1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

What's required to fit 225 width tires on an eg?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by stmotorsports, Jan 6, 2005.

What's required to fit 225 width tires on an eg?

  1. wheel offset alone

    100.0%
  2. mad camber

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. both offset AND camber

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. cutting/welding/machining/fabricating

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. forget the idea and learn to drive smoother >:&#0

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. stmotorsports

    stmotorsports Senior Member

    Messages:
    657
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2003
    Location:
    Buffalo, NY
    so has anyone pulled this off? The car in question is a 1994 civic EX coupe, lowered approx. 1.75"fr & rr, no fender flares or anything. I'm currently looking for new race rims for next year, I'm thinking 15x7" or 7.5" and hopefully 225/45/15 tires. This wheel/tire combo will be used for track only, so I'm not TOO worried about rubbing on the inside (how often do you go full steering lock on an autox course?). I'm also planning on making the car full camber adjustable so I will be able to leave it for street (@1.5*fr/1.8*rr) and crank it in for track (>3*fr/rr), so the wheels will already be cambered away from the fenders ...

    thoughts?
     
  2. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    4,623
    Likes Received:
    54
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    Wallingford, CT


    I'd say never.

    and alot of people use 205/50/15 with no problems
    and a 205 tire is about 8.07in wide
    max tire dia is 17.0in

    I don't see a problem with using a 225/45/15 tire
    225 = 8.8 inch width
    max tire dia 17.2

    I can't see a difference of .73" in width or a .2in in dia. causing any problems


    as far a rim width I would probably use a 15x7 vs 7.5
     
  3. MaaseyRacer

    MaaseyRacer Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,980
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    San Francisco, Ca.
  4. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    54
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
    225's fit fine on an eg-- until you approach lock. they tend to rub on the inside of the chassis frame/engine bay wall. for normal driving/racing, you won't have a problem
     
  5. stmotorsports

    stmotorsports Senior Member

    Messages:
    657
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2003
    Location:
    Buffalo, NY
    B- what rim width/offset?

    Maasey- I've been following a few of the miata topics also, but I think I'd be with Cal on this one- pretty sure a 35mm offset on 8" rims would be no good for civics(?)... My street wheels are 16x7" 45mm and they sit just bearly inside the fender lip- if it weren't for the camber gain I would definitely have some fender contact. For me, having them sit in a little farther would be better anyways, you can always clearance trailing arms/etc if need be. I'm thinking to squeeze 8" rims on an eg, even with a good couple degrees static camber you would need at least a 45-50mm offset...?

    CRX-YEM - why do you say 7" rim opposed to 7.5" or 8"?
     
  6. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

    Messages:
    28,465
    Likes Received:
    228
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Location:
    Dallas / Fort Worth, TX


    Huh?
     
  7. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    4,623
    Likes Received:
    54
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    Wallingford, CT
    personal prefference really
    I just think a 195,205 /50 15 fits well on a 7" rim has a tiny bit of sidewall flex
    but still really damn stiff. as far as the 225/45 I've never had experience with that tire rim combo. but I'm under the impression the sidewall would be to stiff for my liking.

    but hey I settled on 15x6.5" +40mm offset rims so it's really up to you
     
  8. stmotorsports

    stmotorsports Senior Member

    Messages:
    657
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2003
    Location:
    Buffalo, NY


    - regarding the idea of 15x8" 35mm offset miata/civic wheels ;)
     
  9. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    54
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
    225/50/15 on a 15x7 +42 wheel w/ bfg drag raidals i drove for a couple days.
     
  10. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

    Messages:
    28,465
    Likes Received:
    228
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Location:
    Dallas / Fort Worth, TX


    I think you'd really have to bring the offset out a bit more to get the 15x8 to fit comfortably in the wheel well though.
     
  11. stmotorsports

    stmotorsports Senior Member

    Messages:
    657
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2003
    Location:
    Buffalo, NY


    ahh- thats what those rub marks are in the wheelwell :lol:


    bump for some more votes on the poll
     
  12. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    54
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
    lol- no, those are from the 205/40/17s i had on there 5 years ago when i was slammmmmmmed
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page