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As the title suggests, can I fit 215/45 R17 tyres on stock wheels but the car is lowered 30mm(1.2 inch) and with spacers about 2cm.

The car is a 2017 Abarth 124 Spider, euro specs

I have used the tyre calculator webpage and there is about 8mm (0.3 inch) height difference from stock wheels with 205/45 R17 tyres.Just want to know for sure if the suggested size would not rub on the fenders.

Thanks everyone for the help ahead!
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Im not an expert on this subject but others here are. Ive done a fair bit of reading different posts on this topic before deciding to go forward with lowering springs and wider tires and from what I understand you should be fine with that setup without incurring any fender rub.
Did you use eibach pro lowering springs ( eurospec) with 20mm spacers?
 

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Im not an expert on this subject but others here are. Ive done a fair bit of reading different posts on this topic before deciding to go forward with lowering springs and wider tires and from what I understand you should be fine with that setup without incurring any fender rub.
Did you use eibach pro lowering springs ( eurospec) with 20mm spacers?
Thank you for your input on the question. Hopefully a few more can confirm this. In our country it is hard to be able to put wider tyres on the stock wheels because of homologation reasons ( yeey -_- ) so 215/45 R17 is the max allowed.
 

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I have this same set up.
Michelin 215/45R17 on the stock 7J wheels. Lowered 30mm with H&R Springs. Spacers 2x 18mm in front and 2x 20mm in back (the 2mm makes a real difference in flush look).

I have no rubbing of the wheels except when i am backing up on the driveway with wheel fully turned to the right and driving the rear wheels up the curb (more pressure on the front wheel) only then have i ever heard it rubbing a bit.
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I have this same set up.
Michelin 215/45R17 on the stock 7J wheels. Lowered 30mm with H&R Springs. Spacers 2x 18mm in front and 2x 20mm in back (the 2mm makes a real difference in flush look).

I have no rubbing of the wheels except when i am backing up on the driveway with wheel fully turned to the right and driving the rear wheels up the curb (more pressure on the front wheel) only then have i ever heard it rubbing a bit.
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Awesome! Looking nice! This is the current stand on my car. Does the small amount of rubbing leave any major damage or is it only in the inner plastic guard?

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If you replace the stock 205s with 215s are spacers still necessary to flush out the wheels?
Id like to go with 215s and eurospec pro eibach springs ( a bit more lowering than US spec eibachs).
My concern with spacers is greater weight stress on a weaker link when cornering or is that not a concern?
 

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Wow really like the striping on your car! May I ask where you purchased it?
They were already on the car while I purchased it. I would dare to say they are custom made since they previous owner wrapped the front lip, mirrors, windshield surround etc. I even removed some stickers off the car which were a bit too much for me.馃槂
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As the title suggests, can I fit 215/45 R17 tyres on stock wheels but the car is lowered 30mm(1.2 inch) and with spacers about 2cm.

The car is a 2017 Abarth 124 Spider, euro specs

I have used the tyre calculator webpage and there is about 8mm (0.3 inch) height difference from stock wheels with 205/45 R17 tyres.Just want to know for sure if the suggested size would not rub on the fenders.

Thanks everyone for the help ahead!
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Ive got 215/45-17s on 17-8 wheels; car is lowered about 1". No rubbing. You are good with that size.
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Yo! I checked this post because I am also going through this process. I did Koni struts with Three Hundred lowering springs. Good-win Racing has a ton of helpful information under their wheels section so read through it as it's super helpful and reputable.

BUT, if I a being honest, I really want to see more pics of your car, my guy! PHOTO DUMP, please!
 

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Yo! I checked this post because I am also going through this process. I did Koni struts with Three Hundred lowering springs. Good-win Racing has a ton of helpful information under their wheels section so read through it as it's super helpful and reputable.

BUT, if I a being honest, I really want to see more pics of your car, my guy! PHOTO DUMP, please!
What are three hundred lowering springs, and where did you buy them? I only ask because I have the full three hundred carbon kit and never saw anything about springs.
 

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What are three hundred lowering springs, and where did you buy them? I only ask because I have the full three hundred carbon kit and never saw anything about springs.

From their website! You will want to use a translator to navigate the website (Google can take 30-40 seconds per page). They have tons of other stuff outside what has been offered through Drivin District and other importers.

You will pay quite a bit more in shipping, though.

THREEHUNDRED 銉儻銉兂銈般偣銉椼儶銉炽偘 ABARTH 124 Spider - THREEHUNDRED THE STORE (Springs)

ABARTH 124 Spider - THREEHUNDRED THE STORE (Main 124 parts page)
 

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From their website! You will want to use a translator to navigate the website (Google can take 30-40 seconds per page). They have tons of other stuff outside what has been offered through Drivin District and other importers.

You will pay quite a bit more in shipping, though.

THREEHUNDRED 銉儻銉兂銈般偣銉椼儶銉炽偘 ABARTH 124 Spider - THREEHUNDRED THE STORE (Springs)

ABARTH 124 Spider - THREEHUNDRED THE STORE (Main 124 parts page)
Thank you! I have been on their site, admittedly never had it translated. Apparently you miss some things browsing through the pictures.
 
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