Just ordered 245.45.16 RE-11 for the summer/street rear tire.. anyone have any feedback on these?
I don't have any feedback on the compound, but as far as the size goes, i think they'll look really great. Personally I've got 225/50/16s, which are margionally taller than the 245/45/16s you're looking at. They're around 2" taller than stock, but give the miata such a mean look. The sidewall should help you a bit too.
I has new tires… These guys are BIG. Big being a relative term for Mazda Miatas of course.
I tossed them on and the fenders must be rolled but they just barely fit all the way around.
I also got my manifold back – The DART DC-2 Coating came out great. I tossed it on and I can literally tighten the V-Band flanges while the car is running. This stuff keeps some serious heat out of the engine bay. It is booger green though..
I noticed there is less room on in the front of my rear wheels than the back and it causes problems when I get into boost. I have replacement bushings going in the car but I'd still like to remedy the problem. If I don’t get anywhere after the bushings I’ll be moving my sub frame completely. Anyone have any luck solving this problem? Not that I suspect many will need to.
I was doing some looking around and it looks like it's a common problem..
I think they're both ceramic paint. They dont look thick enough to be an actual ceramic coating, and the only places that I know that offer true ceramic to auto enthusiasts are located in upstate NY and southern Cali.
And as a note, matte black is the worst possible color to paint a header, since it is almost the best emitter of thermal radiation, white would be much better as would chrome.