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Old 07-01-2012, 09:59 AM   #26
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Anyone buy these? I went with BFGoodrich r1s 255/40/17 and they are specified the same. I wonder what it really measures
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:02 PM   #27
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Now that RT* is here, may be a tough sell.
Very likely, though there was demand for this size for other cars that may not have as much as an inkling to make the jump to RT, so hopefully they sell well for them as they responded to our request. And with the BFG's here, for certain.

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Anyone buy these? I went with BFGoodrich r1s 255/40/17 and they are specified the same. I wonder what it really measures
I may take a trip to Tire Rack to check them out physically and compare them to the A6's before deciding which size to go with, in the BFG that is.
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:26 PM   #28
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Nice! You should definitely post your findings. And if you can, see if there is any weight differences?
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:16 AM   #29
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I've contacted my tire guy. Hopefully I'll have an idea of price and availability soon. Def. going with these over the 295s.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:40 PM   #30
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http://www.hoosiertire.com/pdfs/46729_bull.pdf


Now to get these or 255/40r17 BFG R1-S on 17x9 wheels?
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:08 PM   #31
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Just got my set in the mail from tire rack...I can't wait to try them out at the Canadian Nationals, Aug 24-26.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:20 AM   #32
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That's what I'm talking aboot.
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:36 AM   #33
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I don't think I could shoehorn those on a set of 17x7 BRZ rims...
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:17 PM   #34
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They'd fit nicely on my 17x10 RPF1s though. Hmmm. to go back to R-Comps or not to go back to R-Comps
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:41 PM   #35
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Mine came today. 2 free from Hoosier , 2 from Tire Rack.



275/35's on the left, used unmounted 275/40's in the middle and used 275/40's mounted on 8" wide wheels to the right. I don't find the new 275/35 particularly wide, but compared to the used 275/40's in the middle they are. I'm thinking the usage and mounting/dismounting has changed the profile a bit on the 40 series and makes them look narrower.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:40 PM   #36
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Mine arrived yesterday. I just compared them to a set of used 275/40s I had sitting around. They were only mounted once and did less than 40 minutes of track work.

Stack of two vs stack of two, 35s on the right:


And the two on the ground in rolling position, next to each other, 35 on the bottom:
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:19 AM   #37
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Just for the record. Before Peru the Hoosier guy said he was down to 16 in the A compound. Next run was planned for August after Nationals.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:05 PM   #38
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Just for the record. Before Peru the Hoosier guy said he was down to 16 in the A compound. Next run was planned for September after Nationals.
Fixed?
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:09 PM   #39
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Probably. Might have been late August right before Nationals. I know he did say they were getting close to the end of the first set of A compound. He wasn't sure they would make a second run of the R compound though since it wasn't really moving.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:40 AM   #40
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My tire guy, and soon to be GS national champion, Andy Thomas texted me last night:



"about a half inch wider. a noticeable difference when mounting them too"
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:52 PM   #41
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Any more input from new 275/35 owners? I am running 275/40's now on 17x10's. I'm due for a new set and will be ordering some soon. I'm thinking about trying the 275/35 out - the shorter sidewall will be nice, but I'm worried about loosing speed in a each gear. I have an '07 though, so 2nd, 3rd, and 4th are a bit taller.

Thoughts?
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:09 PM   #42
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These seem to like more pressure than the 40s. Strano was watching my runs using my nationals pressures and was wincing as they rolled over. That's probably why I had such a strange wear pattern. Going up to 40 front and 44 rear felt about the same, but wore better.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:14 PM   #43
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I was running 40-42 front and 44+ rear and I still got the strange concaved wear at the edge. Only 6 runs on them from Nats and they don't look very good.
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Sounds like I might be sticking with the 275/40's then. Plus the additional speed in 2nd gear can't hurt.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:44 PM   #45
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Hmmm...ive been running 275/40 for years...hmmmmmm....35 sound like a fun experiment...
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I liked them. Wider and faster acceleration. I'll probably try another set with better pressure and see how the wear.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:58 PM   #47
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My tire guy, and soon to be GS national champion, Andy Thomas texted me last night:



"about a half inch wider. a noticeable difference when mounting them too"
Is that a 9" rim?
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Is that a 9" rim?
No. 17x8.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:36 PM   #49
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What size wheels were you guys using? I'm debating if I should stretch the 275/35 out on my 17x10's. A half inch of extra width would be nice for grip - but if I loose significant MPH in 2nd gear, I won't be too thrilled. I'm thinking shorter (and hopefully stiffer) sidewalls will help with turn-in too.
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What size wheels were you guys using? I'm debating if I should stretch the 275/35 out on my 17x10's. A half inch of extra width would be nice for grip - but if I loose significant MPH in 2nd gear, I won't be too thrilled. I'm thinking shorter (and hopefully stiffer) sidewalls will help with turn-in too.
You might lose a MPH in 2nd...
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