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.
Shooting for this look
Last edited by MD2012; 02-09-2017 at 10:40 PM.