I got some new Yokohama tires from Discount tires - very nice tires! I also went up a size as the old 215/40/17s were just too low profile. I had hit a couple of curbs and pinched the tires. I eventually developed a leak and needed a patch. The tires were on the wear bars and I just decided to replace them. The 225/45/17s aren't much larger - but are large enough. I ended up rolling the arch lips to prevent them from cutting the tires. With that size, there are a ton of tires to choose from
No more scrubbing tires. It is important to note that the piece of pipe that I used is very heavy wall. If you try this with a piece of exhaust tubing, it will just get crushed.