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im going to get 17x7 tires and i want to get 225/40/17 because that is the closest to the stock diameter but i was wondering if it will fit on a 17x7... also ive only found that the nitto 555 extreme comes in these tire size. are these tires good or bad??
 

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The 555 is a good tire. Maybe not as good as the best tires available, but I've seen them used successfully at autocrosses and track days. Depending on the tire and wheel combination, a 225/45/16 tire could perform as well or better than the 225/40/17 Nitto and there are a many more tire choices in the 16" size.

Edit: Also, you'll have no problem fitting a 225mm wide tire on a 7" wide wheel.
 

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actually i think 215/40 17 is closest to stock diameter.
 

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225/40-17 is the closest diameter to stock, 215/45-17 is a little bigger, 215/40-17 is a little smaller.

Personally I don't like the look of the 215/40-17, there just isn't enough meat on the sidewalls, if you are going to do that then just get some "dubs" and be done with it.

Scott
 

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autxr said:
225/40-17 is the closest diameter to stock, 215/45-17 is a little bigger, 215/40-17 is a little smaller.

Personally I don't like the look of the 215/40-17, there just isn't enough meat on the sidewalls, if you are going to do that then just get some "dubs" and be done with it.

Scott
215/40R17 r smaller than stock!
i would not put smaller tires on the car; it will make the car look 'less' aggressive
i have 215/45ZR17, a bit bigger than stock so ur right that 225/40ZR17 would come closer than either of the above mentioned sizez
my size aint bad, but i find the sidewall is a bit too thick so i may go for 18"..
 

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I've currently got 215/45/17 and am going to swap them out for 215/40/17's why?

with the 45 profile 1) the car sits noticeabley a little higher then stock 2) my car feels slighty bogged down with the bigger diameter 3) my rims look smaller
 
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