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Old 11-10-2016, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by MX5RACER View Post
Back a few years ago, people were shoe-horning 275-35-15 Hoosiers on 6" rims for the front of Integra Type R's at Nationals for D Stock. I ran 225-45-15 Hoosiers on 6" Miata rims for years in C Stock. 245 is fine on a 8" wide rim.
Yeah, they did that because of classing rules, not because it was the optimal wheel width for the tire.

Go sit in the corner.
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Did you even read the question...
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Old 11-10-2016, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by z31maniac View Post
Yeah, they did that because of classing rules, not because it was the optimal wheel width for the tire.

Go sit in the corner.
Of course they did. Don't be an ***. He was simply making the point that worse fitments have been mounted for various reasons.
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sub'd...i'll take a set if/when
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Originally Posted by KMiata View Post
Many classes require street tires, and the Miata always gets the short end of the stick with tire selection because of it. A 275 would be a game-changer. We are currently building an enduro Miata to run in World Racing League for 2017 (K24 powered of course), but we're restricted to street tires. A 275 would be a fantastic option.
GP1 car I would assume? John Wags is on our team and we were throwing that idea around a while back. It would require a fuel cell to be competitive based on consumption, but really it was not having the tire available to make it a feasible build. If this 275 was available, that would solve that problem. A fuel cell is just an added expense, but doable. We may revisit doing that build ourselves if these become available in a 275 and the new roller bearing hubs work out.
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I'm just going to say yes please again.. i really want this to happen.
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Originally Posted by z31maniac View Post
Yeah, they did that because of classing rules, not because it was the optimal wheel width for the tire.

Go sit in the corner.
From my corner... They did it because the class limited them to a 6" rim and the 275 was FASTER than the 225 on the same rim. If it was not faster, people would not have done it.

Now, would I buy a set of 275/35/15 Street tires, like the Maxis, yes... yes, I would.
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Remember kids, narrow tires preserve drivetrains!

I'd consider a set of 275's.
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Originally Posted by TurboTim View Post
Remember kids, narrow tires preserve drivetrains!

I'd consider a set of 275's.
But I want to be able to provide my wife with a reason why I "need" to buy a T5 transmission to swap to... Breaking the 6spd would be a pretty good reason I think.

And yes, I would definitely buy a set of 275 200tw tires!
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Would this fit under unmodified fenders? Jk.

In for a set, now I have an excuse to get flares.
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Originally Posted by TurboTim View Post
Remember kids, narrow tires preserve drivetrains!
Narrow tires also preserve laps - makes them last forever...
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I'd buy a set, destroy them in a summer, and buy more the next year. I already have a set of 15x11's on standby in the garage that I'd eagerly put some wide street tires on.

If you've not already done so, consider cross posting this on miata.net in the engine swap section.
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Originally Posted by TNTUBA View Post
I would be interested. Especially is some of these "drag week" style Autocross events continue to grow.

FWIW I am making progress with Hoosier on building a 23" tall A7 wider than 275mm.

I will post more details when I have more information.
Just received confirmation today. The new, wider 23" tall A7 will be here May 1st
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Originally Posted by TNTUBA View Post
Just received confirmation today. The new, wider 23" tall A7 will be here May 1st
Do I need to plan for 15x12 6UL's or are these some other diameter?

p.s. This is worthy of a new thread.
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Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
Do I need to plan for 15x12 6UL's or are these some other diameter?

p.s. This is worthy of a new thread.
Haaa. I think 15x12's would only work in the rear. I really think this is going to be a much more limited market than the 275. My plan is to get some new barrels for my wheels and go 15x12 in the rear and stay 15x11 up front
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Originally Posted by TNTUBA View Post
Just received confirmation today. The new, wider 23" tall A7 will be here May 1st
This might be some of the best news I have heard all winter!
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Originally Posted by TNTUBA View Post
Haaa. I think 15x12's would only work in the rear. I really think this is going to be a much more limited market than the 275. My plan is to get some new barrels for my wheels and go 15x12 in the rear and stay 15x11 up front
With the bogarts, could you just change the outter barrel to add width and keep inner clearance the same as they'd be with 11's?
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Originally Posted by Lurch View Post
With the bogarts, could you just change the outter barrel to add width and keep inner clearance the same as they'd be with 11's?
Wrong thread.

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Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
It occurred to me that with the advent of our affordable and readily available 15x11, there might be sufficient demand for a 275/35/15 in something like a VR-1. Both for the stancekids and high hp NA/NB builds. The 245's are awesome but 275's go to 11.
I reached out to my contacts at Maxxis to see if a small production run would be possible. The original 275/35/15 Hoosier was simply a 225/45/15 with 2 inch plug in the center. Could we take the 245/40 and put a 30mm plug in the center. Dunno? Might be worth doing.

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P.S. Insta neg cat for asking if they fit unmodified fenders
I am dredging up this old thread to ask if any progress was made with the supplier. By now, they surely have some statistical data with which to weigh this proposal against the market reception of the 245/40/15 size.
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