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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.
Took a long time, I know. Sorry about that. My Lotus has been on jack stands for a while getting a new clutch, bell housing, flywheel, etc. So, that took priority.

Anyway, I tried the Konig Dial In wheels on the front of the Lotus and they fit perfectly. There seems to be more clearance than with the 15" Team Dynamics that I normally run at the track. Yes, they are a standard 15 x 8" with a 25 offset for a Miata. Here is a terrible pic.

Edit: I was changing out my brake pads so I tried the same wheel on the back of the car. It fits and clears just fine. However, you need to make sure they place the wheel balancing weights to the middle or inside of the hoop. If they are on the outside, near the spokes, they hit the caliper. These wheels are pretty nice for $99 each.
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Took a long time, I know. Sorry about that. My Lotus has been on jack stands for a while getting a new clutch, bell housing, flywheel, etc. So, that took priority.

Anyway, I tried the Konig Dial In wheels on the front of the Lotus and they fit perfectly. There seems to be more clearance than with the 15" Team Dynamics that I normally run at the track. Yes, they are a standard 15 x 8" with a 25 offset for a Miata. Here is a terrible pic.

Edit: I was changing out my brake pads so I tried the same wheel on the back of the car. It fits and clears just fine. However, you need to make sure they place the wheel balancing weights to the middle or inside of the hoop. If they are on the outside, near the spokes, they hit the caliper. These wheels are pretty nice for $99 each.
Excellent. Thanks for testing that out. It'll be my backup plan for my fronts for sure. The only issue is the color options are slightly different for the dial-in vs the storm s1. So, if I run these in the front and the s1 in the rear, it might look odd.

I noticed a couple of days ago that Konig is releasing a new wheel call the Hypergram. It will come in 15x8.5 +25 and also 17x9 +45. With a spacer in the rear, it looks like it would be a perfect combo. Emailed good-win-racing, and they said they are going to carry them, but no eta yet.
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Is there a list of 15" wheels that will fit our 2 pot calipers?

Are you running 15's with the Big brake kit? It seems this topic was mostly about 15's and I'm wondering how many have the AP Racing brakes and if they are running with 15's?
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Are you running 15's with the Big brake kit? It seems this topic was mostly about 15's and I'm wondering how many have the AP Racing brakes and if they are running with 15's?

I will in the future but I want to run 15's. From my understanding, there are no 15" wheels that clears a BBK.
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I will in the future but I want to run 15's. From my understanding, there are no 15" wheels that clears a BBK.
I think BOE posted about a bigger brake kit they have that might fit in 15s. Not sure if that kit would be something you would consider though.

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Has anyone tried these

Has anyone tried these Advanti Racing Storm S1's on an Elise in sizes 15x8 +25 Front and 15x9 +35 rear? If so what was the result?

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Thanks Phil, I was thinking about going with these. 11lb F and 12lb rear



Can you fit a 275 on the rear with poking or hitting the fenders? If not I will be stuck with 225s on the rear.
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Bringing this one back from the dead. For the rear, 15x9s (at least for Advanti Storm S1s, but I imagine generally true for all the options) need to be spaced out to about a +20 effective offset to clear the lower control arm. You might be able to get away with a few millimeters less, but run the suspension through the entire travel range to confirm. +25 offset would rub even at full droop, and as the suspension compresses, the control arm gets even closer to the wheel. +22 offset clears at full droop, but might not through the entire travel range. The lower control arm is the main challenge to running 15s in the rear, so you can work backwards from the 15x9 needs +20 rule of thumb to figure out clearance for other widths.

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Not sure if it applies to you or not. But I have a S1 and I'm trying to fit 15x8 F and 15x9 rears. So far the fronts (225) were not a success. I get rubbing in the inside of the fenders near the edge. I tried trimming it but it doesn't help much. I also get rubbing on the sway bar on full wheel lock so that no good. I will have to revert to 205F I'm afraid.



For the rears, I had to make custom spacers to fit the 15x9. I bought Advanti S2 wheels (miata specs).

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I don't think going down to 205s is much of a problem. In fact, I want to run 205 and 225 on 8 and 9 inch wide wheels respectively. Empirical testing has shown that the latest batch of 200 treadwear tires (and I see that you have a RS-4) doesn't get faster when running a tire width that is wider than the respective wheel width. That is, a 225 on an 8 inch wheel will not be faster than a 205 on the same 8 inch wheel. A 245 on a 9 inch wheel would also not be faster than a 225 on the 9 inch wheel.

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Reviving this, as I'm looking for track only setup, to see if anyone has confirmed fitment of 15x8/15x9 either Advanti Storm S1 or Koenig Dial In on an S2 Elise? Other threads (https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f25...-elise-414041/) recommended getting the rear to an overall +20 offset to clear the suspension, but I'm not sure if anyone had actually gotten a set on with tires mounted yet.
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15x9s don't work in the rear unless you space it out to +12 effective offset. I'm running a 15x8.5 Hypergram spaced out to +20 in the rear and it clears the lower A-arm, but just barely. 15x8 in front is wheel dependent; caliper and steering arm clearance are the main issues. I'm running a 15x8 spaced out to +20 to clear the calipers and have a little bit of space on the inboard side before touching the steering arms. I think you can get at least a 15x8 +25 in front without issue.

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Could you/anyone else running a setup like this please share any additional information on your setup?
-How many miles/time
-What suspension/camber
-What tires/sizes have you ran
-Amount of track time
-Any issues with wear, especially wheel bearings with the spacers
-Any change in behavior of the car in regards to changing the track/scrub radius, etc
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