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steve35svt 12-04-2008 10:29 PM

Are wheelspacers needed to run 225-45-17's on stock SVT wheels ? I run G stock on RS2's and get beat bad by a Mini on NTO1's.

focusedaddiction 12-04-2008 10:42 PM

NT01's are a sweet tire, i love mine

WD40 12-05-2008 05:10 PM

steve35svt, I moved your post to a brand new thread.
The other thread you posted in (The Who's Who of Focus Autocrossers) is not open for this type of discussion.

Now, on to your question... [;)]
No, you won't want to use spacers at all.
That would only worsen the chances of rubbing on the fenders, as spacers push the wheel/tire further out towards the edge of the fender.

I ran a couple sets of RT-615s in that size with success, but they are a tight fit.
See here:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=84742

I would recommend running a 215/40/17 R compound if you really want to be competitive.
The shorter sidewall will help in turn-in response, and the shorter diameter will help you get out of the hole faster.

Now, if you really want to see why I don't run the 225/45's anymore for AutoCrossing, read on:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...20#post1885420

Oh...[welcome]

steve35svt 12-05-2008 09:35 PM

Who makes a true R compound in a 215/40/17? I've competed with this car two years and like the way it handles for a front drive,previous racer was C prepared Trans-Am.The only thing I miss is TORQUE!

WD40 12-08-2008 05:32 PM

I didn't think about the limited suppliers for that size, but there is at least one.
Kumho-V710:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....e1=yes&place=8

If you're on a budget, the Nitto NT-01 has been working pretty good for the people running it around here, though you'd have to opt for 215/45 again...
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...yp=Competition

Now, here's something you'll really like.
Hoosier A6 in a 225/40/17. Extra width and 1/2" shorter than stockers. [;)]
This is a GREAT tire!
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....e1=yes&place=0

WeeAsp 12-08-2008 07:55 PM

I run the Hoosier A6 - 225/40ZR17 with no rubbing issues.

WD40 12-09-2008 01:32 PM

I'm thinkin' I need to switch classes so I can run some R-Compounds. [;)]

WeeAsp 12-09-2008 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WD40 (Post 2480276)
I'm thinkin' I need to switch classes so I can run some R-Compounds. [;)]

Come to the dark side...

We have cookies.

steve35svt 12-09-2008 09:02 PM

Great,225/40's fit ! I was concerned by the lack of clearance between the rear shock and the tire.Yes I'm on a tight budget , 4 kids will do that , and NTO1's won't beat that Mini. I've bought used Hooier's from Appalachian Race Tire before in the late 1990's ' I'll have to check if they still offer them. thanks for the help!

focusedaddiction 12-15-2008 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WD40 (Post 2480276)
I'm thinkin' I need to switch classes so I can run some R-Compounds. [;)]

Do it![;)] the path to the dark side isn't so bad.[paranoid]


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