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Old 03-03-2014, 05:59 PM   #21
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I love my federal 595 rsr's, not saying they are amazing or anything compared so some of the more expensive rubber. But for the price they are hard to beat. Coming from shitty all seasons they blew my mind in the twisties.
I was thinking about those as well...

I do hear they go to **** real fast with heat, e.g. if I were to start spinning second gear, etc...

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I want to try those so bad but they don't really come in any sizes i find useful. :(
Buy bigger hoops.
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I was thinking about those as well...

I do hear they go to **** real fast with heat, e.g. if I were to start spinning second gear, etc...



Buy bigger hoops.


I'd have to go to 17s. :(


There is a 255/40-17 though. So that's nice. $510 shipped. I could maybe live with that.
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hey hornet, could you provide a link to that article that youre talking about.
i tried a search and the only thing i found was this Wheel/tire advice - autocross Miata: Grassroots Motorsports forum: Grassroots Motorsports
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Seconding what Savington said, Azenis are garbage that are sketchy as hell in the rain.
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205/50-15 NT05s for $360 shipped: 4 New 205 50 15 Nitto NT 05 50R R15 Tires | eBay
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The December 2013 GRM article with the tire reviews is only available to subscribers I'm afraid.
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615's are $364/set shipped

Rivals are $537/set shipped
You get what you pay for. 615s were made obsolete when the RS2 came out in 2006.
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You get what you pay for. 615s were made obsolete when the RS2 came out in 2006.
I would love to buy some RS3's. Show me someone who has them though... I can't get them here, I tried for several days searching, calling, etc... All backordered.
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If you aren't tracking/Auto-Xing, just put something on and go.

Hell, less sticky tires are more fun on the street since you can get the car to move around a bit easier.
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If you aren't tracking/Auto-Xing, just put something on and go.

Hell, less sticky tires are more fun on the street since you can get the car to move around a bit easier.
Anything is an improvement on the worn Yokohamas. Ever since I added timing and a pound of boost it spins every time in second and has rolled third a couple times...
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So what is the Best street tire for that rim? I just ordered the same size wheels and am torn between the 225/45/15 Rival and the 205/50/15 direzza z2.
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So what is the Best street tire for that rim? I just ordered the same size wheels and am torn between the 225/45/15 Rival and the 205/50/15 direzza z2.
People seem to like it better than the 225 because it tramlines less and is more responsive.
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Got the wheels and tires on today. Pretty happy, it rides SOOOOOO much better and I can actually get it to hook in second gear now!




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Now that there's 15s on it.... you're right. The front does look pretty low.

Interested to see what springs were on that thing.
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Doep.

Derp.

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Now that there's 15s on it.... you're right. The front does look pretty low.

Interested to see what springs were on that thing.
It is even lower after driving it around a bit then filling up with fuel. It was basically on fumes in those pics. I tend to forget how much a tank of fuel changes ride height on softish springs and a 2500 lb car.
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