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Old 04-30-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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Default I'm being lazy - Tire recommendations?

I've currently got 16x7 wheels. A pretty bust size for tire shopping so i'm considering picking up a 15x8 wheel.
  1. Anyone know if there are clearance issues with the 2002 sport brakes and a 15 inch wheel?
  2. What are good track tire options for a 15x8
  3. What are good track tire options for 16x7

I've got my eye on:
Toyo RA1
Nitto NT01
Yokohama A048-R

I'd like something cheapish but we all know this ish ain't a cheap hobby. I'd like to stay with a rolling diameter of 23-24 inches and I'll probably need some width. It's roughly a 330whp setup.

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Fluf it - I just ordered BFG R1's 205/55/16
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good tire but a 205 is a little small for your power.
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Toyo RR Dot slick.
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Toyo RR Dot slick.
Does anyone know anything about this tire yet?
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Yup...2 new tires coming from Toyo.

The RR is a Dot-R tire targeting the racers who run RA1's and R888's. The tire dealers pushed Toyo to make a tire that cycles like a RA1/R888 but with smooth face and lower thread depth that does not require shaving. Suppose to be the same GG compound that is used in the RA1 and R888.

The RS1 is a full race slick using the same GG compound that is used in the RA1 and R888. It will be a non Dot tire.

The 205 and 225 are a done deal for the RR. I don't know what the deal is for the 245 but would be happy if it were made in either one.

FWIW I have touched them both. Smooth like fine young breasts.
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Well back at ground zero- The dude only ordered 2 tires.

Fine young breasts? WAT?

Hustler - Tell me your tire recommendations. What do you run?
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NT01's and 15x9 6ULs. They rock. They hold 300+ fairly well, and according to the turbo ls1 cat, they actually hold 650+ hp well also.
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NT01's and 15x9 6ULs. They rock. They hold 300+ fairly well, and according to the turbo ls1 cat, they actually hold 650+ hp well also.

^^^^^ What he said. No brainer really.
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Expensive. I'm looking for some 15x9 now.
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I'm on a 215/45/16 Kumho XS. They're the best streetable tire I've been able to find for a 16x7 wheel. For what they are they're great around corners (probably a good bit off the others you mentioned though) but could certainly be better for straightline traction.
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Hankook RS3 on an open track day or two?

225/50/16
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I'm on a 215/45/16 Kumho XS. They're the best streetable tire I've been able to find for a 16x7 wheel. For what they are they're great around corners (probably a good bit off the others you mentioned though) but could certainly be better for straightline traction.
they suck in cold and wet. i prefer my 205/45/16 Riken Raptors for Daily driving.
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Anyone on the RS3?
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If you're getting 225 15's you can't go wrong with the RS3 for the road. NT01s howl at daily driving speeds.
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Good luck finding a set. You have to buy them in winter to get a set. You'd think they were blizzacks
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Good luck finding a set. You have to buy them in winter to get a set. You'd think they were blizzacks
Challenge accepted. Tires in the mail bish.

I plan to use them on the occasional open track days.. and auto x...
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From where? I must fail at life.
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How are you going to fit a 225/50/16? Its a SUPER tall tire.
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