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Last Post 24 Mar 2014 10:38 AM by  MrAWD
Rival or ZII on 18"x9"' rim
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Mike Sheppard
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23 Mar 2014 05:40 AM

    I autocross a Subaru Forester xt with about 370whp. I have 18"x9" rims and was going to get Direzza ZII in a 255 series but the load rating is to low. so what do you think would be the better option  for fit and performance between the BFG Rival in 275/35 or the Direzza in 265/35? both were measured on 9.5" rims on TireRack,s spec sheet and both list 9" as smallest rim width. Our course is on asphalt. 

    Joseph Carozzoni
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    23 Mar 2014 07:30 PM

    For the ZII, did you mean 255/35R18 or 265/35R18?  The 255 was measured on 9" and the 265 on 9.5".

    If your car is a "camber challenged" car, the Rival may be a better choice. Tire Rack and other test hint the ZII is a little easier to drive at the limit.

    Mike Sheppard
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    23 Mar 2014 09:22 PM

    I was  originally going with the Zii in 255, but for some reason they only have a load rating of 90 witch is to low for my front heavy Subaru. so this leaves me looking at the 265.

    MrAWD
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    24 Mar 2014 10:38 AM
    Why would you go with such a narrow tire on 9" rim? I have mounted last week 275 RS3s on my 8.5" rim and they look almost fully squared on them. I am sure you could do the same with 1/2" wider rims or even go to 285s.

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