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Old 08-09-2007, 04:07 PM   #21
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Son of a bitch. I just called them and they just sold their last set today.
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Old 08-09-2007, 04:46 PM   #22
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I called 949 and they don't know if they'll have the 15x10 6UL's ;( because the only tire for that rim is a hoosier and costs limke 300 something (close to 400). but if they do I'll get them for the track <- street. lol

btw. I think discount tire will get you the hankooks for 87 mounted or even less. if you print out the edgeracing page and go to them with it...
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:59 PM   #23
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What about edgeracing? I think they have the rs2's in stock. I was looking around to find a 245-255/40r15 but no luck. Does anyone know where to get these tires? Or something to put on: 15x10 6UL when they come out...
Emilio's got 245/40-15s, or he knows where to get them. They are definitely not street tires, though, or anywhere close to street tires.
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Old 08-09-2007, 06:04 PM   #24
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I might have a lead on some RS2s. It's taken tons of phone calls and a good part of my day but i might have found a set. Getting them shipped will be a different story.
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i'd wait for the 225 rs2s to come back out, they really are a wonderful tire. I love my 6ULS
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Old 08-09-2007, 06:49 PM   #26
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Emilio's got 245/40-15s, or he knows where to get them. They are definitely not street tires, though, or anywhere close to street tires.


He told me about them.... hoosier something, really expensive... but I want them....
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:35 PM   #27
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that sucks. If this is a track wheel you're making a mistake by not getting ra-1's.
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:00 AM   #28
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I don't plan on these being tracks wheels. I can't afford let alone store two sets of wheels when considering the money spent on the wheels themselves. Plus I don't make enough track days, considering i've never done one. I drive my car when I feel like, I want to autocross it, and someday soon I want to track it with NASA. The RA-1s would be destroyed by the time I made it to the track.

Maybe one day after college I'll be able to do that.
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Old 08-14-2007, 04:18 AM   #29
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Ended up with 205/50 azeni 615s. I'll post pics when i get them on. Though you'll have to forgive the stock rideheight. Only downside from getting rid of the 17s will be the enormous fender gap. Some ebay coils with sleeves might have to get me by for a while until i can afford something else.
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I'm in the same boat. Emilio better hold the wheels til the tires come in as I don't want some local monkey having to mount tires and pay the extra shipping separately for wheels/tires. That fact that Hankook can't step up production on a hot product is pretty lame.

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Old 08-14-2007, 04:48 PM   #31
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Emilio said he would hold the wheels no problem. He talked to Hankook yesterday, there is NO ETA on when the RS2 225s would be produced let alone shipped out. If he had a ETA around a month I would have waited. He said he could get the 615s in this week though so i can have the wheels back in TN around when I get back versus possibly waiting months for them.
I need to work for Hankook, someone needs to straigten them out.
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Old 08-14-2007, 05:05 PM   #32
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I have a set I'll sell you...I'm about the powdercoat the wheels so I have to pull them off anyways. Fronts I just replaced 99% tread and rears have 60%.
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Old 08-15-2007, 08:30 AM   #33
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I ended up going with the 225-45 RA-1s. Emilio said that for 200+ whp, it was the best choice. I'll put bad weather tires on my stock rims, and use the RA-1s for the dry spring/summer/fall weather here in MD. If it gets crappy, I'll just drive the OTM.

A bit pricey at $150 though.

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Old 08-15-2007, 04:47 PM   #34
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The price was the only thing that kept me from going for the RA1s. If I burn the Azenis off this year i'll replace them with RA-1s next year. Hopefully they work out alright for me though because I'd rather run them for two years and save up for some Tein Flexes.
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Old 09-29-2007, 01:33 PM   #35
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Went with the 205/50r15s RT-615s, they're nice and they'll just have to do for now considering there was still no ETA on RS2s when my wheels shipped. Got the wheels,tire, & center caps from Emilio at 949racing. Used McGard 2 piece spline drive lug nuts from Goodwin Racing. Upgrading from 22lb 17x7 Konig Imagines to the 13lb sexual goodness. Once i burn the 615s down i'll go for some 225/45 RS2s or NTO1s we'll see.

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A Little mt.net love. The *** end is jacked up, it doesn't sit that high.
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Old 09-29-2007, 01:35 PM   #36
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You give me **** about it being a 4x4 savington and i'll feed you your own nuts for breakfast. When i jack it up it takes it a little while to settle back down, so it actually sits a little lower than that.
Seriously though, i'll get around to getting suspension, just have to find the coin. Other things comes first, like a radiator. It's also normally not dirty like that, took it for a drive yesterday and drove through a few small puddles.
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Old 09-29-2007, 02:48 PM   #37
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You give me **** about it being a 4x4 savington and i'll feed you your own nuts for breakfast.



Lookin good. I tried the NT-01s in July (Emilio let me borrow them for a session ) and compared to the R-S2s they were just unreal. The turn-in was so precise and the level of grip available was just stupid. My dad drove them first, pulled into the pits, and said "Jesus christ."
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225s are probably too skinny for anyone running enough for a built motor. You'll find that when you just drop the gas in 2nd at 4500 that the rear end goes squirrely on you.
I bet the 205 not-01's will be exciting then...and I bet the weathered kumho street tires will be worthless at 250whp.
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Holy streched tire batman
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Old 09-30-2007, 01:08 AM   #40
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After driving the car about 150 miles today I love the new wheels and tires. The ride quality is great and i like the tires quite a bit. I could be wrong, pretty sure they come with some kind of mold compound on them because the first couple corners i powered out of it slid quite a bit compared the the KDW2s. The lower unsprung mass is very noticeable and I'm very happy with the upgrade.

They're not stretched too aweful much, not like i'm gonna transfer to roadster drift anytime soon. They're only .5" more narrow than the 225 RS2s supposedly and they had just a little more tread then the 215s that were on the konig wheels.
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The perspective of this picture is screwed. The tread width is really just about equal, specially when you include the round shoulder of the azenis. The KDWs are 215s.
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