View Full Version : ST205 with 17x8 , 215/45/R17 +35, Anyone?

11-22-2013, 11:49 PM
I'm in the process of upgrading, and am thinking of getting some Rota Grid wheels, but I researching offsets on the ST205, every source is different.

I'm on stock TRD suspension as far as I know, so it is a little lowered I believe. I'm just unsure whether these wheels will fit due to the large calipers.

I've read that people have had these size rims installed, so whatever brand they have, does that mean my Rotas will also fit as well? Or does it differ from wheel style to wheel style?

11-23-2013, 05:28 AM
That will differ from rim style to rim style. If possible, do a test mount of the wheel (without rubber). Most tire shops will not let you return a rim if it has had a tire mounted on it.

If you're buying from someone local, ask to test fit the rim before purchase and check fitment on front AND rear. My understanding is that the rear calipers are also tricky to clear with anything but stock wheels.

11-25-2013, 09:38 PM
Why run a 215 on an 8" rim?

11-26-2013, 08:09 AM
I just wanted some extra grip without being too excessive.
The rota grids and G-max AS-03 tires have now been ordered, will keep you guys updated when they arrive.

11-26-2013, 07:54 PM
I run 215's on 6.5's, 225's on 7's and 245's on 8's. Depends on the build of the actual tire tho.

11-26-2013, 09:30 PM
We have 235/40R17s on Tara's 205, with 17x8 wheels. Not sure of the offset (I think +30?), but it does have 10mm spacers on the rear.

We had to slightly roll the rear fenders to stop the 235s from rubbing. Definitely no more room front or rear for more tire.

12-01-2013, 04:47 PM
Anyway, most people run 225 on 8" wide rims, unless it's a known to be wide tire like the Dunlop Direzza Star Spec, where the 215 is about as wide as a 225, but still mounts like a 215. I have those in a 215/40R17 on my 17x7 +40 and had slight rubbing issues on my ST184 GT coupe, that was fixed with a bit more camber and a correctly mount strut (Koni Yellow inserted into a cut stock strut, and my fabrication skills are not the greatest). That said, I know a FWD 6th gen that ran around on 215/40R17 on a 17x8 +35 wheel, and didn't have rubbing issues.

Sadly most of my wheel/tire research is related to ST18x I can tell you all kind of nifty sizing information for wheel/tires off the top of my head for those cars.

12-10-2013, 11:18 PM
Got my new tires and wheels today:
'94 JDM GT-Four, stock TRD suspension

Previous tires & Wheels:
Again - 16x7 ET35
Bridgestone Blizzaks - 205/55/R16

New Setup:
Rota Grids - 17x8 ET35
General G-Mas AS-03 - 215/45/R17

Rear (plenty of space):
Front (plenty of space):

The front is quite flush, the rear still sits in the wheel arch, so it could have used some spacers to bring it more flush with the body. I'm still happy with it though.

12-11-2013, 09:10 PM
Yeah I think that's why there are spacers on Tara's car. 10mm I believe.

12-13-2013, 04:26 PM
Nice new wheels man

12-13-2013, 07:35 PM
I dig those wheels.

12-14-2013, 05:57 PM
Yeah... I'm kind of thinking of getting the same thing, only bronze and 17x9+30.

12-21-2013, 09:22 AM
Such... skinny... tires...

12-21-2013, 04:59 PM
Such... skinny... tires...