Brian wrote:Yes, fender rolling needed to fit 225/45/15 on 92 Miata with that proposed 32mm offset....or any offset. An easier fit would be with our 6UL wheels that come in 15x7.5 with 42mm offset. Note that NEW 15x7 with NEW 205/50/15....are likely to be much faster than "used" Hankooks. Thus, I would not leap at the used hankooks with the idea that the extra width is going to equal extra speed. Tires bake out fast, soft fast tires bake out REALLY fast....so those tires may be ready to recycle rather than faster than your planned 205 choice.
They may be slower than my planned 205 choice, but they will be faster than the 185 width dollar store all-seasons that came on the car, won't they? Or are they really 'done' when they're worn? I have no experience with used soft tires. If the used Hankooks aren't a good bet, then is the difference between 195/50/15 and 205/50/15 really significant, on either a 7" or a 7.5" wheel?
Will the 32mm offset on 205's require rolling? If not now, after lowering a small amount?
I just realized/remembered that STS is limited to 7.5" wide, so I will stick with 7 or 7.5 regardless of tire choice. I was hoping to steer clear of the 6UL's because of price (I just quit my job to go back to grad school so I'm forced to be cheap right now).
The reason I was so ready to jump at the 225's is because I was told they'd be cheap (though I haven't been given a price yet), and if they're cheap enough, I can buy those and a set of wheels now, rather than waiting until next month sometime if I have to buy both new, which will put me on all-seasons for 2 more events..