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      08-18-2008, 04:03 PM   #1
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got my track tires today - 265/35/18 and 285/30/18 :-) pics inside

Just thought I share my excitement about having received my track tires and rims today. Thanks to Ben from Tirerack who was very helpful

I decided to go with the TR Motorsports rims in 18", they are very lightweight and where reasonably priced. The setup is BFGoodrich gForce R1's 265/35/18 in the front and 285/30/18 in the back. I can't wait to mount them and track the car

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ive heard good things about that tire...

your gona have alotta grip!.. and body roll (duno if your sus is stock)
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sweeet

ive heard good things about that tire...

your gona have alotta grip!.. and body roll (duno if your sus is stock)
yeah that's what I am hoping for - as for the body roll: I don't think that I will have a lot, despite my stock suspension :-) and I won't even switch the EDC to sport.
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I am jealous. I'm planning on using my OEM 18"s for my racing rubber.
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      08-19-2008, 03:21 AM   #5
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I am jealous. I'm planning on using my OEM 18"s for my racing rubber.
you can certainly do that - I just didn't want to deal with remounting the tires onto my street rims
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which rear rims did you get...the 9.5" or 10.0"....also how does the 285 fit? Any rubbing issues?
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which rear rims did you get...the 9.5" or 10.0"....also how does the 285 fit? Any rubbing issues?
the rears are 10.0" and I don't know yet if they rub - I will provide an update here once I have mounted them...
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you will love them tires and wheels - 10 rears will not rub - MarksM ran them too. have fun!!!!
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what was the price of that setup? Its the same setup I was going to buy !!
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Are you running 9.5 in front? Did the Tirerack guys tell you the 10s wouldn't fit or did you want to run the staggered set-up (my choice for the track)?
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Nice! I got similar setup, I went with the staggered stock sizes, 245 up front 265 rear, same tire BFG R1s, I bought the tires off Craigslist, rims from tire rack, total was $515 for rims, $460 for tires, $80 for mounting.

I'm headin to California speedway end of Sept with this setup, can't wait to try em out!


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what was the price of that setup? Its the same setup I was going to buy !!
roughly 2.600 and change out the door, balanced and heat cycled :-)

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Are you running 9.5 in front? Did the Tirerack guys tell you the 10s wouldn't fit or did you want to run the staggered set-up (my choice for the track)?
I wanted to keep the staggered setup since I didn't want to introduce too much oversteer - the staggered setup performed well and almost neutral the last couple of track days

I will report back when I come back from Laguna Seca this weekend
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roughly 2.600 and change out the door, balanced and heat cycled :-)



I wanted to keep the staggered setup since I didn't want to introduce too much oversteer - the staggered setup performed well and almost neutral the last couple of track days

I will report back when I come back from Laguna Seca this weekend
10" wide will fit both front 285/30/18 and back295/30/18 with no rubbing.
I have done 3 full track days no rubbing.

Any one want to by a set of these in 10" with Yoko A048 265/35/18 or 295/35/18 Need to sell one or both pairs so I can get 11" for the rears.
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10" wide will fit both front 285/30/18 and back295/30/18 with no rubbing.
I have done 3 full track days no rubbing.

Any one want to by a set of these in 10" with Yoko A048 265/35/18 or 295/35/18 Need to sell one or both pairs so I can get 11" for the rears.
What offsets are you running on this setup?
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BFG FTMFW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Rupert right? I think we met at the Milbrae meet the other weekend.

The track setup looks slick! Hope to get out there and race around with you when I get my 135.
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25mm all around
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BFG FTMFW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thanks buddy, it was your post about your setup that pushed me to make the call on track tires...and I didn't regret it...


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Rupert right? I think we met at the Milbrae meet the other weekend.

The track setup looks slick! Hope to get out there and race around with you when I get my 135.
correct Nick - I just came back from Laguna Seca, OMG what a beast that car is and Seca is pretty fast...I fear that I need new brake pads soon

I will post my experience and pics/videos soon
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