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#1 scw02102

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 02:01 PM

I’m running 205/45/17 on the front using a 10mm spacer and rear set of wheels.

Can I run 215/45/17?
Anyone done this without rubbing?

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 08:49 AM

I have them...On ET35 wheels 8x17 and 15 mm spacers.
Initially they rubbed on the aft face of the wheel well when turning. It's the tyre corner that touches.
But I ve modified this area to create deep recess .

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 10:28 AM

215/40 17 sits nice

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 08:15 PM

Cheers guys.
Will just stick with the 205/45/17

Don’t want any rubbing or modding

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 12:36 PM

Quick question,

 

How do you find it effects the steering having rears on the front?



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Posted 11 May 2019 - 08:10 AM

No difference in terms of steering weight and feel which was hard to believe at first.

 

Handles better with less over-steer, and looks better than the tiny biscuit wheels LOL

 

Does tram-line a bit more than normal though.

Over all worth it in my eyes plus you can buy decent tyres like AD08R where as the 175/55/17 well need I say anymore...



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Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:53 PM

In all honesty I am suprised drivers are not looking at wheels that allow the Lotus specific LTS2 AD07. I am thiking of suitable wheels.

 

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