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This worried me at first, but Phil posted in an earlier thread that he ran 22in tires for an entire season without incident. Knock on wood*
My experience (with different cars) is that ABS isn't that sensitive to tire sizes as some would believe. That said I still try to use tires that are close to stock or at least have a relative ratio with regards to front/rear diameter.

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just for clarification, I was running 23" tall tires on all 4s and have been for a couple seasons now... If I said 22", it was in error...

The 23" tall tires and drop front uprights help with the roll centers a good bit. The shorter rear tire is a good thing, as the tire provides for some of the ride height lowering. The front just needs uprights or a custom T-pin to help with the centers on a lowerd car...

Bottom line, at the moment, a big fan of the 23" tall tirs and 15" wheels.


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+1 to Phil's comments. I like the 17s in the rear for gearing in AutoX and grip since we run the stock bodywork with our TDs or Custom 3 piece wheels with 15x8F and 17x9 rear. $550 for a set of Hankooks makes for a fun time.


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ok, so I was test fitting my wheels with an ET+25 offset. Spacers definitely needed due to the spokes hitting the front caliper. Luckily my friend (Fermi) had some spacers handy. I found that I will need a 20mm spacer to get the fronts to clear, which means I will need a new stud kit as well (I had just installed the GRP 2.25mm kit). The rears will need a 10/12 mm spacer to clear as well.

So should I sell my wheels (only $400 invested) and buy a set with a more ideal offset or just buy the spacers and new studs (90mm)? Spacers and new studs will be $200 after shipping.
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Needing a 20mm spacer to clear a 15x8 +25 sounds pretty bad. I would try for a different wheel. The Advanti Storms look tasty.

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Needing a 20mm spacer to clear a 15x8 +25 sounds pretty bad. I would try for a different wheel. The Advanti Storms look tasty.
The advanti storm is a +25 also I think it all depends on spoke design.

I ended up purchasing the studs and the spacers, everything clears so far and looks good. Once the tires arrive (Maxxis RC-1s) I will have them mounted and test fit again. Wish me luck!
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Spokes are the deal. Need a wheel where the spokes are pushed to the rim...

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So I finally got the wheels mounted and ready for season, here are a couple of quick pics!

Maxxis Victra RC1 tires 100tw 225/45/15 square. I probably could have gone with the 240s in the rear, but I want to see if the 225s will be enough grip and it will be nice to rotate the tires throughout the season.
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another 15x8 option you can get is the FFD EVO1

they come in 15x8 +20 and +32

The +32 would work best on the Lotus and it clears the front/rear calipers since I tried them on before
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So I finally got the wheels mounted and ready for season, here are a couple of quick pics!

Maxxis Victra RC1 tires 100tw 225/45/15 square. I probably could have gone with the 240s in the rear, but I want to see if the 225s will be enough grip and it will be nice to rotate the tires throughout the season.
Did you wind up using the spacers?
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Did you wind up using the spacers?
Yeah, i needed a +20 for the front to clear the calipers and a +12 in the rear to clear.
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Wow so you wound up with an effective +5 offset?
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Wow so you wound up with an effective +5 offset?
Yeah, worked fine minus slight rubbing on the outer tire in heavy turns. A stiffer spring would fix that. Moving on to a new set up for next season with over fenders.
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Awesome, thanks for the reply. I just ordered a set of the 15x8 +25 Advanti S1s. Thinking I won't have to run a spacer, but maybe a small one. Also wrapped in a 225/45.
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Awesome, thanks for the reply. I just ordered a set of the 15x8 +25 Advanti S1s. Thinking I won't have to run a spacer, but maybe a small one. Also wrapped in a 225/45.
Nice! I think I read that you would need to run a +10 at most. I should have gone with those last year.
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Yeah, I just tried to mount them up. Gonna need at least a 6mm I think. I ordered a few 3mm from sector, hopefully they will get here before the weekend so I can mess with it.
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Spokes are the deal. Need a wheel where the spokes are pushed to the rim...

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Interesting... I already have a set of 8" Konig Dial-In wheels on my Miata with 225/45/15 Hankooks on them. Never would have thought to throw those on the Lotus with spacers. The Dial-in wheel seems to have spokes pushed way to the outside (see pic).
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Interesting... I already have a set of 8" Konig Dial-In wheels on my Miata with 225/45/15 Hankooks on them. Never would have thought to throw those on the Lotus with spacers. The Dial-in wheel seems to have spokes pushed way to the outside (see pic).
Oh interesting, it does seem like there might be more clearance there. Are they +25 also? What are you waiting for, go slap those on for us
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Oh interesting, it does seem like there might be more clearance there. Are they +25 also? What are you waiting for, go slap those on for us
Yes, they are +25... I'll try them out soon. I don't have any spacers, so just a test fit to see where they start from.

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I'm thinking with the extra room you might not need even one.

Then for a 15/17 combo:

Use the 15x8 +25 Dial-In up front, with the 17x9 +45 Advanti S1 (with spacer) in the rear.
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