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I got my hands on a set of NSX wheels, however the tires on them are -

Re71. 265 fronts 245 rear -

As I'm going to be putting fresh tires on there, is there a benefit to leaving staggered like this or am I better off just going 245 all the way around?
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Are all four wheels the same width?
The NSX had a staggered setup, but it was wider in the rear.
I suppose you could put the wide ones on the front of the CTR. That could help get rid of any understeer you might have.
 
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Are all four wheels the same width?
The NSX had a staggered setup, but it was wider in the rear.
I suppose you could put the wide ones on the front of the CTR. That could help get rid of any understeer you might have.
All wheels are the same just the tires are different I assume for more grip up front. The staggered offset on a real NSX is 20" in the rear, 19" in the front. So Type R 'sets' are just all four front wheels with choice of rubber.
 

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Just do a 255 or 265 all around. 245 is too skinny I think. 255 minimum
 

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Id do a 255 square setup for a bit of extra rubber. The way it is now, the car will be prone to oversteer which if youre at the limit can be fairly consequential.
 


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Congrats on grabbing a set of the NSX wheels. What style did you end up going with?

IMO I would do 245/35/19 (recommend Michelin PS4S) on all 4. It mimics the dimensions of the OEM 245/30/20 on all 4 corners setup, which is what the car was engineered for.

I wouldn't dink around changing that, especially since you now have the opportunity to address the biggest problem with the OEM setup without any sacrifice: more tire sidewall on the 19s!

My cold weather setup is 245/35/20 Michelin AS3+ on the OEM wheels. The slight variation in dimensions from stock makes a noticeable difference in handling. Its good enough for the purpose of getting through the colder months but the car is less balanced when pushed versus my NSX wheel setup (or stock).
 
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Congrats on grabbing a set of the NSX wheels. What style did you end up going with?

IMO I would do 245/35/19 (recommend Michelin PS4S) on all 4. It mimics the dimensions of the OEM 245/30/20 on all 4 corners setup, which is what the car was engineered for.

I wouldn't dink around changing that, especially since you now have the opportunity to address the biggest problem with the OEM setup without any sacrifice: more tire sidewall on the 19s!

My cold weather setup is 245/35/20 Michelin AS3+ on the OEM wheels. The slight variation in dimensions from stock makes a noticeable difference in handling. Its good enough for the purpose of getting through the colder months but the car is less balanced when pushed versus my NSX wheel setup (or stock).
Sweet thanks man I was hoping you would chime in :) I went for the Y spoke ones but the tires pretty chewed so I think I'm just going to put a fresh set on and start out right.

How are your wheels holding up?
 
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IMO I would do 245/35/19 (recommend Michelin PS4S) on all 4. It mimics the dimensions of the OEM 245/30/20 on all 4 corners setup, which is what the car was engineered for.
This is great info. I may stick to OEM's, but if I do downsize it'll be the NSX 19's. I love the sweep pattern ones but the cost is way too high, so I'd go with NSX Y pattern. I had planned to use 245/35/19 but other comments got me wondering. I'm gonna stick to the 245's, though.
 
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Yeah I'm most interested in keeping it 'feeling stock' and am most interested in the weight savings and a bit more compliance over minor road blemishes. Excited to get on there - I ordered 2 PS4S for the front (the back in that size have a lot of tire left so I'll swap those out later)

Will post up pics and such when I finally get them on the car!
 


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265/245 RE-71R's on NSX wheels is the "standard" setup for D Street autocross. It's what I'm running on my autox NSX wheels at the moment (though with the Falkens over the RE's since the RE's are donzo). I'm running 245 square PS4s on my daily driver set of NSX's, and love it.

No need to stay staggered, it's only because you're trying to get as much rear end rotation on the CTR with the narrower 245's on the rear, but as much grip as possible up front. Some people run as crazy as 285/245 for autocross.
 

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Congrats on grabbing a set of the NSX wheels. What style did you end up going with?

IMO I would do 245/35/19 (recommend Michelin PS4S) on all 4. It mimics the dimensions of the OEM 245/30/20 on all 4 corners setup, which is what the car was engineered for.

I wouldn't dink around changing that, especially since you now have the opportunity to address the biggest problem with the OEM setup without any sacrifice: more tire sidewall on the 19s!

My cold weather setup is 245/35/20 Michelin AS3+ on the OEM wheels. The slight variation in dimensions from stock makes a noticeable difference in handling. Its good enough for the purpose of getting through the colder months but the car is less balanced when pushed versus my NSX wheel setup (or stock).

I agree with TheGreekFreak. I am also running this exact setup (except Pilot Sport All-season 4) and it is great. Noticeably more nimble than the stock setup.
 
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I agree with TheGreekFreak. I am also running this exact setup (except Pilot Sport All-season 4) and it is great. Noticeably more nimble than the stock setup.
running this setup now for a week or so and it’s fantastic!
 

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running this setup now for a week or so and it’s fantastic!
Been on it for over a year, and it only feels better! Honestly feels better than my Auto-X setup (though can't compete with the raw grip that has)
 


 


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