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

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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....
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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

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Rubbed confirmed by me:confused:

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...
 

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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....
 

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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...
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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