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Old 07-27-2010, 11:43 PM   #1
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Default What tire to run on 14''s?

I'm looking at Nitto NT02 in 205/55/14, and Nitto NT555r (205/55) Drag Radials. Looking for something that is pretty sticky to have some fun on boring days/track days. My budget is like $500 for tires.

What do you run on 14''s?
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rim width? I run dry rotted 185/60's on my 14's
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rim width? I run dry rotted 185/60's on my 14's
Stock Dasies, so 14x5.5
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185/60 or 195/60/14 Dunlop Star Specs. I think it's your only choice really. I can't recommend them highly enough. Sticky as all get-out.
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Star Specs, hands down.

Choice two is Azenis 615K.
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T1R is available in like 195/45/15 also but star specs cant be beat really
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If you also plan to run them on the street, Dunlop Direzza Star Spec is the only DD / trackday tire worth looking at.
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for a DD tire with decent tread wear look at these in 185/60
http://www.telstartire.com/DoralSDLBrochure3-05.pdf

280 tread rating. Seem fairly sticky on the street.
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thanks guys, star specs it is!
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Falken Azenis
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Question: Do you mean track days in tracks that are straight or ones that have turns?

Star specs seem like the latter, and your initial options sounded more like the former.
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I second the star specs, they are far better than azenis, they wear and grip better. The wonders of new technology.
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Star Specs. 5,000mi on mine and just about as grippy as day 1. Star Specs and Blizzaks are the only two tires I need.
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I guess does are the Dunlop Direzza Star Specs, some name for a road/track tire.

Like $120 + per tire, thats some chunk of change for 14"s but checking online feedback seem to be very good giving your money's worth.

Here is a link I found that go hands down with the Star Specs...

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/for...s/23677/page1/

I will try them on my 14" Enkei Del Sol wheels.
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^ $120+ per tire? Um, I got mine for like $84 a tire back in like March/April...and a $75 rebate from tirerack when they had the promotion going.
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I really wish they came in 225/45. The Star specs should be the right tire for your needs.
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