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08-28-2018 08:04 PM
freshyip
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Originally Posted by Me! View Post
Glad my advice helped!
there appears to be more grip too; you think maybe its becox the front of the car is now lower and the weight is leaning more towards da front????????
08-28-2018 04:59 PM
Me!
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Originally Posted by freshyip View Post
best advice i got from here

i went with RE71R in:

Fronts 205/45R16
Rears 245/40R17

my car has never felt better; makes me wanna drive all da time !

thanks LT!
Glad my advice helped!
08-26-2018 06:33 AM
VisualEchos
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Originally Posted by freshyip View Post
best advice i got from here

i went with RE71R in:

Fronts 205/45R16
Rears 245/40R17

my car has never felt better; makes me wanna drive all da time !

thanks LT!
And your wheels are wide enough to support those sizes perfectly.
08-26-2018 03:50 AM
freshyip
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Originally Posted by Me! View Post
If you go for 205's get 205/45/16's. If you go with the 50mm sidewall the tire will be too tall and your steering will feel floaty and unresponsive. Trust me!
best advice i got from here

i went with RE71R in:

Fronts 205/45R16
Rears 245/40R17

my car has never felt better; makes me wanna drive all da time !

thanks LT!
09-13-2013 08:27 AM
Man of Steel
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Originally Posted by strategery View Post
For R1R's
205/45-16
245/40-17 or 235/45-17
+1

Very happy with them.
09-13-2013 07:49 AM
Washburn
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Originally Posted by scapamouche View Post
Pat,

Too late now, but supposedly the 235s are the single compound construction... That would make them better than the 245s in my mind...
I ended up using the 245-40 R1R's on the back. Single compound construction does not make the 235's "better"....they will simply last longer. Better, in my book, is more rubber on the ground. (At least for autocrossing, which is all they are used for in my case.) I've heard about the 235's, but have yet to see firm evidence of this....just talk from what I know.

To the original poster, I would also comment that while R1R's are indeed a fantastic tire (among the grippiest available in our sizes) they do wear fairly quickly, which was something you mentioned you didn't want. I know you already decided how to go, just mentioning it.
09-11-2013 08:20 AM
scapamouche Pat,

Too late now, but supposedly the 235s are the single compound construction... That would make them better than the 245s in my mind...
06-25-2013 02:38 PM
strategery
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Originally Posted by Washburn View Post
So....the 245/40-17 fit on the rear no problem? Is there any reason I would want to go with the 235's instead of the 245's for Autocrossing? I'm usually all about getting the most tire you can fit, then balancing the car around that.

Thanks!!
I went with 245's because I have a VF2 kit. You don't need 245's if you are normally aspirated.
06-06-2013 08:35 PM
Shoof All 4 tires received. They are in-fact the RE-11. I will try to mount them (myself) tomorrow, will let you know how it goes!
06-02-2013 01:04 PM
jds62f I was mistaken, I don't remember seeing them but I looked on bridgestone's site and sure enough, 225/45/17 is there.
06-02-2013 11:46 AM
Shoof Now you had me wondering! Just checked my order...I have a wholesale account with Tire Rack. They actually are the RE-11's, not the 11a. I bought them on "closeout". They don't show 225/45 listed anymore, might be because I took the last pair, who knows. I did receive the 205/45's already, but haven't mounted them yet because I didn't have time late last week to do it. The 225/45 is coming from a different location, so I should get them this week. I'll confirm, as well as let you know how they fit soon!
06-02-2013 10:14 AM
jds62f you must have purchases the new re-11a tires? the regular re-11 never had a 225/45/17, at least not in the US AFAIK.


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Originally Posted by Shoof View Post
Even though I just replaced my tires with 205/50 front and 235/45 rear (ExtremeContact DW), decided to switch them to 205/45 and back to OEM spec 225/45. At the ride height/damping I am set at, I don't want to worry about rubbing (and a rubbing it was, all around!), even if it's "a little bit" for the streets. Decided to go with Bridgestone Potenza RE11's. If I stayed with OEM sizing for the front/rear, the only tire I would have considered would have been the DWS, but I really don't need the A/S designation. Had them on a set of wheels for my Elise and was fairly satisfied with them, but wanted just a little more...

PS - I already have another set of wheels with R888's on it for track duty (OEM size tires).
06-02-2013 09:48 AM
Shoof Even though I just replaced my tires with 205/50 front and 235/45 rear (ExtremeContact DW), decided to switch them to 205/45 and back to OEM spec 225/45. At the ride height/damping I am set at, I don't want to worry about rubbing (and a rubbing it was, all around!), even if it's "a little bit" for the streets. Decided to go with Bridgestone Potenza RE11's. If I stayed with OEM sizing for the front/rear, the only tire I would have considered would have been the DWS, but I really don't need the A/S designation. Had them on a set of wheels for my Elise and was fairly satisfied with them, but wanted just a little more...

PS - I already have another set of wheels with R888's on it for track duty (OEM size tires).
05-29-2013 09:14 AM
Washburn
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Originally Posted by strategery View Post
For R1R's
205/45-16
245/40-17 or 235/45-17
So....the 245/40-17 fit on the rear no problem? Is there any reason I would want to go with the 235's instead of the 245's for Autocrossing? I'm usually all about getting the most tire you can fit, then balancing the car around that.

Thanks!!
05-29-2013 09:12 AM
Washburn BTW....I have a set of Federal 595's that are in the exact sizes you want. They are mounted to Rota wheels that I am trying to sell. I had one buyer ask if I would separate the tires. I didn't want to initially, but since I see you are looking perhaps you would be interested? They are not 'new', but they are not too warn either, and they would be cheaper. Please PM me if you want more information. These tires are grippy!
05-29-2013 09:07 AM
Washburn FWIW, I tried a test where I placed the OEM rear tires on the front of my Elise, while keeping the aftermarket rears on.
So...
Front - 225-50-17
Rear - 235-50-17

This way more than the 5% difference I was told buggers up the ABS. I'm not sure where the ABS information comes from, but this did nothing weird at all....ABS was fine. YMMV
05-29-2013 12:32 AM
nate379 I run 205/50/16 and 245/45/17 as well as 205/45/16 and 245/40/17 (two sets of tires) with no issues with rubbing, ABS, speedo, etc, etc.

I ran two sets of rear Dunlop Z1s and never again. This last set made it 73 miles before they were down to the cords. They got warm from racing this weekend (was 75*!) and pretty much melted down, all the while handling like I was on ice.
This was done mostly in 2nd and 3rd gear without ever touching the brakes to give you an idea of how crap the traction was...https://www.facebook.com/video/video...ideo_processed
05-28-2013 09:27 PM
Shoof For a street tire - I just purchased a set of Continental ExtremeContact DW, 205/50 front and 235/45 rear. Wheels are LSS (6.5" front), and lowered on Nitron Singles. The front tires rub the front splash shield that covers the headlights. The rear tires rub the splash shield that covers the engine room, as well as the splash shield in front of the tire behind the door sill. Sucks. I don't want to run R888's for the street. Have heard great things about the Bridgestone Potenza RE11's, thinking to try 205/45 in front, and as much as I want to go with a wider rear, don't want any rubbing issues, and will probably stick with 225/45.

What do you all think?

Also will have the DW's for sale if anyone not lowered wants to give it a shot....
05-21-2013 09:58 PM
Nessal
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Originally Posted by spectre View Post
Use the 205/45/16 front and 235/45/17 rear. They will fit the lss wheels just fine.


Does this cause any issues with the ABS system? What's the biggest difference you can do before the ABS goes bonkers?
05-16-2013 03:02 PM
Me!
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Originally Posted by Nessal View Post
Are there any rubbing issues with that fitment?
Not the fronts. Don't know about the rears though. I think they would be fine...
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