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Old 11-09-2019, 11:39 PM   #253
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205 is pushing it for a 5.5" rim. A 195 or even a 185 would be more ideal. Once you start putting a tire that is much wider than the wheel itself, the wheel won't be able to provide the proper amount of support for the tire - especially for the sidewall.

The other comment above on how he had a hard time even getting them mounted illustrates the point as well.
Yeah, I think I'll go with 195's in a performance all season when I do replace the tires. The 195/60R15s I have on there now are a little tall for the car as it is. 55's might be just the right size. I might even eek out a wee bit more acceleration. I don't know, but maybe the slightly shorter tire will give the appearance of a bit more width as a bonus. I just wish there was a stock RS wheel made in 16 x 6.5 or 7. That, would be ideal.
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Old 11-10-2019, 11:54 AM   #254
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Wow! I think a 205 would look a great on the Yaris. I assumed a tire that wide on a 5.5" rim would peel off on a hard corner, or be mushy handling. Did you notice a significant difference in driving characteristics when you went with the wider tire? I suppose the lower sidewall might add some stiffness. I'm really interested in your observations.
It is a little bit mushy in the turns, but once the tire is loaded up and settles, it's not bad at all. I find anything over a 40 series sidewall has some "mush" in the turns. But as it is, it's a decent balance between performance and not rattling teeth during daily driving. No blown beads as of yet

As for different handling, not too sure. I installed the whole suspension and tires before I really even drove the car. Tiens, bilsteins, xd sway bar, trd sway bar and tires all went on at once.

Also, I can't really 'light em up' with the nitto 205. They do squeal a little bit under hard accelleration, but no burnouts lol
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Old 11-13-2019, 07:09 AM   #255
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It is a little bit mushy in the turns, but once the tire is loaded up and settles, it's not bad at all. I find anything over a 40 series sidewall has some "mush" in the turns. But as it is, it's a decent balance between performance and not rattling teeth during daily driving. No blown beads as of yet

As for different handling, not too sure. I installed the whole suspension and tires before I really even drove the car. Tiens, bilsteins, xd sway bar, trd sway bar and tires all went on at once.

Also, I can't really 'light em up' with the nitto 205. They do squeal a little bit under hard accelleration, but no burnouts lol
Thanks. Great info. I'm leaning toward a 195/55R15 tire. That said, I've been looking at new wheels with at least a 6.5" width. Still haven't found anything that I like as much or more than the stock RS wheel look. The closest thing I've found are the 5-spoke 16" alloys from a Hyundai accent (not sure which years).
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:24 PM   #256
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This kind of deserves it's own thread, but I feel the need to chime in. If you are totally in love with the factory alloys, the JDM NCP91 RS came with 16x6" wheels. If you're prepared to pay for them, you could always import some.

However, I still think you'd be better off buying some RPF1s and enjoying the benefits of something super light weight that you can put whatever tyres you desire on.
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Old 11-14-2019, 02:58 PM   #257
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This kind of deserves it's own thread, but I feel the need to chime in. If you are totally in love with the factory alloys, the JDM NCP91 RS came with 16x6" wheels. If you're prepared to pay for them, you could always import some.

However, I still think you'd be better off buying some RPF1s and enjoying the benefits of something super light weight that you can put whatever tyres you desire on.
This is very true. I had some no name rims on my old vw that were very light. You won't believe how a lighter rim can change handling
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Old 11-15-2019, 12:25 PM   #258
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This is very true. I had some no name rims on my old vw that were very light. You won't believe how a lighter rim can change handling
...and acceleration. I'm making stock power and felt it significantly improve when going from my BSA Motorsport wheels to the RPF1's.
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Old 01-14-2020, 02:35 PM   #259
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I'm back finally

So after being MIA for the past handful of months, I am finally looking to get back to wrenching on my Yaris. I recently staged, sold and moved into a new house so the house chores have finally settled down and I can spend some evenings working on my track car. I'm fortunate where I now have a 12 foot wide single car garage to work on my car and it is insulated and heated - wiring in a 240V heater was one of the "chores" I had to do when we moved - which makes it easy to be out there in the middle of winter.



It doesn't look like I will have the funds for a tow dolly for next year so I realistically will be renting one from Uhaul only a couple times next summer but it is what it is. For now I am going to be focusing on weight loss for my Yaris until I can free up some funds to install some new things on the car. I am planning on removing all but the front windshield glass and cutting out the interior door skins and removing the wires and window regulators which weigh quite a bit. I also plan on cutting the trunk inner skin as well as the hood.

I am wondering what other things you guys recommend I should remove to get the weight down even more? I know some of you have done this before and got the weight well below 2k lbs. The car likely weighs somewhere around 2100 lbs and my hope is to get it just below 2000lbs. It was at 2230lbs last year before I removed the back seat, passenger seat, dashboard and all of the excess wiring.

recommendations are appreciated, thanks
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Old 01-20-2020, 05:47 PM   #260
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Great to see that you've got a place to wrench again! I put an electric heater in my garage this fall as well. It's not cheap but it means I can work out there whenever I want.

As for weight reduction, I think you've nailed all of the really important parts. Some of the parts are going back in for safety/convenience, so be careful what you cut out. I've been tagged in the head more than once by the trunk lid slipping off the broom stick that holds it up since the springs are gone and the edges of the door interiors are a little questionable in some spots. The front bumper beam and supports were not installed when I got mine but those have gone back on for protection of the radiator and some low-speed collision safety.
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Great to see that you've got a place to wrench again! I put an electric heater in my garage this fall as well. It's not cheap but it means I can work out there whenever I want.

As for weight reduction, I think you've nailed all of the really important parts. Some of the parts are going back in for safety/convenience, so be careful what you cut out. I've been tagged in the head more than once by the trunk lid slipping off the broom stick that holds it up since the springs are gone and the edges of the door interiors are a little questionable in some spots. The front bumper beam and supports were not installed when I got mine but those have gone back on for protection of the radiator and some low-speed collision safety.
thanks Sam, I'll keep that in mind when removing things. I don't think there is a lot more I can strip out but we will soon find out
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I've been down this road too.

The first couple of hundred lbs comes out easily. After that the return on investment goes down in a hurry and you're spending a lot of time removing little bits that make more difference in convenience and safety than they do light weight
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