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NEW TIRES!!!!!!

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i got new tires for my little sunflower today, 205/40/17's, yes they are small, but im also lowering the car soon lol

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Whoa. They are too small. Why go with the wrong profile? IIRC, you need a 45 series profile with a 17" wheel.

What tires did you get?

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Those are HERCULES brand tires. I've never heard of them, but oh well, they are tires............They do look, MEANING THEY APPEAR TO ME, to be a little too thin, by that I mean they don't look WIDE enough for the wheel and you're losing valuable height of the tire that way. Maybe 225/40R17 would have been better. A tire that doesn't match the ground with a right angle just looks like an appetite for destruction to your wheel

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yeah, its just the pictures, and they are the correct size to lower the car on, and they arent as thin as they look

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What size did you have on there to begin with?

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wow... small looking. But, once lowered it'll look good again, hopefully.

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when i bought the rims they had 225/45/17, i got 225/50/17's because they werent worn out, and now i got the 205/40/17's

and yeah, it has the 4x4 ride height atm lol

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Odd. What made you want to drop a profile size?

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Hercules tires are the econo Cooper tires. With a drop that will look a lot better. I know about the width of a tire on the rims since I went with different rims I should have gotten tires that were 225s and not the 205s that I got on the car now.

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Odd. What made you want to drop a profile size?

the 225/45/17's were great until they wore out, the 225/50/17's were too big, they rubbed on the inner fenders, and tore my drivers side one out, and the 205/40/17's were all i could afford right now, plus they are the size i want so i can lower it without rubbing

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when i bought the rims they had 225/45/17, i got 225/50/17's because they werent worn out, and now i got the 205/40/17's

and yeah, it has the 4x4 ride height atm lol

Ok, so what size wheels and tires came stock on your car? I'm asking that way, cause it sounds as if you bought the wheels and tires were already on the wheels.

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Looks good

Size of wheel has nothing to do with what series you should or shouldn't have.

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just hope you lower it enough to cover all that wheel gap. i had 225/40/17's on my eclipse. i had a 2.5" drop on it. the car was low to the ground but was horrible for pot holes. they owned me hard!

just be careful with potholes. tires don't look bad. tread looks pretty good.

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i alwasy avoid pot holes lol, but i do have a slight flat sopt on one wheel :D

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