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So I ordered a 205/50/15 and 245/45/16 Yokohama A052, and now I need 16x8 rear rims. What is the best/cheapest option?
 

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So I ordered a 205/50/15 and 245/45/16 Yokohama A052, and now I need 16x8 rear rims. What is the best/cheapest option?
Youre cheapest option would have been to avoid the need for a 16" rim. Maybe you'll get lucky and someone will sell used ce28 for $2500
 

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So I ordered a 205/50/15 and 245/45/16 Yokohama A052, and now I need 16x8 rear rims. What is the best/cheapest option?
I have a set of black Rota Slipstreams that I ran several years ago - they're 15x7 and 16x8. PM or email me (in sig) if you're interested. Back to the thread! :smile2:
 

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ooo i just noticed they offer a 195/50/16 along with the 245/40. Guess I'll sit and watch for the additional tire rack specs to show up to see how wide 245 really is.
 

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So I ordered a 205/50/15 and 245/45/16 Yokohama A052, and now I need 16x8 rear rims. What is the best/cheapest option?
Where did you buy them?
At least in the states the additional sizes haven't shown up yet.
 

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Called TireRack today and they are getting sizes in stock as we speak.
The new US version is also 7/32" so they're likely legal in the 200tw autoX classes. So expect these to dissapear once the word catches on.

But After calling them, it looks like they have the 215/40/17 in stock and the 245/40/17 in stock. I think I'm going to try this combo but I'm a bit worried about them fitting given the talk about how wide they run.
 

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Ordered 215/40/17 up front and 235/45/17 out back.
Its certainly a heavier combo than a dedicated track tire/wheel setup, but this setup is likely within 1 second of hoosiers on my small local track so having 1 set of tires and rims (even if the tires are more expensive) is cheaper overall.
 

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Ordered 215/40/17 up front and 235/45/17 out back.

Its certainly a heavier combo than a dedicated track tire/wheel setup, but this setup is likely within 1 second of hoosiers on my small local track so having 1 set of tires and rims (even if the tires are more expensive) is cheaper overall.
Let us know how the fitment is. I'm looking at the 245/40 size for a 17x9 +27.
What size/offset are your rears?

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Let us know how the fitment is. I'm looking at the 245/40 size for a 17x9 +27.
What size/offset are your rears?

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I have XXR 527's which I believe are +25. Will be at least a couple weeks before I get my car back from the bodyshop, so we'll have to wait a bit to see how the fitment is.
 

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I'm trying to decide between getting a set of these A052s or another set of Trofeo Rs. Decisions decisions...
These should be a bit cheaper and last longer. Maximum grip should be very close too.
Hoping I get my car back from the bodyshop soon so I can report back, but my guess is that they'll be a full second or more faster than my R888Rs on a course thats about 70 seconds long
 

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They're about $30 a set cheaper for my size, which isn't a big deal. I might just buy another set of wheels and go tire testing.
 

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They're about $30 a set cheaper for my size, which isn't a big deal. I might just buy another set of wheels and go tire testing.
More testing the better for everyone. We need more good options for this platform
 

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I' being told that 205/50/15 will possibly run so 205/50/16 will deff rub
Curious about this, would the A052 205/40r17 rub on a stock suspension Elise then? Specs show it as 1" shorter than the 205/50r16. Is it a width issue or a height issue with the front clearance?
 

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I'll have them out on track next weekend if I can get my car back together by then
But I'm running 215's up front and 235's out back

Hoping for a big improvement from the R888Rs
 

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I run a 205/50-15 on a 15x8 front and a 225/50-15 on a 15x8.5 rear (I can't reasonably fit a 15x9 in the rear without hacking the fenders).
What wheels are these and are spacers required? Thank you for doing so much research on small diameter wide wheels!
 
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