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Old 07-24-2006, 08:46 PM   #46
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I think he means they might be too big.

i'm sure they will fit....
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Old 07-24-2006, 08:48 PM   #47
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Those were the old version of them, the RT-215. And yeah, it was funny having strangers tell me I need new tires when they were a week old.
I got that too... From a mechanic.


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what does mystikal mean by oversized?
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:16 PM   #48
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I would have just tried to get the front bigger, and leave the rear, get close to a non staggered set up.
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:36 PM   #49
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I would have just tried to get the front bigger, and leave the rear, get close to a non staggered set up.

i wanted 245's front but my rims is too small and i don have time to look for 2 x 8.5 m68 rims since my tires are really bold.. i'll try these out for now and see what happens, maybe lighter rims next year
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Old 07-25-2006, 11:27 AM   #50
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I would have just tried to get the front bigger, and leave the rear, get close to a non staggered set up.
Same here. 235 and 245 would have been better, E46s without staggered tires understeer enough as it is (there's one in the garage, I'm not making this up).

And BTW, your tire sizes aren't oversized enough to cause an issue, I just don't like the idea of going any bigger than stock due to acceleration differences, though you won't notice after a week or so.
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:56 PM   #51
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Same here. 235 and 245 would have been better, E46s without staggered tires understeer enough as it is (there's one in the garage, I'm not making this up).

And BTW, your tire sizes aren't oversized enough to cause an issue, I just don't like the idea of going any bigger than stock due to acceleration differences, though you won't notice after a week or so.
it will slow it down
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Old 07-25-2006, 03:23 PM   #52
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i went to see the tire diff and it isn't much....




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Old 07-25-2006, 03:26 PM   #53
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Is the spedometer the only lil problem I would have, or is there goin to be some performance losses too... i got a 330 and i can't afford any performance loss hehehe
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Old 08-06-2006, 02:14 PM   #54
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Anyone know whens the prime for these tires??? Like are they best when they are new? or half worn? or almost bald???
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No tire is great out of the "box". Most non R compound tires are not at their optimal when they are almost bald either, as they are not designed that way, unlike R compounds as they usually get faster.
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Old 08-08-2006, 05:28 PM   #56
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Anyone know whens the prime for these tires??? Like are they best when they are new? or half worn? or almost bald???
Shaved to 4/32nds or so is the consensus. Worn to 4/32nds isn't the same thing, mind you (the significant heat-cycling to get to that point while wearing on the car negates the benefits of shorter tread).

I'd say anything past break-in to 3/32nds or so would be prime. These things are only 8/32nds new, they don't have much tread squirm at full-depth.
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Old 08-09-2006, 12:06 AM   #57
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I was talking to a guy at the track the other day who was running these tires, he was wetting them down after every run because he said once they would get too hot they stunk. he said as long as he could keep the temp under control they were really good.
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Old 08-09-2006, 10:42 AM   #58
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useless note, the Falken 451 uses same compound as 615 when you are at 2/32
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Old 08-10-2006, 09:34 PM   #59
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Actually, 451's were the same at RT-215's. Shaved 245/35/17 451's were a badass setup for smaller cars.
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Old 09-13-2006, 10:31 PM   #60
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So, after one track weekend on these tires, I am highly in love with these. I thought they seemed to be pretty much comparable to the T1Rs, but factor in the cars having different suspension setups and what not, couldnt tell ya 100% but I liked these more. For the price difference, I dont see how the T1Rs are such a big deal. I would buy another set of these.

I was holding my own with my little e30 w/Azenis VS others with much more experience and car (ex. e46s w R comps, etc..) not a shabby tire IMO at all.

So ya, decent in the rain, awesome in dry. Will buy another set. The end.
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