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Old 03-31-2010, 02:03 PM   #21
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Rennkafer- what are you running now?? Do you have more pics of those 225 50 15

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On an NB at stock ride height, maybe. lowered NA, no way.
:( Damn I thought those couldve a nice/cheap replacement for 9"s
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225 50 15 works fine on a NA I only got alil rubbing, on the front inner fender liner when fully laoded at speed and turning it has since worn down to where i get none though. Rears have a ton of room, and on the fronts the only thing to worry about imo is that inner fender well plastic ****.
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Could you post or send me some pics??
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I was tracking down tires last week, these were my first choice- OOS at tire rack, and, per two local dealers, on nationwide backorder.
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Rennkafer- what are you running now?? Do you have more pics of those 225 50 15



:( Damn I thought those couldve a nice/cheap replacement for 9"s

Currently on the car are 6UL 15x9's with 225/45-15 RS3's (that's what's in my sig pic)... the pics I posted were of my other 6UL set which had 225/50-15 RE-71s and 15x6.5s with 205/50-15 Azenis RT-215s.

I'm with Sav... I don't think 225/50's are usable on a lowered NA, though it may depend on what brand, as different manufacturers tires will vary in any given marked size.
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225 50 15 works fine on a NA I only got alil rubbing, on the front inner fender liner when fully laoded at speed and turning it has since worn down to where i get none though. Rears have a ton of room, and on the fronts the only thing to worry about imo is that inner fender well plastic ****.
My car rubs 225/45s in several places under high-load cornering. 225/50s do not fit on NAs unless you have stock ride height and do not corner hard, ever.
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I called all the sources on the hankook website and no one had them. NT01's should be here Monday.

It also helped that the local discount tire direct matched discounttire.com AFTER tax, making them 125 a tire before tax (only 10 dollars north of the RS3)
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We actually got 225/50 V710's (which are fat) on 8's on our NA. Fl;at roll, no pull. Shoulders rub the shock tower bulges at full bump with -2.5 in front but they were fast. Customer in Chicago has an NA with 9's and 225/50 V710's, flat roll, no rubbing.
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I'm curious what the difference in diameter (on same size wheels) is between the V710 225/50 and the RS3 or NT01 225/45's Emilio... have both there to check?
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I'm curious what the difference in diameter (on same size wheels) is between the V710 225/50 and the RS3 or NT01 225/45's Emilio... have both there to check?
Nope, no V710's and loaned my last set (3 actually) of new NT01's to FM for MRLS next week. I'm sure google will turn up the info though.
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Nope, no V710's and loaned my last set (3 actually) of new NT01's to FM for MRLS next week. I'm sure google will turn up the info though.
I did google actually and while I found specs for the tires, they 1) weren't on the same size test rim, and 2) the test rims were only 7/7.5 not 9's. If you look at the numbers I was able to find, the V710s on a 7" rim had 9" of tread width, and were 23.7" tall. The RS3 on a 7.5" rim had 8" tread width and was 23.0" tall for comparison.

With an inch more tread width I can see why they're fast... looks like it may depend on your ride height/camber whether they'll rub though.
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i concede sav you car probly sees alot more g's than mine. and i am stock ride height for now. No reason a street car couldnt use them though.
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fwiw 225/50/15 v710s on the stock wheels do not rub the fenders on my nb, but then the are bulging and not as square as the would be on a 8 or 9 inch wheel
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