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Old 12-09-2010, 05:20 PM   #21
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I normally try to get in the 57% range. Those Tein Basics are absolute junk, they are right there with raceland, sell them on clubroadster.net. You need a real suspension. Try SD revalved fronts, nb front hats, isc rear hats, 700/400, big bars for a budget setup. If you are a balla and want angels to sing everytime you drive get 949racing.com Xida CS. Try carbotech xp10, cobalt xr2, or hawk dtc60 for some real men pads. You started off the newb post right saying you've been running with NASA, keep it up. Make sure to get some belts (cam lock), seat, and fire bottle soon. Check out the sig and get in on the action. Those 15" wheels will fit a 205 Hankook RS3 nicely, buy some sticky street tires.
How do you setup the rears to optimize for ISC rear hats?
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:13 PM   #22
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I normally try to get in the 57% range. Those Tein Basics are absolute junk, they are right there with raceland, sell them on clubroadster.net. You need a real suspension. Try SD revalved fronts, nb front hats, isc rear hats, 700/400, big bars for a budget setup. If you are a balla and want angels to sing everytime you drive get 949racing.com Xida CS. Try carbotech xp10, cobalt xr2, or hawk dtc60 for some real men pads. You started off the newb post right saying you've been running with NASA, keep it up. Make sure to get some belts (cam lock), seat, and fire bottle soon. Check out the sig and get in on the action. Those 15" wheels will fit a 205 Hankook RS3 nicely, buy some sticky street tires.
Thanks for the advice. My tires are down to wear bars (they are 205 Star Specs right now), so I'm thinking my priority list is wheels/tires (and probably pads), band-aid the suspension if I can for cheap, safety stuff as you mentioned, and then work on replacing the suspension.

I've read some posts on here where a few guys have stated that the 15x9 6ULs are faster than the 15x8s, but I'm not real wild about only having one choice in a 225 tire (R-S3), and if I end up putting a 205 on there, then it seems like I might as well just buy the 8" wheel. What do you all think? Am I going to notice that much of a difference between the two?

I was thinking it might make sense to buy the 8s, and run them for now. Then when I eventually go to R-comps (not in the near future), I can buy a set of 9s and use the 8s for street/rain tires.
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Thanks for the advice. My tires are down to wear bars (they are 205 Star Specs right now), so I'm thinking my priority list is wheels/tires (and probably pads), band-aid the suspension if I can for cheap, safety stuff as you mentioned, and then work on replacing the suspension.

I've read some posts on here where a few guys have stated that the 15x9 6ULs are faster than the 15x8s, but I'm not real wild about only having one choice in a 225 tire (R-S3), and if I end up putting a 205 on there, then it seems like I might as well just buy the 8" wheel. What do you all think? Am I going to notice that much of a difference between the two?

I was thinking it might make sense to buy the 8s, and run them for now. Then when I eventually go to R-comps (not in the near future), I can buy a set of 9s and use the 8s for street/rain tires.
I've had 15x8's before. If you ever go turbo or supercharger, you'll never want 205's. For any purpose. Ever.

You want to go fast, you go 15x9. If you can get a cheap set of 15x8's with tires, why not.

15x9's will be faster, and more importantly to me, feel better. I wouldn't get anything less for the street, for myself. I've run NT-01's on the street here, they're quite good, especially on the 88. You're not limited to one tire in the least.

If I were in your position, I'd get NT-01's for the track, simply because they will last longer. On whatever wheels you want. Then I'd get RS3's on 15x9's for the street.
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I've had 15x8's before. If you ever go turbo or supercharger, you'll never want 205's. For any purpose. Ever.

You want to go fast, you go 15x9. If you can get a cheap set of 15x8's with tires, why not.

15x9's will be faster, and more importantly to me, feel better. I wouldn't get anything less for the street, for myself. I've run NT-01's on the street here, they're quite good, especially on the 88. You're not limited to one tire in the least.

If I were in your position, I'd get NT-01's for the track, simply because they will last longer. On whatever wheels you want. Then I'd get RS3's on 15x9's for the street.
Ah OK, I wasn't aware the NT-01 is DOT-approved. I'm not too worried about street driving, I bought this car mainly as a track toy. I do have to drive it back and forth to the track though, I don't have room for a tow rig where I'm at.

I have heard street tires are better to learn on though, since they give more feedback and are less forgiving to mistakes.

Thanks for all the advice. I think I've got a good idea of where to get started.
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Ah OK, I wasn't aware the NT-01 is DOT-approved. I'm not too worried about street driving, I bought this car mainly as a track toy. I do have to drive it back and forth to the track though, I don't have room for a tow rig where I'm at.
Yep, do a bit of searching. You'll find many threads about the NT-01 as a street tire. And the RA-1, but that's outclassed.

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I have heard street tires are better to learn on though, since they give more feedback and are less forgiving to mistakes.
Quite true. Not to mention some noise before they let free. However, if you get on all seasons, do 20 minutes in Phoenix when hot... you'll think your tires are covered in grease before too long. It's a fine line. Personally, I'd get 15x9's, put RS3's on them, drive the car everywhere on the street, do the 88, have fun with it, get to the track when I could. Eventually grab some NT-01's.

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Thanks for all the advice. I think I've got a good idea of where to get started.
Good, hope to see you around.
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