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215/40R17" tires on 7Jx17" off-set 38 wheel. ??

Does someone run 215/40R17" tires on the Factory 7.0Jx17" offset 38 Abarth 595 wheel. ??

Does it fit, without rubbing. ??
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Re: 215/40R17" tires on 7Jx17" off-set 38 wheel. ??

I know somebody that runs the offset 35 wheels with these 215/40R17 tyres and the standard Turismo suspension setup and he has no problems with rubbing.
I will try 225/35R17. I got a cheap wheel (in the same size like my summer wheels) from ebay and also an used tyre and I will test it in some weeks when I will remove the winter tyres...
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The 215 tire fit better IMHO on a 7J wheel.
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Re: 215/40R17" tires on 7Jx17" off-set 38 wheel. ??

Yes you are right. But my wheels are 7,5 inch wide as this are not the original esseesse wheels. They are copies from IWD.
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Re: 215/40R17" tires on 7Jx17" off-set 38 wheel. ??

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Yes you are right. But my wheels are 7,5 inch wide as this are not the original esseesse wheels. They are copies from IWD.
So the wheel on the scale is 7.5J with 215 tire. ??
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Re: 215/40R17" tires on 7Jx17" off-set 38 wheel. ??

No thatīs the "test-wheel" Borbet BS in 7,5x17 offset 35 with the 225/35R17 Kumho KU39 tire. My summer tires are white IWD 7,5x17 offset 35 with 205/40R17 stock Pirellis.
But surprisingly those wheels are much heavier....neither the Pirelli is so heavy, or the the rims...
I personally donīt want to further increase the rolling circumference of the wheels. With the 225/35 it decreases slightly, but stays more or less in the area of the 205/40.
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Re: 215/40R17" tires on 7Jx17" off-set 38 wheel. ??

Yesterday I was at my local TÜV center and mounted my test wheel. The engineer said that he sees no problems to officialize the tire size in my carīs documents.

The only thing now is Iīm not sure which brand to choose:

- Kumho Ecsta LE Sport KU 39 (Itīs the tire on my test wheel) https://share-your-photo.com/cdc8a3b8d9
- Falken Azenis FK510 https://share-your-photo.com/c3817ec537
- Hankook Ventus V12 EVOē (K120) https://share-your-photo.com/5f2c6d7fed
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Re: 215/40R17" tires on 7Jx17" off-set 38 wheel. ??

I ordered now the Azenis 510...
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Re: 215/40R17" tires on 7Jx17" off-set 38 wheel. ??

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I ordered now the Azenis 510...
Good choice.

Still wonder if that tire size will fit with the Original OEM 7Jx17" ET38 wheel.
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Re: 215/40R17" tires on 7Jx17" off-set 38 wheel. ??

From ETRTO point of view not, but if stretching works on too wide rims, why shouldnīt it work in the other direction?
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Re: 215/40R17" tires on 7Jx17" off-set 38 wheel. ??

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No thatīs the "test-wheel" Borbet BS in 7,5x17 offset 35 with the 225/35R17 Kumho KU39 tire. My summer tires are white IWD 7,5x17 offset 35 with 205/40R17 stock Pirellis.
But surprisingly those wheels are much heavier....neither the Pirelli is so heavy, or the the rims...
I personally donīt want to further increase the rolling circumference of the wheels. With the 225/35 it decreases slightly, but stays more or less in the area of the 205/40.
When my speedo show 105 Km/h, it's real 100 Km/h GPS.
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Re: 215/40R17" tires on 7Jx17" off-set 38 wheel. ??

I donīt care for the speedo, itīs more for acceleration as it is and stays stock regarding the engine.
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Re: 215/40R17" tires on 7Jx17" off-set 38 wheel. ??

Two of the Falkens were delivered, the other two are still in transit...
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Re: 215/40R17" tires on 7Jx17" off-set 38 wheel. ??

Quote Originally Posted by Olliver View Post
Two of the Falkens were delivered, the other two are still in transit...
Perfect fit, IMHO.
215/40R17" on a 7J wheel will look the same as this.
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Re: 215/40R17" tires on 7Jx17" off-set 38 wheel. ??

Yesterday I got the other two and I did mount them on the car still in the night...
In fact, they are looking fat.
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