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Front Tires what are you running?

I had put on a set of 9 & 11 Fikse this past summer. Made the mistake of not getting everyone's opinion here before I jumped in and put tires on them. Well my dilemma is that I put a set of 225's on the front. I hate the way they look(stretched) on the 9 in rim's. What are you running 245 or 255's and how do they feel. Do 255's rub at all? I heard they only rub on full lock. Thanks in advance!
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I'm running 255s = no problem except, like you say, at full lock - which I never do.
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I'd bought 245s for my 18x9s and they looked a bit stretched for me.

Only drove them 10mi, but was shocked / impressed @ the ease of steering / maneuvering.

Just swapped them for 255s, look muuuuuuch better. But sorry, not mounted yet so no feedback on rubbing.

225s on 9s!!! I'm trying my best to refrain fro.... crap..._must_resist_...d'oh, can't... ROFLMAO!!!

That must look rather silly. Sorry 8-). I ran 225s on my 16x7s heh heh.

Hey, least you know and are fixin it! Good luck, and pics when yer done...
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I've ran 255/45-15, 245/45-16, 255/40-17, and 255/35-18 in the front.
No rubbing but that will depend on your ride height, camber and offset.
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I've run 245 x 17's & currently running 255 x 17. I do rub a bit at full right lock, but who drives at full lock anyway!

Might help to note that my car is a little bit lower than most here on the forum...:}

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225-17 on 9" is not silly, it's what RUF did... I had it too, no problems. Changed to 235 now due better availability
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I find that 225's on the front tend to understeer too much, especially with 315+mm rear tires. The car starts looking like a pro-streeter from the 80's. 255 on 9's will not rub if your offset is correct. Steering is a bit more heavy but you'll get used to that quickly.
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I recently started running 235's and 275's, and I love the way my car drives now. I ordered my Zuchs in 8.5" and 10", so these sizes fit the rims perfectly.
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