I'm using wheels from Vintage Wheel Works; I'm just a fan of the old style look. I actually have 16 wheels from VWW and have had no issues, so if you like the old style look I can recommend them. The Hoosiers too are great tires and while the choice of hot "street & track" tires is limited in the 15", you'll still find plenty of good tires and racing tires in 15", or at least enough.I was looking at some 15" Hoosiers
Running Aero steel rims on mine. They hold up fine on dirt and asphalt oval I can't see road race or auto cross being any tougher on them than those guys are. 8x15's are around $60-$70 each and weigh 19# or so, seem to be holding up fine so far. Track wheels are wear items so I try not to spend too much on them or get too attached to them.I have a 65 coupe I want to do a little autocrossing with.
Anyone have a suggestion for wheels that won't fold or crack?
Probably going with 15"
Love the look of the AERO and Bassett D hole steelies but what 200 TW 15" tires have you found and in what size?Running Aero steel rims on mine. They hold up fine on dirt and asphalt oval I can't see road race or auto cross being any tougher on them than those guys are. 8x15's are around $60-$70 each and weigh 19# or so, seem to be holding up fine so far. Track wheels are wear items so I try not to spend too much on them or get too attached to them.
15" 200 tread wear tires are going to be short because they are for Miata's. Actually, good luck finding any decent 200 tread wear tire other than very low on the totem pole Hankook or the worst Kumho's. I had to order some mediocre Falken RT660 tires last week from Tire rack to replace my no longer made Bridgestone RE17's. I will need them in July and hope they arrive in time. They may not.Good 15" 200 TW tires are going to be rare, the only thing I found was Nitto NT-01 in a very short 23" diameter or Hankook RS-4 in 225/45ZR15 at 22.7", way too squat for my taste. I like the stance/ look of my car with 225/60/15 at 25.6" diameter but alas I have come to the conclusion that if I want a decent 225-245 profile tire choice for street and a track set I'll need to get 16" wheels.
As Nailbender stated you'll need to stay 200TW (UTQG) or higher for most CAM-T classes. You can find a few in 16" 225/50ZR16 ~24.7" - 24.9":
Potenza RE-71R (one of the top autoX tires TMK currently)
Hankook RS-4 (don't know if they warm up fast enough for autox, I have the RS-3 and they're good for opentrack but don't get hot enough not to slide on a 1 minute autox I found)
After you look give us your needs - autocross only, opentrack, mix of street and autocross, etc. Your skill level or target level - novice, pro, just for fun non competitive, etc.I guess I'll rethink my choice of 15" tires.
Everyone keeps directing me to 16" or 17".
I appreciate all the input.
I'll have more questions soon. 😁