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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMaxAtom View Post
    You mean Yucko tires. If you want maximum bite off the line,use a better suited tire.
    Quote Originally Posted by RSPTY View Post
    I mean Yokohama A048
    Looks like that joke might nave been lost in translation. What Max meant was Yokohama A048 are yuck (awful) tires and better tires would improve launch.

    I think as your car is a new Honda powered Atom 3 that second gear is the preferred start. I believe the light weight of the Atom and shortness of first gear makes it a waste of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtomJohnny View Post
    Looks like that joke might nave been lost in translation. What Max meant was Yokohama A048 are yuck (awful) tires and better tires would improve launch.

    I think as your car is a new Honda powered Atom 3 that second gear is the preferred start. I believe the light weight of the Atom and shortness of first gear makes it a waste of time.

    My apologies Max.
    so wich tire is good i thought the stock tires were good ?
    TOYO 888 ?
    KUMHO ECSTAV710?

    its for street use most of the time.
    thanks guys.

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    Street use with rain,you will have to use an R compound with grooves..the Toyo 888 or the Nitto Nt-01 are good choices. That's ok about the joke..my Atom on Yuckos was almost useless for any spirited driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMaxAtom View Post
    Street use with rain,you will have to use an R compound with grooves..the Toyo 888 or the Nitto Nt-01 are good choices. That's ok about the joke..my Atom on Yuckos was almost useless for any spirited driving.
    Thanks Max
    Does the Nitto nt -01 245 50 r16 will fit the stock rear 16 wheels an fenders ?
    Thanks

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    Should fit the wheel..but I don't run fenders,so can't help you there..
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    Quote Originally Posted by RSPTY View Post
    Thanks Max
    Does the Nitto nt -01 245 50 r16 will fit the stock rear 16 wheels an fenders ?
    Thanks
    I fit a 245/40/17 Toyo R888 under the fenders though I had to modify the bracket to move them up a little. The diameter was
    24.7in (627 mm)

    That Nitto is
    25.47 in diameter (646mm) so it wont fit without some heavy modification to the fender support.

    I dont think you would be happy with the Nitto's either. They are too hard of a tire for the Atom.

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    The 888 and the NT-01 both have a tread wear rating of 100..and many of the guys that run both (on light Miatas) say they are equals.
    Funny thing about tread wear numbers..you can't always go by just that alone. For example..the 048 has a wear rating of 60,and should outperform the 888,but on track,that is not the case!
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