Needs about a half inch drop in the rear and 1 inch in the front. The offset and wider tire really pulls the car together a lot better than the stock 7" wide wheels with 205s. I think the Direzza D2s run a bit wide. I was comparing a 225 tire at Discount Tire side by side with mine and I couldn't tell a difference at all. One thing is for sure, the Direzzas are DEFINATELY a lot louder. They sure do track better and steering feedback is MUCH improved.