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Old 02-01-2013, 12:42 PM   #61
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I just ordered some 205's for my 8's.

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We will have wheel and tire packages with 949's and the BFG Rival......put your orders in NOW !!
Hey Phil, where is this? I know I cant afford tires currently, But I would like to have an idea of the price in my head for sometime this summer.
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Hey Phil, where is this? I know I cant afford tires currently, But I would like to have an idea of the price in my head for sometime this summer.
We are in NY. Tires will be priced exactly like TR.....we have been a TR dealer for 19 years.

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These tires are of great interest to me, especially with the 200 tread wear rating. The big question is which would be quicker on the 15x8, slightly stretching the 205 or using the 225 size offered?
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I went with 205 for my 8's. I believe it will be faster, but even if it's not, it should feel crisper.
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That has been my debate bit too. The wife got me 8's as a gift. Can't fit 9's yet, no coil-overs. 205's would be great for handling on the street. However, 205's on 250+whp on the street might be scary when the hammer gets put down. How much more numb could 225's on 8's be? I'm not as concerned with "fastest" per say, but more with holy **** factor on the road. Not a big fan of nailing it down an on ramp and needing to use my reverse lights to see where I'm headed all of a sudden.

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1- Sticky enough to not be scary within reasonable weather conditions.
2- Sticky enough to hold power level with out being scary side-ways all the time.
3- Nice progressive breakaway feel, tactile feel, however you call it
4- Be super herra-frush all mad tight jdm you the dog yo and stuff
5- Not number 4
6- Wear reasonably for a street tire
7- Not cost too much. My Jeep tires are expensive, but I get a lot of wear out of them.
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8" is the manufacturer recommended max wheel width. There's actually a lot of shops that wont even mount them on anything bigger. I ran though at least 10 shops the first time I was trying to get the rs3s mounted on my 9" wheels. Its not going to feel anywhere near as horrible as you guys are making it out to be. 8 is the "normal" size for 225.
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RS3s have a soft sidewall compared to other tires in the same category. The BFGs have a pretty stiff sidewall. So the difference between having them on a 8" and 9" wheel might not be as big as it was with RS3s, or maybe there's no difference at all. All we can do is speculate until someone actually tests these on both.
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WTB 245 width
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I want to try a set of these after I wear out the RS3s...if the NB ain't sold by then. The reviews look impressive and it's either these or the ZII
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Damn, never though i would buy anything other than SS for the street but these look very promising.
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That has been my debate bit too. The wife got me 8's as a gift. Can't fit 9's yet, no coil-overs. 205's would be great for handling on the street.
I ended up with 8's due to no coil overs at the time of purchase as well.

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8" is the manufacturer recommended max wheel width. There's actually a lot of shops that wont even mount them on anything bigger. I ran though at least 10 shops the first time I was trying to get the rs3s mounted on my 9" wheels. Its not going to feel anywhere near as horrible as you guys are making it out to be. 8 is the "normal" size for 225.
My friend has had zero issues getting his RS3's mounted on his 9's in town, strange.

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RS3s have a soft sidewall compared to other tires in the same category. The BFGs have a pretty stiff sidewall. So the difference between having them on a 8" and 9" wheel might not be as big as it was with RS3s, or maybe there's no difference at all. All we can do is speculate until someone actually tests these on both.
This is something I didn't consider, good point. I've heard they've got some secret sauce for increasing sidewall stiffness quite a bit.
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I just preordered through TR. Their system says 8.5" for the max width for this tire for street use. I'll be steamrolling with them on the 15x9's.
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i want to see these on a x9 and x10
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15x10 is too wide. A 15x9 would probably be the best for this, and would be the maximum effective wheel width for these tires.
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i want to see these on a x9 and x10
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I haven't been impressed by these in a 205/50/15 vs the 195 toyo. Hopefully the 225s will put out better results.
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Hard-parking mouth breather alert!!!
Not a hard parker, I just saw the r888 on the x10 and it looked good.

Cant help curiosity, Also i Do not plan on running flares so i doubt i will end up with x10s either way i would like to see how much tire these are. The toyo r888s run really wide.
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Got a set of 225's today from TR, I'll be taking off the worn RS3 and mounting them on 949 -9 rims on Wednesday, will post some photos then.
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Did you pick them up directly from TR? Mine shipped today.

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