215/40/17 tyres?

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215/40/17 tyres?

#1 Post by Vinny1979 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:14 pm

Would these be ok as opposed to a 205 40 17?

Looking at federal 595 rsr for my trackdays
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Re: 215/40/17 tyres?

#2 Post by 1234dist » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:42 am

i think you'll get rubbing on full lock, 215 is massive.
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Re: 215/40/17 tyres?

#3 Post by Vinny1979 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:38 am

really :headbanging

Its just 10mm!?

:bored

I cant get the federals in a 205, would have to be nakang ns2r semi slicks :rolleyes
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Re: 215/40/17 tyres?

#4 Post by 1234dist » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:51 pm

Vinny1979 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:38 am

Its just 10mm!?
Thats what she said :laughing2
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Re: 215/40/17 tyres?

#5 Post by ROVER-25X » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:16 am

You can get away with it on the ZR as its got a shorter turning circle, when you throw the 17"s on the
25 you have to fit the 205's to stop it rubbing as they have a wider turning circle, guessing the 25 and
R8 share a similar if not the same setup, swap to a ZR rack ?? :S
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Re: 215/40/17 tyres?

#6 Post by JOHNDQ » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:44 pm

ROVER-25X wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:16 am
You can get away with it on the ZR as its got a shorter turning circle, when you throw the 17"s on the
25 you have to fit the 205's to stop it rubbing as they have a wider turning circle, guessing the 25 and
R8 share a similar if not the same setup, swap to a ZR rack ?? :S
Trying to get the ZR subframe and rack onto a R8 or 200 is a major ball ache the bulkhead and floor section are completely different

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Re: 215/40/17 tyres?

#7 Post by ROVER-25X » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:36 pm

Yeah so suck it Vinny, John says so. :laughing2 :tt2
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Re: 215/40/17 tyres?

#8 Post by JOHNDQ » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:47 pm

Wheel spacers job done :)

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Re: 215/40/17 tyres?

#9 Post by ROVER-25X » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:54 am

Yeah wheel spacers Vinny, John says so. :laughing2 :tt2
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Re: 215/40/17 tyres?

#10 Post by JOHNDQ » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:32 pm

I'm guessing you have never tried fitting the ZR front end on or never realised that the floor and steering rack are completely different

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