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Old 03-16-2016, 08:05 PM   #161
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Just found out this tyre won't be road legal in the UK ... can't see them selling many over here unfortunately. Time to move to the US then!!

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Old 03-19-2016, 09:48 PM   #162
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245/40-15 VR-1 doin' work...

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Interesting body kit on that Miata.
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Interesting body kit on that Miata.
It's called a Mionda kit!
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Whats the recommended power for a track Miata withe these on 9's or 10's? i.e. Are these too heavy for 130k mile NA engine with I/E/H? Or does the additional grip outweigh any weight increase coming from a Rival/Rs3?


For 245/40/15 that is...

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245/40-15 VR-1 doin' work.
Have they been doing any work on a lightweight rwd chassis under controlled testing?
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Whats the recommended power for a track Miata withe these on 9's or 10's? i.e. Are these too heavy for 130k mile NA engine with I/E/H? Or does the additional grip outweigh any weight increase coming from a Rival/Rs3?
15x10. For autocross, go for max width possible for a given tire compound, regardless of power. For track use, I think the car should have at least 220whp before 245's are considered.









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Have they been doing any work on a lightweight rwd chassis under controlled testing?
Don't overthink it. Grip is grip.
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205 RE-71R on an 8inch rim slower than the 245 VR-1 on a 10 inch rim?
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205 RE-71R on an 8inch rim slower than the 245 VR-1 on a 10 inch rim?
The only people who know are waiting for the magazine to be published.
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:07 PM   #172
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15x10. For autocross, go for max width possible for a given tire compound, regardless of power. For track use, I think the car should have at least 220whp before 245's are considered.
I am considering 245 on a 120 hp car for longevity. We go through a lot of front tires on the enduro cars (Mazda MX3s). Even if we lose a few tenths, the fact is, you don't get a lot of clean laps in an enduro, and tires are expensive.

Time trial or sprint would be completely different.

We're looking at booking a private track day at Atlanta Motorsports Park in April. That track is hard on tires and is all about momentum. I would like to try 205 vs 245 VR-1 and 205 Star Specs (our current Enduro tire). It doesn't hurt that Maxxis' GA warehouse is a couple miles from the shop.
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I will leave you with this for the weekend. Flat roll front and rear, no pull clears fenders at full bump. Same inboard contact in front as 225/45 on 15x9's pretty much.




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I will leave you with this for the weekend. Flat roll front and rear, no pull clears fenders at full bump. Same inboard contact in front as 225/45 on 15x9's pretty much.




Beautiful! Is that tread backwards on the front wheel?

NA would require aggressive pull or flare still or similar expectations to the 15x9?
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Yes, the tread is backwards. Tires mounted for pics. Be less picky.

I haz a sad that these pics are essentially what my car would be this year had my car not met a pit wall (Emerald Green Mica NB), but NB 2.0 shall forge ahead !

Those are the Tungsten wheels correct?

Edit: from the badging I am assuming this is actually an '01 SE BRG car, and not an Emerald Mica car, with a TougeRun lip as I had on mine on the front. Still green, still looks good.
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How much camber ??

Can se have pics of the rear?

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Yes, the tread is backwards. Tires mounted for pics. Be less picky.

I haz a sad that these pics are essentially what my car would be this year had my car not met a pit wall (Emerald Green Mica NB), but NB 2.0 shall forge ahead !

Those are the Tungsten wheels correct?

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Just confirming because I'm that guy who would be an idiot to do this on accident. Be less a dick, thanks. <3


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