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Is it normal for companies to "round up" to the nearest inch? When I measured the stock lotus wheels in the front they were a perfect 16. But the team dynamics (marked 7J x 16) on the wheel itself are only about 15.7. The 17 rears they provide are accurate but not the 16 fronts. I only keep the fronts 16s because it plays such a big part in how the lotus handles. But I damn sure didnt want to go smaller (even though they are 1.5 inches wider... so they say)..... I just wanted to vent about this.
 

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Dude, they're 16s. Trust me, I couldn't afford to have Toyo custom manufacture a set of 15.7" tires.
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Where are you measuring from? You realize that the wheel diameter spec refers to the inner diameter (at the bead) of the tire that it's intended to be fitted with. When a tire is mounted on a wheel, you can't even accurately see where the bead of the tire is.
 

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No way! Is you car still under warranty? My front tires came off the rims shortly after I had new ones put on. You should have a dealership check it out.




Nah, just f'n with you, couldn't help it.
 

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Dude, they're 16s. Trust me, I couldn't afford to have Toyo custom manufacture a set of 15.7" tires.
I hope you weren't taking this as a shot against you or anything. I am completely satisfied with the purchase from you and whether im crazy or not it wouldnt be from anything wrong on your end. It would have been the same no matter where I bought them from. But anyway... I measure all four different types of wheels (stock rears and front - TD rears and fronts) the exact same way. They all hit the mark right on except the TD fronts. The exact same way I get 17 from both lotus and TD rears and 16 from the lotus front, I only get 15.7 front the TD front. Is it something im doing wrong? Its hard to think so because of the other accurate measurements.
 

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Relax it's all good!

Put them on the car and enjoy those sweet wheels! :shift:
 

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OK Ill chill on this one. I dont even know enough about wheels to keep an argument. And it appears it will be about 1000-1 against me so Im sure I just dont know what the hell im doing.
 

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I hope you weren't taking this as a shot against you or anything. I am completely satisfied with the purchase from you and whether im crazy or not it wouldnt be from anything wrong on your end. It would have been the same no matter where I bought them from. But anyway... I measure all four different types of wheels (stock rears and front - TD rears and fronts) the exact same way. They all hit the mark right on except the TD fronts. The exact same way I get 17 from both lotus and TD rears and 16 from the lotus front, I only get 15.7 front the TD front. Is it something im doing wrong? Its hard to think so because of the other accurate measurements.
Nah, I'm fine - I was kidding with you. It is something you're doing wrong. You'll need to dismount the tires to measure the rim diameter accurately. Any measurement on the outside of the wheel is a guess as to where the shoulder is on the inside of the rim. BTW, the size is also on the tire, look for a 16. Enjoy the wheels! :shift:
 

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PS - if you get the urge to take the Elise for a spin on the new wheels, be very careful in the cold weather. The R1Rs and other similiar (R888s, etc) performance tires become dangerously slippery - the tire compound is temperature sensitive and hardens up in very cold temps.
 

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38 degrees tomorrow....51 for Saturday!!!
 

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PS - if you get the urge to take the Elise for a spin on the new wheels, be very careful in the cold weather. The R1Rs and other similiar (R888s, etc) performance tires become dangerously slippery - the tire compound is temperature sensitive and hardens up in very cold temps.
Its tempting but not good enough. Lotus stays put until im driving it to Florida. Its been garaged since mid Nov.
 
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