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Old 24 Apr 2014, 01:25 pm
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Default What offset is needed to fit 235's all around?

Well the title pretty much sums up my question. I need new tires and one of my wheels was bent hitting a pothole a week ago so I need new wheels as well and thought I'd go wider. My current tires are 215/45/17 on stock 15 spoke 17in wheels. I'm keeping the new wheels 17in as well and going to 235/40/17. I'll either go with an 8 or 9in width wheel depending on which works best. I know there can be trouble if the offset of the wheel isn't enough or too much the wheel sticks out and/or rubs the fender so I was wondering people with 235mm tires on their PT what is the offset of your wheels?
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Old 24 Apr 2014, 05:41 pm
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the 235's on my other car are 9.75" wide. i don't think you are going to get 9.75" wide tires to clear the strut and the wheel well opening on a PT. honestly i'm surprised you got 215's on there. they didn't rub or scrape while turning or going over bumps?
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Old 24 Apr 2014, 06:26 pm
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they didn't rub or scrape while turning or going over bumps?
Never had that problem. I've heard of people getting 235's on but I'm not sure the offset of rim required to do so.
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Old 24 Apr 2014, 08:03 pm
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I am running 235s. I not 100% sure - 35.
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Old 26 Apr 2014, 06:44 pm
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I am running 235s. I not 100% sure - 35.
Well... I guess that will have to do. I'll check around some more but there isn't alot of information about this floating around. Thanks for the reply!
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Default Re: What offset is needed to fit 235's all around?

35 will do it... And you don't need anywhere near a 9.75" wheel to fit them...
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Old 26 Apr 2014, 08:04 pm
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35 will do it... And you don't need anywhere near a 9.75" wheel to fit them...
The wheels I'm looking at are 7.5". 9.75" seemed a bit wide.
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Old 26 Apr 2014, 10:11 pm
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You need to go to a 8 in wide wheel for 235s
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Old 26 Apr 2014, 10:21 pm
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I am running 235s. I not 100% sure - 35.
What is your sidewall and rim size?
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Old 26 Apr 2014, 10:41 pm
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You need to go to a 8 in wide wheel for 235s
Tirerack doesn't have a very wide selection of 17" wheels that are 8" wide that fit PT's sadly. Do you think I should just step down to a 225?
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