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10 April 2004 @ 10:35 pm
Grr...  
Falken doesn't seem to make Azenis in 195-55R15 size. Feh.

Must come up with tires, plan B. Am going to get sleep to before trying to figure out just what plan B is...
 
 
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Leighlucifie on April 11th, 2004 06:16 pm (UTC)
I don't think the GS-R is quite the fitment bitch the MSP is - you should be able to fit 205-50-15s just fine. The smaller diameter won't hurt you & will improve the gearing a bit.... I have a link somewhere about how it will affect handling... will try to post it this evening when I have time to find it..
Leighlucifie on April 12th, 2004 12:31 am (UTC)
tire size calc - actually inputting the sizes, thanks to the Azenis tendency to be oversized, the 205s(in Azenis size always add 10 - 205 is like a small 215 <- this is why the 225s don't fit the MSP) should have pretty close to the same diameter as the 195s (which I assume is what you're running currently).

The only thing you'll have to watch for is rubbing. If you've got the clearence & the rim width for the extra tire I'd say go for it - you'll be putting down +10-20mm of rubber more than before. If you've got fender clearence with internal rubbing you can always run spacers too (up to 6.25mm difference is legal for stock).
Sandpanthersandpanther on April 12th, 2004 04:25 pm (UTC)
If you could find that link, it would be awesome! One of the guys in my class runs a Civic Si that has the exact same size rims, and he's running the 205-50R15's with no problems. So I'm going to be calling around today and trying to find someone who has the tires and will put them on my car. Having lack of tread at an autocross sucks. Having a slow leak in one of the tires sucks less at an autocross, but sucks more in general. It's time for new tires.
Leighlucifie on April 12th, 2004 06:03 pm (UTC)
I don't think you should have a problem running them. Just keep an eye on the passenger side fenders - if they're going to rub, they will do so there first, but the GS-R never seemed like it had a tight fit to start with... where ever you find the tires should be able to have a look to be sure they don't seem like there will be problems.