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Elise/Exige tires and rims

Reference for popular options rather than opinions on performance. I did not get any benefit from referencing any resources.



Links to TireRack pages with more info:
Yokohama*ADVAN Neova AD07
Hoosier*A6
Hoosier*R6
Hoosier*Radial Wet H2O
Yokohama*ADVAN A048
Toyo*Proxes R888
Toyo*Proxes R1R
Bridgestone*Potenza RE-11
Dunlop*Direzza ZII
Dunlop*Direzza DZ101
BFGoodrich*g-Force T/A KDW 2
Yokohama*S.drive
BFGoodrich*g-Force Sport COMP-2
Bridgestone*Potenza RE760 Sport
Continental*ExtremeContact DW
General*G-MAX AS-03
Continental*ExtremeContact DWS
Proxes 4 Plus | Toyo Tires

Other choices:
Front 195/50R16 (Tire Search Results)
Front 205/45R16 (Tire Search Results)
Rear 225/45R17 (Tire Search Results)
Rear 235/40R17 (Tire Search Results)
Rear 245/40R17 (Tire Search Results)


Rims (OEM):
Standard 8 spoke F:5.5; R:7.5
LSS F:6.0 (newer) or 6.5 (older); R:7.5
8 Y-spoke F:6.5; R:7.5

Rim choices for street tires lean towards 16" 6.0-7.0 width in front and 17" 7.5-8.0 in rear - my next purchase will be rims in 7.0 16" front and 8.0 17" rear:
https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/atta...comparison.pdf
S2 Wheel Options - TechWiki
Wheels and Tires for the Lotus Elise and Exige - Sector111
http://www.sector111.com/products/wh...son_2_2012.pdf
Lotus Wheels - Blackwatch Racing
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Wheel center cap emblems:
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I didn't include all popular rim/tire choices. This is v1.0 and I will update based on your feedback. Attached spreadsheet may be easier to read.
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Thanks for posting this. Very helpful to have it all in one thread.

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R888s
245-17s work very well on the rear, with an 8" wheel.
225-16s fit on the front with 7" wheels, but look odd.
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Elise/Exige tires and rims

Added 245 R888 and Hoosier A6, R6, H2O
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Added revs per mile, and deltas from stock for revs per mile, overall diameter, section width
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No Advan AD08?

Did you leave the Yoko Advan Neova AD08 of the list for some reason?

They come in 225 for the rears but only in 205 for the front, but I understand they will fit the OEM LSS rims and not rub the wheel well liners.

Yokohama*ADVAN Neova AD08

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