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What's the width of the oem cup wheels? Is it 17x8" and 16x6"? Or 16x7" for the front? Anyone tried 235/40/17 rear tires on oem rims?

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There is someone who tried those sizes on AD08RS on a Cup on the Facebook group.

He said it had a marked improvement on handling and grip. Its the same as the 260 Cup setup.

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Oh really? no rubbing issues I guess since the 260 cup has the same wheels with the 250... 

Edited by Bibs

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On 02/06/2020 at 20:43, Composite guru said:

Not from what I’ve been told. 
Matt Bentley Racing fits them to S2 Exige & Elise Cups. They said they are fine. 

MBR said they haven't tried the 235/205 setup yet...

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5 hours ago, LotusCup said:

MBR said they haven't tried the 235/205 setup yet...

Running a 205/45/16 front tyre has been done LOTS of times by many people (Everyone who ran Toyo R1R tyres for a start)

Lotus used the AD08 205/45/16 and 225/40/17 on the Elise cup 260. Using the same 7x16 / 8x17 wheels  and body work as the regular 250 cup.

So yes they will fit and work

Edited by Seriouslylotus

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5 hours ago, LotusCup said:

MBR said they haven't tried the 235/205 setup yet...

Apologies, I meant the 205 fronts. 
 

18 minutes ago, Seriouslylotus said:

Running a 205/45/16 front tyre has been done LOTS of times by many people (Everyone who ran Toyo R1R tyres for a start)

Lotus used the AD08 205/45/16 and 225/40/17 on the Elise cup 260. Using the same 7x16 / 8x17 wheels  and body work as the regular 250 cup.

So yes they will fit and work

It says in this that the rear tyres on the 260 were 235/40/17. 
https://www.lotussilverstone.co.uk/elise-cup-260/

 

Edited by Composite guru

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Post again as i cant edit my post, meant to say 235 not 225

Running a 205/45/16 front tyre has been done LOTS of times by many people (Everyone who ran Toyo R1R tyres for a start)

Lotus used the AD08 205/45/16 and 235/40/17 on the Elise cup 260. Using the same 7x16 / 8x17 wheels  and body work as the regular 250 cup.

So yes they will fit and work

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35 minutes ago, Seriouslylotus said:

Post again as i cant edit my post, meant to say 235 not 225

Running a 205/45/16 front tyre has been done LOTS of times by many people (Everyone who ran Toyo R1R tyres for a start)

Lotus used the AD08 205/45/16 and 235/40/17 on the Elise cup 260. Using the same 7x16 / 8x17 wheels  and body work as the regular 250 cup.

So yes they will fit and work

Great! But I'll try with the Toyo R888R tires... I heard it has a "beefier" sidewall than the AD08s..

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BTW, anyone here knows who did the oem wheels for the 250 cup? Is it Team Dynamics? What's the weight compare to aftermarket wheels? I heard it's already pretty light!

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