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    Just mounted up my new RPf1's in 16x8 with Toyo T1r in 245/35/16. My old Azenis were heat cycled to death and getting hard to launch. I was concerned about the sidewall height, but they aren't that bad. Ride is no more harsh than my Azenis. The dang Falken hummmmm is now gone thank god. A slight bit of the 65mph shimmy is still there, but much improved. Goodwin has them mounted on the proper machine so I think it's time I look hard at my suspension to cure the rest.

    I only had time for a short jaunt to start the scrubbing process so can't tell yet where the limits are, but I can tell you that it launches hard enough to humiliate a 6 cyl Eclipse with some breathing mods. No fitment issues on an NB with old school FM springs. 12 1/4" front and 12 3/4 rear. I'll post some pics as soon as I figure out how to do it.
    '00 Coldside FFSC 130mm pulley @ 18.5psi. on E85. OBX header, Goodwin Midpipe, Tein Flex, Koyo Rad, Etc.

  • #2
    Good for you.
    I for one, would love to see some pics. Angle from front and angle from rear?

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    • #3
      Let's see if this photo works. I used to think that 205 Azenis were pretty fat.
      Attached Files
      '00 Coldside FFSC 130mm pulley @ 18.5psi. on E85. OBX header, Goodwin Midpipe, Tein Flex, Koyo Rad, Etc.

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      • #4
        OK, 2 more pics. If there are any requests for a certain angle I'll be happy to oblige.
        Attached Files
        '00 Coldside FFSC 130mm pulley @ 18.5psi. on E85. OBX header, Goodwin Midpipe, Tein Flex, Koyo Rad, Etc.

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        • #5
          wow, the 245's fit on the front without any lock to lock rubbing ?????
          how about on a bump - will it scrape fender liner?

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          • #6
            I thought my 225/50-15s were wide. I know what my next set will be. You just need more rim offset, I guess?
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            1990 with FFS Coldside. At least 260 WHP NON-INTERCOOLED

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            • #7
              Pat,

              Now that you have had them a while, how do they corner?

              Would you like to borrow my G-Timer and measure the cornering and stopping G forces?

              I get about 0.8G with my 195/60/14 Pilot Exalto All Season.

              Steve
              Silver 2000, 5 speed with 3.9:1 torsen, 245/35X16, 110mm pulley, Robello head - cooled by E-Cool

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mywong23 View Post
                wow, the 245's fit on the front without any lock to lock rubbing ?????
                how about on a bump - will it scrape fender liner?
                So far no rubbing in normal everyday driving. I haven't had the chance to beat on the setup yet though.
                '00 Coldside FFSC 130mm pulley @ 18.5psi. on E85. OBX header, Goodwin Midpipe, Tein Flex, Koyo Rad, Etc.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tom @ Fast Forward View Post
                  I thought my 225/50-15s were wide. I know what my next set will be. You just need more rim offset, I guess?
                  The offset is pretty much the same as Emillio's wheels. Around ET36.
                  '00 Coldside FFSC 130mm pulley @ 18.5psi. on E85. OBX header, Goodwin Midpipe, Tein Flex, Koyo Rad, Etc.

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                  • #10
                    I just mounted a set of used RA1s in 225x 15". With the old FM springs, the front tires look really close to the fender.

                    I can't wait to take a drive.
                    Originally posted by Joe Perez
                    I am so amazingly pissed off right now I'm temped to drive my car into the Pacific Ocean.

                    About the only thing I haven't done is install a PCPro...

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                    • #11
                      Yah, 12" to 12 1/4" is pretty low to be squeezing in serious rubber. I couldn't afford the RA1's along with the new wheels, so that will be my next set of tires.
                      '00 Coldside FFSC 130mm pulley @ 18.5psi. on E85. OBX header, Goodwin Midpipe, Tein Flex, Koyo Rad, Etc.

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                      • #12
                        Tom had these same wheel/tire/suspension height combo and he didn't have any problems, so...

                        I can't afford RA1s either. I bought em used - 225x50x15s.

                        Now I'm just waiting for a set of JICs to fall off someone's Miata.
                        Originally posted by socal pat View Post
                        Yah, 12" to 12 1/4" is pretty low to be squeezing in serious rubber. I couldn't afford the RA1's along with the new wheels, so that will be my next set of tires.
                        Originally posted by Joe Perez
                        I am so amazingly pissed off right now I'm temped to drive my car into the Pacific Ocean.

                        About the only thing I haven't done is install a PCPro...

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                        • #13
                          Actually, mine is set to factory height and I think that was 12.5" all the way around. It is a 10AE and came lower than the base model.

                          The wheels "fell off" and the tires "fell off" with them but the JIC's are well anchored.
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                          1990 with FFS Coldside. At least 260 WHP NON-INTERCOOLED

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                          • #14
                            Well my 15" Enkei / 225/45/15 RS2's have been on back order for going on a month, and still no ETA on the tires.

                            I canceled that order, ordered what Pat has. Expect those in the next day or two.

                            Pat - have you had a chance to beat on it yet???

                            Steve
                            Silver 2000, 5 speed with 3.9:1 torsen, 245/35X16, 110mm pulley, Robello head - cooled by E-Cool

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                            • #15
                              It seems the 15x7 Koseis and 225x50x15s are juuust a little too much for the old FM springs. Drivers side front is rubbing on the fender well when I hit just a minor dip.

                              The cause is probably that the KYB AGX on that corner is probably blown.

                              Back to my 14" and Azenis for now.
                              Originally posted by Joe Perez
                              I am so amazingly pissed off right now I'm temped to drive my car into the Pacific Ocean.

                              About the only thing I haven't done is install a PCPro...

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