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Who's running 245s up front?

245 17s up front with RUF wheel anyone? I have 245 40s up front and rolled fender without any rubbing issues. I have a set of new 245 45s and wondering if any of you guys have any issues with rubbing in the 45s.

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Running 255's on 9 x 17" rims with no issues and car is pretty darn low and driven on the track. However I am running 24mm t-bars so the car is pretty stiff. The only alteration I made was to remove the headlight washer fluid bottle in the drivers side front of the fender well. I am not 100% sure it was necessary to remove it, but I did it while we were mounting the tires.
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I have a set of Fikse FM10's 17x9 in front with 245 45s that rub when I make a hard left turn. Although my car is a slantnose and it rubs on the inner fender plastic piece that protects the headlights from rocks.
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It depends on what brand 245 tire you have. Tires are kind of like shirts where a large from one company may not be the same size as a large from another. I am running 245/35 18 BF Goodrich G-Force T/A KDW's. I have had some rubbing issues on the metal frame where my oil cooler is up front near the outside of the wheel well. I also have rolled my fenders up top because they were rubbing there as well.

Everything seems fine now, but I had to shave off some metal from the bracket so the tires would clear.

Hope this helps.

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It depends on what brand 245 tire you have. Tires are kind of like shirts where a large from one company may not be the same size as a large from another. I am running 245/35 18 BF Goodrich G-Force T/A KDW's. I have had some rubbing issues on the metal frame where my oil cooler is up front near the outside of the wheel well. I also have rolled my fenders up top because they were rubbing there as well.

Everything seems fine now, but I had to shave off some metal from the bracket so the tires would clear.

Hope this helps.

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How do you like your BFGs? I have been considering them but keep hearing about how noisy they are after about 5k miles. My car is a daily so I would like to keep it somewhat civil but there aren't that many choices for 17s.
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I love them... except I have less than 1,000 miles (more like 700) on them currently. I have not heard anything about the noise issue and Tire Rack had great reviews. I have 285/30's in the rear.

Here is a shot for you to see. The KDW's are different. Not sure if this is the one you heard bad reviews about or not.

Let me know.

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I'm running 245/40-17's on 8.5x17 Fikse's, on a very lowered car. I do have slight custom center offset, that sets the wheel 1/4" more inboard from factory offset. However, this extra offset turned out to not be needed. Anyway, no rubbing of any kind, anywhere, anytime.

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245s should not be a problem up front, I've seen 275 up front w/o problems at all. The front flairs allow for that; as for the rear 315s are a perfect fit

It really depends on the backspacing of the wheels.
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I have 245's (shown above) and I have have seen them rub on the control arm when turning hard and also on the wheel well prior to me rolling the fenders.

If you have seen 275's up front it would of had to be on wheels with special offsets or there was a lot of camber (not sure on the correct term) where the tops of the wheels were tilted inward. Also, they may be restricted as to how far they can turn the wheel.

If I had 275's on my 8.5 inch wide wheel up front I would have major problems.

Do you have any photo's or other info on the car which you mentioned? If I would have known that 245's would have been an issue (with my tire brand) then I would have gone with a 8" wheel and less wide of a tire for sure. It was a headache to start.

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275s up front. Soime rub at full, lock but otherwise no problems.
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It all depends upon the backspacing of the wheels ~ 275s = no problem, except as Craig says "may be" @ full lock on the back of the fender well. I'm running 255 right now w/o problems at all.
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I use 255/40-18 Pirelli Rosso and 245/45-17 BFG G-Force T/A KD. The Pirellis fit better than the BFGs as they are both more narrow and less tall.
Manufacturer size discrepancies are significant.

Quack - what size tires are you using on the rear of that low rider?
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I've put 275/40-17's and 315/35-17's on multiple 930's, both standard body, factory slantnose, and aftermarket slantnoses. Backspacing becomes very critical, but as mentioned, rubbing is only at full lock...
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Wouldn't the 17" wheels be the helper there? I have 18's with 245/35 BFG's... the wide 245 style.

It would seem that 17's would be easier to fit inside the wheel unless the overall diameter is the same once you take in sidewall height. Not sure.

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255/40/17 and 315/35/17 and they fit quite nicely.
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RODSRSR, what ride height are you running front and back. I have the same tire size on a 79 930.
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25 1/4" to the fender lip (front) and 24 1/2" rear No rubbing issues ever. Big t-bars and rear coil over helpers.
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25 1/4" to the fender lip (front) and 24 1/2" rear No rubbing issues ever. Big t-bars and rear coil over helpers.
Rodsrsr, thanks. Your stance looks good. I've taken a lot of weight out of mine and made all the easy height adjustments to lower it back down. I had to add some negative camber in the rear to stop the rubbing in deep dips and hard turns. The 315s in back with the flares is a thing of beauty.
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Hey there Rarlyl8,
I'm running 295/35-18" on 11" wide rims. I still have some room, both to the fender lip & the oil lines. I might just roll the lips & run 315's next go around.
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Hey there Rodsrsr,
Mine is sitting a tad lower than yours @ 23 front & 22 1/2 rear, no tire rubbing either.
I'm running 245/40-17 & 295/30-18, 23mm/ 31mm t-bars, 22mm F&R sways.
The only thing I hit is the front tow hook on driveways & such. Speed bumps are not an option though...gotta simply go around.
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