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Old 03-15-2008, 12:25 AM
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Icon5 18" Parada spec-2 replacements

So I went to get a minor leak fixed on a rear tire today. It was only leaking a few psi every day or two but was still a pita. Anyhow i got the tire off the rim and discovered some major damage. Patch jobs, cracked sidewalls, exposed wire, needless to say it's a mess.
The tread on all tires is pretty low so i'm just gonna replace all four. I need to decide tonight and get them on order tommorow as my car is basically out of service for now.
I currently have parada spec-2s in 215/35zR18 84w but i supposedly cant get them here anymore and am not sure if i want them anyhow. I'm looking at the Nitto- Neo Gens but i'd like some opinions before i buy. Most reviews i've found have been positive but i'm still wondering if theres something better i could be buying?

I'd like these tires to function better then the paradas on ice/snow but still want low profile high performance. I was also looking at Falkens and Federals but am still leaning towards the neo gens.


I'm also considering going back to a 16" rim but the car is too low as is and i'm gonna have to wait on a new coilover setup now that i need new tires. Anyone know how much of a drop i'll get from the smaller rims? Could i get 16" rims with bigger tires and keep the same ride height?

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Old 03-15-2008, 02:27 AM
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Well going from an 18 to a 16, you will drop about an 1" if you use the same size tire as before. if you want to stay the same height as you are running now then i would just put a taller tire on your 16 inch wheels. and by the way i am running falkens and they have been really good tires for me plus they were not as much as the toyo proxy 4's i was looking at.
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:50 AM
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Use this claculator and you'll be able to see what kind of difference in tire size can do for you. It's a miata site, but a very useful tool.
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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nothing with a low profile is going to handle well in the snow, no matter what kind of tread you have.
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I've heard good things about Falkens, never heard of Federals and never heard a nice thing about the Nittos. If you want a good "all round" tyre I reccommend the Toyo Tranpath and the Yokahama ADrive.
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