from Australia or New Zealand?


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