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      10-31-2012, 06:44 PM   #1
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Anyone running Bridgestone RE-11's

Just wondering if anyone is running RE-11's with 235/40/18 in front and 265/35/18 in the rear?

First impressions are really good. Very similar to my PSS setup with a bit more grip and oddly enough a smoother ride. I am running into an issue when I reverse and crank the wheel hard at same time. There is a vibration in the wheel, but in doesn't sound like it is rubbing outside of the car. Anyone have any ideas what it could be or what I can do to fix it?

I am planning on going back to the track on the 10th and wanna make sure I'm not going to damage anything in the process.

I have the Apex Arc 18's so I'm not sure that I need a spacer, but who knows maybe the RE-11's have a wider dimension and they are hitting something on the inside. Going forward at any speed I have no issues so I'm at a loss as to what it is.
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      11-11-2012, 11:30 AM   #2
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I'd be curious to see what the noise is as well, because this is the exact setup I'd like to run...RE-11's are by far the most badass street tire on the market. Nice choice!
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      11-12-2012, 02:01 AM   #3
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I'd be curious to see what the noise is as well, because this is the exact setup I'd like to run...RE-11's are by far the most badass street tire on the market. Nice choice!
Turns out it is rubbing the strut on the inside at full lock, so the fitment is not ideal. I'm going to call Eddy at Apex this week and see if he has a work around in order to prevent it from happening. Small spacers like 3mm may be in order so I'll post here if he thinks that should fix it. He recommend that for a track setup with 245's on the front so I hope that'll fix it.

Good news is on the track I had zero issues and managed to knock off 1.5 seconds from my all time best at the local track, so they stick like crazy.

Congrats on the new 135is btw sweet ride
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      11-13-2012, 08:35 PM   #4
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Thanks man! LOVING the is...

I went for a pretty spirited drive yesterday and definitely decided RE-11s are in order. Glad I saw your thread!
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      12-18-2012, 09:24 PM   #5
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I'd be curious to see what the noise is as well, because this is the exact setup I'd like to run...RE-11's are by far the most badass street tire on the market. Nice choice!
Added the Velocity Motorsports 3mm spacers to the front and presto no more rubbing. You'll need to get the spacers to avoid rubbing on the front strut. Super easy install and it came with the new bolts for free.
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