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Why Stressing Over Tire Size is Useless

12 Nov

One of the most frequent questions we get is “what size tire do you recommend?”.  The most correct, but least awaited answer we can give is “It depends”.  Because frankly, tire size doesn’t really mean a whole heckuva lot. 

We’ve been taught, through some sort of mythical passdown of inaccurate information, that the first number in a tires size (let’s say, 275) is it’s width, in mm.  If that were true, things would be simple.  When you go into a store to buy a new shirt, you see the same phenomenon.  Some firms clothing runs bigger (or smaller) than others.    You may wear a 34 jean from one company, and a 36 from another.  Modifying a car is similarly inconsistent, and rarely is simple.  While the first number in a tires size CAN be it’s width in mm, it’s more often than not, a general target of width.  Now, on an otherwise stock car, this doesn’t really matter.  When you start altering suspension, dropping the car an inch (or more), fitting super wide, super low offset wheels, your margin for error decreases exponentially.  As the Pauli Exclusion Principal generally states (and was reinforced by Einstein and many others), 2 objects cannot occupy the same physical space at the same time.  So in the interest of avoiding tire contact with the body of the car, with suspension components, with the inner fender liners, etc, things become more complicated. 

This pictue is one Kwame posted several years ago, and it illustrates the point perfectly.

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If you saw the above picture, which tire would you say is bigger?  The one on the left clearly.  But on paper, the tire on the right is bigger.  Both are mounted on the same 11.5 inch wide wheels.  The tire on the left is a  Michelin PS2, 295/30/19. The tire on the right is a Pirelli PZero, 305/30/19.  If you’re trying to get more “stance”, or gain a bigger footprint, which would you rather have?  The one with the bigger number on the receipt, or the one with the bigger physical dimension? 

Here is another picture of the same above example: 295/30/19 PS2 on left, 305/30/19 PZero on the right

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So what do you do?  Check the manufacturers site!  Everyone should have the physical dimensions of their tires, in inches, for every corresponding ‘size’ listed on their website. 

 

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Toyo Race Tire Clearance Sale

14 Apr

While we offer the full range, the sizes shown are in stock in limited quantities, and ready for pickup or delivery. You will not see pricing like this again, and it’s first come, first served only, so don’t miss out!

Toyo R1R –

An aggressive, arrowhead tread design, extra wide footprint, high-grip compound, and advanced autocross-inspired casing design, provide every advantage while driving hard through the corners and quickly accelerating in the straight-aways. It’s extreme performance for serious street driving.

•Silica reinforced high-grip compound.
•Stability control slits maintain the block stiffness during aggressive braking.
•Tapered center block edge increases center block stiffness.
•Unidirectional arrowhead shaped pattern enables excellent water drainage.
•Tapered center block edge increases hydroplaning resistance.
•Silica reinforced high-grip tread compound increases wet grip.
•Advanced autocross-inspired casing design with modified radial construction increases casing stiffness to give crisper handling.
•Multi-width EVAC channels improves water dispersion and contributes to improved steering response by narrowing towards the tire edge to widen the shoulder block area.
•Jointless bead wire.
•Wide high-tensile steel belts.
•High steel side-ply (select sizes).
•T-Mode Design Technology.
•Spiral wound cap ply.
•Computer optimized low profile design

225-50-16 – $569 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
235-40-17 – $589 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
245-40-17 – $730 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
255-40-17 -$745 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
245-40-18 – $799 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
255-35-18 – $864 shipped for the set of 4!!!!

Toyo RA-1

The performance-proven RA1 features all the high-tech components to provide an uncommon advantage to the cost-conscious competitor who still demands quick lap time. It’s true performance from Toyo!

The RA1 has a soft but durable tread compound and stepped tread design. This was the tire formerly used in the Speed World Challenge as the standardized tire.

•Advanced race-proven casing design.
•Two steel belts.
•Heavy-duty bead construction.
•Tread depth can be shaved to maximize dry traction response.
•Full tread depth of 8/32nds provides aggressive wet traction

205-40-17 – $920 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
275-35-18 – $1920 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
305-35-18 – $1920 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
335-30-18 – $1920 shipped for the set of 4!!!!

Toyo R888 –

Ideal for road racing, track days and high performance driving schools, the Proxes R888 is the next-generation, street legal competition tire from Toyo Tires. In competition the R888’s improvements in casing and tread design improve dry performance while maintaining wet traction and control.

Features:

Enhanced R-Compound Tread – Maximizes grip for better competitive handling and performance.
Unidirectional V-Shaped Tread Design – Increased tread area and limited void improves dry traction V-shaped grooves assist with wet traction.
Continuous Center Contact – Increases braking performance and dry traction.
Semi-Slick Shoulder Area – Improves grip for better steering response.
Stiff Bead Construction And Wider Tread Width – Increases cornering force for better competitive handling.

195-55-15 – $620 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
205-40-17 – $894 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
215-45-17 – $899 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
335-30-18 – $1488 shipped for the set of 4!!!!
295-30-19 – $1488 shipped for the set of 4!!!!

if you know any Porsche owners, we also have a deal on the 225/40/18 front and 285/30/18 rear

to order just give us a call!

Clean Execution

3 Sep

I’ve mentioned one of the best parts of being in this industry is being able to interact with people from all over the world.  The car shown here is owned by Stewart, a good customer of ours from way up in Scotland.  As I recall, Stewart travels alot for his job, so I know he gets a giddy feeling when he’s finally home and can look outside and see his pride and joy just begging for a flogging!   This car has been tastefully upgraded from stock and is just a nice, clean example of what a daily driven Z can be.  You’ll also notice the lovely Aberdeen sky.  Miami has nothing on Aberdeen as far as weather!

The car started life as an ’04 2004 UK Azure Blue GT Coupe (brembos, bose, leather etc etc) .  In the UK, guys were lucky enough to be able to combine Brembo’s and leather early on.  The US didn’t have this option I believe until 2006 (someone correct me if I’m wrong).

Modifications include:

JWT Popcharger
Kinetix V+ Plenum
DC Sports Exhaust

Aerosync bumper
USDM Nismo sideskirts
JDM Nismo Cannards
Dream CustomZ Headlight (Gunmetal gray with inverse audi style LED running lights)
Honda Stubby Aerial 🙂
Tommy Kaira rear badge

Eibach Pro lowering kit
EBC redstuff pads
Privat wheels 20″
Toyo T1R 245/30/20 front, 285/30/20 rear

The awesome photo’s were taken by Adam at ARPhotography.  Check out the site   by clicking here – he takes some amazing pictures!