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Old 08-20-2013, 06:45 AM
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I am running Yokohama S Drive 215/40R17
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:52 PM
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Falken Azenis with spacers 12 mm, dropped1/2" back & 3/8" front
I'm really liking the look of those spacers. I know the pictures probably don't do the car justice as they didnt on my CTSV. Now that you have them on the car are there any drawbacks to the spacers? i.e. significant increase in rock kick up on paint...
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Old 05-10-2015, 01:45 AM
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Falken Azenis with spacers 12 mm, dropped1/2" back & 3/8" front
Time for new tires. Will 215/45 17 work with out spacer on the lowest setting?
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Old 05-10-2015, 02:57 AM
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Time for new tires. Will 215/45 17 work with out spacer on the lowest setting?
Yes. Have it on mine, lowest settings, original rims, no problems
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:21 AM
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Yes. Have it on mine, lowest settings, original rims, no problems
can you share a pic of your car? I have 215/45 michelin PSS and curious what it would look like on the lowest setting. is it noticeably stiffer than a higher setting?
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:32 PM
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Yokohama Neova AD08Rs.

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Old 09-01-2015, 10:11 PM
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thinking between Dunlop Direzza DZ102 or Bridgestone Potenza RE760, any 1 run 215 45 17 on there gp?
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:03 AM
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thinking between Dunlop Direzza DZ102 or Bridgestone Potenza RE760, any 1 run 215 45 17 on there gp?
I run 215/45/17 RE-11As on the stock GP wheels. No problems.
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Old 09-05-2015, 08:22 PM
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I really love the stock Kumhos. The Kumhos really make the car.
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Old 03-03-2016, 04:05 PM
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So its been awhile, hows everyone liking their tires? Im hopefully pulling the gp out of storage next week and needs some new rubber. Any updates would be great!

Has anyone tried the Dunlop Direzza DZ102? Seems to be a good tread life doing MTTS this year and need something or the trip thats going to last lol

I was looking at getting PSS before but am open to other options. I see some of you are running 205/45/17 and some 215/45/17 which is preferred? I plan on just street driving with maybe a couple autox this summer and track time on MTTS.

Also looking at the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position.

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Old 03-07-2016, 12:23 PM
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Has anyone tried the Dunlop Direzza DZ102?
I just bought a set, but am waiting to mount them for when I bring the car out of storage. If you are in Buffalo and thinking of taking car out next week, I should be thinking of doing the same. Concerned for that one last snow storm though...
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:59 PM
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I just bought a set, but am waiting to mount them for when I bring the car out of storage. If you are in Buffalo and thinking of taking car out next week, I should be thinking of doing the same. Concerned for that one last snow storm though...
Mines out! Well its in my heated garage but I had it out yesterday! I ordered the DZ102s today. Talked to a few people and the track instructor said they are good tire for doing 1-2 HPDE events. I guess they will make more noise and let you know whats going on over the Z2's. Getting installed thursday! Great tread life going to be way better than the runflats!
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:17 AM
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I guess they will make more noise and let you know whats going on over the Z2's.
I read your post too quick... I actually have a set of DZII waiting to be mounted.

Question: are you filling with air or Nitrogen? My OEM tires have Nitrogen and I am thinking of putting air in the DZIIs just so I can adjust in my driveway if needed.
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Old 03-08-2016, 05:04 PM
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Of course, it's only a JCW (highly modded tho) but we run 235/40/17 sumitomo on rota rb's (all dirt cheap) dropped 2" and NO rubbing,NO scraping. This combo is GREAT.

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Old 03-11-2016, 06:24 AM
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Way has a really good point using the BFG.

I personally use another brand on mine. Yoko AD08R. Next size will be 225 rather than 215 45 17. My wife's clubman uses the Pilot Spots and I notice a much softer ride in her car.
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Old 03-21-2016, 07:36 PM
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Looking at a second set of rims and tires for the GP now. Running 205/45 Conti's currently, looking at either sticking at that size or moving to the 215/40, very limited selection there though.

The V12 EVO2's are insanely cheap right now but 205/45, $252 after rebate for 4! I haven't run them before, not looking to track it with those either. Any thoughts?

I like the 215/45 selection but worried the sidewall will be too high for my liking.
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Old 03-31-2016, 01:51 PM
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Just to follow up to my own post. I went with the EVO2's and 215/45 for the size. So far very happy with the new tire/wheel combo!
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:20 AM
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how is the tires size compare to the fty 215/40?
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:47 PM
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how is the tires size compare to the fty 215/40?
It's a small visual difference. Sidewall is .42" higher and overall diameter is around .85" more.

Each tire may lessen or heighten that effect based on how the tread and sidewalls look but it was too little for me to really notice and the 215/45 have more options and less money.
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:07 AM
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I have had the Dunlop Direzza DZ102 on the car for about a month now. Really nice tires. Super grippy quiet and bite like crazy. Couldn't be more happy
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Old 04-14-2016, 11:39 AM
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Old 05-06-2016, 03:32 PM
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18" Michelin Super Sports for me. Love em, but you have to bring them up to temp before unleashing 285 whp. It's a riot with traction control off in GP mode…
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Old 06-12-2016, 09:16 PM
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18" Michelin Super Sports for me. Love em, but you have to bring them up to temp before unleashing 285 whp. It's a riot with traction control off in GP mode…
215/45/17 Michelin Pilot Super Sports on my GP2
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