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I am interested to find out if

I am interested to find out if anyone has used any available new tires on their daytona and if satisfied? I have heard of the Yokahamas but they are no longer made...any help here?
 
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A friend of mine went through

A friend of mine went through this, using a goodyear tire (60 series) that was recommended by the local FNA dealer (H speed rating). While the handling was improved some, it gave the car an odd look. He ended up putting the original XWX's back on.
 
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Boy have I been there, done th

Boy have I been there, done that. The first thing I've found is that all Daytonas are not the same in terms of what will fit. For example, my old coupe, 16937, could use BF Goodrich Comp T/A 265/50-15's on all four corners. I ran this combo on standard 7.5 front wheels and 9" Boxer rears when I raced it. No clearance problems, but increased steering effort, not an issue on the track. My current car 14113, will not take these large tires on the front. I have used Yokohama 235/60-15's on it, and when those wore out recently fitted same brand 225/60-15's that were on clearance sale at Tire Rack. They don't look that odd, and only give a slight speedo error due to decreased diameter. I actually like the shorter tire as it improves the final drive ratio a bit for better low-end. I use the Tire Rack search by size and rating for these selections. Last time I checked, the only options with good speed rating were Pirelli and Michelin in 235/60 with decent speed rating. Another good resource for size comparison is found at http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
 
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Bill, did you notice the tire

Bill, did you notice the tire size difference on the appearance of the car? My 225/70R15 XWX tires nicely fill the fender wells on my 512BB and I am concerned that switching to a 235/60R15 will make the tires seem small with big gaps above the tires. Am currently looking at the Michelin Pilot 235/60R15 to try and get some traction.

Thanks, Grant
 
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Grant on my 78 boxer w/9.5 whe

Grant on my 78 boxer w/9.5 wheel i had to use a 255/60 which was the exact tire diameter of the 225/70 and on the front i used 235/60 to replace the 215/70.
 
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Grant,
There's about a 1/


Grant,
There's about a 1/2" difference in sidewall height. Not really something I notice.
 
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