Direzza ZIIs running out fast

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Autocross' started by AlanBDahl, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. AlanBDahl

    AlanBDahl Active Member

    I just got off the phone with The Tire Rack and confirmed that the ZII is already becoming unavailable in many sizes. I was able to get the last full set of 225/45-16s to squirrel away for Nationals. If you plan on buying a set of ZIIs this year buy them now because they won't have the new tire in stock until November.
     
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  3. Smokin

    Smokin Active Member

    Looks like we'll have to go with BFG.....bummer...
     
  4. AlanBDahl

    AlanBDahl Active Member

    They still have a few singles at various warehouses, you might be able to get 4 if you call immediately.
     
  5. CrookedRacer

    CrookedRacer Active Member

    On Wednesday they had 12 at the Louisiana warehouse. I got four of those. Glad I won't have to compromise this season!

    I think it was Rudy @ Tire Rack that said that this fall Dunlop will be releasing the Z2 Star Specs.

    http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=534756

    What BFG's? I thought they won't fit?
     
  6. AlanBDahl

    AlanBDahl Active Member

    This AM they had 4 at the Louisiana warehouse but now they have zero because I got the last set. It appears the new tires won't be here until November but it doesn't matter as they wouldn't be legal anyway.

    It was on miata.net I read that. I'll post there and see what Rudy has to say.
     
  7. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    Looks like I'll be running these stock POS's into the ground this summer...no biggy - just saves me a grand to put into the 64 beetle - prioritization made easy.
     
  8. k757

    k757 Active Member

    I'll cut you a great deal on my stocks :)
     
  9. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    No thanks...I have these, they'll last the year
     
  10. Mightymango

    Mightymango Active Member

    Maybe they will push the release of the Star Spec up so they will be ready for the fall events.
     
  11. AlanBDahl

    AlanBDahl Active Member

    They'd have to push the release date up to April 30th and have sufficient sizes available, else it doesn't matter the ZII Star Spec will be illegal for Solo until 2015.
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2014
  12. Mightymango

    Mightymango Active Member

    Gah that's right, I forgot about the season cut off.
     
  13. Smokin

    Smokin Active Member

    Does anyone have a set of the BFG Rivals in 225/50/16? Do they fit ok?

    They are at the limit of non-rubbing diameter....
     
  14. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    I believe they rub....I am not sure who on here has them, but I recall them saying they were getting a rub under compression.
     
  15. Mightymango

    Mightymango Active Member

    On the other fiesta st forum they have documented that the 225/50/16 Rival does rub. They are pretty substantially wider.
     
  16. Cligedy

    Cligedy Active Member

    Rubbed confirmed by me:confused:
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  17. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    I have the Direzza 225-45/16 with BC coilovers set at Joe's height, and over a couple of very severe straight line bumps on the street I have a slight sheet metal rub at the rear edge of the front wheel opening. Surprised me when I heard it, but happened twice now. Must be because of the caster the wheel moves toward the rear of the car over straight line bumps. I think with the wheels in a turn it will not have the same issue.
     
  18. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    I should say the rub is at about 10 o'clock on the right side fender opening.
     
  19. Smokin

    Smokin Active Member


    Where's that at in the wheel well? Any damage to the tire?

    I know new 245/40x18 Hankook C71s rubbed the inside liner at the top on my GTI and cut a tiny razor-like groove in the shoulder until the plastic wore away...
     
  20. Smokin

    Smokin Active Member

    Just trying to figure out whether to preserve the Dunlops, wear them out and switch to BFG or move to GSR and r-comps.

    I have 16 days of events between now and Nationals. That's about 65 runs....
     
  21. Cligedy

    Cligedy Active Member

    10 o'clock driver side / 2 o'clock passenger side. Tire is fine though, I worried about that metal shoulder peeking through would cut into it, but I couldn't find any damage on the tread.

    I tried to find a shop to shave the Rivals, but no luck. I'm just doing semi aggressive street starts to wear them down. I still think if I can take 0.10" of tread off then the rubbing will stop.
     

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