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Old 09-24-2014, 08:05 PM   #41
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Any distributors in Canada? Or a kidney in exchange for shipping will be required? Thanks!
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No official importer in Canada. Visit our dealer page on the website. If you see someone listed there for Canada then give them a call. We are working on it.
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How far are you from the US border? Just ship them to a fowarding business in the US near the border and pick them up. Here's what I use since I'm in Montreal : Freeport Forwarding
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How far are you from the US border? Just ship them to a fowarding business in the US near the border and pick them up. Here's what I use since I'm in Montreal : Freeport Forwarding
This is a great idea - thanks! I live in Toronto, about an hour drive to Buffalo.

Just have to decide on 15x8 or 15x9 now. The only tire size of semi-slicks that is really available for us is 225/45/15, for which 8" width would be perfect. 9" might be way too wide for that size and is not recommended. However I will use A6 slicks in the future as well in 245/40/15, which should work perfectly with a 9" width rim. 9" rim with the same offset also gives a wider stance. Any input would be much appreciated guys!
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225/45 are fine on 15x9s. Especially for race tires, which usually run wider than street tires. Infact, they will work better due to the sidewall tensioning from the slight stretch. You could even put most 205/50s on 15x9s without problems.
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This is a great idea - thanks! I live in Toronto, about an hour drive to Buffalo.

Just have to decide on 15x8 or 15x9 now. The only tire size of semi-slicks that is really available for us is 225/45/15, for which 8" width would be perfect. 9" might be way too wide for that size and is not recommended. However I will use A6 slicks in the future as well in 245/40/15, which should work perfectly with a 9" width rim. 9" rim with the same offset also gives a wider stance. Any input would be much appreciated guys!
Tread vs wheel should be no less than 1:1.
Wheel should be either the same or slightly wider than the actual tread width (not casing width).

205 fastest on 8. Hoosier 205 on 9.
225 fastest on 9.
245 fastest on 10
275 fastest on 11

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Any word on the pre-order for the 15x9 date by chance, Money in hand.....need a second set for my 10ae
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Everything still on track for October delivery of the 15x8s?
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Hope so! But realistically they aren't being put on my car until next spring anyhow.
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I'm in florida so I'm hoping to get a a month or maybe 2 out of them before the steelies with all seasons go back on for the "winter"

It'd be more sensible to wait until mid february when it starts warming up to stick them on in the first place but who has the patience for that?
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Extreme summer performance tires. All year around. Especially in the "winter".
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Not sure where in Florida you are (I used to live on the gulf coast, and realize that it does occasionally get "cold" there), but when I lived in SoCal, I ran RE01s and R1Rs all year round, down to the upper 40s in the dead of winter.

So long as it doesn't actually freeze where you are, I'd second the recommendation to not bother with all-seasons and steelies.

That having been said, I'm about to purchase a set of Michelin xIce 3s for my heavy-*** 16" waffle wheels.
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So for everyone that got in on the Pre-Orders, when can we expect them to ship? I ordered mine from one of the authorized vendors.
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So for everyone that got in on the Pre-Orders, when can we expect them to ship? I ordered mine from one of the authorized vendors.
Unknown. Best guess late November.
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Emilio, have you had the opportunity to weigh final production of 15x8 6uls? Did they meet the pre-production weight of 11.4 lbs?

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When will valves be back in stock?
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Emilio, have you had the opportunity to weigh final production of 15x8 6uls? Did they meet the pre-production weight of 11.4 lbs?

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I think we're at 11.5 lbs. A few ounces this way or that doesn't matter much to me.
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Unknown. Best guess late November.
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Port squeeze threatens U.S. retailers' holiday stocking plans
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UNDISCLOSED (MiataTurbo) - A shortage of transportation equipment and possible labor disruptions at ​the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex, ​the nation's busiest, is delaying shipping containers for up to three weeks, threatening timely delivery to automotive racing suppliers for the winter racecar preparation season.

The delays are affecting retailers including 949 Racing (RACE), Flyin' Miata (FM), Trackspeed Engineering (TSE), and Singular Motorsports (MOTOR), according to three people with direct knowledge of the situation.

National TT winning team 949 Racing (RACE), recently diverted 300 shipment containers full of the new-to-market SuperMiata Race Radiators and the infamous 6UL wheels to Oakland to avoid the congestion, one person said. 949 Racing helpfully advised anxious customers of the delay.

The problem stems from a shortage of trucking equipment, called chassis, but the National Racing Federation in a statement said protracted labor negotiations were an issue, too. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union declined comment on whether talks were having an effect.

Most retailers acknowledged the delays at the key ports for shipments from Asia, but said they did not anticipate product shortages during the racecar building season. Even so, any delay can derail even the most well prepaired and planned racecar build plans, making it dangerous for racers opting to re-use worn out parts in an attempt finish builds in time for qualification.

"It's a domino effect," said Emilio Cervantes*, Flat Out President at the American Flat Out Racing Association. "When racers cannot race, things degenerate quickly."

With major port contracts up for renewal this year, racing suppliers including Trackspeed Engineering ordered early and prompted a surge of deliveries in June and July, port statistics show. But significant volume still arrived during the traditional August-October period that precedes the November-January racecar building season.

"There will be a scramble to rebuild racecars this season," said Andrew Kidd, Flat Out President of the Sunnyvale Flat Out Racing Association. "The delays are running into two to three weeks."

Cargo containers typically take two to three days to move out of the port.


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