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Elise/Exige tires and rims

Tires (16F/17R and 15F/16R):



Links to TireRack pages with more info:
Yokohama*ADVAN Neova AD07
Hoosier*A6
Hoosier*R6
Hoosier*Radial Wet H2O
Yokohama*ADVAN A048
Toyo*Proxes RA1
Toyo*Proxes R888
Toyo*Proxes R1R
Yokohama*ADVAN Neova AD08
Bridgestone*Potenza RE-11
Kumho*Ecsta XS
Dunlop*Direzza ZII
BFGoodrich*g-Force Rival
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
Kumho*Ecsta 4X
General*G-MAX AS-03
Continental*ExtremeContact DWS
Proxes 4 Plus | Toyo Tires

Other choices:
Front 195/50R15 (Tire Search Results
Front 205/50R15 (Tire Search Results
Front 195/50R16 (Tire Search Results)
Front 205/45R16 (Tire Search Results)
Rear 225/50R16 (Tire Search Results
Rear 225/45R17 (Tire Search Results)
Rear 235/40R17 (Tire Search Results)
Rear 245/40R17 (Tire Search Results)


Rims:



Team Dynamics Pro Race Pro Race 1.4G Forged Wheels - Blackwatch Racing
260 Cup Wheels
TRMotorsport F1 Black w/Mach Lip
RS134 Monolites 16x7 & 17x8 for the Lotus Elise and Exige - Sector111
stellaCORSE Wheels 4-piece set 16x7 & 17x8 for the Elise and Exige - Sector111
Ethos Wheels
Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 Wheels, Lotus Wheels - Blackwatch Racing
ROTA TORQUE LOTUS | eBay

Popular sizes of summer street tires lean towards 16 x 7 front and 17 x 8 rear rims, same width for 15F/16R setup.

Additional resources:
S2 Wheel Options - TechWiki
A Spec Wheels- Best price on rota wheels, All Sizes & Styles. Free Shipping!

Wheel spacers (0.125"/3.175 mm, and 0.190"/4.826 mm):
Lotus Elise Wheel Spacers - Blackwatch Racing, Lotus Performance Parts

Wheel center cap emblems:
Emblems


Attached spreadsheets may be easier to read. Please suggest enhancements, thank you
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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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Added AD08; few 245 sizes; deltas now included for overall diameter, revs per mile, section width, weight
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Nice. A very useful chart. May I also suggest; Kumho Ecsta XS in the following-
215/45R16
225/45R17
235/45R17
245/40R17

I'm looking into the 215/45 and 245/40 combination on my cup wheels. The diameters are very close to the original A048's.

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Added Kumho Ecsta XS, thank you
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Added cost per tire (tirerack.com) as of 2013-03-29
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Thanks for posting this up.

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Good info, thanks, I downloaded.
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Added table and attachment for information on rims and the link to a supplier of spacers.

My little pay-it-forward project on tires and rims is almost complete. I need your help to correct errors and add resources. Thank you very much in advance
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I didn't see any 245/45R17s in the list. These tend to be tall but most of them fit the 7.5" rims which makes them a feasible choice for stock wheels.

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Added 15/16 tires and rims. That should be it for now, enjoy
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Never used 245s but was advised against them by much more experienced mechanics and racers due to the rubbing on the inside edge during hard cornering, likely even more of a concern in 45 height. Probably should remove all from the list but some like the looks...

Thanks for the heads-up

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I didn't see any 245/45R17s in the list. These tend to be tall but most of them fit the 7.5" rims which makes them a feasible choice for stock wheels.
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What we need is a distributor for the Yokohama A050.

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Tirerack also sells Sumitomo htr z II in 205/50/16 and 225/45/17 for $298/4. Ultra high performance summer tires. I just picked up a set. So far they seem better than the Kuhmo's and General's in oem sizes and similiarly priced. They are 19 and 22lbs new so pretty light.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....=Sport+Package

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You could add TMR rims to your list (different than TRMotorsports).
https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f157...09/index2.html
and on page #2 Podium Custom Parts

Not sure what the following all means (but the numbers and kg I understand) but they are the lightest forged wheels and wide enough to handle most tires.
They fit good and the car feels significantly better with them and the weights and widths were as advertised (which is a nice change compared to Rotas).

シリーズ1用で大変ご好評を頂いておりました5本スポークタイプのホイールですがこのたびトヨタエンジン車 用に新発売いたします。
10本スポークとの違いはリアサイズにあります。
これまでの8Jに対し、8,5Jとよりワイドなタイヤでの走行を可能にしました。
*カラー:シルバー、ガンメタ、マットブラック

*サイズ:フロント 16X7J オフセット+33mm  5、12kg
     リア  17X8,5J オフセット+43mm  7、28kg

定価:1set   ¥307650(税込み)
   フロント16X7J   ¥70140(税込み)
   リア17X8,5J    ¥83685(税込み)



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Wow their pictures of the set on the white Exige look sharp.
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