10-07-2015, 01:35 PM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Mocksville, NC
Total Cats: 8
I received the following reply:
If the 245/40-15 is built it will not be until mid 2016.
Bye the numbers:
Size overall width (inch) overall diameter (inch) Difference in Radius ( what the car sees in an increase in chassis height and the increase in the top of the tire to the inner wheel well.)
using the 205/50-15 as a base number
205/50-15 8.05 23.06 0.00
215/50-15 8.44 23.45 0.195
245/45-15 9.65 23.60 0.27 (or a 1/4 of an inch) (( a 245/40-15 would be the same width but at 22.7 almost 1 inch shorter, or 1/2 of an inch on the radius))
225/50-15 8.84 23.84 0.78
Pricing is excellent for the Achilles
These numbers are the actual math numbers. However, every tire company (Hoosier is a good example) have slightly different actual size numbers.
So, when dealing with different tire manufacturers ( Hoosier especially ) one must take care in the the actual tire to car fitment.
Regarding the 200 wear rating. The next production run will address the rating and will probably make some changes to better reflect the actual wear of the ATK-R tire.
In our own testing we’re finding that the Achilles ATK-R to be on par with the TOYO R888. It is exactly the performance level we were shooting for. As an option to the TOYO R888, which we distribute.
Test drivers have all responded with the same feedback: 1) The ATK-R’s turn in is awesome 2) the tires are very easy to control at the limit.
Not so surprising this is the identical feedback we have received from testing and racing on the Achilles full race slick tire.
Wider 15 inch tires? We have Pirelli’s to offer.
The Pirelli Corsa P7 Classic