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Old 02-05-2013, 12:55 AM   #71
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LOL ... yea. James with the Mazda 2? ...

Actually it was Seth with the same silver style Mazda 2.

There are now 4 Mazda 2s that make it to the event every so often. And 3 of them also Rally. Including Seth here ... when I finish the photos you will see.

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Old 02-05-2013, 09:28 AM   #72
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haha man really? i just assumed james would be the only one to rally a mazda2 lol guess theyre pretty popular little cars now
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:37 PM   #73
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The Z2 might end up being faster. I did beat Ray for the first time on them. They feel much different than the Z1, softer from an input standpoint. I've been thinking a lot about it and I think they may operate at a larger slip angle. They'll let you get further out of line before they truly let go. If this ends up being the case then I think their increased speed is likely to come from being more forgiving of mistakes. They're also much much louder when they squeal then the Z1s ever were. I doubt they'll prove to be the fast tire to have, but they're a good tire.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:19 AM   #74
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^^ And that's Seth everybody ... lol

Nice to see you in here too man.

And yes ... if I didn't hit the cones the last 2 runs I would have gotten ya. lol

But definitely some good fun competition now. It's even for the year now. haha

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Old 02-11-2013, 12:37 AM   #75
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Change in plans for my tires. Only able to run 4 out of the 10 local SCCA events due to work. So I'm either getting the Rivals or RS-3s in 225/45/15. Not sure which ones to get yet. Leaning towards the RS-3s though.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:18 PM   #76
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I'm looking for some rubber to through on my stock 16x6 5 spokes (I run in HS and since my Focus is an '07, I can't go with and taller or wider of a wheel).
Have any of you tried running a wider tire than the stock 205/50s on a 16x6" rim? I likin' what I'm hearin' bout the 225/45 ZII but think I might be crazy for tryin' to wrap'em around such narrow rims...thoughts?
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Don't do it (at least until more testing is done on the current offerings in the uber street tire category). Any gain in grip will be moot due to the lack of feel.
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So are you saying the lack of feel would result from using the zIIs or because of using a 8.86" wide tire on a 6" wide wheel?
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Too wide of a tire on too narrow a wheel.

Good street tire info.

Even more good street tire info.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:59 AM   #80
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Too wide of a tire on too narrow a wheel.
Agreed. These tires are great but are not Hoosier's where you keep stuffing more tire, wheel width be damned.

A few years ago, on my S14, I had some 245's (9.5") on 8" wheels. It was ok. I found a good deal on 9" wheels and it was night and day difference. I was dumbfounded at the difference.
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