View Full Version : BJII and 17's: will they fit?

07-01-2004, 06:43 PM
Can anyone confirm/deny that 205/40R17's on 17x7's with +42mm offset will fit on a BJII Astina?

By my reckoning the inside face of the tread should be 2mm closer to the strut and the outside face should fill the gaurd an extra 8.5mm compared to the OE 195/55R15's. Is my math's FUBAR?

At the moment the car isn't lowered, but looking at Whiteline Control's which should drop by about 35mm. If that makes much of a difference...


07-01-2004, 08:57 PM
They will fit
Critter has the same setup......i think.

but check out


wealth of information

07-01-2004, 10:00 PM

07-01-2004, 10:41 PM
come upto seaford. we can try my 17"s on your car :)

im not sure but my wheels are + 42's as well i think.

cheers mike

08-01-2004, 08:07 AM
Thanks all!

08-01-2004, 08:38 AM
off topic.... but great avatar Mazdaspeed! 8)

16-01-2004, 07:18 AM
That is exactly the set-up I have.
With a 35mm drop too.

But I lipped the rear guards for a previous set of wheels. Depends on the shape of the tyre as to whether this is necessary for the existing rims and drop. Not all tyres are the same shape even at the same size/profile.

ie the Kumho tyres I had were "squarer" and would have tapped the guards if they weren't lipped. With the Falkens, I'm sure you wouldn't need to (rounder shoulders on the tyres).

Of course, as the guards were already lipped, I'm just best-guessing.

16-01-2004, 08:45 AM
have a look at this site (very good) : http://www.dsm.org/tools/tiresize.htm

so 205/40/17 will be a perfect swap for you since you have a slightly smaller diameter tyre than the SP20. 205/40/17's are slightly too small for an SP20.

16-01-2004, 12:33 PM
Thanks all!

the invitation is still there to try mine on. i need to swap over my lugs anyway :)

cheers mike

16-01-2004, 03:18 PM

thanks for the offer. I can't remember whether you were a 4 lugger or a 5 lugger though!

I'm still months away from deciding what I am going to do. Got some prices on wheels and there wasn't a great deal of difference between 16's and 17's. Tyres on the other hand I don't have much of an idea of cost difference!

16-01-2004, 03:20 PM
if you get the Dunlops they're throwing them out the door because they've discontinued them - normal price is $280, but you can find them now for $220 ea atm

and mike's 4 stud

16-01-2004, 03:21 PM
im a 4 x 100 boy. where have you been looking at wheels?

Cosmo Dude
16-01-2004, 03:22 PM
and mike's 4 stud

You'll give Mike a big head :P calling him a stud :lol:

16-01-2004, 03:29 PM
there is a lancer for sale on the nepean Hwy before you hit mornington. it has 17" momo sports on it. they may sell seperate as the car has been forsale for a while

cheers mike

17-01-2004, 04:05 PM
I've been looking at Lenso/Tenzo ZT6's. Actually I'm pretty well convinced that this is the way that I'm going to go. Now I have a couple of months to save and sort out what tyres as well.

Can't say that I've noticed that Lancer - hoowee that's bad considering I drive past it twice a day, every day. :oops:

17-01-2004, 05:19 PM
scott. travelling from mornington to frankston, just before you reach "Mt Eliza Way" youll see like a raised slip road. this road is dirt and has about 8 or so houses along side it. the lancer usually sits out the front there

cheers mike

19-01-2004, 06:34 PM
I know the place. I'll look out for it tomorrow.

19-01-2004, 10:35 PM
I used to have 18x7.5 all around on the BJ1 323, without any problems. Could full lock without scrubbing. Needed some rear guard rolling with passengers in the back though :D

Tyre size was 215/35/18

19-01-2004, 10:48 PM
wow. thats pretty cool......these were the sparco rims yeah????

19-01-2004, 11:03 PM
Who me? Um nah they were ANZ Mak 6 ... gripped like f*ck (even with no-name tyres) so I was chucking it full bore into corners and scaring the living daylights out of passengers :lol:

If anybody is interested, I have some pics of the car when it had the rims on it back then.