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SX4DUDE2013
January 20th, 2011, 06:16 AM
So I decided I want to get some toyo proxies 4 for my birthday. My sx4 crossover 2wd is lowered on H&R springs. Will a 225 rub/look okay on stock 17 rim? Or should I stick with 215? Anyone have pics of either size on a sx4? Thanks :)

SX4DUDE2013
January 20th, 2011, 07:50 AM
Bump!

After some reading...im am going to condsider other tires as well. Toyo's seem to be very loud in a lot of reviews?

anonymous
January 20th, 2011, 07:51 AM
go the widest tire you can get on there, 225 will work, so buy it :hi:

stfm
January 20th, 2011, 03:44 PM
Be aware of the sidewall height. If you go wider you might want a lower profile

punksmurph
January 20th, 2011, 04:03 PM
I had 225/50/17 on my SX4, although I ran the RRM springs. It will fit and not rub and it is a good medium of comfort and performance, especially with the Toyo Proxies 4.

Wyliec
January 20th, 2011, 04:04 PM
Either size you mentioned will be ok. According to Miata.net's tire size calculator:

Stock x-over 16" is 205/60-16 and has a diameter of 25.7"
Stock sport sedan is 205/50-17 and has a diameter of 25.1"

Already the stock 17's are really too small, and should have been 55 series.

215/50-17 is 25.5", 225/50-17 is 25.9" . A difference of .2" either way from a stock 16" tire, essentially the same height. Go for the 225 and get more rubber on the road, and the .2" extra height will help fill out the wheelwells that little bit more. Should be no rubbing on stock rims, I have 225/45's on 18's, 26" tall according to the calculator, and I have no rubbing.

SX4DUDE2013
January 20th, 2011, 06:30 PM
Either size you mentioned will be ok. According to Miata.net's tire size calculator:

Stock x-over 16" is 205/60-16 and has a diameter of 25.7"
Stock sport sedan is 205/50-17 and has a diameter of 25.1"

Already the stock 17's are really too small, and should have been 55 series.

215/50-17 is 25.5", 225/50-17 is 25.9" . A difference of .2" either way from a stock 16" tire, essentially the same height. Go for the 225 and get more rubber on the road, and the .2" extra height will help fill out the wheelwells that little bit more. Should be no rubbing on stock rims, I have 225/45's on 18's, 26" tall according to the calculator, and I have no rubbing.

SWEET!!!! 225/50/17 it is :) Thanks so much for the info :)

punksmurph
January 24th, 2011, 03:59 PM
SWEET!!!! 225/50/17 it is :) Thanks so much for the info :)

Nice, you will love the ride once it is done.