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FWIW; I installed the Kumho Ecsta XS 215/45R16 and 245/40R17 on Cup wheels with absolutely no clearance issues. I now have around a thousand miles on them. Very happy so far.
 

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What is the center bore size, front and rear? Looking at alternate rims and am concerned about being hub centric. Thanks!
 

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I am in need of new tires (all four of them) soon. I want to change it up a bit because I have been using the same base tires on my 05 Elise (Yokohama Advan AD07) since i first bought it. Been through the base tires 3 times.

I have been looking through this for advice and other helpful information:

http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f274/elise-exige-tires-rims-126777/

I am looking at the Yokohama AVID Ascend. Would I be cutting it a bit close from going to a 175/50R/16 to a 195/50R/16 (Front - In terms of rubbing the wheel or rubbing the wheel well)? The rear would be no problem since it matches.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...or+V-Speed+Rated)&partnum=95VR6ASC&tab=Survey

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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300$ tire SET new...yes

so i needed to tires badly...looked and looked online and i was being a cheap skate honestly..

I wanted something with some stick and didnt want to spend a grand! wanted stock sizes...right no real contenders out there...the kumho ectsa is honestly not the right tire for the elise... i had them they sucked!

so as i searched discount tire direct i noticed that they had a tire in the right sizes but it wouldnt show up in the "matched set".

so i orderd them...

GT radial champiro uhp1... 200 treadwear. i think the entire set cost me around 300 bucks!

had them installed and WOW i am impressed. for the money they are well worth it for a street daily driver car. they stick great the feel great they cost less than my monthly latte bill.

highly recommend for those of us that are on a budget. now yee neighsayers....keep it to yourself and just spend your hard earned dollars on some r888 or a048's and leave us poor people alone...
 

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I had a set of the GT Champiro tires on a beater. Besides the fact that they are made in China, they are decent....for a beater. The reviews say that they don't last long though.
 

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lol ...ya.. and the A048's last too long right?!

of course the uhp1's don't last long they are a 200 treadwear! I expect 12-15k out of them just about the same as the ad07 from lotus base.

I did a 120 miles 70-80 mph today in the mountains at 45*F... handled great and were smooth grip was not a problem at all...
 

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Sadly, the car hibernates for 5 months out of the year up here in the North East. ?⛄❄
 

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it should here in Colorado too but it has been in the 50s during most days and only 0ne insignificant snow so far!
 

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You could add TMR rims to your list (different than TRMotorsports).
http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f157/racing-wheels-20309/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)
I know this is an old post but the RAC Monolites are actually almost 5 pounds lighter (54.56 lbs for above versus 49.764 for RACS). The above are 8.5 rear width versus 8 for the RACS. The TRMotorsport F1s are even lighter, but smaller widths (6.5 and 7.5 respectively). The Monolites and the F1s are forged.

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would it be possible to reorder the tires in the first post to separate wet tires and which ones are standard/sport ?

for example

Standard Dry
Standard Wet
Sport Dry
Sport Wet
 

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would it be possible to reorder the tires in the first post to separate wet tires and which ones are standard/sport ?

for example

Standard Dry
Standard Wet
Sport Dry
Sport Wet
I no longer own a Lotus and I provided all raw data for somebody to take over. I hope that somebody will create a new thread, use the core data I provided and takes it from here :)

I don't know if admins can reassign the thread to somebody else - that would be easier.
 

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205/40-17 front. 235/45-17 rear
This is exact height up front and 4.5 mm taller overall diameter in back... no rubbing issues. 2016 Nitron fast road singles. Car currently is about 6mm lower than stock LSS.
 

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I just change my tires in order to pass the ITV(TUV) in Spain and I am getting the Traction control interrupting the car way too much.
If I'm going in a straight line its fine until the second cam kicks in. Now going around a RoundAbout is a problem or accelerating while turning...

Both tires are directional tread.

I have:

215/40R17 87H XL pirelli (brand new)
195/50R16 87H M+S Kuhmo

any word of advice ?
 

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sorry if this has been discussed elsewhere (*I didn't see these on the Lotus-EliseExige-Tires-Rims.xls) but has anyone successfully or unsuccessfully tried 185/55R16 Sumitomo Tire HTR A/S P02s on their front Lotus Stock (BASE) wheels (the 16" with 5.5" width)?
 
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