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Old 10-22-2012, 03:20 PM   #41
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So now we're spoon-feeding by proxy?

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Old 10-22-2012, 03:27 PM   #42
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How about we take some baby steps and just answer the question if such a write up exists by Emilio. Yes or no?

If the answer is "yes," then i will pick up where my search left off, since apparently you're convinced that i did no searching at all before posting the thread.

I'm new to the internet. Where's the search bar? What's a google?


Good grief this thread sucks.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:35 PM   #43
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This is as frustrating to me as it is to the community. The reality is that the R&D results and recommendations I make are copied off my website by other wheel companies in order to sell their versions of my fitments. By answering consumer questions directly on forums and email, I reduce the chance of copyright infringement on my IP. Tire rack took my entire 1000 word fitment chart and includes it with every C3M they ship.

If Andrew had never discussed his Inconel stud kit on this forum, he would still be the only vendor offering them. Now, his larger competitors have copied his kit and use his R&D results to help their customers with their version of his kit. He weighed that risk against sharing his work with the community and making a few bucks. Now he sells a lot fewer Inconel stud kits than his larger competitors.

You can't copyright, patent or trademark something like a turbo attaching procedure or wheel offset. Thus, us small vendors have to be crafty at getting our IP into the hands of those that need it without handing to our larger and less creative competitors.

So unfortunately, I won't be adding a fitment or recommendation page to our site.

Wider is faster. Radials want a wheel the same width as the casing. You'll just have to trust that we have a clue about this stuff
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Great info for someone looking to track. Would the benefits of a 9' wide wheel be noticeable on street/autox driving though?
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Great info for someone looking to track. Would the benefits of a 9' wide wheel be noticeable on street/autox driving though?
Just to clarify, the benefit is not form having a 9" wide wheel, it is from having a wheel the same wide as the tire.

Street: Not really, AutoX: Yes
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Thank you, sir
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Great info for someone looking to track. Would the benefits of a 9' wide wheel be noticeable on street/autox driving though?
Grip, steering response benefits exist when you turn, stop or accelerate. So wherever you turn, stop or accelerate the 9"/225 combo will do what it does.

So, yes.
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Just to clarify, the benefit is not form having a 9" wide wheel, it is from having a wheel the same wide as the tire.
*wider than the tire
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So essentially you are telling people to have a slight stretch of tires to improve response and promote less tire deflection. You would therefore gain the same if you found a tire that runs a smaller profile size (with the right tire pressure).

The op wants to know what tire he can run on his wheel, maybe you should state what wheel size you have.

but 225 on 9 on a miata has given one of the best results as stated above.
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So essentially you are telling people to have a slight stretch of tires to improve response and promote less tire deflection. You would therefore gain the same if you found a tire that runs a smaller profile size (with the right tire pressure).

The op wants to know what tire he can run on his wheel, maybe you should state what wheel size you have.

but 225 on 9 on a miata has given one of the best results as stated above.
Radials want a wheel the same width as the casing.
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Radials want a wheel the same width as the casing.
I admire your patience.
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