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i really want more sidewall to protect my wheels and i am curious if these will rub. They are only 1/10th or 2/10th's bigger diameter than 225/40/18 which is common on 9-3's with 18s. Any help would be appreciated
 

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i already orderd 225/45/17....those were the biggest sidewalls that fit the 9-3s i think. I was gonna go 235/40/17 but the sidewall is a litlle smaller than the 215/45. They are BFGoodrich T/A KDW

People might think they look stupid...but i really dont care. i think they look cool but the main reason i got them is cause they have 300 treadwear rating, and they got amazing reviews, and price of course.
 

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i'm looking at 235/40/17 Sumitumo HTRZ II , any comments? and they are gonna go on 17"x8" BBS RK II ..will i have trouble with those fitting .. also my car is lowered about 1.5"
 

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from what i have read, 235/40/17 fits. the only problem is the sidewall is a little lower than stock 215/45/17
 

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its nto tho.. cuz its 40% of 235 .. and 45% of 215 .. u know? and actually for my car is 205/50/16 .. so 50% of 205 .. but either way
 

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well i know that, but it still is a little lower....its like .2 inches shorter diameter...its not that big a deal, but im just putting it in perspective.
 
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