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I have a 2004 Aero, love the look of the stock Aero 17" wheels.
I may get a 2011 non-Aero which also has 17" wheels but 235/45-17 tires instead of the 225/45-17 mounted on the 2004 wheels. Can I mount the 235/45 on the 2004 Aero rims and the 225/45-17 on the 2011 rims?

Not sure how to find the specs on the two rims, like are they the same width?
 

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both are probably 7.5 width. i know twin 5 spoke 2004 aeros are. newer aeros probably are too. yes you can swap tires with no issue. 225 or 235 will both work on 7.5 inch wide wheel
 

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both are probably 7.5 width. i know twin 5 spoke 2004 aeros are. newer aeros probably are too. yes you can swap tires with no issue. 225 or 235 will both work on 7.5 inch wide wheel
Great, when I can post pics of both I will get some opinions on which looks better, 2004 Aero double 5 spokes retro or 2011 5 wide spokest
 

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I have a 2004 Aero, love the look of the stock Aero 17" wheels.
I may get a 2011 non-Aero which also has 17" wheels but 235/45-17 tires instead of the 225/45-17 mounted on the 2004 wheels. Can I mount the 235/45 on the 2004 Aero rims and the 225/45-17 on the 2011 rims?

Not sure how to find the specs on the two rims, like are they the same width?
Great, when I can post pics of both I will get some opinions on which looks better, 2004 Aero double 5 spokes retro or 2011 5 wide spokest
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Don't need pics.
Twin double 5 spoke Aeros are the winner.
 

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Not sure if my description of double spoke meets yours, here's the ones on my 2004 Aero


And the ones on a car I am considering

 

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both are probably 7.5 width. i know twin 5 spoke 2004 aeros are. newer aeros probably are too. yes you can swap tires with no issue. 225 or 235 will both work on 7.5 inch wide wheel
Hmmmm.. when I look up what appear to be the 2004 rims they show as 7" and the 2011 show as 7.5, that might explain the 225 vs 235 size. Anyone know of a reliable wheel chart? Or will the size be stamped on the wheel or will the part number tell me if I can find it?
 

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should be stamped on back

i stand by my opinion. pic one is winner
 

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This shows 235/45-17 tires should mount on at least 7.5 inch wheels. So while I can switch wheels with the tires on them I prolly shouldn't mount the 235 on wheels the old Aero wheels


https://www.budnik.com/helpful-tire-info/
 

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225 is better, but you could run 235 if you wanted to. Unless you plan on tracking the car, in that case I wouldn't.
 

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No, not tracking it.
It sounds like the best idea is to keep the 235 on the 7.5 and the 225 on the 7 inch wide as they came.

So, my question takes a different perspective. Much handling difference between the 235 and 225?

225 have shorter sidewall, less width, less overall diameter than 235.
Less sidewall can be an advantage, but so can greater width. I think I am overthinking again. :(
 

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Depends on what you want. 225 better in inclement weather. 235 better to put power to pavement but these cars dont make a ton of power stock. 235s look meatier. cost more too.
 

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I have a 2004 Aero, love the look of the stock Aero 17" wheels.
I may get a 2011 non-Aero which also has 17" wheels but 235/45-17 tires instead of the 225/45-17 mounted on the 2004 wheels. Can I mount the 235/45 on the 2004 Aero rims and the 225/45-17 on the 2011 rims?

Not sure how to find the specs on the two rims, like are they the same width?
No, not tracking it.
It sounds like the best idea is to keep the 235 on the 7.5 and the 225 on the 7 inch wide as they came.

So, my question takes a different perspective. Much handling difference between the 235 and 225?

225 have shorter sidewall, less width, less overall diameter than 235.
Less sidewall can be an advantage, but so can greater width. I think I am overthinking again. :(
Here's the 235 tire/wheel specs compared to the 225:

http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Tire-Size-Calculator/225-45R17/235-45R17
 

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'04 Aero 17x7 wheels are delicious. If only they came in 18" and 19". On my 2.0T with 235/45:




You might also like ACE V12 wheels. Loved 'em. Very stock looking. 18x8, 235/40:

 

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So, you put 235-45 on the 7 inch wide 2004 Aero wheels. No issues?

I love these wheels
 

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So, you put 235-45 on the 7 inch wide 2004 Aero wheels. No issues?

I love these wheels
No issues at all. There will be more of a tire overhang past the wheel but not by much. Factory tire size for the 17x7.5 wheel is 235/45, so putting it on a 17x7 wheel has no impact on speedometer, clearance, fitment, etc. Only thing that will change is handling and lip protection.
 

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'04 Aero 17x7 wheels are delicious. If only they came in 18" and 19". On my 2.0T with 235/45:




You might also like ACE V12 wheels. Loved 'em. Very stock looking. 18x8, 235/40:

:roll: Oh great, another excuse for Eric to go: "Look at me, look at my beautiful 9-3 !!" :evil::lol:
 

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I'm still only second to the great SaabKen in number of pictures per post :cheesy:
I know what you're tryin' to do ........ ain't gonna work this time :cheesy:
 
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