Another "What tire" thread - Page 2 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain discuss the wondrous effects of boost and your miata...

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-28-2010, 01:21 AM   #21
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,982
Total Cats: 10
Default Back from dead after GRM tire comparison

Just an FYI. Grassroots motorsports did a tire comparison in their recent issue. Those of us sporting small width wheels don't seem to gain much benefit from cramming the rs3 onto it.

Looks like those of us with a wheel width of 7.5" or less might as well run the Kumho XS.

I thought the results were pretty interesting.
miatauser884 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2010, 01:29 AM   #22
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Florence, Alabama
Posts: 184
Total Cats: 0
Default

I run Nankang NS-1's or something like that on the street. They're like $96 each, and get really good traction in cold weather. They also have a cool tread pattern, and pretty sticky.
GregTSi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2010, 11:15 AM   #23
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Las vegas
Posts: 240
Total Cats: 0
Default

howdy, i run potenza re11 205-50-15 25 offset dd on turbo miata with no problem,i had rt-615 & no match to re11,nt01 is good for track days,noisy doest last long,rs3 is good but ill go with direnza star spec insted of rs3 for dd & weekend autox,r1r is for for trackdays,do a research on potenza re-11 good for dd & mild autox,more money but safe on street,i was using kumho 710 last year r-comp and i try re-11 this year, i was surprise.good luck,just pls no matter what happen dont get the rt-615,not enought grip.

Last edited by castillejos2000; 06-29-2010 at 08:49 AM.
castillejos2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2010, 01:36 PM   #24
Newb
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 31
Total Cats: 0
Default

Seconded for the RE-11, my only concern is tread life... don't know how long they'll last. But they kick the **** out of the T1Rs I had on there before. Downside for you is biggest 15 they have is 205.
MezJr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2010, 08:46 AM   #25
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Las vegas
Posts: 240
Total Cats: 0
Default

my re-11 has 12,000 miles still look new.i dont drive hard on street on when need it,on i drive hard on autox.
castillejos2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2010, 09:40 AM   #26
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

I don't think I've ever suggested anyone run the NT-01 on the street because its too slick when cold, and wears too fast. RS-3 is my vote.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2010, 01:01 PM   #27
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Plano
Posts: 83
Total Cats: 0
Default

I ran rt615 and re11s back-to-back at a practice autox and it was night and day difference. I'm a big fan of re11s now.

The pic is 205/50/15 on 15x7 for both rt615 and re11. The re11s are really wide for 205s (more like 215s), just something to consider.

tilt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2010, 01:08 PM   #28
Newb
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 31
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tilt View Post
I ran rt615 and re11s back-to-back at a practice autox and it was night and day difference. I'm a big fan of re11s now.

The pic is 205/50/15 on 15x7 for both rt615 and re11. The re11s are really wide for 205s (more like 215s), just something to consider.
I ******* knew it! I just swapped my 205/45/16 Toyo T1Rs on 16x6.5 to 205/50/15 RE-11s on 15x7 and they just looked wider, bulging from the rims, thought it was an optical illusion with the wider tread blocks on the RE-11.
MezJr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2010, 01:40 PM   #29
Elite Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Gainesville,Fl
Posts: 3,354
Total Cats: 7
Default

I can't wait to have Bridgestone money...
turotufas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2010, 01:52 PM   #30
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,982
Total Cats: 10
Default

I will definitely look at those. Has anyone seen a comparo between the RE11 and the XS?
miatauser884 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2010, 02:21 PM   #31
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Falls Church, VA
Posts: 1,367
Total Cats: 16
Default

Pretty sure both the RE-11 and XS were in GRM's tire shootout last year. Too lazy to look at GRM's website right now as I must go eat lunch, but my recollection is that they were very close/competitive to each other. I know a bunch of people get the XS because they are ~$120/set less, then a bunch of people picked up RE-11s when Bridgestone was running a rebate special. What that tells me is that they aren't so different in performance that folks won't be swayed either way by a relatively small amount of money. Go look and see if GRM has the article online. If not, I have it in print somewhere at home.
ScottFW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2010, 02:51 PM   #32
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 19,038
Total Cats: 407
Default

XS on a wheel under 8 inches because they're cheap and 99% of the performance of the RS3 on a street car.

wide wheels: RS3 unless you're cheap and not competing. then XS again, slightly stretch a la crub loadster.
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2010, 08:38 PM   #33
Newb
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 31
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by turotufas View Post
I can't wait to have Bridgestone money...
Don't know what's expensive to you, but I ordered mine from Costco and they were around $120/ea mounted.
MezJr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2010, 09:37 PM   #34
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,982
Total Cats: 10
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by y8s View Post
XS on a wheel under 8 inches because they're cheap and 99% of the performance of the RS3 on a street car.

wide wheels: RS3 unless you're cheap and not competing. then XS again, slightly stretch a la crub loadster.
^^^^ THIS

Because of

----- THIS -----> For the June 2009 issue. Just got my Grassroot motorsports where they did some Extreme tire testing. Tires were tested in 15 inch sizes on a hond civic.

Here is a summary of times from worst to first.

6th - Falken RT 615 Mean time: 35.302 Sec Quick time 35.125 Sec.
5th - Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec Mean time: 35.209 sec. Quick time 35.061
4th -Toyo Proxes R1R Mean time: 34.522 sec Quick Time 34.452 sec
3rd- Bridgestone RE-01R Mean time: 34.478 sec Quick Time 34.430 sec.
2nd- Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 Mean time: 34.266 Quick time 34.238 sec.
1st - Kumho ECSTA XS Mean time :34.170 Quick Time 34.030 sec.

All tires were shaved to 3/32 nd and test performed on an Autocross set up.
miatauser884 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2010, 10:06 PM   #35
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 19,038
Total Cats: 407
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by djp0623 View Post
^^^^ THIS

Because of

----- THIS -----> For the June 2009 issue. Just got my Grassroot motorsports where they did some Extreme tire testing. Tires were tested in 15 inch sizes on a hond civic.

Here is a summary of times from worst to first.

6th - Falken RT 615 Mean time: 35.302 Sec Quick time 35.125 Sec.
5th - Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec Mean time: 35.209 sec. Quick time 35.061
4th -Toyo Proxes R1R Mean time: 34.522 sec Quick Time 34.452sec
3rd- Bridgestone RE-01R Mean time: 34.478 sec Quick Time 34.430 sec.
2nd- Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 Mean time: 34.266 Quick time 34.238 sec.
1st - Kumho ECSTA XS Mean time :34.170 Quick Time 34.030 sec.

All tires were shaved to 3/32 nd and test performed on an Autocross set up.
you should keep your subscription up to date. they just retested the XS and RS3 and they were very nearly dead even on a sub 8" wheel.
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2010, 01:41 AM   #36
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,982
Total Cats: 10
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by y8s View Post
you should keep your subscription up to date. they just retested the XS and RS3 and they were very nearly dead even on a sub 8" wheel.
I'm aware, check post #21. Last years test compares the RE11 against the XS
miatauser884 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 04:49 PM   #37
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Las vegas
Posts: 240
Total Cats: 0
Default

they just retest them at grm,its on last issue of grm verdict is rs3 did better than xs,615k and star spec.but they are all close time.re11 is more compare to rs3,ill try rs3 next time.
castillejos2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2010, 03:17 PM   #38
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Anacortes, WA
Posts: 2,479
Total Cats: 116
Default

Best R-compound tire that can be used as a street tire hands down is the Toyo RA-1. Twice the streetable tread depth as the NT-01 molded at 8/32 instead of 6/32 rides quieter and smoother.

Unless you’re mounting on at least an 8” wheel a 225 tire will gain you next to nothing over a 205 I believe.

Bob
bbundy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2010, 09:33 PM   #39
Senior Member
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Big Bear Ca
Posts: 990
Total Cats: 8
Default

Bridgestone is having a $70 rebate this month. Picking up my RE-11's for my subie Monday.
dstn2bdoa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2010, 03:29 AM   #40
Elite Member
iTrader: (4)
 
MartinezA92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Mountain View, CA
Posts: 1,702
Total Cats: 28
Default

I've got 4 track days on RE11s and a shitload of freeway miles (more than I ever put on RS2s or Azenis), and I'm not even at the wear indicator yet. I r plz'd.

Prob buying them again.
MartinezA92 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OTS Bilstein to motorsports ASN conversion stoves Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 5 04-21-2016 04:00 PM
My solution for Oiltemp and Oilpressure input into Megasuirt (MS3) Zaphod MEGAsquirt 41 01-24-2016 01:25 PM
Going back to stock. Need some 1.6 parts. Trent WTB 2 10-01-2015 01:15 PM
Leaky Wilwoods mx592 Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 1 10-01-2015 01:45 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:24 AM.