Tires / tyres

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GlanzaAtHeart
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Re: Tires / tyres

Post by GlanzaAtHeart »

I'll still probably grab the wheels because as Al said, just replace the front tyres.

The 245/45/R17 shouldn't rub I don't think, I have rolled guards both front and rear.

I'll probably put some 215, 225, or 235 with 40 profile on the fronts dependent on what I can find at a good price.

Thanks for the help guys, appreciate it. Just gotta sus them for Toyotafest now haha.
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Re: Tires / tyres

Post by Alsw20 »

Yokohama AD08s are back in stock in 185/60R14 for AW owners. Picked some up for the FX-GTV. Very impressed with dry grip. They will cost you $1000 a set though.

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Re: Tires / tyres

Post by thorns »

Would that size work okay on a 6.5" rim as well? Believe standard AW11 rim is 6" wide?
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Re: Tires / tyres

Post by Alsw20 »

Yes, just legal.

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