|These pictures show how far out the edge of the tire sits relative to the fender. As you can see, the 235 NT01 fits just fine and a 255 would be too wide with my setup.|
DWood at work. He does nail one cone on this particular run, but is hauling ass regardless.
Phase 2, step 1 is now complete. I’m really amazed at how easy the NT01s are to drive at the limit along with their added grip. On this short auto-x course, I would say they are worth 1.0-1.5 seconds over my old RE-11s. The faster times are enabled by the extra grip of the NT01s. That added grip produces increased G forces which could lead to oil starvation. I like my car reliable of course and keeping the connecting rods inside the engine block; therefore I installed the BlackTrax baffled oil pan along with the tires. Again, I chose the BlackTrax pan because I like reliable, and BlackTrax did their homework in making their baffle along with only using brand new OEM pans.
What else is in store? Here’s a sneak peek from Hasport….