Best tyre size for EVO 7 alloy wheels on airtrek turbo help please

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Hi guys

Just a quick question to see if anyone knows which tyres is best on our airtrek turbos when using a evo 7 alloy wheel?

On an evo its recommended that 235/40/17 are used but I assume that on the airtrek it maybe better to go for a slightly taller tyres maybe 225/50/17???

Any help as always is much appreciated.
These are the alloys for reference:

http://www.lancerregister.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=252894&stc=1&d=1423948449

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Covert from your original tyre size and do not pass 3% difference in your overall diameter size
 

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Thanks its:
215/60/16
Oh! common SUV tyre size......:biggrin:

Upgrade to 17"

215/55R17 - 0.59% bigger but very close to original size. Plenty Tyre choice but with 55 series aspect ratio mostly Mid range tyres

225/50R17 - 1.16% smaller. Wheel will look slightly smaller. Tyre choices plenty having mid to UHP tyres

225/55R17 - 2.24% bigger. Even though bigger but within 3% rule change. More comfort but less pick up power as overall diameter of wheel is larger.Tyre choices also quite a lot but mainly mid category

235/50R17 - 0.36% bigger
245/45R17 - 1.82% smaller
Overall diameter fits but the tyres may be too wide for your rims. Need 7.5 and 8.5 inch wide rims.
Tyres are expensive and choices much less. Car will be bumpy bat handling will be good....:biggrin:
 

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If 17' then 225/50/17 should be the best size coz at least still got some UHP tires even though not that plenty.
If 18' the use 235/45/18.

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Oh! common SUV tyre size......:biggrin:

Upgrade to 17"

215/55R17 - 0.59% bigger but very close to original size. Plenty Tyre choice but with 55 series aspect ratio mostly Mid range tyres

225/50R17 - 1.16% smaller. Wheel will look slightly smaller. Tyre choices plenty having mid to UHP tyres

225/55R17 - 2.24% bigger. Even though bigger but within 3% rule change. More comfort but less pick up power as overall diameter of wheel is larger.Tyre choices also quite a lot but mainly mid category

235/50R17 - 0.36% bigger
245/45R17 - 1.82% smaller
Overall diameter fits but the tyres may be too wide for your rims. Need 7.5 and 8.5 inch wide rims.
Tyres are expensive and choices much less. Car will be bumpy bat handling will be good....:biggrin:
Evo 7 rims are already 8jj.
 

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Thanks guys, I already have the EVO 7 alloys ready to have tyres fitted so no 18"'s yet!lol

I think I will go for the 225/50/17 you guys advised.
I love the car its really a great piece of kit, I own a evo 6 also and this car is the perfect compromise TBH, Very comfortable yet still has decent pace. GLad I did not buy a forester STI!
 

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Thanks guys, I already have the EVO 7 alloys ready to have tyres fitted so no 18"'s yet!lol

I think I will go for the 225/50/17 you guys advised.
I love the car its really a great piece of kit, I own a evo 6 also and this car is the perfect compromise TBH, Very comfortable yet still has decent pace. GLad I did not buy a forester STI!
Get Michelin PS3 tires for you rims.
You're obviously an Evo guy so surely would not buy Subaru family.:biggrin:
Any chance your Evo 6 for sale btw?? :biggrin:
 

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Evo 7 rims are already 8jj.
Oh! if 8JJ then good, can go big and wide.....:driver:

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Get Michelin PS3 tires for you rims.
You're obviously an Evo guy so surely would not buy Subaru family.:biggrin:
Any chance your Evo 6 for sale btw?? :biggrin:
Fuh! Bro. 6UE5t going Evo too.....:driver:
 

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Thanks guys, I already have the EVO 7 alloys ready to have tyres fitted so no 18"'s yet!lol

I think I will go for the 225/50/17 you guys advised.
I love the car its really a great piece of kit, I own a evo 6 also and this car is the perfect compromise TBH, Very comfortable yet still has decent pace. GLad I did not buy a forester STI!

or u can opt for 235/45-17 :biggrin:




yeah glad u didnt buy fozzy....if not u will spoiled with poison of so many option.....220hp,240hp,280hp sti, auto,manual 5spd,manual 6speed, normal 4pot, brembo 4pot, 6pot spec. c, and the list just keep piling up :rofl: :driver:
 

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or u can opt for 235/45-17 :biggrin:




yeah glad u didnt buy fozzy....if not u will spoiled with poison of so many option.....220hp,240hp,280hp sti, auto,manual 5spd,manual 6speed, normal 4pot, brembo 4pot, 6pot spec. c, and the list just keep piling up :rofl: :driver:
235/45R17 is too small. 245/45R17 is already smaller by 1.82%. This tyre is for his airtrek not Evo6.....hahhahaha:biggrin:
 

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235/45R17 is too small. 245/45R17 is already smaller by 1.82%. This tyre is for his airtrek not Evo6.....hahhahaha:biggrin:
more responsive and another reason to slam the trek lower :biggrin:
 

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Hi 6ue5t, yes I am an evo guy had mine for over 9 years. It a very rare evo6 extreme/zerofighter probably the rarest evo 6 of them all.
It may be for sale but I am in the uk so I don't know how you would get it to KL? lol

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Thanks for all the help guys, think I will get the 225/50/17 for the rims. Its an everyday car and want a comfortable ride.

Once again thanks for the help great forum.
 

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Hi 6ue5t, yes I am an evo guy had mine for over 9 years. It a very rare evo6 extreme/zerofighter probably the rarest evo 6 of them all.
It may be for sale but I am in the uk so I don't know how you would get it to KL? lol

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Thanks for all the help guys, think I will get the 225/50/17 for the rims. Its an everyday car and want a comfortable ride.

Once again thanks for the help great forum.
Wow that's a rare car indeed! Sigh, not my luck I suppose. :biggrin:
Post some pictures please.
 

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I may have a picture or two somewhere i will try to post them if i can find them. I rarely use the car have only done 5k miles in 9 years. Its a very rare car now so i try and keep it in the garage in a car bubble. If we had good weather llike in KL i would probably drive it more lol
 

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Hahaha, yeah Evo has always been one of my target cars coz it's simply the best bang for the buck in the automotive world! Still eyeing for E9 prices to drop more.
Never had the budget for the Evo that is why still stick to great grand father VR.....hhahahhaha:biggrin:

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Hi 6ue5t, yes I am an evo guy had mine for over 9 years. It a very rare evo6 extreme/zerofighter probably the rarest evo 6 of them all.
It may be for sale but I am in the uk so I don't know how you would get it to KL? lol

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Thanks for all the help guys, think I will get the 225/50/17 for the rims. Its an everyday car and want a comfortable ride.

Once again thanks for the help great forum.
Never really followed the Evos, except know it is labelled 1 to 9 then X....hhahahhaha:rofl:
Never heard of zero fighter but know of the Evo 6.5 tommi Makinen special.....:driver:
 

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Never had the budget for the Evo that is why still stick to great grand father VR.....hhahahhaha:biggrin:

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Never really followed the Evos, except know it is labelled 1 to 9 then X....hhahahhaha:rofl:
Never heard of zero fighter but know of the Evo 6.5 tommi Makinen special.....:driver:
Yeah Evo prices are still high. Even the old III & IV are still asking around 40-50k. TME if on sale are still around 80+k, and the IX are still like 120+k. Some VII though are now dropping below 70k. You should've upgrade to the VR4 with 6A13TT, last time got 1 on sale here but the thing is that car is not available in manual.

The Zero is UK special only, that's why most people in other parts of the world would not know of it.
 

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yes zero fighter/extreme is a uk only but dont compare it to a makinnen its way more special than that.
This is how it differs from a makinnen:
NO AYC, proper RS rear diff
AP racing brakes(optional but are on my car)
titanium turbo wheel
lightweight interior/recaros
magnesium 18" alloys
faster steering rack lock to lock.
zero fighter kit
ralliart hard pipe kit

here is a picture my car looks virtually identical to this:
http://www.epracing.co.uk/uploads/img_p_large/3877-extreme side skirt.jpg

hope you like it
 

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Yeah Evo prices are still high. Even the old III & IV are still asking around 40-50k. TME if on sale are still around 80+k, and the IX are still like 120+k. Some VII though are now dropping below 70k. You should've upgrade to the VR4 with 6A13TT, last time got 1 on sale here but the thing is that car is not available in manual.

The Zero is UK special only, that's why most people in other parts of the world would not know of it.
Actually the VR4 with 6A13TT is my dream car, however did not like it because of the 2.5L engine...:smokin:

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yes zero fighter/extreme is a uk only but dont compare it to a makinnen its way more special than that.
This is how it differs from a makinnen:
NO AYC, proper RS rear diff
AP racing brakes(optional but are on my car)
titanium turbo wheel
lightweight interior/recaros
magnesium 18" alloys
faster steering rack lock to lock.
zero fighter kit
ralliart hard pipe kit

here is a picture my car looks virtually identical to this:
http://www.epracing.co.uk/uploads/img_p_large/3877-extreme side skirt.jpg

hope you like it
Nice brother.....:driver:
 

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Thanks only evo i ever wanted, remember when i was 18 and there was an article about it in autocar. I am lucky i could have one so early in life, it steers like a pinball and goes pretty well too.
Thanks VR2
 

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I'll buy a Subbie just for the noise it makes. Otherwise the 4g63t is easily tunable to extract more power
 

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I have owned lots of subarus over the years, turbo2000 impreza uk, turbo2000 ppp, impreza P1, legacy gtb and a legacy b4 rsk.

For me the p1 was the best, that was basically a uk version of the type r version5/6. If i had to have one to use every day it would be the B4 rsk it was simply brilliant and very comfortable and well equipped compared to impreza's.

However evo's and now the airtrek turbo are a cut above any subarus. the 4g63 engine is on another level compared to subaru engines, far more durable in standard form IMO. The only downside compared to subarus from my experience is that mitsubishi's are far more prone to rust than subarus.
 

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I have owned lots of subarus over the years, turbo2000 impreza uk, turbo2000 ppp, impreza P1, legacy gtb and a legacy b4 rsk.

For me the p1 was the best, that was basically a uk version of the type r version5/6. If i had to have one to use every day it would be the B4 rsk it was simply brilliant and very comfortable and well equipped compared to impreza's.

However evo's and now the airtrek turbo are a cut above any subarus. the 4g63 engine is on another level compared to subaru engines, far more durable in standard form IMO. The only downside compared to subarus from my experience is that mitsubishi's are far more prone to rust than subarus.
One issue from one owner is the oiling. Since boxer are flat 4 engine the oiling is not as good as the in line engine as they are like lying down....:smokin:
Better back to our tyre topic....:driver:
 

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One issue from one owner is the oiling. Since boxer are flat 4 engine the oiling is not as good as the in line engine as they are like lying down....:smokin:
Better back to our tyre topic....:driver:
Tire topic is finished already coz he's going to follow our suggestion to get 225/50/R17. :biggrin:
 

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Sensei, Ecstatic not nice but can use or will damage rim? Price diff between 50 vs 45 is huge. Lol
 

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For Airtrek use 225/50R17, 45 series is too small......:smokin:


or 235/45-17 fit for suv wheelarches nicely (using them on my foz)