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Old 10-21-2013, 05:09 PM
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I'm new to NAM, so please forgive me for being a little green... I use my 2013 GP as a daily driver and am bracing for subjecting it to a Michigan winter. Wondering what everyone recommends for winter tires and rims as well as the best places to shop for these. Thanks, in advance!
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I'm new to NAM, so please forgive me for being a little green... I use my 2013 GP as a daily driver and am bracing for subjecting it to a Michigan winter. Wondering what everyone recommends for winter tires and rims as well as the best places to shop for these. Thanks, in advance!
The NM wheels would be great, just put the snow tires on them.
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The NM wheels would be great, just put the snow tires on them.
Agreed on the LMs:
I'm using my GP as daily driver and track car (as God and John Cooper intended), and Blizzak LM60s have been my snow tire for my JCW now my GP for the last four winters in Denver. 205/45/17 in the non-runflat fits on the stock wheels (or NMs) without issue. A little narrower for the snow works well for me. One winter in the front, then switch front to back for the next one unless I burned them down to nothing. I'm in Denver, so the snow usually is on the roads for only about 10% of the days or trips to the mountains. I like my new gunmetal NMs (thanks WayMotorWorks) better than the stock, so put the Blizzaks on the stock wheels and summer tires on the NMs. 215/40or45/17 fits fine for summer. Below is a link to a great recent TireRack review of extreme performance summer tires that you can drive to and on the track/autox if you're not ready for heat cycles and replacing your Kumhos or similar several times a year. All of them are available in 215/40/17 at TireRack now (fall 2013). I've got Pilot Super Sports on my E36 M3. Probably the best overall summer tire ever, but not quite grippy enough for the track in this go-cart with razor-sharp steering (also had em on my JCW, never on the GP so I'm guessing). I'm trying the Yokohamas (advan neova AD08 R 215/45/17), will likely burn them off and try the Direzza in 215/40/17 next. I'll try to run through the Yokohamas fast as I want to try the Direzza for track and especially autocross in the spring and compare. I should have consistent times to compare by then. I've driven the Kumhos on the track, and I'd be shocked if they're not superior to all of these. I still have 5 cycles or so left in the originals-I'll put em on when I've got the track down and see how much faster. I'll post when I've had the Yokohamas out at HPR next chance I get:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=172 ).

That was a bit off topic, but wanted to put that in one place-haven't found a summer tire thread in the GP forum so far. Dry days on snow tires in a GP is like driving on rubber hairbrushes, so I like to switch back whenever it's safe. Warmer/dry days I'll run the NMs, and I switch to stock/Blizzaks for the wet/30s or below days. Took me 12 minutes this evening to switch back to NMs/Yokohamas for a warm week. Short wheelbase=one jack each side.

GP+Blizzaks on a snow day=rally day for me. I love sliding it around and haven't ever gotten stuck. They grip like crazy and are very predictable when they let go and slide. Clearance is the only issue if the road isn't plowed, but I'm in the metropolitan area so it's never come up. I don't know of any snow tire that comes close for driving a quick car.

I'm curious what experience others have had with tires on the GP post-Kumho this summer-perhaps we could make a tire thread or move this topic if there's already one I haven't found.

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Old 10-22-2013, 03:54 PM
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GP Winter Wheels & Tires

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Agreed on the LMs:
I'm using my GP as daily driver and track car (as God and John Cooper intended), and Blizzak LM60s have been my snow tire for my JCW now my GP for the last four winters in Denver. 205/45/17 in the non-runflat fits on the stock wheels (or NMs) without issue. A little narrower for the snow works well for me. One winter in the front, then switch front to back for the next one unless I burned them down to nothing. I'm in Denver, so the snow usually is on the roads for only about 10% of the days or trips to the mountains. I like my new gunmetal NMs (thanks WayMotorWorks) better than the stock, so put the Blizzaks on the stock wheels and summer tires on the NMs. 215/40or45/17 fits fine for summer. Below is a link to a great recent TireRack review of extreme performance summer tires that you can drive to and on the track/autox if you're not ready for heat cycles and replacing your Kumhos or similar several times a year. All of them are available in 215/40/17 at TireRack now (fall 2013). I've got Pilot Super Sports on my E36 M3. Probably the best overall summer tire ever, but not quite grippy enough for the track in this go-cart with razor-sharp steering (also had em on my JCW, never on the GP so I'm guessing). I'm trying the Yokohamas (advan neova AD08 R 215/45/17), will likely burn them off and try the Direzza in 215/40/17 next. I'll try to run through the Yokohamas fast as I want to try the Direzza for track and especially autocross in the spring and compare. I should have consistent times to compare by then. I've driven the Kumhos on the track, and I'd be shocked if they're not superior to all of these. I still have 5 cycles or so left in the originals-I'll put em on when I've got the track down and see how much faster. I'll post when I've had the Yokohamas out at HPR next chance I get:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=172 ).

That was a bit off topic, but wanted to put that in one place-haven't found a summer tire thread in the GP forum so far. Dry days on snow tires in a GP is like driving on rubber hairbrushes, so I like to switch back whenever it's safe. Warmer/dry days I'll run the NMs, and I switch to stock/Blizzaks for the wet/30s or below days. Took me 12 minutes this evening to switch back to NMs/Yokohamas for a warm week. Short wheelbase=one jack each side.

GP+Blizzaks on a snow day=rally day for me. I love sliding it around and haven't ever gotten stuck. They grip like crazy and are very predictable when they let go and slide. Clearance is the only issue if the road isn't plowed, but I'm in the metropolitan area so it's never come up. I don't know of any snow tire that comes close for driving a quick car.

I'm curious what experience others have had with tires on the GP post-Kumho this summer-perhaps we could make a tire thread or move this topic if there's already one I haven't found.

Thank you Dhorst and Way! I appreciate your advice.
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A couple pictures of my car GP 0468 with RED NM RSe05 wheels and NITTO NeoGen 215/40/17 tires.

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Does anybody know if the R98 web spokes will fit with a spacer? I have a set I'd like to use for a winter setup but I'm guessing they'll need a pretty large spacer to work.

I had Enkei m52s that I had to give up with my MCS and I do believe those would work with no spacer, with the offset and how far the spokes bend outward there's plenty of room near the caliper.
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Team dynamic pro race 1.2 7.5x17 et45 give about 8mm caliper clearance.
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GP1 wheels fit over the brakes with the addition of 16mm spacers. I put Blizzaks on my GP2 wheels for winter duty in Denver.

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GP1 wheels fit over the brakes with the addition of 16mm spacers. I put Blizzaks on my GP2 wheels for winter duty in Denver.


Looks so good !!
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OZ Ultraleggera.... :) ON KW's She will be up for sale soon, tons of upgrades, Roll

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She will be up for sale soon, tons of upgrades, Roll-bar.. :( wheels as well....will be open to offers .. PM any questions

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Stuck one of the wife's Kazera KZ-K's on the front of the GP this weekend to see if it clears - and it does. No spacer. 17X7.5 4-100 ET40 with 205/45R17 goodyear assym AS's. Coilovers at max height (thanks to the PO) - though dont see any obvious issues with lower. 215's might be a tighter fit. (215/45's on these rub the fender liners on r50/53)






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My GP on Advan RSII in 17x7 ET42. The wheel will NOT clear the front caliper without spacers. You will need at least a 6mm spacer.
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Does anyone know what the offset is?
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Does anyone know what the offset is?
offset of what? The stock GP2 wheel? ET45...but the shape of the back of the spokes is what allows it to clear the caliper, not all 45 offset wheels will clear (at least, clear everything).
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so a wheel that won't fit the gp2 w/o spacers: OZ Records, 17x7 ET44. Got a 3mm on the way to see if that'll do it.....my eyeball says it might.
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Does anyone know what size spacer you need to put a set of 17" Championship JCW wheels on a 2013 GP?
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Does anyone know what size spacer you need to put a set of 17" Championship JCW wheels on a 2013 GP?
Another owner has them and said he believes they are 12mm. (Photo below)

I now have a set of JCW R112 for winter and a set of 12mm spacers too, just haven't installed them yet. Will do a test fitment when I get chance, and will post an update.

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Awesome! Thank you!
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Team dynamic pro race 1.2 7.5x17 et45 give about 8mm caliper clearance.


This isn't a GP2 though. It looks like an R53 fitted with GP2 Calipers and maybe the rotors as well?


Can anyone confirm the fitment of these wheels on a real GP2 please?


Thanks!
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Confirmed. JCW Challenge R112 wheels + 12mm wheel spacers + extended wheel bolts will clear the front brakes on a GP2

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JackMac...you are the best! Very helpful!!!
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Any thoughts on if the Drag DR-34 wheels will fit, offset is 42. Looking for winter wheels and discount tire has the best prices but also can't tell me if any will fit for sure
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As promised, OZ Records! (17x7 44mm offset, 215/45R17 goodyear asymmetrics)

6mm shims up front (stacked 3mm). 5mm was just too close for my comfort - less than 1mm gap to the rotor. Used the 5mm's in the back to keep the track width close.

Managed to take it out for a quick drive - man, nice to have good rubber under it! Those 400 treadwear sumi's sucked!




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