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Old 01-11-2013, 06:03 PM   #31
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Just read the review, super pumped for these. I just bought an 03 zx3 and I'm completely new to the focus game.
Will 225/45's fit with 16x7 slipstreams? Probably +40mm offset
Are there any 16x7.5 rims?

Or do you think I would be better off with 15x7.5 and 205/50/15?

This is for an autox only focus
Depends on the class you want to run in and what is allowed.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:59 PM   #32
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Sorry, should have clarified, not new to autox just to focus's.
STF, it's all alllowed.

Will the 225/45's and 16x7's +40 fit though?
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:27 PM   #33
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Shouldn't be an issue. Also, take into account how much lower the vehicle is. Stock suspension, no problem.

A 225 would be a little happier on a 7.5 I would think. Check TireRack for some 16x7.5 wheels.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:59 PM   #34
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For reference, I ran 225/45 RS3's on a 17x7.5 +45 stock without issues. I currently am roughly 1.5" lower on intrax springs and koni yellows and still am running that setup (note that I pinched up the inside front fender tab, and on hard transitions the tire has rubbed the paint off the inside edge of the front fenders)
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I run 225/50 R16 x 7s +40 with no problem. I like them alot.

But am excited to try the 225/45 R16 with the new DZIIs

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I've only done a couple autox's and I stand behind my KDWs.

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KDWs are ok for a street tire, and if you like the attention the tread pattern gets you. They're just not in the top tier of autox street tires.
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Any better news on availability for the zed IIs ??? I need autox tires mounted and ready to go by Feb 15... Tire rack is pushed back to 1/21
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Any better news on availability for the zed IIs ??? I need autox tires mounted and ready to go by Feb 15... Tire rack is pushed back to 1/21
What size? I ordered 215/45 on Jan 3, and originally my estimated availability was 1/15, but changed to 1/22 this past Friday. I did notice that my amex was charged on Saturday for the tires, so I'm thinking they will be shipped out within a day or so.
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Any better news on availability for the zed IIs ??? I need autox tires mounted and ready to go by Feb 15... Tire rack is pushed back to 1/21
Looks like a Customs/Logistics SNAFU

http://www.roadraceautox.com/showpos...&postcount=253
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