ZII vs R1R

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Autocross' started by Mister_Mino, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. Des

    Des Active Member

    Rub free so far. Given that I had no rubbing with the same size tire on stock rims most of last year, I don't expect any.

    The 235 gets you a couple of mph more in second. I doubt there's much difference in practice, just my preference.
     
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  3. Cligedy

    Cligedy Active Member

    Just a reminder of my experience, using 16" wheels with a 42mm offset, the 225/45-16 Dunlop ZIIs were great.

    The 225/50-16 BFG Rivals rubbed like crazy and one of the headlight brackets cut the hell out of the sidewall during cornering.

    I will be moving to star specs for this season. Fingers still crossed for a Dunlop contingency.
     
  4. jimclark

    jimclark Active Member

    I'm almost certain that the Dunlop ZIIs, 225/45/16 variety, will be on my car come spring. The 225/45/16 is listed as a pound less in weight than the 235/40/17, and I'll be putting 'em on the lightest legal 16" wheels I can find/afford.
     
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  5. Mightymango

    Mightymango Active Member

    I ran the ZII in the rain a number of times last year (both the star spec and normal) and the wet traction was amazingly good.

    Glad to see I was not the only one that experienced that.
     
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  6. k757

    k757 Active Member

    Purchased last night:
    16" Sparco Assetto Gara (grey)
    225/45 Dunlop Z2 SS
     
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  7. Mightymango

    Mightymango Active Member

    I saw the White Sparco ones were on close out....if I only had a white car.
     
  8. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    Didn't you just sell some of those?

    I went with white on my black, but got the Team Dynamic Pro Race 1.2
     
  9. k757

    k757 Active Member

    I sold 205/50

    I sold wheels cause I needed the cash at the moment
     
  10. k757

    k757 Active Member

    Picked up yesterday at TR. They look really good. Too bad it's so frigid out cause I really want to scuff these up
     
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  11. Pedro

    Pedro Active Member

    I too just ordered myself 225/45/16 Direzza ZII Star Specs. Can't wait to mount them on my new 16x7 Rota Wheels this weekend. I was running 215/45/17 Hankook RS3 on Sparco Assetto Gara's
     
  12. JLWSN

    JLWSN Member

    Pedro, which Rota wheels did you purchase? What is the weight and offset?
     
  13. Pedro

    Pedro Active Member

    I got the Rota Slipstream in 4x108 bolt pattern. Offset +40 and weight on the bathroom scale is 14.3 lbs
     
  14. JLWSN

    JLWSN Member

    I am envious of the weight of those. I was tempted to buy a set and have the offset machined to 42 to be HS legal, but I went with the Sparcos.
     
  15. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    The sparcos are within a pound or two of those...I don't think it would make too much of a difference.
     
  16. Mightymango

    Mightymango Active Member

    The rotas are the wrong offset otherwise I would have gone with those.
     
  17. AlanBDahl

    AlanBDahl Active Member

    That was my observation too though if the rain gets very heavy they can't always keep up and something with more siping would probably be better.
     
  18. k757

    k757 Active Member

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  19. jimclark

    jimclark Active Member

    Nice rubber and wheels. Like the Ford stickers.
     
  20. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    How do they compare size wise to the 205's...lot more meat?
     
  21. k757

    k757 Active Member

    They look meatier and also look like they belong on this wheel. Honestly, they look about the same as 205 but I know they are bigger. It could have to do with the stiff sidewall which keeps the shape
     

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