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Help with tire stretch size

Hello All, first post and could use a little guidance. Posting here for eye traffic.

Purchased a 2012 Elantra GLS with 100K mi but drives like new. I have been trying to freshen it up a bit. JDM yellowed the fogs, LED internal lighting, bought some Power Stop drilled-slotted rotors and now onto to wheels. Grabbed some XXR 527s in chromium black in 17x8.25. I thought these would work but my research is telling me this will be an aggressive fitment. Offset is +35, which I think will be about 5-6mm of poke from the fender. I am not dropped (yet), but will go ARK or H&R springs. I am OEM suspension setup, no camber.

Now what tire to avoid rub when turning radius? Same size has to avoid rub when dropped eventually.

225/45/17 (might look like a 4x4?)
215/50/17 stretched (50 for lil more sidewall?)
215/45/17 stretched (45 thin sidewall, more harsh ride?)

Anyone have any suggestions?

...and for the record I have been searching as Cokedrinker's setup is the closest I could find but runs 18x8.75 width.

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I'm planning on running mine 18x8.5 et35 or so my guy was telling me it will work with my current coilovers being lowered at about 1.25" drop. Mind you I might have to do a small fender pulling but that was all in the build plan.
If you're worried about your tires rubbing you can try finding some low profile tires worst case scenario you might just have to do a slight fender pull.

You can always try this website to give you a better idea.

Online Wheel and Tyre Fitment Calculator. Offset, Tyre Stretch and Speedo Error | Will They Fit a side note dam you bought a 100k mile Elantra and a 2012 model. Whoever the owner was went to the moon couple times huh?

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^Thanks for the link. I have been using RimsnTires Wheel Comparer, similar webtool. Yeah 99K mi on 2012 when I bought it and I drive 100mi daily round trip so I am up to 106Kmi. Picked it up for $4200, and changed fluids, plugs, filters - everything. Drives like a dream and I have gotten 43.2mpg - averaging 37mpg. Keep it up and it should keep on running.

I also was factoring a fender roll, but if I lean out the tire I might get away with it.
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Bump....87 views and 1 opinion. Any tuners out there? Hello? Anyone?
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Bump....87 views and 1 opinion. Any tuners out there? Hello? Anyone?
Honestly with your setup it should fit. How low are you?

Edit: Nevermind you havent lowered yours yet. Try taking to a local tire shop and ask them to test fit one for you. Pretty sure they have some worn out tires for you to test out. 215/45/17 should work with you since the OEM setup for the Elantra Sport and Coupe. I seen people run 18s and even 19s.

Overall best bet is to actually try your setup and see how it goes first.

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Bump....87 views and 1 opinion. Any tuners out there? Hello? Anyone?
BTW that's not coke drinkers car...anyways the picture you posted is someone else. His specs are 18x8.75 with 215/40/18 if I can recall correctly. A 215 width tire won't be much of a stretch and 45 series tires won't be too harsh of a ride IMO. Good luck!

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Hello guys i have a 2012 elantra. I currently hVe it lowered on hr springs. Im looking for a agressive and jdm fitment. Im also looking at the 527 from xxr but idk if to go 17×8 or 18×8 nor what offset either since i want a good wheel fitment. Just like the attachment md2012 posted in his first comment.
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Hello All, first post and could use a little guidance. Posting here for eye traffic.

Purchased a 2012 Elantra GLS with 100K mi but drives like new. I have been trying to freshen it up a bit. JDM yellowed the fogs, LED internal lighting, bought some Power Stop drilled-slotted rotors and now onto to wheels. Grabbed some XXR 527s in chromium black in 17x8.25. I thought these would work but my research is telling me this will be an aggressive fitment. Offset is +35, which I think will be about 5-6mm of poke from the fender. I am not dropped (yet), but will go ARK or H&R springs. I am OEM suspension setup, no camber.

Now what tire to avoid rub when turning radius? Same size has to avoid rub when dropped eventually.

225/45/17 (might look like a 4x4?)
215/50/17 stretched (50 for lil more sidewall?)
215/45/17 stretched (45 thin sidewall, more harsh ride?)

Anyone have any suggestions?

...and for the record I have been searching as Cokedrinker's setup is the closest I could find but runs 18x8.75 width.

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With a +35mm offset you will not have to worry about the turning radius on a 225 tire... I believe you can go up to 20 inch rims and be good with a +35 offset.

My car is running 18 inch 7.5 with a +35mm offset and I can turn with no rub at all... When lowered the only thing you will have to worry about is rubbing on the back tires when there is a heavy load in your car and riding wavy roads.

Lol...makes me think of my night last night coming home from dinner... I had to ask my girlfriend whom I love to exit the car so that I make it into my driveway to avoid front bumper and rear fender scrub.
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I wouldn't go less than 225/45/17. If you do your will have a much harsher ride especially since the Elantra doesn't have the smoothest suspension either. If you went with 215/45/17 you may end up with more road noise as well. It really depends on what you are looking for.
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