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215/45-17 to 225/45-17 Tires ?????

I have a 2006 Tiburon GS with 5 spd and 4 cyl...It has the 17" GT wheels and Michelin Pilots...At around 22K miles its becoming time for new rubber...Thinking of going from the stock size of 215/45-17 to one size bigger for a slightly wider stance look which is 225/45-17...Has anyone been down this road??? The specs are below on the tires I'm looking at...I am mostly worried about possible rubbing of course..While the overall width and Diam differance is minimal I did think it very intersting that the tread width changed so much which I think would look good provided rubbing was not an issue...

Yokohama Avid H4S at Tirerack.com

215/45-17-------- 225/45-17
Overall width 8.4 --------8.9

Overall Diam. 24.7 ------25.1

Tread width 7.1----------8.3

P.S....Cant say enough about my Tiburon...I have not had any problems..Gets great MPG like 29/35...And for a 4 banger is fairly fast...

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at stock ride hight it will fit but if you have it slammed to the ground you might rub at full turn

i am pretty sure you will fit with no problems

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I switched to 225/45 17s the first time I got tires. Now on my third set. No problems at all. Just put on Riken Raptors last month. Nice ride, look good. Had bf goodrich t/a before these. lasted all 30000.
My car is on stock suspension.

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I also went with 225/45 17" the only down side that I noticed is the tires are a bit more sluggish on initial turn in with the stock 7inch wide rims
and the car is a bit slower on acceleration with the increased tire mass and size.

The H4S is a great all season tire I got a set on my Protégé great aquaplaning resistance and good dry and wet traction for an all season
But I don't know what they are worth in the snow I use winter tires.

I got the Advan Sport on my tib great traction on dry and wet I used to have Dunlop sport max and it's like night and day the TCS used to come on every time I would launch hard
since I got the Yoko's it didn't came on not once, they are that sticky.

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i have sumitomo htrz II 225/45zr17 and my 06 gs is dropped 2 inches and i dont rub at all and the tires grip very well
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go for the upsize

try 2day parts - I bought some Hankook hr11's in the 225-45-17 size and they have been very good sticky and cheap
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Just keep in mind that a wider tire means less overall PSI contacting the road surface so your traction level in wet/snow will decrease contrary to popular belief that wider is always better and always = more grip. Simple physics says it ain't so!

And, since you are increasing your O.D. your speedo and odometer will also not be properly calibrated.

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Stealth shark is right however I don't think the .2 of an inch radius and .9 mph diff will harm anyone in anyway.
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225/45/17 fits and looks and performs much better.

I run them and I am also lowered almost 2" and they work great.
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all the differences are so negligible that youll be fine. i put fuizion zri r compound 235/40/17 on. if you want to be safe, for every ten mm you go up in width, go five mm down on depth and it compensates for the most part. ie, go from 215/45/17 ----> 225/40/17. you can only go so far with that though. do keep in mind, that the tire does not meet the ground the way it was designed when you go bigger though. that could be a good thing or a bad thing but it almost always means premature flat spots.

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