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how large tires can i fit on the stock alloys?

What is the largest/widest tires the stock R56S 2008 17" wheel alloys can take up to?
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215/45-17 or 215/40-17 depending on suspension set-up.
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As above but also depends on what you final goal is
do you just want more grip or just for looks ?
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Mainly its the looks, chicks love the looks (i sounded like batman )
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Hi ya

Well something to take In to consideration then if it's for looks is.
A 215/45/17 tire is about 10mm bigger in dia to a 205/45/17, and a 215/40/17 will be around 10mm smaller than the 205/45/17.
This will mess with your speed reading but that's not to much of a problem as long as you know what way it has effected it so you can compensate
also if you put a 215/40/17 tire on because it is a smaller diameter than the 205/45/17 it will make your wheel gap bigger between your arch trim and tire and visa versa withe the 215/45/17

Plug the sizes in to this link and you will see what the differences are between tire profiles etc

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If your going to lower or have lowered your car the 40 profile may be better
If not think about what you want or you will end up will big wheel gap or silly size side walls

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Ok, any clue on what kind of tire specs the mini challenge cars have?
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They run a control slick tire 15" coopers or 17" cooper s jcw section 5 subsection 13

http://www.minichallenge.co.uk/pdf/2...%20-%20Web.pdf

These will not be a road tire a slick tire is a different kettle of fish
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They run a control slick tire 15" coopers or 17" cooper s jcw section 5 subsection 13

http://www.minichallenge.co.uk/pdf/2...%20-%20Web.pdf

These will not be a road tire a slick tire is a different kettle of fish
Apart from the fact that they are slick tyres they are perfect for the looks! Is it certain that there aren't any similar specs road tyres?
What specs do they have as far as sidewalls are concerned?
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Mainly its the looks, chicks love the looks (i sounded like batman )
Painting your car pink too will get lots of chick looks I guarantee it.
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Must be some weird "chicks" who get turned by what type of tyre you have fitted.
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Must be some weird "chicks" who get turned by what type of tyre you have fitted.
Oh I dont know, some women like a men with a spare tyre more to hold on too
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Better for grip when wet apparently.
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