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    Thread: For those who are really low on 17's: need info

    1. 10-06-2012 12:27 PM #1
      So I think 17's will be my route on the Ginster, but I wanted to do a little research before I commit.

      17x9's what tire are people running on them? I was thinking 195/40 but the 40 series sidewall scares me. Is anyone running 35 series, and lived to tell about it?

      found this in another thread but can't seem to find any tire information.

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      10-06-2012 02:09 PM #2
      I would go 205/40 on a 9". It's enough tire. If you're running 17x9 all around I'll be interested to see how it turns out.
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    3. 10-06-2012 02:23 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by MahTrek=] View Post
      I would go 205/40 on a 9". It's enough tire. If you're running 17x9 all around I'll be interested to see how it turns out.
      Thanks.

      I should add that I want to lay my vr6 lip on the floor static, on 17's. if not laid, damn close

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      10-06-2012 02:34 PM #4
      Hope it's OEM.
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    5. 10-06-2012 02:39 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by MahTrek=] View Post
      Hope it's OEM.
      It is. Don't really like to **** with fake **** too much

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      10-06-2012 02:59 PM #6
      Mad scene points yo.

    7. 10-06-2012 03:03 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by VT-MKJett View Post
      Mad scene points yo.
      Drag vr lip on 17s they said. All the mk3 owners will love you they said...

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      10-07-2012 02:02 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by geoff-fa-fa View Post
      Drag vr lip on 17s they said. All the mk3 owners will love you they said...
      I would bow!!! I still got some inches to drop before I'm that low.
      She keeps tellin me you should sell that POS everyday. And then I consider the alternative. A quiet, boring, lil eco box. And then when im on the on ramp to the highway I punch it and wind out 3rd gear and hear that intake and the exhaust together in perfect harmony as it rips a humongous hole in the ozone layer and causes the spontaneous explosions of tree huggers faces . I my VR6!!!

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      10-07-2012 02:27 PM #9
      Don't run a 35 series on a 17, it will look stupid. Especially if you can't putt it off. Run the 40.
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    10. 10-07-2012 08:23 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by zrace07 View Post
      Don't run a 35 series on a 17, it will look stupid. Especially if you can't putt it off. Run the 40.
      That's what I wanted to know. Thank you sir. Hopefully a 195/40 will allow me to turn still.

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      10-07-2012 08:32 PM #11
      I am running 205/40 in 17x8 and i have no turning clearance issues
      its enough tire iven for 9"

      35 looks akward

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      10-07-2012 08:46 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by lehr leistung View Post
      Ive got 17x10 et12's with 225 35's on my cabrio... light pull while retaining the body line on the archs

      This from another thread...not 9's but 10's

    13. 10-07-2012 08:48 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by VT-MKJett View Post
      This from another thread...not 9's but 10's
      wow. gonna need to find more of this. pic doesnt do much justice

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      10-07-2012 09:34 PM #14
      I just put 205/40s on my 17x8/9 wheels. Here's the 9"


    15. 10-07-2012 09:48 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by X37 View Post
      I just put 205/40s on my 17x8/9 wheels. Here's the 9"

      Any pics on the car?

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      10-07-2012 10:12 PM #16
      No I just got those tires today I'm waiting on adapters. Here is 17x8 ET35 all around with those same Forceum Brand 205/40s while I wasn't low yet. You can see plenty of room up front to go down. 17's are perfect on a MK3


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