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    Quote Originally Posted by Blinker Fluid
    Hummmm, maybe I will just have to spring for some 15x9 and 15x10 Work Equip 01/03's that I was looking at before. I wouldn't feel comfortable stretching a 225 onto a 10" wheel, so the back I would probably run 255's, but the only tires available in 255/15's are either Drag Radials or DOT R-compounds.

    welcome to my world :-) lemme know what you find in wide 15" tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Groenink
    welcome to my world :-) lemme know what you find in wide 15" tires
    Nitto Drag tires in 255 50 15 are avail
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    Do you think with those flares, and cutting out the stock flares, running coilovers, and beating out the fender well, you would be able to fit some 275/40-45/15's in the back? Or would you have to do a minor tub? What about 245's in the front?

    How about 16" wheels? As long as you ran a lower profile, it wouldn't be any different would it? I mean there's alot of tire sizes available in 16's. But I don't know what wheels are available for our cars in 16's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garagefujimoto
    Nitto Drag tires in 255 50 15 are avail
    Yeah, that's what I was talking about. But those are drag tires, I was hoping to find some "grip" tires in a 255/50/15, but it seems as if they just plain and simple aren't available.

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    Dunlop Sport 8000's are available in a 245/50ZR15. they are quite pricey tho at $312.99 retail.

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    Wow, I'd rather just pay less money for DOT r-compounds in that case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blinker Fluid
    Do you think with those flares, and cutting out the stock flares, running coilovers, and beating out the fender well, you would be able to fit some 275/40-45/15's in the back? Or would you have to do a minor tub? What about 245's in the front?

    How about 16" wheels? As long as you ran a lower profile, it wouldn't be any different would it? I mean there's alot of tire sizes available in 16's. But I don't know what wheels are available for our cars in 16's.

    the whole problem is finding tires in any other size than 245/50-15 (dunlops) or 225/50-15 (a048's, ziex 512's etc etc) finding anything else is a little tough, Didnt know about the nitto drag radials tho, have to check those out :-)

    yes you can run 16's or even 17's but in my opinion and MANY others 15's are the biggest that "look" good on an ae86 but its all relative :-)

    I'm also one of the oddball people running this size of wheel that doesnt want to stretch a 205 onto a 9" and a 225 onto a 10" as after paying $2300+ for a set of wheels i would like to make use of the built in lip protectors on most tires now. Not only that this car will be used more for Grip driving than Drifting so less stretch=better

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    Hopefully you can keep up to the mad scientist

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    Hahaha, nice pic Evan! How's the car coming along now?
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    Is 20 pounds for the weight like 30 if a guy lifts?

    No gym for home, work out floor with 30, but is it for 20 like 30 lb when you no lift it to be for men, for 30 lbs instead? or half is 10 for 20 pounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boost
    Hahaha, nice pic Evan! How's the car coming along now?
    Not bad paul. Just waiting for most of my stuff to make it's way from Japan, then throw it together.
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    The Dunlops aren't worth it, see my posts on the previous page or 2. 16s aren't much better either unfortuntly. 245/45-16 is the best it gets in 16 and those are pretty pricy compared to the common sizes and they don't have phenominal selection. Theres great R rubber sizes in 16 inch though. These days if you want wide, 17 inch is where its at.

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    Steve, you don't think you could fit 17x8 front, 17x9 rear on the car with about a 20mm offset on both and say 215/40 front, 235/40 rear? It looks like you could fit them on there. You could always space them out with some small spacers. Check out zilvia.net for some crazy groupbuys on some sick offset wheels for 240's. They always have nice wheels up on there, that would probably work if you wanted 17's on the cheap (like under 7bills US).
    Quote Originally Posted by Rokubes View Post
    Is 20 pounds for the weight like 30 if a guy lifts?

    No gym for home, work out floor with 30, but is it for 20 like 30 lb when you no lift it to be for men, for 30 lbs instead? or half is 10 for 20 pounds?

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    17's just suck though

    no traction or handling when you put rubber band tires and lots of rolling mass on a overpowered 2000 lb car

    15 FTW on 86
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    Quote Originally Posted by garagefujimoto
    17's just suck though

    no traction or handling when you put rubber band tires and lots of rolling mass on a overpowered 2000 lb car

    15 FTW on 86
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...=best+motoring

    Watch the second clip with the ae86 n2 race. 17's are teh pimp! I think they won too!

    Steve, your car will look hella pimp with the 17's. Sell those 15's and get 17's instead. GET THEM FROM ME THIS TIME! lol, jk.

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    Seriously, just stick with 225/50-15. Good selection and dirt cheap rubber (just a bit more then 205\195 50-15s). I think you'll have plenty of stick for the street. I have a friend who built a crazy gutted autox mk2 supra with a 7mgte and r154 tranny. He runs this size in r rubber (advans) and the car weighs 2700lbs and puts down around 250rwhp when he autoxs and he's pretty happy with the grip level. You can get 225/45-15 r rubber as well, but 225/50s for the street would work well. Its a nice looking size too. This is a set of firehawks 225/50-15 on 8inch rims rear and 7s front...

    http://www.pbase.com/suprafiend/image/53748358

    And one with my skinny ass Ziex in the same size on 8s all the way around (same setup as I had this summer when I stopped by)...

    http://www.pbase.com/suprafiend/image/39825788

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    yeah i am not really worried about the front wheels running the 225/50-15's but its more the rear i am having trouble finding as I would really like something like a 245/50-15 for the rear, its not so much the grip level i am worried about but more the fact that i am laying down $2300+ for a set of wheels and i would like to take advantage of most new tires and their molded in lip protectors, well that and I kinda prefer the look of the squared off shoulder instead of a super stretched tire.


    I might buy a couple 275/50-15 nt555R's and see how they fit, might find out they'r eonly driveable on the strip but we'll see

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    Quote Originally Posted by SupraFiend
    Seriously, just stick with 225/50-15. Good selection and dirt cheap rubber (just a bit more then 205\195 50-15s). I think you'll have plenty of stick for the street. I have a friend who built a crazy gutted autox mk2 supra with a 7mgte and r154 tranny. He runs this size in r rubber (advans) and the car weighs 2700lbs and puts down around 250rwhp when he autoxs and he's pretty happy with the grip level. You can get 225/45-15 r rubber as well, but 225/50s for the street would work well. Its a nice looking size too. This is a set of firehawks 225/50-15 on 8inch rims rear and 7s front...

    http://www.pbase.com/suprafiend/image/53748358

    And one with my skinny ass Ziex in the same size on 8s all the way around (same setup as I had this summer when I stopped by)...

    http://www.pbase.com/suprafiend/image/39825788
    Problem is that steve will be running 300hp (ish) in a car that weighs 2200lbs with driver. He also is running a 10 inch wide wheel in the back. So the 225 just isn't a feasible choice. a 255 would be perfect if you could only find some.
    Soarer $7000. obo.

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    Sure it is. You can get away with skinnier tires on lighter cars, even if the horsepower is the same. My buddy with the 7m supra makes around 350hp on the higher boost settings and he still has traction with the 225s. More is better for sure, but I'd bet that really sticky 225s would be fine on the street. Its not like he's going to be driving around at full boost all the time. Get some r rubber or drag radials for racing, and scale down the width of the rims to match the tires your getting if you can. A 225/50-15 is actually a fairly wide tire for its size. For instance most 245/45-16s have only an extra 1/2 inch of tread width due to the profile change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SupraFiend
    Sure it is. You can get away with skinnier tires on lighter cars, even if the horsepower is the same. My buddy with the 7m supra makes around 350hp on the higher boost settings and he still has traction with the 225s. More is better for sure, but I'd bet that really sticky 225s would be fine on the street. Its not like he's going to be driving around at full boost all the time. Get some r rubber or drag radials for racing, and scale down the width of the rims to match the tires your getting if you can. A 225/50-15 is actually a fairly wide tire for its size. For instance most 245/45-16s have only an extra 1/2 inch of tread width due to the profile change.
    seamus i dont think you fully appreciate the traction problems that the car has, with 1 dead cylinder, all stock efi setup and 11psi of boost, running 205/50 on 15x7 falken rt615's, stock suspension. Rolling on the throttle at 80km/h in 3rd gear induces clouds of smoke and lane changes. This was all with around 220whp. Maybe Romel can pipe in on this as we went for a drive. Me, Romel and two other guys(sorry cant remember the names) in the car and still had massive traction problems on that engine, cylinder #3 had zero compression. We're talking that the car was borderline unsafe to drive, power was like a light switch either tires smoking or you're idling

    This year I am running fresh motor, hks 264 step 2 cams, MSD top feed injectors, megasquirt, 18psi of boost and about 330whp, not to mention the 10kg/F and 8kg/R spring rates which prevent any kind of weight transfer to the rear wheelsor helping the traction.

    We also have differing points of view, My mindset is that you pic the wheels/size/offset you want and make the car fit the wheels, not pick the wheels to fit the car :-)

    Front is easy as I will be putting 225/50-15 A048's on the 9's
    Rears I have a couple options but nothing really decided mostly cause I'm waiting for kumho to release their much anticipated 245/45-50 V710 tires, failing that I will probably try some 275/50-15's nitto 555R's, 245/50-15 dunlops (ugh) or two more 225/50-15 a048's for the rear but I really dont want to stretch them that far as I want some kind of lip protection to help with even the lightest soft curb touches.

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    Haha steve, just buy some bf goodrich radial or comp T/A's. Hahahahahaha, that would be right hick....but awesome at the same time.
    Huck it!

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