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Old 04-25-2008, 11:31 PM   #1
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For my R package on the stock 14x6's.


I want something with pretty good treadwear and OK traction for the street. I guess just the best bang for the buck on the value minded side??
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for 14s? none. get some 15s
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By "good" treadwear, do you mean low or high?

My strong advice for a good street tire that will get you adequate mileage are Toyo T1R's. There are other tires that are stickier, and others that will last longer, but for the price, it' hard to find a better all around tire that nicely balances performance and longevity. If you're running over about 180whp though, I'd seriously consider stepping up to some 15" wheels at least 7" wide... Toyo sells the T1R in 215/45/15 on. That's my next purchase as I'm way under-tired at 200whp with my 195 T1R's. I'm also considering Falken Azenis 615, but I think I want somethign that's gonna last longer.

If you're looking for something "performance all season" with some higher treadlife and keep the stock tread-size of 185/60/14, then Dunlop Sport A2's or Falken Zeix 912/512,
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Yokohama AVS ES100
Ziex ZE 512

edit: I was thinking the T1R also but don't know if they are available in 14"

I guess 195/55 R14 T1R would work.
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I had the 195/55/14 T1R on my stock wheels, it's a great tire for the street. It does very well in the rain too.
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Yokohama AVS ES100
Or he could just shoot himself in the face with his eyes open.

Same level of enjoyment. Also, the same end result if he tries to drive aggressively on Yoko's.

OP, you live in Cali, so a summer performance tire is what you need. Hard to go wrong with the T1R's.
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i only ran azenis on my miata. gonna try 215 rs2s next.
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i have 195/55/14 ziex 912 tires on my daily driver and they do well enough. Ive driven agressively on them and they respond ok to it. This is after daily driving my other turbo miata on 205 azenis as well.
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I've heard good things about the T1R, and may try them next.

The ziex are nice because they have a mileage warranty, which I for one would definitely make full use of .

Azenis kick ***, but don't last.

If you had a 15" wheel I'd vouch for G-force sports, exactly what you described as they balance wear and grip nicely.
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OK, you guys can laugh now, but I have run the cheap 195/60/14 Kumho's on Daisies on two different Miata's with good mileage and good wet and dry stick. RS2's initially and now V700 for Autocross, track, and Mob runs.

UPDATE: Nitto NT-01's now. Far superior to the V700 and RS2's. Still like the Kumho's for street when not on a Mob run.

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Or he could just shoot himself in the face with his eyes open.

Same level of enjoyment. Also, the same end result if he tries to drive aggressively on Yoko's.
my new rims have those yokos, and they have WAY less grip than my cheap khumos
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Ok, I need an alignment anyways, so should I just get the T1R's from Les Schwab or what?
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i am running 195 rs2's right now. they've gone a couple years non boosted and are a GREAT tire. if you don't scrub'em out all the time they'll last a couple seasons for ya. they have my vote. now that i'm boosted i need to get 15x8's from emilio and wrap'em in the 225 rs2's :-)
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if its for the street who gives a flip.

http://edgeracing.com/1993/Mazda/Miata/tires/14/

www.tirerack.com
www.edgeracing.com
find a cheap tire and use it.
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if its for the street who gives a flip.

http://edgeracing.com/1993/Mazda/Miata/tires/14/

www.tirerack.com
www.edgeracing.com
find a cheap tire and use it.

ahahah

so true... I bought cheap rims so I can get good tires. Then again I track mine every now and then and have my forged bbs with r's.
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Since were on the topic, does anyone have any experience with the Dunlop Direzza DZ101 or the Falken Ziex ZE-512?
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Ziex 512's are crap. If you like drifting when its NOT supposed to happen get them. They also wear out quick as ****. Also their wet traction is crap, actually all their traction is crap.

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t1r's are the bomb, but I don't spend that kind of money on street rubber.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....tnum=05WR5EASX
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....e1=yes&place=2

I just bought both of those for each miater...lol.

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Ziex 512's are crap. If you like drifting when its to supposed to happen get them. They also wear out quick as ****. Also their wet traction is crap, actually all their traction is crap.
Good to know, thanks! Anyone got any experience with the
NT NeoGen VR?
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...06&rd=15&ar=50
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