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Old 12-01-2011, 03:31 AM   #181
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Also if any of yall that have run the 245's have a one that is heat cycled out that you are going to toss, I'll pay to get it shipped over here.
I have a corded one I can send you.
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Awesome! I sent you PM. Let me know how much it'll be.

I'll post up fitment pics when it shows up.
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Has anyone tried putting an 235/50/15 R888 on these? I'd imagine the amount of stretch wouldn't be extremely rediculous.
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Has anyone tried putting an 235/50/15 R888 on these? I'd imagine the amount of stretch wouldn't be extremely rediculous.
Just a little stretch. The 235/50 R888 hangs over the side of our 9
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:41 PM   #185
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Has anyone tried putting an 235/50/15 R888 on these? I'd imagine the amount of stretch wouldn't be extremely rediculous.
In my experience, the 225 NT-01 in a 9 would still probably be a faster combo. The R888 didn't heat cycle well and got greasier than the NT-01. If you are set on having the 15x10 and don't like the R888, then you would have to run 275 slicks.

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How long will R6's last on the street? If I could pull 3-4k out of them, then they are doable...
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Just a little stretch. The 235/50 R888 hangs over the side of our 9
Ah that's great to hear. I'm looking at a setup with 225/45 or 50 in front with the 235/50 in the rear with flares, so I guess 15x10 is the way to go!
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:37 PM   #188
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oh man, you are going to have some fun fitting a 235/50.
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How long will R6's last on the street? If I could pull 3-4k out of them, then they are doable...
Really?!
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:43 PM   #190
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oh man, you are going to have some fun fitting a 235/50.
It will fit with flares (I had Jubiride in mind), even at a lower offset than these 6UL's.
I do not intend to slam the car so I don't believe hitting the wheel well will become an issue.
But I'm just thinking aloud here, I'm not really intending on making this happen anytime soon, but you never know.
Sometimes you just got something in your head and you have to do it, just to get some sleep at night :P.
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Really?!
*shrug*

One could dream. We have a few guys locally who run them on the street, but I haven't had a chance to see how long they last since thinking about the idea.

Here's a picture of one of them. blown 402

Anyway, can't wait to see how the 235 R888's look on it. If they aren't too stretched, it might be the motivation needed for the 15x10's!
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:59 PM   #192
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Is running slicks on the street legal in the US? Here in Holland they'd probably impound your car for something like that! :P
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Is running slicks on the street legal in the US? Here in Holland they'd probably impound your car for something like that! :P
No its not, but when you are dropped, most cops have a hard time telling, your tires will be tucked in too far for them to notice.
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Is running slicks on the street legal in the US? Here in Holland they'd probably impound your car for something like that! :P
100% legal - any "DOT" tire is legal for road use in the United States. Many "DOT" tires aren't designed for road use at all (Hoosier A6/R6, Hankook Z214 C71/51) and some have "Competition Use Only" on the sidewall (Nitto NT-01, Toyo RA-1/R888), but all of those tires are technically legal for use on US highways.
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^I stand corrected, DOT tires are street legal!
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That's crazy :P! R888's and similar tyres are legal here, but they will often pull you over for them anyway.
I was thinking about it a bit and the hoosiers might actually be technically legal because they have two ridges running along them, but I'm not sure.
As far as i know the the law here only states the tyre needs to have a tread that is a certain depth, it says nothing about width or percentage of the tyre consisting of tread.
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Yeah you can do it of course, DOT is DOT. I just had not heard of anyone seriously wanting to run R6s on the street. It would be cool, but eeeexpensive, and very prone to hydroplaning. You can plan around the rain, but not water sprinkler runoff and the like. And they could cycle out quickly so it would not be good if you ever want to use them on the track.
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Back in my drag days, we ran 28x11.5 QTP's nearly year round. They'd last a season or two, hence my question about the R6's being a RR compound. R888's would probably be a smarter move once someone posts a picture of them.
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Hoosiers and anything else without an E-marking are illegal in the EU (RA-1, NT01, RS-3 etc). And R888s and other semi's will soon be illegal too..good thing that they are currently too occupied with other issues to push through the legislation.
You must be a rich man for want to run the 225 and 235 R888s on the street at 1000$+ a set and rapid wear.
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NT-01s are $600USD/set and you can get 5000-6000 miles/set out of them - just can't use them in heavy rain. The other good street-R option is the RA1 - I've heard the Toyo RA1 referred to as "the best street tire in the world" on more than one occasion.
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