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fleming Made Donation to Website
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I plan on putting used tires on my miata for
track days next year, the street tires have worked very well, too well. I found out the
hard way what happends when they heat up
especially in SP turn 3. [Eek!]
Since I have access to a tire mounting machine
and a high tech alignment rack (Hunter with
the laser heads).. Do the used tires have to
be roadforced balanced if so how much? I plan
on Toyos preferably Ra-1 if not then R888.

thanks

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motorrock
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Not necessary to road force balance

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one more question.. How hard am I going to fight
R-888 in mounting.. Michelins are a royal pain they usually take two people and a racheting tie
down.. Is this going to be about the same experience??

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Joe Specht
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If your using a 15X7 wheel it should be easy.
Joe
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With new R888, I had to use substantial pressure to get the bead to seat. Used should be much easier.

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