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  • What R compounds (autox) for 15x6 nb rims?

    Figured I'd ask here.

    I'm looking to start running r compounds next AutoX season and was wondering what would be a good cost conscience tire for this. I was looking at the nt01 cause of the cost, but I don't think I could get enough heat into them with autox. I know there has been a plethora of new autox tires that have come out lately but I've been too busy to keep up with them.

    I'd run these on my 15x6 rims that I have azenis on currently. What do y'all think?
    1999 10AE / 1996 LS400
    Past cars - 1997 miata, 2002 IS300, 1998.5 M3
    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/222326

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    RE: What R compounds (autox) for 15x6 nb rims?

    What price range are you going to try and stay under?

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    • #3
      RE: What R compounds (autox) for 15x6 nb rims?

      I'd get the widest tires you could fit on there. Probably a 225 V710, though that seems like a really tall tire (225/50). In the Kumho you really only have that and the 205/50. Hoosier has the 225/45ZR15 that should work. And the BFGoodrich R1 also comes in a 205/50 and 225/50 sizes.

      Your best bet for some cheapie 205s is take-off tires from the road race crowd. Spec Miata goes through tons of them by themselves, not to mention the IT classes.

      Question though... this sounds a lot like a CSP car. Why the skinny wheels? The choices would be much more viable with another couple inches of wheel width.
      ~Andrew
      Atlanta Region SCCA
      D Prepared Miata

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        RE: What R compounds (autox) for 15x6 nb rims?

        Trying to keep it under 150 a tire. I've actually got two sets of rims, a 14x6 set and a 15x6 set that I could use.
        1999 10AE / 1996 LS400
        Past cars - 1997 miata, 2002 IS300, 1998.5 M3
        http://www.cardomain.com/ride/222326

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          RE: What R compounds (autox) for 15x6 nb rims?

          I didn't say short, I said skinny. 6" is a narrow wheel. You can FIT those tires on a 5" wheel, but it will be far less than ideal. I'd say road race take-offs are probably your best bet for cheapo tires.
          ~Andrew
          Atlanta Region SCCA
          D Prepared Miata

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          • #6
            RE: What R compounds (autox) for 15x6 nb rims?

            I usually "compete" in the BMW classes so I'm not necesarly restricted to what I can run. I've already got 2 sets of rims (see above) and not looking (and couldn't squeeze past wife) at a third set. I'd love some 7 or 8" wide wheels :)

            I'll have to stop by OPM and see if they have any takeoffs.
            thanks
            John
            1999 10AE / 1996 LS400
            Past cars - 1997 miata, 2002 IS300, 1998.5 M3
            http://www.cardomain.com/ride/222326

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            • #7
              RE: What R compounds (autox) for 15x6 nb rims?

              Yep. A decent 205 tire for about $100 a set should do you :)
              ~Andrew
              Atlanta Region SCCA
              D Prepared Miata

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              • #8
                RE: What R compounds (autox) for 15x6 nb rims?

                I've got a set of 6 205/50-15 Kumho V710s sitting in the garage at the moment, four of which are mounted on 15x6's. They're pretty hard, though, and wouldn't likely get you through the whole season. They've already seen a season on my H-stock '99 Civic Si. Originally picked them up, as AMaff said, from a road race guy for $150 for all 6, in pretty decent shape. I'd definitely look into that, but if you just want some really cheap R-comps, let me know.
                Todd
                '92 Crystal White - STS2...someday.

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                • #9
                  RE: What R compounds (autox) for 15x6 nb rims?

                  Originally posted by idriveamiata
                  I usually "compete" in the BMW classes so I'm not necesarly restricted to what I can run. I've already got 2 sets of rims (see above) and not looking (and couldn't squeeze past wife) at a third set. I'd love some 7 or 8" wide wheels :)
                  Sell both your sets of wheels and buy one set of 7 or 8" wheels?

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