Ah yes good minds think alike, I've considered that but I would have to buy 4 more front wheels and 2 more rears. Plus my region has canceled every TNT this year, so I dont know when I would be able to test that many sets in one day.
Washburn, I have 225/45/15 rivals one the front right now. Its hard to tell if the rubbing on the fenders is old from my 205/45/16 hoosiers, but the rivals dont rub any worse than the hoosiers.
It took me reading this thread to realize who you are, bcpower. I'm Wayne.
So, my thoughts... (not necessarily worth much yet
A whole lotta people bitch about the BFGs not working at Lincoln. The RS3s are all kinds of awesome, _once they warm up_. You will be required to have a co-driver for that to happen (and that was on a heavier S2000 - Jim Reyenga and I took 3rd and 5th in one the first year of STR, on the RS3s. The first run was a holy crap I hope I don't literally wreck throw-away) And yes, small cars love the R1Rs. And they work from cold, in the rain, etc.
As for 195 Toyo vs 225 RS3... I had no idea a 225 would work on the front of an Elise. Granted, I still have the 5.5" wheels, but the front currently sucks balls on the 205 R1R. Well, the feel does, anyway.
Rota slipstreams are cheap enough in 15x6.5 that they're what I'll likely have, and maybe a full set to test 225 RS3s as well? I'm doubtful that the extra slop will allow them to be better than the 195, but what do I know. I guess stock class isn't about making the car feel good so much as learning to cope with however the "fast" setup makes it drive.
Sorry I missed this last weekend. I was at AMP learning the track for the November Chump race.
edit: Oh - Ohlins are in-route. And I'll have a BWR bar by the time next season rolls around.