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I haven't taken this car to the road course yet but those who have a 2nd set of wheels/tires, what sizes are you running?

I know the rear 255s are insufficient...at least on the street.

What do you guys think?

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Well, I can see from the overwhelming response that there aren't a lot of second sets of wheels and tires out there! I think DEAN has done a couple of driver's schools in FL with his car, but never mentioned any aftermarket W/T's? He may have been on OE tires.
With your instructor experience and my wheel and tire experience we should be able to figure out a decent combo for the F. There are always size options depending on budget and optimum handling so you'll need to decide if you want to go cheap or go fast.
I would consider a 3pc wheel that you can have made in the optimum offsets for the best track width of the car. 3pc wheels often have the advantage of better big brake clearance and the ability to replace rim halves if damaged or make a wheel wider if desired. 18" would be my recommendation for the F. Off the hip without measuring everything I would say 18x9 F 18x10 R for a comfortable fit. Have the offsets lowered a bit to maximize track width. Hoosier has 245/40zr18 and 275/35zr18 available in the D.O.T. Race compound radial tire. There certainly will be some more radical fitments available for the F, but this would be a nice problem free set up for the track. Hoosier also has 235/35zr19 and 265/35zr19 that would fit the factory wheels in that same tire.
Forgeline wheel has been producing wheels just for the track for 15+ years. They are used by racers in Grand Am, ALMS, SCCA Pro Racing, as well as virtually every amateur sports car series in the United States of America. You can check out their race wheels here. http://www.forgeline.com/products/competition-series/
Just my thoughts for you.

Doug
 

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Hi Doug,

Thanks for the input. I would definitely go down to 18" with a 275 rear as there are more comp. tire options in that size. As for wheels, there are numerous for our fitments...cheap & light. I just wanted to see who are running what currently and experiences. Come April, I'll have some feedback.

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im looking foward to hear what sbest, im waiting to run thru the stock tires then up grade, i garage mine in the winter so i have olny 2000 miles so far. that includes 1 trip to montreal 3 autoxes and im going to lime rock with the bmw club in april .
 

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Hi Doug,

Thanks for the input. I would definitely go down to 18" with a 275 rear as there are more comp. tire options in that size. As for wheels, there are numerous for our fitments...cheap & light. I just wanted to see who are running what currently and experiences. Come April, I'll have some feedback.

Thanks!
Yep, just be diligent with your decision for safety's sake. At the kind of speed and g forces the "F" could attain with an "R" compound comp. tire I'd hate see a wheel center rip out of a wheel. Make sure you go with a reputable name like Lexus did with their factory wheels. (BBS)
 
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