[BiturboS4] 245 vs 225 tire size

David Lau toomanycars at mac.com
Thu Oct 2 23:18:31 EDT 2003

I shoehorned Michelin 235-45/17 pilot sport A/S on the stock Avus rims.
You could not get a credit card in between the tread and the suspension
brace in the rear.


On Thursday, October 2, 2003, at 09:48  PM, Ti Kan wrote:

> Eduardo writes:
>> I had to buy a new tire to replace a damaged left rear. Since the
>> spare was
>> new I left it in place of the damage tire and bought a Continental
>> with the
>> idea to replace the other 3 RE040 in a few more months. By mistake (I
>> hope)
>> they got me a 245x45x17 instead of the 225x45x17. Since it went right
>> into
>> the trunk, I did not realize until tonight when trying to get it back
>> into
>> the spare well. The tire looks much better that 225s! Any idea if I
>> can get
>> away running this tire size even though is a little larger than the
>> original
>> size?
> I think the 245 is too wide.  It will likely rub, either on the fender,
> suspension, or both.

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