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if i were to put 17 inch wheels with say a 185/60 would there be any clearance issues up front

i purchased a Smart Book that describes the history of the smart car and on the cover this car has a 6 spoke that looks something like an american mag......where there any wheels like this on any year car. i am in love with those wheels and would like to have some

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Hard to tell without info on the book or photo of the wheels....
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Tire r ack doesn't even list a 185/50 in a 17 inch rim, but that sounds pretty large...
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I think you would have clearance issues with a tire that tall, that is if you can even find that size in a 17". I have 215/35-17 on the front of my car and that is about as wide as you can go without issues. I think the tire you plan on is even taller than mine. My tires clear the top of the strut tower by 5mm. That's about as close as I would want to go.
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if i were to put 17 inch wheels with say a 185/60 would there be any clearance issues up front
i have 185/60-15's up front and that's the tallest tire that will work in the front, the rear has more room, you could go an inch larger in the back without issues.
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i happened to run across a picture of an 06 passion with those wheels i like. does anyone remember them?

I wish i could find a 5 or 6 spoke wheel kinda like the American mag wheels that aren't so darn expensive cause i'm on a tight budget.
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I love my 3 spoke rims! similar to what are on the Roadsters in Europe. Sadly they are no longer available so I better not damage one. Seems like they do that with rims. They are all over and then they disappear. Sometimes you get lucky and find used ones but that can take a lot of waiting.




my 3 spoke rims. You can change the color on the spokes I have black, blue, yellow and red..They are 15 x 7 so I can use the same size tires all around. I also have the stock rims (laying in the foreground) this was when I got the new tires on the rims and put on the car.
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if i were to put 17 inch wheels with say a 185/60 would there be any clearance issues up front

i purchased a Smart Book that describes the history of the smart car and on the cover this car has a 6 spoke that looks something like an american mag......where there any wheels like this on any year car. i am in love with those wheels and would like to have some
17's with 60 series? My gut feeling is nope but depends on what you got now.... This will help you figure it out but personally I think it will look weird.

https://tiresize.com/comparison/

The book is likely smart thinking by Tony Lewin, I read it when it first came out. Interesting story on how smart came about.

https://books.google.ca/books?id=fXZ...inking&f=false
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Yeah not likely if 215/35 17's do work.....

17" Brabus wheels on all four corners
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I love my 3 spoke rims! similar to what are on the Roadsters in Europe. Sadly they are no longer available so I better not damage one. Seems like they do that with rims. They are all over and then they disappear. Sometimes you get lucky and find used ones but that can take a lot of waiting.




my 3 spoke rims. You can change the color on the spokes I have black, blue, yellow and red..They are 15 x 7 so I can use the same size tires all around. I also have the stock rims (laying in the foreground) this was when I got the new tires on the rims and put on the car.
i have the same wheels, except 15x6, got them on closeout for $75 a pop. and for about $6 i got MB centers to stick over the regular center caps
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