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Old 02-20-2009, 03:37 PM   #21
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Flames for you flamers.

I'm still getting them, some places are already saying the RS2 are out of production, and I will never go back to azenis.
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NOT out of production
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I agree the flames are retarded but as long as they perform better than the RS-2 I don't care. Performance > looks
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Old 02-20-2009, 04:57 PM   #24
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I agree the flames are retarded but as long as they perform better than the RS-2 I don't care. Performance > looks
the fact that they designed a street comp tire to "look cool" for *******s says things...
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scott, you may not like the flames.....fair enough. but they have a treadwear rating that was intended to be more competitive in the street tire classes in autocross......not ********.
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the fact that designed a street comp tire to "look cool" for *******s says things...
Does it say "no cupcakes for you"?
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scott, you may not like the flames.....fair enough. but they have a treadwear rating that was intended to be more competitive in the street tire classes in autocross......not ********.
street tires are for pussies. I think more than just my tires will push me out of the Miata's original class. -1 on the flames as well, I want a mature looking tire, this just sends off the wrong vibes
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I don't care about the flames. One good track session and they will be gone anyway.
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Damnit, I was hoping they would release these with the whole tire orange, and the flames black.
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NOT out of production
Thanks, that's very good to know. I wish onlinetires had their facts straight.
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Damnit, I was hoping they would release these with the whole tire orange, and the flames black.
actually we have had requests for orange tires....because we had some that we would use strictly for marketing purposes at shows.
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actually we have had requests for orange tires....because we had some that we would use strictly for marketing purposes at shows.


If you ever have any left over in a size the will fit 15X7 let me know.
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There was only one time that flamed treads were friggin' cool:



IIRC one review of the truck showed the results of a burnout it did, with a nice black flame design left on the pavement, but I can't find it.
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If you ever have any left over in a size the will fit 15X7 let me know.
i assume there is a 0% chance of us ever producing them for the masses. but i'm not in marketing, so what do i know.
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245/30/16!
Why do you want a 21.8" tire? :P 245/35-16 (22.75) is what you want, or 255/40-15 (23.0")

(oh god Nitto please make a 255/40 NT-01 please please please please please)
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:30 PM   #36
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i meant 35 :P
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i know the flames are up for debate.......but i have been told that the compound is excellent. making it far superior to the RS2 in terms of grip.
That aside, I'd rather pay $5 less per corner and not have gayness to begin with. If the new compound is as good as reported, then the tire will sell w/o stupid marketing gimmics like faggy molded flames. Flames are for flamers.

More I think about it, the flames are a huge turn off and make me push towards the "do not want" category.
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exactly. I started looking into the R2-3 and possibly waiting until April for tire, suffice to say, I'm for sure getting the Kumhos.
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The flames aren't a non-starter for me, but I sure will be doing some burnouts, front to rear swap, and more burnouts before I drive anywhere public. I really liked the RS-2s, and there aren't many options for 225/45/15s as we all know. 15x8 RBs and some 225 'kook RS3s seem like the likely path I will be taking once I get paid for my tutoring job.

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I wouldn't put that crap on my car if I had a flat...
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