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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:13 pm 
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i know this is somewhat of a dead horse topic, but i wanted to discuss the reasons why H2 is still to this day limted to a 7 inch max width wheel. Seems somewhat of a dated rule, i get years ago 15x7 was heavily used by both FWD honda's and miatas, and wider then 7 was hard to come by in the 15inch diamter and 4x100 bolt pattern. But fast forward to now, it seems like the 15x8 is really the new 15x7 since there is an abundant amount of availible 15x8s and wider wheels for the famous 4x100 pattern. From the outside looking in, as a interested party in the class(im building a EK hatch), myself and other friends of mine that have been involved with either HPDE or time attack in there Hondas get somewhat discouraged at the 7 inch max width rule when looking at the stock pile of 15x8 or wider rims in the garage. I get that most of the H2 veterans most likely have a good amount of 15x7 wheels in their collection and would rather not change. But i feel this rule is one of the main things that discourages new blood into the series. Regardless, ill most like deal with it when the car is ready to race and get some 15x7s, but i wanted to see some reasons i may be over looking. Most of the field is already on 225mm width tires, just seems more fitting if 8 inch was the max width to better support the tire widths you guys are already running. This is prolly not the best way for me to make my first post here with a debate, but i still wanted to ask. (Flame suit engaged:D)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:36 am 
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AGREED!

GAWD I want 8-inch being the new max.

Case in point: A 205 Hoosier SM6 tire mounted on a 15x8 wheel is WIDER than a 225 Toyo RA1 tire mounted on a 15x7 wheel. By a significant margin. I have a nice pic I could upload if people think I'm bonkers. And yes I know Hoosier sizing is a bit cheater but still.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:53 pm 
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8 inch would be awesome. 235/40-17 on an 8 inch would be perfect.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:29 pm 
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And I would feel more comfortable and might be compelled to actually buy 16x8 wheels and run the 245/45R16 tire vs squeezing them onto 16x7 wheels.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:33 pm 
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ILIKETODRIVE wrote:
And I would feel more comfortable and might be compelled to actually buy 16x8 wheels and run the 245/45R16 tire vs squeezing them onto 16x7 wheels.

For 2014 the tire width limit for H2 for limited and factory prep is 235. So the above would not be legal.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:02 pm 
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Oh crap. I forgot about that. Lol.

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Correction: I just found something that makes me very much dislike that new rule. Factory Prep (S2K) is limited to 8" wheels and 235 tires. Limited Prep is limited to 7" wheels and 235 tires. Restricted Prep is limited to 7" wheels but does not specify a tire width restriction.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:01 pm 
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I just want to run 225/45/15 on 15x8


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:39 pm 
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ILIKETODRIVE wrote:
And I would feel more comfortable and might be compelled to actually buy 16x8 wheels and run the 245/45R16 tire vs squeezing them onto 16x7 wheels.
Question, I don't get the comfortable part, 1000's of race miles have been done on 7" rims and 245's, whats not to be comfortable about.....it works just fine as proven.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:11 am 
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A 245 is nearly 10 inches of tire. A 16x7 is, obviously, only 7 inches of wheel. Would you run a 205/50R15 on a 15x5 wheel?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:27 pm 
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Here's my reasoning/understanding for the tire and wheel limit: A 225 on a 7" rim will easily fit ANY chassie without much (if any) compromises. The DC2's and Preludes have more room under the fenders then the civics. Yes i know it's possible to cram a fat 245 on a 8" rim on an EK, but you're sacraficeing ride height, camber, off sets, track width, ect that a DC or lude might not have to make.

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