225 on standard rims

JordanSuth

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I had 215's on my car when I imported them but they were horrendous in the rain so when I got PS4's with 225's I didn't have a great comparison.

I haven't noticed any difference in the speedo. Handling wise in the dry - the steering might be a little bit heavier but I had a major fluids service done around the same time so I didn't notice much difference with power steering fluid changed too.

225's are cheaper and more available. I would be interested to see if anyone has noticed anything noticeable. Personally I didn't. More compound of tyre so more grip is my conclusion.

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24Lemons

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I bought four 215 PS4's earlier this year and they are absolutely excellent.

I avoided 225 due to the possibility of, slight, increase in torque steer from more tyre on the road. Less weight too. I will admit I am a bit fussy, and I have no first hand knowledge to compare.

You will probably be fine either way.
 

James-T

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Literally just had Eagle F1 225's fitted to my OE wheels :



Had 225s fitted before and didnt really notice any down sides.
 

Ep3-r

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I fitted 225 RE070 's onto pro race wheels which are 7j and a 45 offset. On a smooth decent road surface the car behaves perfectly, but on uneven bad surfaces it does tend to follow the camber of the road under hard acceleration. It's not too bad but it is noticeable,I think it's down to a combination of lower offset on the wheels, wider tyres and the diff working. I haven't noticed any difference in speedo readings.
 

24Lemons

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I fitted 225 RE070 's onto pro race wheels which are 7j and a 45 offset. On a smooth decent road surface the car behaves perfectly, but on uneven bad surfaces it does tend to follow the camber of the road under hard acceleration. It's not too bad but it is noticeable,I think it's down to a combination of lower offset on the wheels, wider tyres and the diff working. I haven't noticed any difference in speedo readings.
Thanks for your comment, this backs up what I had read. A lot of my driving is on poor ish B roads and I don't think wider tyres would help me. On track I am sure the extra grip would be great.

This is why they say, try to work out what you want from the car before you make any changes. Build a set up around where you spend most of your time.

I probably should have bought an impreza (jokes).
 

carl hammond

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A 7j wheel can run 225 at its max.

The oem DC5 wheels are perfectly fine with 215/45/17 as stock but 225/45/17 actually imo works better. Been using 225/45/17 on my track wheels for 3.5yrs now with no issues. Search on here and you can find an image of the tyre to wheel fitting (sure its on here) but in short you’ll have no issues and notice nothing bad runninG 225/45/17 tyres on the DC5 (they look better imo) Here are some results and a link also to help you


I’ve also added a pic of each of my wheel setups So you can see how they look vs one another on oem rims

White wheel is running 215/45/17
Black is running 225/45/17
 

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Linus27

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Carl, as usual you have given me the answer to a question I had. In fact I was going to message you to ask if you run 225/45/17 on track knowing you use OEM wheels.
 

dc5-2ltr

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Thought I'd report back after having fitted the pilot 4s as a 225 fitment on oem wheels. I've run the car for around 500 miles now and am highly impressed . I've had them on good dual carriageway and on uneven A road twisties. They're spot on in both the dry and Scottish heavy rain, nice and quiet too lovely safe and planted feel to them. Didn't have any tramlining at all... Was running on 30psi all round. Thanks to everyone who's inputted to my orginaL question, great help as always. David
 
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