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    Default Tire sizes

    I'm going to be getting new tires (r888). I'll be using stock M400 rims and was wondering if others use different tire sizes than stock. 85% of my driiving is at track days.

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    LOTS of threads on this subject, youll definitely get lots of advice on this one. IMO you want to avoid a short sidewall like the plague...meaning no 30 sidewalls unless you can move to 300+ width which will require a mod to avoid tire rubbing. My favorite tires, esp if youre 85% track, are 235/40 and 275/35 Hoosier R6s. Nearly 1.5 secs/lap faster than 1/32 shaved R888s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zezinho View Post
    My favorite tires, esp if youre 85% track, are 235/40 and 275/35 Hoosier R6s. Nearly 1.5 secs/lap faster than 1/32 shaved R888s.
    Zezinho, just wondering if you are using those tire sizes on stock M400 wheels, and have you made any suspension mods? I've been using 225/40R and 265/35R AO48's and considering changing to Hoosiers for the track which don't come in the same rear size (at Tire Rack anyway). Hoosiers seem to get better reviews, including possibly more heat cycles.
    Last edited by Bill; 05-12-2012 at 09:36 AM.
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    I am running 245/35 Hoosier R6s up front and 275/35 rears without rubbing issues. I'm at 1/2" lower than stock ride height front and rear. LOVE them. Getting 25+ heat cycles out of them, as Zezinho did before I bought the car from him. Porsche and Corvette guys seem to only get about half that number of cycles, and I don't know if that is typical for Nobles or if I'm just lucky. I know that Yoko A048s cycled out MUCH more quickly on my car.

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    Thanks. Good to know.
    2007 M400, NUS 206

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    Default What's the widest NT01 tire we can put on our cars?

    That's what I'm running now, on forgelines, 235 front and 275 rear ...... is it possible to go wider?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arty View Post
    That's what I'm running now, on forgelines, 235 front and 275 rear ...... is it possible to go wider?
    Hey crazy man, glad your still around and still have your Noble !
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