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Old 11-05-2009, 11:59 AM   #61
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yes, the 1.8l that won't fit are "sport brakes" like the ones on msm's. all the rest will fit.
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My vote is for the Sportmaxx...I've always loved those wheels...and the design works with the deeper dish and flares.
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btw guys i hope you know those steel rims are a bitch to balance. A lot of people run them on wranglers (my previous vehicle). Even with the 35" tall tires by 12.5" wide they were still tough to balance even when the tire was spun around to match the opposite of the rim... aka heaviest on the tire goes to the lightest on the rim...

I know alot of people that switched to aluminums and removed more than half the weight the steelies took to balance. I've seen those things take up to an lb of weights to balance.
If you are going to run a spacer get the one that has its own set of studs.

bad information. it should have read: "especially with 35" tall tires"
1. the larger offroad tires are not made to the same exacting standards as high perf. or racing tires
2. the steel wheels your speaking of (for trucks and 4x4's) are not made to the same standards as peformance wheels.
3. if someone put 1lb of wheel weights on a wheel, they should be fired!
before you tell me i'm stupid, i have 10yrs. experience mounting,balancing,installing, and selling wheels & tires. i've been to countless meetings and training seminars with all of the top tire and wheel manufacturers in the buiseness. since 1993 i've literally had over 100 wheel and tire combo's on my performance vehicles.
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how do you explain that switching to aluminum on the same tires requires a lot less weights?
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If someones got deep pockets these might fit the bill to fill the N2 flares:

WedsSport MA86
15x8.5 -10et
$635 ea.
WedsSport MA86 15x8.5 / 8H-100/114.3 / -10 (MBC): Evasive Motorsports | PH: 626.336.3400 Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm PST





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If someones got deep pockets these might fit the bill to fill the N2 flares:

WedsSport MA86
15x8.5 -10et
$635 ea.
WedsSport MA86 15x8.5 / 8H-100/114.3 / -10 (MBC): Evasive Motorsports | PH: 626.336.3400 Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm PST





good god that is expensive as all hell get out! damn, i think i see a pattern goin on here........as the thread gets longer the prices get higher....hahaha!
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:46 AM   #67
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how do you explain that switching to aluminum on the same tires requires a lot less weights?
did you miss the part about junk steel truck wheels? if you swapped to quality steel wheels you would see the same improvement as the aluminum. ironically, the better quality steel wheels are factory ones. they are usually more "true" (round) and are made of thicker steel than cheap aftermarket ones, but they aren't wide or shiny so off they go. i have diamond racing steel wheels and have raced on them at over 130mph. no vibrations, no more than 1.25 oz. of wheel weights per wheel.
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Thus far I am still stuck on the 16x9.5 Spinwerks since it’s slim pickins for tires to fit the 15x10’s and 16x10’s might be pushing my luck…Figured I’d list off some tire prospects that I have found thus far for anyone interested as well as for me to revert back to when I actually go to buy….Most of these tires are rated for a 8.5”-9” rim, but I’m sure they could be mounted on 9.5” rim….Obviously some of these tires have MUCH more potential than others, but I wanted to see as many options as possible. Any opinions on the best tire available for this application…anything I missed?

So out of Nitto, Toyo, Hankook, Yokohama, Kumho, Falken, BFGoodrich, Goodyear, Dunlop, General, Firestone, Nexen:

Nitto NT01
245/50/R16
$195.99
http://www.1010tires.com/tire.asp?ti...tiremodel=NT01


Toyo R888
245/45/R16 or 255/50/R16
$229.99 or $219.99
Toyo Proxes R888 Tires - Tire Size & Price Details - 1010tires.com


Toyo RA1
245/45/R16 or 255/50/R16
$229.99
http://www.1010tires.com/tire.asp?ti...=Proxes+RA%2D1


Toyo T1R
245/35/R16 or 245/45/R16 or 245/55/R16
$169
http://www.1010tires.com/tire.asp?ti...del=Proxes+T1R


Hankook Ventus RS2
245/45/R16
$130ish
http://www.1010tires.com/tire.asp?ti...DS2+%28Z212%29


Hankook V4 ES
245/50/R16
$130ish
http://www.1010tires.com/tire.asp?ti...tus+V4+ES+H105


Yokohama AVS ES1
245/50/R16
$119


Yokohama AVS ES100
245/45/R16
$87
http://www.vulcantire.com/cgi-bin/ti...=%7Bkeyword%7D



Kumho Ecsta XS KU36
265/45/R16
$251.99
http://www.1010tires.com/tire.asp?ti...+XS+%28KU36%29


Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31
245/50/R16
http://www.kumhousa.com/Tire.aspx?id...d9dd99f&cat=24


Falken Ziex ZE-912
245/50/R16
$115.99
http://www.1010tires.com/tire.asp?ti...=Ziex+ZE%2D912


Falken Ziex ZE-512
245/50/R16 or 255/50/R16


Falken Ziex ZE-329
245/50/R16


Falken Ziex ZE-502
245/50/R16


BF Goodrich G-Force Sport
245/50/R16 or 255/50/R16
$106 /tire or $120/tire


Goodyear F1-GS D3
245/50/R16
$170/tire


Fusion ZRi
245/45/R16 or 245/50/R16
$158.99 on 1010tires.com or $98 on tirerack
http://www.1010tires.com/tire.asp?ti...&tiremodel=ZRi


General Exclaim UHP
245/50/R16
$91 on tirerack $145.99 on 1010tire.com
http://www.1010tires.com/tire.asp?ti...el=Exclaim+UHP


Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval
245/50/R16
$118 on tirerack $167.99 on 1010tires.com
http://www.1010tires.com/tire.asp?ti...hawk+Wide+Oval


Nexen N3000
245/45/R16
$92
http://www.wheelsnext.com/tires/Nexen-N3000.html

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ight i have already mentioned this before but im still trying to figure this out!

hokay! right now im currently running 16x8 with 0 offset and for tires im running 205/45s. and im having scrubbing issues when i make really sharp turns, it scrubs where the support bar runs from the inner body of the car and where it attaches to the corner of the front bumper and fender! i have already cut away at that area and it has helped minimize the scrubbing!

the left of the pic is the front, just in case anybody asks!





the direction of the red arrow shows the direction im turning the wheels, the red line vertically that i added reps where my tires scrub!


now this thread speaks of running wider wheels, and in the very first post it says that the black car (first pic in the thread) is running 16x9 0 offset. now with wider wheels the contact surface gets moved forward due to the extra 1/2 in of width on each side of the wheel from the center. that's what the 2 lines going horizontally across the top and bottom of the tire in the pic above signify!

im wanting to get a set of the replica flares for my car and i want to go with the same sized wheel and offset as the black car in the first post, but im already scrubbing and if i go that route i will scrub more!

anybody understand what im saying? what am i missing? anybody have any pics of install of the N2 flares...to show all of the modification to properly install them and be able to turn without scrubbing?
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personally I think a 245/50/16 would be way too tall overall. Thats almost 3" taller than a stock tire setup. Unless you plan on going around like a jeep I think that wouldnt look to good.

245/45/16 is 2" taller, 245/35/16 is .1 inch taller.
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Sean- running 215-40/16 would be better for you. I was getting scrub in the same area with my 235-40/17s
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personally I think a 245/50/16 would be way too tall overall. Thats almost 3" taller than a stock tire setup. Unless you plan on going around like a jeep I think that wouldnt look to good.

245/45/16 is 2" taller, 245/35/16 is .1 inch taller.
+1,000,000 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

245/35/16 is your only choice from what you listed, and that t1r is a great street tire.
if you need something sticky for the track - look into 225/50/16. you should be able to find all sorts of track tires in that size. don't forget 225 on a 9'' wheel is THE setup in 15", so don't be scared to look into those sizes for track tires.

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Sean- running 215-40/16 would be better for you. I was getting scrub in the same area with my 235-40/17s
damnit! i dont want to get new tires.............
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damnit! i dont want to get new tires.............
Tireeasy has a deal on that exact size for the Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 shown above.

$39 for 215/40ZR16s can't be beat.

I got mine mounted today...and they look badass. Fit wheel well amazingly, and will see if they rub next time I take it out.
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The 265/45-16 Kumho XSs would be ignorant sticky. They're ~1.5" taller than stock, but I think you can get away with that with cutting away absolutely everything under the flares (and properly filling in all the missing sheetmetal in the quarters, of course).

It seems a little stupid (a whole lot stupid, actually) to spend a bajillion dollars on Tuckin99 flares and then put lame/ hard/ skinny rubber on lame/ heavy/ ugly wheels under them. A couple of carefully chosen sets of used BBS RSs, or one used set and a few new outer barrels will get you exactly what you need, remain baller, and won't break the bank. Call RBwheels and see if they can help you out...
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Why spend a bajillion when you can get them for $400 soon
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Why spend a bajillion when you can get them for $400 soon

damn i cant wait! how soon you guesstamate?
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Tireeasy has a deal on that exact size for the Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 shown above.

$39 for 215/40ZR16s can't be beat.

I got mine mounted today...and they look badass. Fit wheel well amazingly, and will see if they rub next time I take it out.
the shitty part is i already have brandnew tires on my car, and im currently broke! hopefully the job im after right now ill get! im more than quallified for it!

thanks for the lead though. if i come across any money anytime soon ill be getting those. let me know how you like them after you get some miles on them.
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The 265/45-16 Kumho XSs would be ignorant sticky. They're ~1.5" taller than stock, but I think you can get away with that with cutting away absolutely everything under the flares (and properly filling in all the missing sheetmetal in the quarters, of course).

It seems a little stupid (a whole lot stupid, actually) to spend a bajillion dollars on Tuckin99 flares and then put lame/ hard/ skinny rubber on lame/ heavy/ ugly wheels under them. A couple of carefully chosen sets of used BBS RSs, or one used set and a few new outer barrels will get you exactly what you need, remain baller, and won't break the bank. Call RBwheels and see if they can help you out...
It looks like you can clear pretty much any logical tire with these flares with the amount of cutting you can do under them......its all in what you want to set your car up for. I agree that its stupid to have these flares and run some 15x8 -30et wheels which is why I am definitly shooting for a 9" to 10" wide wheel with near 0 et...I too think a 50 series tire would look obnoxious on a miata so it appears that the 45 and 35 series tires are where its at...

Did I mention I CANNOT WAIT TO GET MY FLARES, Spoolin2bars is the man!!
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Tempted to upgrade my flares for these...
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