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Old 01-18-2008, 06:35 PM   #1
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Left: 185/60-14 Falken 912s, going on '92 daisies for DD status
Right: 225/45-15 Nitto NT-01s, going on the 6ULs for baller status
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:48 PM   #2
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hmmm never liked nittos after i had a set of the NT55 i think? a while back on my old mustang

how are those? good reviews?
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i just bought the falkens for my DD duty.. gettin the mounted monday (205/50/15 tho)

and im now runnin on a somewhat steady stream of used Rcomps from a miata team that i mount on a set of rota slipstreams for "broke baller status"
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am i missing something here? whats the reason you dont like all-seasons? just cause a smaller tire is smaller? you know if you got them in the same size they would be the same height, right?... im just not following.
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Savington, you could've at least got 195 mm width Falkens and it would'nt be SO bad.
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Yeah, but the 185s were CHEAP, like $32 a tire cheap. I felt like I should have worn a ski mask while ordering them online.

At the end of the day, I do so much highway driving that NT-01s on the street made no sense at all. I would have just heat-cycled the crap out of them.
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am i missing something here? whats the reason you dont like all-seasons? just cause a smaller tire is smaller? you know if you got them in the same size they would be the same height, right?... im just not following.
Just lamenting the loss of a quality summer tire for my everyday use. Makes no sense anymore, and I'd rather have an R-comp for the track and an all-season for the track than try and double-duty a tire. It worked for a while, but I've gotta get some sticky rubber under my car to keep the power down.
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lemme get this straight, you're gonna run that pimp rig on 185/60's on Daisies?! WTF? You could at least sack up and run some 15x6.5"s.
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so you realize there's no fourth season in mtn view or slo... a tire that works down to 45F is fine.
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ill be in the same boat over summer as well. Assuming my current tires wear by then.
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lemme get this straight, you're gonna run that pimp rig on 185/60's on Daisies?! WTF? You could at least sack up and run some 15x6.5"s.
I really cleaned out my wallet getting the NT-01s, so I didn't have enough spare change to get a second set of wheels AND 15" tires for it. The cheapest 15" tires out there don't even compare to the cheapest 14" tires in cost. I could have gone with another set of R-S2s for the street and just swapped the tires between the same set of wheels, but that would have gotten prohibitively expensive pretty quickly.

While I'm home, I'll be running around on the NT-01s, but it just doesn't make sense to drive them 400 miles round-trip to school and back twice a month. For that stuff, the most cost-effective thing I could have done was cheap tires on daisies I already had.
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so you realize there's no fourth season in mtn view or slo... a tire that works down to 45F is fine.
Not the temps that scare me, it's the rain. Driving 4/32nds R-S2s in a torrential downpour for 200 miles is not something I want to do twice.
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No pity here. I just yawed at least 20 degrees in fourth gear on AAA temp rated rubber. Time to start driving the AWD car for the rest of the winter.
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Not the temps that scare me, it's the rain. Driving 4/32nds R-S2s in a torrential downpour for 200 miles is not something I want to do twice.
you guys had 90% of your rain in the last few weeks!
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i just put some 195/60/14 Falken 912's on daisies for my daily driver
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Azenis All Day Ever Day! Aint Skeered!
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