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18 May 2017
Selling a new set (3 of 4 still have stickers!) of Federal RS-RR 200TW tires in 235/40-17. Bought them a few months back thinking that the GTI was going to trash tires so fast that I'd need something a bit more economical to keep playing. Turns out I'm probably not going to autox the GTI as much as I thought, so I need to trim some of the ridiculous tire piles I have mounting in the bedroom. And garage...

I LOVED the last generation RS-R, and felt it was *very* close to the top tier tires at the time. They wore extremely well on my GTI, and held up to two trackdays at Willow Springs with two drivers, a trackday at the kart track, a trackday at Inde Motorsports, and countless autocrosses. My previous experience led my to want to try the new generation, but I seriously just have too damn many tire in my house now. The only downside I've heard about the RS-RR is that they are very noisy on the street, kinda like a mud tire.

These sell for $438.92 shipped directly from Federal on Amazon, so I think $380 is pretty fair for brand new tires. They've been stored inside in a climate-controlled tire room with lots of other tires to keep them company.

Keep in mind that these run pretty dang wide for a 235.


3 Dec 2016
This bar, used (with racing pedigree!)


And have a pair of these endlinks, brand new:


Would be $310 new (plus shipping?)

Save $, buy here for $175
15 Nov 2016
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18 May 2016
Can't believe it took me that long to get the old tires dismounted and take pics... Anyway:

Bought these wheels for the Miata, but they don't fit over the upgraded brakes. This set, new, is $1050.24 shipped to Tempe from tirerack.com. They are under 15lbs per corner. They are in excellent condition with the exception of some scratching on the back of two of the wheel's spokes that occurred during test fitting with the big brakes (pictured)

17in diameter
7in wide
4x100m bolt pattern

Wheels currently have hub centering rings installed to fit a 2016 Miata.

No centercaps or lugnuts included.

I frequently travel between Tempe/Tucson/Sierra Vista areas and could probably at least get them as far as those cities if you can meet up anywhere along the way.

Feel free to share this CL link for anyone not on the forums.



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18 Apr 2016
Yes yes yes (Kimi voice) I know that if it doesn't say you can, then you can't. But sometimes it says you can in a clear-as-mud kind of way, and you don't always see it at first. I'd like to replace my wastegate actuator.

So, here's the relevant part of the Street Prepared rules I'm looking at

"4. Turbochargers and/or superchargers (forced induction) may not be added, changed, or modified (this does not allow ceramic coating of turbochargers). On vehicles originally equipped with forced induction:

a. No hardware changes or alterations to turbocharger(s) or supercharger(s), in size or number, are permitted. Turbochargers or superchargers may be updated/backdated only in conjunction with the accompanying complete engine unit.

b. No changes are allowed to waste gate(s) size, number, or location. No changes are allowed to variable-geometry turbine (VGT) hardware.

c. No changes are allowed to supercharger drive system pulleys. Belt tensioners may be added/changed to reduce belt slip.

d. No changes are permitted to blow-off/pop-off valves.

e. Compressor bypass valves (CBVs) are considered part of the air intake system and may be added, replaced, or updated/backdated independently of the other components of a forced induction system.

f. Boost regulation systems, either electronic or mechanical, and electronic fuel cuts referencing boost pressure may be altered or modified except as prohibited herein. Boost pressure changes resulting from authorized changes are permitted. "

So, the turbocharger itself cannot be modified. Cool, got it. It also says that I can't change the size, number, or location of the wastegate itself.

So what CAN I do? I can change the (f) "Boost regulation systems, either electronic or mechanical.....except as prohibited herein."

What say you, autocrossers? The wastegate actuator is part of the mechanical boost regulation system, which is fair game to modify. It's not the turbo, and it's not the wastegate itself. Seems kinda grey to me, but I know there had to have been someone who's gone down this road before.
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