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NC PRHT wheel tire recommendation

Postby Castro » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:17 pm

New guy here. Just bought an 08 PRHT in copper red with the suspension package and I'm looking for wheels since the OEM ones are pretty banged up. I'm planning on installing Koni shocks and progress springs and sways. This would be my weekend driver so mostly spirited N. GA mountain driving and maybe 10% autocross.

From what I have read 235 tires might be overkill for mostly street driving. Was thinking on 215's on a 7.5 or 8" wheel (so I have the option of going to 235's in the future). I like the RFP1 wheel but would prefer it in black... not sold on the silver or SBC finish. Is there a black RFP1 with an offset that will fit this setup without rolling fenders?

If not I guess my other option would be the heavier PF01? Im open to suggestions.

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Re: NC PRHT wheel tire recommendation

Postby Brian » Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:27 am

Great looking Miata. The Enkei 17x7.5 RPF1 does not come black currently. With just a 215/45/17 tire you could plug and place our black flow formed Advanti Hybris 17x7.5.

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Re: NC PRHT wheel tire recommendation

Postby Castro » Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:32 am

Brian,

Any idea how much that wheel weights?
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Re: NC PRHT wheel tire recommendation

Postby Brian » Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:50 am

About the same as stock, in the 17 pound range. I understand that the Advanti Storm that is very popular with our NA/NB Miata customers will come in 17 inch this year....but have not heard ETA yet.

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Re: NC PRHT wheel tire recommendation

Postby Castro » Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:23 pm

Will I have the option of possibly going with a 235 tire with a 45mm offset wheel without rolling fenders or should I go to a 48/50mm wheel to have that option in the future?
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Re: NC PRHT wheel tire recommendation

Postby Brian » Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:48 pm

You want 48/50mm for 235/40/17 if you want to avoid fender roll.

For example, our 17x8 PF01 Enkei works great for that size.

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Re: NC PRHT wheel tire recommendation

Postby Freescopesdad » Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:57 am

Great looking Miata. The Enkei 17x7.5 RPF1 does not come black currently. With just a 215/45/17 tire you could plug and place our black flow formed Advanti Hybris 17x7.5.


Au contraire... It is available from Tire Rack for $251 each. I have a set on my car.

https://www.tirerack.com/wheels/WheelCloseUpServlet?target=runWheelSearch&initialPartNumber=3797756548B&wheelMake=Enkei+Racing&wheelModel=RPF1&wheelFinish=Black+Painted&showRear=no&autoMake=Mazda&autoModel=MX-5+Miata&autoYear=2012&autoModClar=Grand+Touring&filterFinish=Black&filterSize=17&filterBrand=Enkei+Racing&filterSpecial=false&filterNew=All&filterWeight=All&sort=Brand
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Re: NC PRHT wheel tire recommendation

Postby Brian » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:13 am

Enkei tells me black not in production in that size and has not been for a long time....so likely Tirerack did bulk order at sometime in the past and still has inventory, same as we did with the SBC finish of the same size.
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Re: NC PRHT wheel tire recommendation

Postby Castro » Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:28 pm

Than you so much for the help! So I should be able to do a 17x8 45mm offset wheel with a 215 tire with no issues right? is the 235 that would require fender rolling? If thats the case I might do a silver RFP1 I'll rather have a lighter wheel than having a black wheel.
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Re: NC PRHT wheel tire recommendation

Postby Brian » Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:18 pm

Yes, 17x8 fits with 215 and even 225....but 235 would usually need a bit of fender roll.
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Re: NC PRHT wheel tire recommendation

Postby RichardR099 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:12 pm

not to sabotage this thread, I have a copper red, 2012 model (PRHT) that look like the same wheels as those. Live in new jersey, and there are so many potholes in this area, my wheels are getting banged up (low profile), is there a size you can recommend that will absorb the potholes better? I had one rim repair already and I'm going to be tired of doing this as its costly. May want to go to a larger size sidewall.
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Re: NC PRHT wheel tire recommendation

Postby Brian » Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:56 pm

You have 17 or 18 inch? There are at least 3 different wheels above so not clear what wheel you are talking about.

Perhaps email me a picture of what you have.
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Re: NC PRHT wheel tire recommendation

Postby RichardR099 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:34 am

actually i just got my picture uploaded to your site, i think they're 17's but have to check (car is offsite currently due to the harsh winter in jersey).
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Re: NC PRHT wheel tire recommendation

Postby Castro » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:40 am

Fast forward 3 months and I'm hooked on Autocross and because the konis's, progress springs, front and rear sways, full GWR exhaust, intake, tune and 7.5" rims I'm on STR class.

I'm currently running PSS tires and I feel I'm running them to their max capabilities.

Next in the upgrade list are 9 inch wheels with a bigger 200 TW tire (RE71R or Rival S) and ohlins coilovers.

I've told wheel and tires will give me the biggest benefit right now with my setup and then the coilovers.

Going with 17x9 RPF1's... Definetely rolling fenders. What is the tire model/size of choice for STR these days? 245 or 255? I'm in hot Georgia weather if that affects tire choice.

I'll keep my 7.5" for DD duties.
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Re: NC PRHT wheel tire recommendation

Postby Brian » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:09 am

That question on tire size will depend on a few variables including how fast local courses tend to be near you, and how much fender rolling you have done or want to do. The 245mm is much easier fit than 255mm....but the 255mm is just taller enough that on some fast sections it might save you one shift up to third gear, etc.
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