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I'm looking for a more inexpensive pair of tires that will fit my front OEM wheels (trying to spend less then the Advan Neovas)..


Anyone have ideas? :shrug:

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I can understand that you want to spend less... but it is not a good reason to choose a tyre for an Elise IMHO.
 

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what tires do they use on the slower Elise in Europe? Same 07's... so I guess that's the best idea to stay with for the car
 

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Any frickin' 175/55/16 tire will fit. Just go to any tire shop/Discount Tire/tires.com
I suppose you're trying to be humourous? The AD07 is the ONLY tire made in that size. You can search for 195/50/16 but outside of the A048 the performance suffers.

Here's what I've done: Considering a new set of AD07s cost $926 and the stock rims limit a choice of alternate sizes, I purchased a set of Rota Torque rims for $549 and a set of Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec Dunlops (205/50/16 front, 235/47/17 rear maintaining the LSS f/r stagger) for $474. Total: $1023.

See them on a nice Storm Titanium car (not mine) here: http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f95/fs-rota-torque-wheel-650-set-lotus-group-buy-58323/index10.html

This model of Dunlops are arguably a better tire than the Yokos (definitely comparable) and you can afford to replace them with impunity.:shift:

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
EtB
 

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Any frickin' 175/55/16 tire will fit. Just go to any tire shop/Discount Tire/tires.com
yea uuhhh... maybe you didn't understand why I'm asking what ELSE could fit since there's only one kind of tire in that size..


Thanks Road Dad and Eric.. I was actually considering a sliptsream+tire combo considering the small price difference of just going with tires only. Plus It'll give me a great excuse to buy wheels.. :clap:
 

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what tires do they use on the slower Elise in Europe? Same 07's... so I guess that's the best idea to stay with for the car
The original tyres on my MY02 Elise were Bridgestone and these were also fitted on a friends MY04 111R - but they no longer seem to make that size leaving Yokohama as the only alternative (I have upgraded to 195/50 anyway).
 

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I suppose you're trying to be humourous? The AD07 is the ONLY tire made in that size.
Well, yes. :p

yea uuhhh... maybe you didn't understand why I'm asking what ELSE could fit since there's only one kind of tire in that size..
No, cheap-o, as a matter of fact, that ISN'T what you said, at all. Read your original quote again :rolleyes: The point is, a search would have answered your question in less than a minute.
 

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Well, yes. :p



No, cheap-o, as a matter of fact, that ISN'T what you said, at all. Read your original quote again :rolleyes: The point is, a search would have answered your question in less than a minute.

I'm looking for a more inexpensive pair of tires that will fit my front OEM wheels


its not what i said? I'll try again for you.. Im looking for an alternate set of tires that will fit my OEM wheels.. meaning a different size of tire that will fit, since the Neovas are the only kind in that size. Everyone else was able to understand, and answer my question very helpfully. but thanks for your two cents. :shrug:
 
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