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Old 03-14-2016, 11:54 PM   #141
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Please, yes!

(2 weeks until the price release on 3/28...right?! RIGHT! )
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Pokeee may finally find some traction on the street!
One can hope, at least.
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I might have to get ugly fender bolt ons for this. I think I'll be sending my car to the body shop for rust repair long before proper flares are developed.

...or I could just be reasonable and stick with 225/9" combo. But we all know rationale is irrelevant here.
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I might have to get ugly fender bolt ons for this. I think I'll be sending my car to the body shop for rust repair long before proper flares are developed.

...or I could just be reasonable and stick with 225/9" combo. But we all know rationale is irrelevant here.
They'll fit under heavily pulled rears. Flares are readily available from probably half a dozen vendors. Wide body fenders exist already. Plenty of options.
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Whats the weight difference in tire (225vs245)?
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Whats the weight difference in tire (225vs245)?
245 is 20mm wider
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Weighed the 245/40/15 VR-1 at 23.1 lbs
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225 VR-1 is not set to be released until later in the year.
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Weighed the 245/40/15 VR-1 at 23.1 lbs
I can confirm - your scale is very accurate. It'll be interesting to see how much weight they drop when shaved.
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Whats the weight difference in tire (225vs245)?
The 245 VR-1 is 23.1 pounds heavier than the 225 VR-1
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Any plans to test these against the popular rival s 225 on 9's combo? God I hope they are slower......hate to have to make the switch mid season.
We have done exactly that.

Informally at COTA over the weekend, and more scientifically today at Harris Hill Raceway. Going tomorrow for another round done differently. We'll also do autocross testing (on an STR NB Miata) in a couple of weeks, along with yet another track test once I get the KMiata running again.

245's on 9's and 10's. 205's on 8's.

Big thanks to Emilio for helping out on the wheel thing...again.

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The 245 VR-1 is 23.1 pounds heavier than the 225 VR-1
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15x10 Tungsten

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this is pretty much going to become the go to wheel/tire setup
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I hope Maxxis is prepared, and i hope that more tire manufacturers follow.
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I'm ready to purchase.
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Curious to see the reviews on this tire setup.
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Curious to see the reviews on this tire setup.
My $0.02 FWIW...by the time the reviews "hit the stands", the entire stock of these will be sold out (times 2, or 3).

I'm just going to have to take a flyer and hope that they'll be at least as good as the current crop of 225's and believe in my butt-dyno (until those reviews do come out - whereupon I will celebrate my astuteness, or cry in my beer).
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