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Old 02-15-2011, 09:14 PM   #1
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Default 195-60-14 star specs? Or keep saving for 949 goodness

So I need new tires, my current wheels are 14 inch american racing 5 spokes, probably 6 inches wide with 185/60/14 potenzas.

I have been waiting for the new cheaper 949 wheels to come out, but who knows how long that will take.

So I could:
A) get tires for my current wheels, the star specs seem to be the best option, i think the 195's will fit

B) keep saving for 6ul's, deal with my worn tires for a bit longer, be happy in the end with baller wheels and rs-3's, black or bronze wheels on a red car?

C) get trmotorsports 15x8 wheels and RS-3

I'm doing mostly street/canyon driving, will start doing autocross once the season begins, probably 1-2 times a month. No track days in the near future.

What would you do?
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:54 PM   #2
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star specs for 14's... tr 15x9s w/ 275 35 15 hoosier a6s for autocross.
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:56 AM   #3
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Haha that's not gonna happen anytime soon. I'm trying to have one pair of wheels for everything, don't have the budget to buy Hoosiers. At the moment, I'm thinking of just saving for the 6uls, I think I will still long for them if I buy anything else. Will 6ul+rs3 be significantly faster than the star specs?
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i would go for the tr motorsports. yes the 6uls are nice and light. but i like the look of the c1's better. this is why i recently purchased a set.
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You will really enjoy a wider wheel on RS3's
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:19 PM   #6
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I'm getting 6ul,s almost out of wheels i want to jump on them. nickel or bronze?
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:45 PM   #7
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planning on going turbo
and wanting to keep my 14" bbs...
what's the best size tire for it? 195/60?
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