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#1 WJM

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 06:28 PM

Yes....thats right...new shoes!

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:eek: :headbang:

muhahahahahahaha.

#2 subaru_styles

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 06:33 PM

and those are suposed to fit how?:-\ :rolleyes: :grin:

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 06:40 PM

only 1/2 inch over stock dia. :headbang:

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 06:57 PM

Will, the Miata convertor says that they are 25.7" diameter vs. 23.2" for a stock 185/75R13. What are the manufacturer's specs for diameter?

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 06:59 PM

Also, what compound are those? How long will they last and how much did they cost? Not counting the wheels of course. BTW, those should look decent on the RX.

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 07:00 PM

well i too have 40-17 tires on my car which is close enought to stock diameter..but the width on those..im sorry but no way

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 07:10 PM

Will, the Miata convertor says that they are 25.7" diameter vs. 23.2" for a stock 185/75R13. What are the manufacturer's specs for diameter?


SNAP! I accidentally punched in 185/70/15 :o

No wonder...woops.

so its 2.5 inches.

Those are Khumo Ecsta V710s. Those are good for about 80~100 autox runs...about 20~25 autox's, they are a DOT legal tire, with a stated treadwear of 50....they ARE a true R compund tire. Really nice on the track as well as autox.

Those cost us about $180 each from The Tire Rack.

However...these are going on a WRX in reality....BUT...they WILL be test fitted on the RX. I seriously doubt I'll have much issue once I get the proper offset/back spacing for the wheels and the ride height correct. From there its just a matter of some fiberglass to make a widebody kit or just some simple flares for it.

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 10:50 AM

Yes....thats right...new shoes!
muhahahahahahaha.


It's always a good day when you get new tires!

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 11:10 AM

so are you next in line to get new shoes Will since the RX got some?:lol:

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 03:47 PM

are those going on kents WRX?

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 04:31 PM

yes.

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 07:56 PM

RX gets new shoes!


However...these are going on a WRX in reality....BUT...they WILL be test fitted on the RX.


so really the rx is not getting those, you are a tease:drunk:

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 08:16 PM

thats it.

Eventually it will get 335/35/17..... :slobber:

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 12:44 AM

that car is going to be insane

and I still say those tires are going to be over kill on a 2600 pound car

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 06:21 AM

Well, just think....if 315/35/17's are almost good enough for a 2400 lb RWD M3 Lighweight....then 335/35/17s are going to be THE MATCH for a 2600 AWD car...that and with the INSANE tire grip and light weight, the tires wont get destroyed as fast and Joel's car is going thru tires(ESP spec STi on 285/30/18's).

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 08:53 AM

Well, just think....if 315/35/17's are almost good enough for a 2400 lb RWD M3 Lighweight....then 335/35/17s are going to be THE MATCH for a 2600 AWD car...that and with the INSANE tire grip and light weight, the tires wont get destroyed as fast and Joel's car is going thru tires(ESP spec STi on 285/30/18's).

Wouldn't a 2600 lb AWD car need less tire than a lighter RWD car?

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 09:10 AM

no

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 10:06 AM

no

How do you figure?

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 10:22 AM

because a heavier car will need more tire grip to be as fast as a lighter car. AWD RWD FWD doesnt matter in the case of weight vs tire grip

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 10:51 AM

because a heavier car will need more tire grip to be as fast as a lighter car. AWD RWD FWD doesnt matter in the case of weight vs tire grip

For lateral G's yes. But I was thinking along the lines of more tires putting the power to the ground, is all.

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 11:17 AM

For lateral G's yes. But I was thinking along the lines of more tires putting the power to the ground, is all.


Well..when you've got 675 HP..you need all the tire you can get. The 335's will even go up in smoke in RWD...and certinly they will break loose in AWD.

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 12:50 PM

Well..when you've got 675 HP..you need all the tire you can get. The 335's will even go up in smoke in RWD...and certinly they will break loose in AWD.

675 HP. ?

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 01:02 PM

woops....didnt mean to let that out.

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 01:24 PM

woops....didnt mean to let that out.

What color is the sky where you live?

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 01:53 PM

cloud grey right now....otherwise blue.




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