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10-13-2012 09:29 PM
Saabafoo Thank you again.
10-13-2012 09:18 PM
thenorm They're similar in the front. HR is stiffer in the rear just because it's linear, not progressive like the KW
10-13-2012 08:43 PM
Saabafoo Thanks man. Would the KWv1's or H&R race springs be stiffer?
10-13-2012 08:20 PM
thenorm
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What suspension setup did you have?



Thanks Gentlemen. So since the 225/45/15 (23.0 in dia) are a shorter height tire than the stock 195/60/15 (24.2 in dia), would that prevent (or at least decrease) the rubbing mentioned even though they would be on a 42mm offset wheel?
i was on KW v1 coilovers. but regardless of the springs, they all hit the bumpstops in the same spot when you hit big bumps. shorter tire will help.
10-13-2012 06:21 PM
Saabafoo Hmmm, ok. So I won't get the Falken's. Thanks Geezer.
10-13-2012 03:38 PM
Geezer I have 912's on my Miata and really like them on dry pavement (ok in the rain). They have a slighty softer sidewall than the 512's but still offer good lateral grip, predicable breakaway, excellent stopping and decent ride quality. They are, however, terrible on ice and snow and are truly a three season tire, not an all season one. The 912's wear better than the 512's.
10-13-2012 03:13 PM
Saabafoo They would be for 15x7 OZ Ultraleggeras with 42mm offset. Also, what suspension setup do you have in the pic?

Has anyone tried Falken Ziex ZE-912 or Ziex ZE-512?
10-13-2012 06:57 AM
mikebontoft stock wheels, 2" drop and 225/55R15's I wouldn't suggest these on the stock 6" or 6.5" wheels. Sidewalls were a little too squished.

10-13-2012 06:17 AM
Saabafoo
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a 225 tire on a 42mm offset wheel may rub the fender a little.
I used to autox on 225 tires on a 15x7 45mm offset wheel and got a little rub. not bad, but enough to take the paint off the inner lip. and your tires would stick out 3mm more.
What suspension setup did you have?

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That's part of the formula, but tire height, tire width and wheel width and offset are just as important as ride height.
Thanks Gentlemen. So since the 225/45/15 (23.0 in dia) are a shorter height tire than the stock 195/60/15 (24.2 in dia), would that prevent (or at least decrease) the rubbing mentioned even though they would be on a 42mm offset wheel?
10-12-2012 10:28 PM
Geezer
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Wouldn't that depend on how low I will be and the suspension I will be running?
That's part of the formula, but tire height, tire width and wheel width and offset are just as important as ride height.
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