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tires...205s or 215s, also what offset is preferred?

I'm not interested in straight line racing, I want the best handling in the turns.

Which is better for that type of driving 205s or 215s?

I am putting these on 17x7s. 40mm or 42mm are the best offsets for our cars right?

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For handling a bigger contact patch is always better215's
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I got 215's last week...
There fine and closest size to orignal stock size
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205's!! they look hotter and nicer if u plan on lowering ur car [IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif[/IMG]
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<< For handling a bigger contact patch is always better215's >>



Contact patch area is a constant as long as you 1. use the same tire pressure AND 2. have the same force acting on that wheel corner. (P=F/A and therefore A=F/P)

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the actual height difference between 205's and 215'a is less than 2millimeters.. the widtch difference is 10mm.. 1cm..the width of a dime.. so the differences aren't exactly night and day. but 215's bro!!!

Closer to stock. and it's a bigger number so that's like 5hp more than 205's

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Also with 215's your better off gettign 42mm offset just to avoid any possible rubbing.

better to play it safe
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so with 18x7.5 go with 215/40??
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