I told my GF today getting new tires was one of my favorite things. She said, “that is really cute!” It’s the truth. I’ve always liked new treads, and I’ve never been one to skimp out when it comes to tires. That’s where the name Grippy comes from. That’s one place I feel that it’s hard to go weak on. I’ve recently been stacking tires for my STI and E30. The STI will be running Dunlop Star Specs, and the E30 is currently on Dunlops and will be running a Toyo R888/R1R combo for track/fun wheels.
What do you do when you have a pretty lightweight 4 cylinder car and you want to go faster? Well you make it even lighter! The idea is to shed a couple of hundred pounds on the car before changing the rear differential gearing and slight motor tweaks. The car feels a little more peppy now with around 80 pounds of weight shed from the rear trunk of the car. The lightweight battery took off around 30lbs in it self. Which is awesome! Also the tires are a little less height than the tall factory 14 inchers which makes the gearing feel more responsive also.
The wheels and tires are in for project E30, and I’m very happy with how they look. The gun metallic color has so many shades in it depending on the light which is a plus. They are 15×8 +4 with a 205/50/15 Dunlop Direzza DZ101 mounted nicely on them. I test fitted them on the E30. I had to angle the car into the driveway to get the wheel to tuck up since I don’t have the suspension on it yet to get an idea of how it’ll look. As you can see they fit pretty nicely. I’ll need a slight roll to allow them to breathe a little. Then I can start throwing the car around with them on.