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Old 04-18-2008, 03:15 PM   #21
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High offset you can fit a 225/45 but it will be close With a low offset from 15-0 you will need a pretty good roll or flares. You probably will not find a 235 in a 15", most sizes are 225/45 or 50 and a 275/35 in race compound. Hope this helps.
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High offset you can fit a 225/45 but it will be close With a low offset from 15-0 you will need a pretty good roll or flares. You probably will not find a 235 in a 15", most sizes are 225/45 or 50 and a 275/35 in race compound. Hope this helps.
235/50/15 Toyo R888. - Slightly tall though.

Just recently released.
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holy ****, thanks reddroptop, $157 a tire so far here
http://www.racetire.com/products/toyo_r888.htm

and $152
http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/details...S&typ=R-150810

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quick question for the folks mentioning the 15x8's and the ventus in 225. those are spec'd for a 7.5" rim. was just wondering if anyone's seen them on both an 8 and a 7.5 and if i'm just completely splitting hairs being curious about it :-)
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i have never seen a tire specd out for only one size, usually it's a range, ex: 7"-8"

i just talked to Edgeracing, they should have the R888 very soon at an even better price, maybe by end of month
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yeah, they are assigned a range, but there's an ideal size that it's designed for and the range is usually +/- .5" or something like that, depending on sidewall height. i'm just splitting hairs, i suppose :-)
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i have never seen a tire specd out for only one size, usually it's a range, ex: 7"-8"

i just talked to Edgeracing, they should have the R888 very soon at an even better price, maybe by end of month
You do realize it is a R-comp right?
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yeah, what's the problem? It's pretty damn cheap for a DOT R
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yeah, what's the problem? It's pretty damn cheap for a DOT R
225/45 NT-01's and RA1's are cheaper.

Was just making sure you were not confusing the R888 with the new R1R street tire.
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but i'm sure it's also better, i saw goodwin is selling them as well and using them on their track miata
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Sorry I don't do alot of post. I use AIM and I have A bad habit of not using any grammer and shitting spelling. But I will try to caps and **** and yes I do live in C.T.
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"cuz"? Seriously? Use punctuation, ------. I'm sure you're laughing right now thinking I'm just some guy from the internet bet let me tell you now boy you pissed off the wrong ************. I've had training with any team of spec ops warriors you can think of. I'm already one of the best in my state in clandestine ops and I can hit a dinner plate at 350yards with a H&K Mark 23 mod 0 .45 caliber pistol. My uncle infiltrated the secret Egyptian Commando group called Thunderbolt 777 and nobody even noticed him. He trained with them and even did HALO jumps in the Sinai with them and he didn't even know how to speak Arabic. This isn't me bragging, this is just to tell you that you're messing with one of the baddest ************* in the country.
Don't take this the wrong way but you need to not take some grammer and punctuation miss usage that far. Let's see you stand in the freezing cold for 7 hours and drop a deer 200 yards out with a rifle set for 100 yards or hit A 1x1 box 120 yards standing with no scope only irons and do it on the first shot ***. so next time give a noob a break
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Anyone know when the R1R in 225/45/15 is due out?
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Anyone know when the R1R in 225/45/15 is due out?
Late July.
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Great, do I buy the RS2 now, or hold out for the R1R.
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Don't take this the wrong way but you need to not take some grammer and punctuation miss usage that far. Let's see you stand in the freezing cold for 7 hours and drop a deer 200 yards out with a rifle set for 100 yards or hit A 1x1 box 120 yards standing with no scope only irons and do it on the first shot ***. so next time give a noob a break
He's just busting your chops. The only target Hustler's ever hit was his boyfriends mouth from 6 inches away.
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Don't take this the wrong way but you need to not take some grammer and punctuation miss usage that far. Let's see you stand in the freezing cold for 7 hours and drop a deer 200 yards out with a rifle set for 100 yards or hit A 1x1 box 120 yards standing with no scope only irons and do it on the first shot ***. so next time give a noob a break
Come on man, he was clearly making a joke.
To respond in such a serious manner either means you're really young, really insecure, or just a total *****... or all three.

Helpful hints if you want to start over.
When you join a forum, be sure that your first post is in the NOOB section or whatever it's called... here it's called "meet&greet". Make sure you highlight your vehicle, experiences, goals, and anything you think may be useful to others. I know CT is a small state, but listing your city would be extremely helpful. Also adding a short list of mods/setup to your signature would dramatically improve all advice given to you since people wouldn't have to ask questions... like reminding you to upgrade your dif... OH, you've already done that... wouldn't that have been nice to know and I wouldn't have had to post the suggestion.

And to put everything in perspective, you are getting some really good advice in this thread... and the only thing you focused on was the bullshit. Either grow a sack or go away.

And you can start by REALLY reading the advice and tell us is we've helped narrow things down and what you're thinking about buying.

For pure performance, a 225 15" is hard to beat unless you're running stupid power. Going to a 17" only adds A LOT of unsprung weight. IMHO, 17" rims look out of place on a Miata. I've driven a Miata on 17" rims and the difference is remarkable... everything about the car just slows down. 16"s area nice compromise if you've got a hard-on for the "look" of bigger rims... they're a little heavier, but allow more contact patch. You really need to decide if performance or looks is more important. If it's performance, what do you need the tire to do?

I'm running 15" Konig Heliums and 195 T1r's and it's a great package for the street. I'm way short on rubber for autocross and in deep trouble on an open track, but the price and mileage is right on the money. 205 Azenis are next.
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well young but i do take things too seriously im new and not sure if people are joking or serious so yaaaa. but i am thankful for the good info people have given me and im planing on running 300 om my motor. the motor has been built i found a guy that is selling his t3 turbo header and intercooler and im planning on buying it and then running megasuirts pnp. so im thinking of running the 15's or 16's
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Great, do I buy the RS2 now, or hold out for the R1R.
I've driven both tires. The RS2 is stickier and holds up better to hard use. Unfortunately, it's a little loud on the highway. But an okay tradeoff for a really cheap, pretty good street tire. I'm looking forward to some more companies jumping on this size bandwagon with street tires, like KDW, PE2, g-Force Sport, RT-615, Neova, etc. I guess with a turbo 1.6 that's not a commuter, running RA1s or NT-01s on the street would be livable.

In general, a wider wheel will provide better lateral grip and more precise and responsive handling, at the sacrifice of ride quality. I like a 225 on at least an 8" wheel, and 8.5 is even better, but not available for a Miata. 9" is about the max for a 225, and a bit of a stretch for most.
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I've driven both tires. The RS2 is stickier and holds up better to hard use. Unfortunately, it's a little loud on the highway. But an okay tradeoff for a really cheap, pretty good street tire. I'm looking forward to some more companies jumping on this size bandwagon with street tires, like KDW, PE2, g-Force Sport, RT-615, Neova, etc. I guess with a turbo 1.6 that's not a commuter, running RA1s or NT-01s on the street would be livable.

In general, a wider wheel will provide better lateral grip and more precise and responsive handling, at the sacrifice of ride quality. I like a 225 on at least an 8" wheel, and 8.5 is even better, but not available for a Miata. 9" is about the max for a 225, and a bit of a stretch for most.
What the hell are you talking about?

As per your 2nd paragraph, check out www.949racing.com
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