So now that the ZII is out of stock....what tires are people going with?

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Autocross' started by Mightymango, May 21, 2014.

  1. Mightymango

    Mightymango Active Member

    Specifically the 225/45/16 which by the way is a fantastic tire. I see the Toyos now but not to much else that would be legal for GS, and at Lincoln end of August/September those tires and that heat will not be a good match.

    I know that the 225/50/16 Rival rubs but there are other ones in that size that would work, if they don't rub.

    What else are you guys going with?
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  3. AlanBDahl

    AlanBDahl Active Member

    Won't the 225/50-16 ZII fit? Sure you'd loose some gearing but that could be a help on some courses.
  4. k757

    k757 Active Member

    I have a set of Z2 205/50-16 that Im using and I bought a backup set. I'm good to go. I figure the first set will give me 120-140 runs based on current wear
  5. Mightymango

    Mightymango Active Member

    Supposedly the Rival in that size rubs badly and the measurements of others in that size seem like they will as well.

    I didn't discover how much I like driving the FiST on the Auto-X. Looks like 205s Rs3s will be in my least for this year.
    Last edited: May 22, 2014
  6. AlanBDahl

    AlanBDahl Active Member

    My calculations say the 225/50-16 should just barely fit but I haven't tested it. Thankfully I bought two sets of the 225/45-16 so I'm set for this season.
  7. Mightymango

    Mightymango Active Member

    Yeah...I put my budget into another car...whoops
  8. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    Rivals rub so...I am going to go with Hankooks if I go with anything. At this point I am running the stock junk and just learning the car. Waiting may give me more options for wheels that is the plan right now.
  9. k757

    k757 Active Member

    Those stockers must be getting down on tread.... let me know when you will want my set of stockers :)
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  10. F1ST

    F1ST Member

    I'm looking into a set of ZII 215/40-17. Only slightly larger diameter than stock and a little bit wider.
  11. Mightymango

    Mightymango Active Member

    The RS3 in the 225/50 may work. Need good measurements to be sure.

    The Rival tread width measures 8.5inches were the RS3 measures 8.0.

    I think those will work.
    Last edited: May 23, 2014
  12. Cligedy

    Cligedy Active Member

    The narrower width helps, but it will still probably rub the fender liners because of the height when the suspension compresses.

    The Rivals have a 24.7" height. As they wear down, hopefully there will be a height where the rubbing stops. I will gladly report that height if I achieve it.

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  13. What about the 215/45/16 Rivals? 23.6" O.D. On a wheel within the offset limitations for street stock, it "should" stay out of the fenders.
    I kind of need them to be undercarriage/bodywork friendly as I'll be driving on them daily all next summer.
  14. Cligedy

    Cligedy Active Member

    You'll have to try them to be sure, but I wouldn't expect any issues with them. At all.
  15. Mightymango

    Mightymango Active Member

    That might work well as they are wider then the typical 215. I wasn't thinking about that at first.
  16. Smokin

    Smokin Active Member

    I don't see a 215/45x16 Rival on Tire Rack. The 215/45x17 will rub the fender as has been stated here about 100 times...
  17. Mightymango

    Mightymango Active Member

    And that would be why I didn't look at those, they had the rival in the 205 width in a 16.
  18. They may be a new size. That size is on BFG's website now.
  19. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Looking at the winners from Lincoln it looks like STX likes me some Hankooks wonder if it is that new R-S3

    T 1 48 Annie Gill 2013 Scion* FRS Red Hankook
    64.054 73.210 76.321(1) 128.883
    65.974(1) 64.829 64.917
    T 2 8 Bart Hockerman 2013 Subaru* BRZ WRB Hankook
    64.463 71.101 78.153(3) 129.473
    65.761 65.010 65.010 (0.590)
    T 3 37 Mark Meichior 2013 Scion* FRS White Hankook
    65.081 71.099 DNF 130.033
    65.423 64.952 65.098 (0.560)
    T 4 68 Bill Cook 2013 Subaru BRZ white Multi
    65.059 77.139(2) 75.848(1) 130.661
    67.724(1) 78.247(3) 65.602 (0.628)
    T 5 99 Joe Silva 2012 Mini cooper s red Hankook
    65.138 72.788 71.879 130.729
    65.591 DNF 65.863 (0.068)
    T 6 95 Randall Prince 1996 BMW* 328is Silver Hankook
    65.108 73.504(1) 70.361 131.263
    66.155 DNF 69.802(1) (0.534)
    T 7 89 Ryan Johnson 2006 VW * Golf Hankook
    66.045 71.089 70.832 132.115
    67.083 66.410 66.070 (0.852)
    T 8 76 Paul Dodd 2005 Mazda RX8 Blue Hankook
    65.788 73.018 73.236 132.657
    69.011(1) 66.869 69.023(1) (0.542)
    9 98 Christy Carlson 2013 Subaru BRZ Hankook
    66.448 75.470 73.901 133.383
    69.862(1) 69.270(1) 66.935 (0.726)
    10 199 Craig Wilcox 2012 Mini Cooper S Red Hankook
    72.336 70.171 70.560 134.356
    70.696(3) 64.185 64.320 (0.973)
    11 108 Lance Keeley 2013 Subaru* BRZ Blue Hankook
    70.814 74.630 73.572(1) 134.694
    64.430 64.467 63.880 (0.338)
  20. Nik17

    Nik17 Member

    I'm not sure if it's just my set of Rivals, or driving style but my Rivals aged tremendously fast.

    With 3,000 street miles, and 40ish autocross runs I'm down to 2/32" and 3/32" on the fronts :eek:
  21. Mightymango

    Mightymango Active Member

    Must be something as I had 10K on a set with around the same number of runs on my BMW last season and they still had 5/32nds and are currently on a GTI.

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