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Old 11-28-2007, 10:43 AM   #21
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hey joe about how wide of a wheel would you say those 195/50's would fit on since they were "considerably" wider?
Well, I've got them on a set of 7" wheels, and this appears to be the "nominal" fitment for them- the sidewall is roughly straight and horizontal and hangs over the lip of the wheel just ever so slightly. GChambers over on the other list mounted his onto 7.5" wheels, and I imagine that if you really wanted to you could stretch them out onto an 8" wheel, but I can't see the advantage in it.

The car is at home today, but I'll snap a picture this evening.
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These are the 195/50-15 RE-01R tires on 15x7 +41 wheels. Ride height is about 13.25" in the rear in these shots.







I should clarify one thing. In that last image, it appears that the sidewalls are being stretched out massively to fit the wheel, as illustrated by the red line in this closeup:


There's no stretching going on, that's just how the tires are molded. The corners are filleted at that angle even when the tires are unmounted. Kinda weird to look at, but you can see in the first picture that the sidewall (the darker band with the writing on it) is in fact straight.
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:00 AM   #23
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There's no stretching going on, that's just how the tires are molded. The corners are filleted at that angle even when the tires are unmounted. Kinda weird to look at, but you can see in the first picture that the sidewall (the darker band with the writing on it) is in fact straight.
My General Exclaim UHP are the same way, its so you dont curb your rims when parking.
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:35 PM   #24
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wow those are nice, i like the sidewall look too, may have to get those when my bfg's wear out someday
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The azenis sidewall wheel protector is huge. Maybe i'll take a shot for you tonight.
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Hankooks aren't sold out guys. Go to onlinetires.com or edgeracing. I haven't seen them go out of stock at either of those sites.

I'm on the RS2's 225's now and the grip is about 90% of the Azenis. RS2's Have better wet traction than the Azenis. RS2's love the heat in them so they are good for open track days. Azenis are better for autoX because if they get to hot, they get greasy. I'd buy either of them again. And both have good rim protectors
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:05 AM   #27
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Have you considered a set of BFGoodrich KDWs?
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Hankooks aren't sold out guys. Go to onlinetires.com or edgeracing. I haven't seen them go out of stock at either of those sites.

I'm on the RS2's 225's now and the grip is about 90% of the Azenis. RS2's Have better wet traction than the Azenis. RS2's love the heat in them so they are good for open track days. Azenis are better for autoX because if they get to hot, they get greasy. I'd buy either of them again. And both have good rim protectors
Pretty much exactly how I feel after using both.
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azenis, but i was looking at the re01-r but couldnt come to spending the money on them.
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Well, I've got them on a set of 7" wheels, and this appears to be the "nominal" fitment for them- the sidewall is roughly straight and horizontal and hangs over the lip of the wheel just ever so slightly. GChambers over on the other list mounted his onto 7.5" wheels, and I imagine that if you really wanted to you could stretch them out onto an 8" wheel, but I can't see the advantage in it.

The car is at home today, but I'll snap a picture this evening.
Yea, Geoff, Gus and pretty much every STS2 miata run the re01r's in 7.5" wide wheels. I'm sure they would also fit a 15x8. They are a lot better than the Azenis, we proven these tires to be at least 1 second faster on a 40-50 second SOLO course.
Btw, if you want to do SOLO, the Azenis are quite a lot better than the Hankooks.
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:06 PM   #31
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Have you considered a set of BFGoodrich KDWs?
UTQG treadwear = 300? They look cool, but I can't see them being competative grip-wise with that sort of rating. The T/A-KD maybe, but they're considerably more expensive than the rest of the bunch and don't appear to offer anything special. Anybody using 'em in STS?
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i have the 615's and i love them
i have been looking at the reo1rs for some time now
i check my times against STS2 and CSP miatas even though in in [email protected] (due to the hood) but i am NA so i think its reasonable to compare times...
anyways, the reo1rs seem to be a bit faster than the azenis, guys im typically close with tend to be a little faster now, but not always
but the reo1r does seem to be the better tire
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Someone just get us a group buy on something, i need tires soon! Anyone know of any sales going on?
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Everyone bought tires from discount tire when they had $100 off.
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I know it, I missed that
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