View Full Version : St 205 Max tire size

03-21-2011, 09:33 AM
Im trying to find the max tire size st205.
I want to stick with 17" rims but need them to be as wide as I can get them. I would also like to fill up the wheel well a bit better.

If any one knows what size I can jam under there it would be most helpfull. Im looking online but all Ii seem to find is fwd info. LOL im going to kick myself if it is the same size.

03-21-2011, 05:35 PM
We managed to fit 235/40R17 under Tara's car, speedometer will read 0.3% too fast (so basically no difference)

However, you need pretty much perfect offset to make these fit (8" wide rims are best as well) and we still have a tiny, tiny bit of rubbing on the plastic liner (so minor there are still no marks on the liner)

225/40R17 will fit alot easier, and only reads 1.5" too fast. Also alot more tires avaliable in this size.

Stock size is 215/50R16.

03-21-2011, 07:21 PM
Might want to look at wheel spacers to get the tires flush. Max tire width is also dependent on your rim width, so keep that in mind. Don't want to stretch it too much. That said, with some convincing 235's can be fit. Mine are 215's and I had to roll my rear fenders to fit them due to the spacers. But, the end result is a perfectly flush stance.

03-23-2011, 02:32 AM
Well i think to be on the safe side im going with 225/40/r17. Im thinking of getting Nitto NT555RII. Has anyone used these tires befor?

03-24-2011, 05:30 AM