14" abandonment issues

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14" abandonment issues

postby ecto_cooler » 10/14/13 @ 14:47

most 14 inch "cool guy" wheels are in 4x114.3. adapter spacers required. the cool wheels that do come in 4x100 (work glow stars for example) start at 15" call around for 14" tire availability in usable sizes, you're either looking at racing stuff or the ever-popular Falken Azenis which are very limited in sizing anyway.

so enkei and work and ssr all make "retro" options to try and steal some business back from rota and other chinese makers but they start in 15" diameter. if i wanted to do something like have some custom 14x8,9,10 wheels made, either 3-piece or spend the money on watanabes, i should theoretically be able to afford to be stupid and put r comps on them for the street, i guess is what they're saying. or stretch a 185 tire on them and be even more stupid.

you guys think there's any possibility of getting more tire and wheel selection in 14" stateside or is that a pipedream when manufacturers' bread and butter comes from people who refer to their wheels and tires as "rims" and "shoes?"

"why don't you just go to 15" and stop complaining?" you might say? well don't because i just said it for you. i don't like 15" on NAs, i don't like the designs and/or sizing they come in for our bolt pattern and the market for that diameter is literally full of potential scalpers and s chassis fanboys whereas the 14" market is primarily shared with corolla guys and tends to be smaller and less competitive.
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Re: 14" abandonment issues

postby FlyingFinn » 10/14/13 @ 15:26

Wats and R-Comps. Like me.

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Brakes totally fill the wheel. I love it. No regrets. 14" R888s are only $159 each...
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Re: 14" abandonment issues

postby ecto_cooler » 10/14/13 @ 15:39

you daily that shit or is it track days only bro? i'm not even going to ask dumb questions like how are they on the street, how long do they last etc...
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Re: 14" abandonment issues

postby Sploinkin » 10/14/13 @ 16:05

That's a 30k mile tire right FlyingBro? You know you want to daily r comps in the winter broto_cooler
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Re: 14" abandonment issues

postby ecto_cooler » 10/14/13 @ 16:40

dunno can i wrap chains around em in the winter? will i be ok with stock 1.6 vlsd?
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Re: 14" abandonment issues

postby Sploinkin » 10/14/13 @ 16:44

you gotta weld that shit bro

That being said, do 13s strike your fancy?
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Re: 14" abandonment issues

postby ecto_cooler » 10/14/13 @ 16:52

some do but the fact that tires are impossible to find unless youre importing them is a problem.
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Re: 14" abandonment issues

postby FlyingFinn » 10/14/13 @ 17:03

ecto_cooler wrote:you daily that shit or is it track days only bro? i'm not even going to ask dumb questions like how are they on the street, how long do they last etc...


I daily that shit bro. At least for meow. We don't really have seasons here in Southern California so I've only driven it in the rain once. Seems ok, car didn't lose traction at all. Grip is incredible in the dry, long sweepers take no effort whatsoever. Artcenter over on CR used to daily his car on R888s and his lasted about a year. (Heard he drives like a pansy though. :phillyb™: )
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Re: 14" abandonment issues

postby revlimiter » 10/14/13 @ 18:09

I looked into becoming a tire importer. After an evening of research I decided against it.

It's maddening that there ARE a ton of awesome 14" tires in the rest of the world. Not here in the US. I mean, we have a little bit of selection, but it's sure not like Japan.
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Re: 14" abandonment issues

postby phillyb™ » 10/14/13 @ 18:51

really?
wtf. we get the shaft on a lot of shit.
i wonder if rod@tetsuyagarage can get tires...
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Re: 14" abandonment issues

postby FlyingFinn » 10/14/13 @ 19:21

DO IT!
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Re: 14" abandonment issues

postby DaleNixon » 10/14/13 @ 19:26

Surely Mexico gets a lot of 14" tires. Or do all the cars there come with donks as well?
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Re: 14" abandonment issues

postby Nicktorius™ » 10/14/13 @ 19:55

DaleNixon wrote:Surely Africa gets a lot of 14" tires. Or do all the cars there come with donks as well?


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Re: 14" abandonment issues

postby iRoadster » 10/26/13 @ 18:41

Hey Dunlop! I want some fucking 205/55/14 Star Specs! Like yesterday!!!!
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Re: 14" abandonment issues

postby revlimiter » 10/27/13 @ 10:40

Hey TOYO! I want a 14" T1-R replacement. Hop to it!
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Re: 14" abandonment issues

postby nfelge » 04/25/14 @ 04:46

yo excuse me for being blunt, but i just bjorked my shorts over those photos

that meat uhhhhhhh
ayy lmao
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Re: 14" abandonment issues

postby phillyb™ » 04/25/14 @ 09:31

nfelge wrote:that meat uhhhhhhh


that's what i say when i see jack's thighs. THAT MEAT. i fucking love meaty thighs.
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Re: 14" abandonment issues

postby Skinny » 04/25/14 @ 09:47

Need to bag an equestrian. They can crush a mans pelvis into dust.
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Re: 14" abandonment issues

postby Sploinkin » 04/25/14 @ 11:34

phillyb™ wrote:
nfelge wrote:that meat uhhhhhhh


that's what i say when i see jack's thighs. THAT MEAT. i fucking love meaty thighs.


Not talking about what's between the thighs?
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Re: 14" abandonment issues

postby etikoner » 12/16/14 @ 22:36

Azenis are a great "all weather" tire.
When I say all weather I mean all weather in Fl.
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Re: 14" abandonment issues

postby Teejay187 » 06/12/16 @ 16:49

14's are freaking awesome!!

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14" abandonment issues

postby louros » 06/25/16 @ 00:45

14s are love. 14s are life.

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Re: 14" abandonment issues

postby Teejay187 » 07/05/16 @ 05:17

You can't go wrong with Watanabe's!
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