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Hankook R-S3 255
46.76%
Hankook R-S3 245
4.17%
Dunlop Star Spec 255
22.22%
Dunlop Star Spec 245
5.09%
Toyo R1R 245
0
0%
Toyo R1R 255
0
0%
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18.52%
BFG Rival 255
2.78%
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STR Prep - Wheels and Tires

 
Old 10-19-2011, 11:37 AM
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What wheels and tires do you use?

Tires

Hankook R-S3 ----------------------------------- Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 (Star Spec)



Wheels

949 Racing 6ULR (17x9 +63) 17 lbs


TR (Tire Rack) Motorsports C3 (17x9 +62) 18.8 lbs


TSW Nurburgring (17x9 +63) 19.2 lbs


Enkei Racing PF01 (17x9 +60) 17.2 lbs


Volk Racing CE28n (17x9 +63) 14.8 lbs (est)




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UPDATED 9/17/13

Car: 2003 S2000 AP1
Weight: 2650 lbs with 1/2 tank

Shocks: Penske 8300
Shock Body Length (lower bolt center to top of body/shaft bearing): Front = stock " --- Rear = 10.5"
Valving: Custom
Pistons: Compression - digressive --- Rebound - Linear

Springs: Hyperco 7" 950f/ 8" 750r

Front Sway Bar: Comptech Adjustable on full stiff (~900 lb/in)
Rear Sway Bar: 2006 MX-5 Front Bar with stock MX-5 bushings

Ride height: 12.25"f/12.5"r hub center to metal fender edge
Tires: 255 square Hankook RS3
Wheels: 949 Racing 6ULR 17x9

Alignment
Front Toe: 0.0 in
Front Camber: -3.0 deg
Caster: 5 deg

Rear Toe: -5/16"
Rear Camber: -2.6 deg

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Due to the cost (great bang for the buck), I am going to be with the norm here:
Tires: 255 square Hankook RS3
Wheels: 949 Racing 6ULR 17x9 +63

I've tried the RE11's and the R1R's, and we just like the R-S3's better. But, I must admit that the longitudinal grip on the R-S3's doesn't seem to be as good as the R1R's.

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Tires are Hankook 255/40-17

wheels TR3 17"X9" +63

I'm seriously considering trying TR3 17"X9" +48 on the rear to gain extra rear grip by widening the rear track.
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Car: 2000 S2000 AP1
Weight: 2600 lbs


Tires: 255 square Hankook RS3
Wheels: 949 Racing 6ULR 17x9 +63

Alignment: -2.9f, -2.5r camber, 0" toe front, 1/4" rear toe (2012 set-up)


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I prefer the feel of the Dunlops every time. My driving style is very precise and I just don't like sliding around. They wear more evenly than the Hankooks and handle water better, but are not as forgiving with slip angles or temperatures.

With that said, I run two setups:

Temperatures below 80*F
Tires: 255 Dunlop Z1* @35psi
Wheels: 949 Racing 6ULR 17x9 +63

Temperatures above 80*F
Tires: 255 Hankook RS3 @35psi
Wheels: 949 Racing 6ULR 17x9 +63
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I thought I would add these to the list of great looking, decent weight 18.4lbs, and great value.

http://tsw.com/alloy_wheels_nurburgring.php

17x9" TSW Nurburgring 63mm

I have a set of the Gunmetal.

My first set of tires are 255/40/17 Dunlop Star Specs.
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Originally Posted by zo7vette View Post
I thought I would add these to the list of great looking, decent weight 18.4lbs, and great value.

http://tsw.com/alloy_wheels_nurburgring.php

17x9" TSW Nurburgring 63mm

I have a set of the Gunmetal.

My first set of tires are 255/40/17 Dunlop Star Specs.
Where'd you get 18.4 lbs? I was under the impression that they were in the 17.x range, similar to the 6ULRs?

To answer the original post, next year I'm going to be joining the camp of:
Local Events (all) and National Events (sunny and warm or cloudy and hot): 255 Hankooks
National Events, rainy or cold and cloudy: 245 or 255 dunlops, haven't decided yet, leaning towards 245
Rallycross: Hoosier A6 (....ok maybe not)
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Originally Posted by IntegraR0064 View Post
Where'd you get 18.4 lbs? I was under the impression that they were in the 17.x range, similar to the 6ULRs?
I weighed them on my digital shipping scale, they are 18.4 lbs.
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OK that makes sense, I think the high 17 weight I saw was on a bathroom scale or something.
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Originally Posted by zo7vette View Post
I thought I would add these to the list of great looking, decent weight 18.4lbs, and great value.

http://tsw.com/alloy_wheels_nurburgring.php

17x9" TSW Nurburgring 63mm

I have a set of the Gunmetal.

My first set of tires are 255/40/17 Dunlop Star Specs.
19.2 lbs for the 17X9 according to the link you provided.
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