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wheels tires advice

Hey guys I just went to my first autocross race tday and rode with friend, pretty bad ass. Anyways I currenly have motegi 18 and falken ziex 215/40 89w, not very good for autocross. Im goin to put them for sale or trade. If someone wants to trade what kinda wheel size and tire size should i look for that would be best for autocross?
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Re: wheels tires advice

15x8 with 245 tires is what I run, You want the widest, smallest diameter wheel/tire you can fit.
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Re: wheels tires advice

What class do you plan on your car being in?
I need to know that before I can answer you.

And keep your wheels that you have now for daily driving.
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Re: wheels tires advice

I run my stock 16s with Yoko A.Drive R1s, but only because that's what I have in the garage. But as a general rule, smaller diameter (faster initial accelleration) and sticky as possible.
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get as something light, small, and wide as possible.
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Re: wheels tires advice

So probaly 245/50 with a 15in wheel would be ideal? I may use my stock wheels idk, um I think i wanna run gst, there are two other stock preludes that run in that class but i do have a intake is the only prob, may put the stock back on.
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Re: wheels tires advice

In stock class you have to use your stock wheel size. Also, slicks are legal for stock classes, so you might want to look at some dedicated track rims for some hoosiers. That's if you care about being somewhat competitive.
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So probaly 245/50 with a 15in wheel would be ideal? I may use my stock wheels idk, um I think i wanna run gst, there are two other stock preludes that run in that class but i do have a intake is the only prob, may put the stock back on.
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If you're running the stock 5th gen wheel (16 x 6.5), go with a 215/40 or 215/45-16. A 225/50 increases your wheel diameter, which does acceleration no favors, and I haven't seen a 225/40 street tire. There are some good street tires in the 215/45 range if you're staying in a street tire class -- the Kumho Ecsta XS is a good choice, and under $100 a tire. There's a new Bridgestone out as well, but it's over twice the price...save the cash for entry fees and rack up seat time to improve your driving. :)

If you want to go to R-compounds, go with Kumho V710s -- they don't give up too much time to Hoosiers, and last longer. They come in both the 215 sizes -- take your pick.

Yes, you'll need to swap back to the stock intake. You won't lose that much -- 4th and 5th gen Preludes breath through the fender anyhow, so you're still getting cold air.
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