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I know, I know - I am beating this to death but for some reason have a hard time getting it through my thick head.

As much as I like the 15/16 combo I will get 16/17 Rota's, price makes a lot of sense. So those and the LSS, I will put the Hoosiers on one and R888's on the other for when I don't have a support vehicle.

Now what is a better combo for the R6's?

1) 205/45 16 + 225/45 17

2) 205/45 16 + 245/40 17

Thanks in advance!
 

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Two points:

I have the 225/45 17s mounted on Stella Corse (see avatar!) and under heavy track use, even with stiff 550lb springs on rear, there is a little rubbing on the inner wheel well - this would be a lot of rubbing with the 245/40 wider tire. The Rotas are 32mm offset and the Stella Corse are 35mm, so the Rotas will offset to the outside more, but this wider tire may still be a factor

The Rota 17 * 7.5 is really too small for a 245/40 tire which is spec'd for an 8" to 9.5", ideal 8.5" rim, although I'm sure lots of people squeeze them onto a 7.5" rim
 

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Thanks.

The Rotas are actually 17x8, same as the Stella ones and IIRC the Stellas have a friendlier offset - so if you are rubbing I should probably stick to the 225s.

And yes I am after a balanced combo.
 
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