I could probably easily stuff a 255 width set of RS-4 with room to spare given the camber I have up front today but I would have to start thinking about strut clearance.Nice choice on the wheels, I’ve been eyeing them for a bit. What size are you looking to fit with the RS4s? I’m hoping to squeeze a 255/35/18 MPS4S on the 18x8.5 ET 45.
Gotcha, thanks for your input. I'll be trying to do my first HPDE sometime next year and I don't imagine myself going more than a few times a year. Though if I find a good deal on a set of lightweight 18's then I'll probably try and get a more track focused tire.I got 4 lapping days in last year and the wear was really eating away the tread on the shoulder. I tried a bunch of different tire pressures to mitigate it and I guess I am just out driving the capabilities of the tire at this stage trying to go for PB's. Time to upgrade. Though to be honest, I could have gotten many more out of these tires but I want to preserve the outside tread so I can still drive it in the wet in Vancouver.
It's still a great tire and if I weren't focusing so much on consistency and reducing times I would probably stick with them.
Superspeed's are really affordable, light, and good quality flow formed wheels if you haven't looked at them. I have RF03RR for my winter wheels.Gotcha, thanks for your input. I'll be trying to do my first HPDE sometime next year and I don't imagine myself going more than a few times a year. Though if I find a good deal on a set of lightweight 18's then I'll probably try and get a more track focused tire.
Heh I know right? I was sending weekly e-mails for updates and it looks like they're past the delays which are out of their control and are finally getting the fab work started. Looking like early-mid January to get it in. But don't want to promise anything to myself in case there are more delays out of our control.Now when is your engine swap happening...Tell HPA they can't let Innovative Motorsports have all the fun!
I have the flowforms on the car right now for my winters and it's tight. Maybe 3-4mm of clearance to the rear caliper. If I were able to fit my original rear BBK w/ a 4 piston caliper it actually was much smaller as the caliper didn't jut out so far. You definitely don't want wheel weights anywhere near the center of the barrel.Do the superspeeds fit decently with the BBK?
Can't wait to see this beast when it is done.Still in a holding pattern for the engine project but I am finding the longer I wait, the more I am adding to the parts list to add while it's in there. The waiting and excitement/frustration is turning into money spent to make it better and better. I am beginning to wonder if I'll ever financially recover from this.
I saw a set of https://www.recaro-automotive.com/us/dynamic/recaro-sportster-cs on a 7.5R the other day and strongly considering getting a set for the R while it's in for the engine project. Seems the general consensus is that they're about as comfortable as OEM but much much better bolstering and fit.
So let's do a recap of what's on deck for the next visit to HPA because why not. I think a lot has been added but not noted here yet.
- Ultra top secret engine swap + all the trimmings (fuel system redo, transmission update, etc etc etc)
- Upgraded DSG clutchpack (for 630ft-lbs holding power)
- Wavetrac front and rear LSD (assuming availability lines up)
- Verus rear diffuser
- Verus front canards
- Aerofabb front splitter and side skirts
- Ethanol + oil pressure sensors added and configured to display in my VAD Pro
- Superspeed PF03RR forged wheels (18x8.5 et 42) + Hankook RS-4 245/40/R18
- Ferodo DS1.11 pads (DS Uno not available locally)
- Recaro Clubsport CS seats (???)
Running down the list I feel like I'll be saying goodbye to the car for at least a month while it all happens lol.