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New Tires, Alignment - Equiraptor's Journal
New Tires, Alignment
Vikra got new tires and an alignment today. The tires are Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec in 215/45ZR17. These are "Extreme Performance Summer" tires that have outtested my previous RE-01Rs (which I had in 235/40ZR17). I went for a tire width closer to the stock 205 as the wheels are only 17x7, and the 235 width was too much for them. The change in tire and size saved me $80 per tire, so $320. The Dunlops in 235/40R17 are $66 cheaper per tire, or $264 for all four. So far, I've only had the roughly 10 mile drive home on the tires, which is in no way enough to make any judgements.

The car got an alignment, as well. Settings:
         Left   Right   Total
Caster:  6.59°   6.69°
Camber: -1.10°  -1.30°
Toe:    -0.05°  -0.15°  -0.20°

Camber: -1.30°  -1.70°
Toe:     0.00°   0.05°   0.05°
Caster:  6.21°   6.58°
Camber: -1.21°  -1.27°
Toe:    -0.06°  -0.09°  -0.15°

Camber: -1.78°  -1.77°
Toe:    -0.01°   0.00°  -0.01°
Yes, my journal is now the, "All cars, all the time" journal.
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nrubenstein From: nrubenstein Date: August 7th, 2008 12:57 am (UTC) (Link)
235 isn't *that* aggressive for a 7" wheel. I bet a lot of that was just the traditional RE-01R flop.
nrubenstein From: nrubenstein Date: August 7th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC) (Link)
(That said, I prefer not to run too wide for my street tires. 255 on a 9.5" wheel is very nice for me.)
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: August 7th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC) (Link)
It... worked... But I'd rather go with a tire width more suited for the wheel width. I'll see how these do - it's not like these tires last all that long, anyway, especially as we increase the number of track days we do. The width, especially combined with the low profile, made the tires difficult for the guys to mount, and if nothing else, the 215s are a lot easier on them.
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