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Old 12-04-2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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Arrow 245 40 17 on front??

im looking to buy a set of m68s for a good price and the tire sizes the guy is running is a bit odd. they have 245 40 17 and 245 45 17 on them.. will this work and if it will what will i need to do?

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Old 12-04-2009, 06:43 PM   #2
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245/40/17 is pretty much the same as stock, 245/45/17 are about one inch taller than stock. They will still fit but I think it's gonna look weird
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:29 PM   #3
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The taller tire may cause some rubbing issues during compression and will be throwing off your speedo.

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Old 12-04-2009, 08:06 PM   #4
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im looking to buy a set of m68s for a good price and the tire sizes the guy is running is a bit odd. they have 245 40 17 and 245 45 17 on them.. will this work and if it will what will i need to do?

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Wait you're buying 245 front's?
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:24 PM   #5
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No I'm not buying 245 for the front. The set of wheels I'm looking at has 245 40 17 front and 245 45 17 rear. My question was will this work or would I have to get tires. I know they would look funny but I'm strapped for cash and have the base 17x7 with the 205 50s and I hate em.
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:42 PM   #6
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my stock setup on my style 68s are 225/45R-17 front and 245/40R-17 rear which is pretty typical for a staggered stance. are the wheels staggered? if they are, i think this is definitely an odd setup.
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:08 PM   #7
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They are oem staggered. I'm just gettin a pretty sweet deal on em so I figured I might see if they would do cuz the tires are new
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:41 PM   #8
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Swap the 245-40-17 tires to the rear wheels and buy 2 new 225-45-17 for the front wheels, then you have the correct OEM set.

Oh, sell or trade in the 245-45-17 tires.
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Or just get another pair of 245/40R17 tires and run a square setup. You can rotate your tires and get a lot more mileage out of them.
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Or just get another pair of 245/40R17 tires and run a square setup. You can rotate your tires and get a lot more mileage out of them.
And get rid of some of that damn understeer
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And get rid of some of that damn understeer
True that man
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And get rid of some of that damn understeer
All understeer is not bad.
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All understeer is not bad.
For some people it's good. I'm trying to zero mine out and make her as neutral as possible.
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Understeer saved me a number of times since I drive very aggressively on corners. Both ABS and DSC have activated before when I did crazy cornering.

I have the factory sport suspension's staggered setup. My right front/rear tires' outer edges are about gone in one month with only 1500 miles. LOL
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Ohh, did I say it is real fun to watch those monster trucks/SUVs or f*cking ricers tailgating me and simply got lost after a corner or two? :-0
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