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Old 19th July 2008, 20:06   #31
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So what is the going price for used Miata and RX-7 in India? I brought RX-7 in picture because I'm in love with that ever since I saw it in NFS Under Ground 2? One of the best tuner cars and best handlers of all time, source the same Wikipedia list mentioned above.
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Old 28th January 2021, 09:42   #32
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I picked up a 2007 70k driven RX8 at Tokyo

I will try to get the Ownership review soon, probably after 10k kms.

This will be my daily driver for now and weekend trips for Snowboarding.

Need advice on the tyres for heavy snow, my driving conditions are, daily 40kms in Tokyo (no snow but temperatures vary from 0 to 10C, weekends in heavy snow area, i.e 500kms of snow roads.

My options are

1) Buy winter tyres along with new wheels, keep the summer tyres for post winter, so total of 2 sets of wheels and tyres for easy swap.

2) Buy tyre chains and use them adhoc, only 1 set of summer tyres (cheaper option)

3) only 1 set of winter tyres, no need of wheels.

Summer duration here seems to be very less and sometimes heavy rainfall, so would it makes sense for 3rd option.


Note : changing tyres labor cost is approx 20k yen + alignment and balancing 10k yen (~25k INR)

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Option 2 is ruled out as chains aren't the most ideal for driving long distances on snow.

At least in the US(rural parts where people use winter tires) and Canada, people have 2 sets of tires and rims. Winter tires have a softer compound and generally wear out faster at higher temperatures - they are made for driving up to single-digit positive temperatures (in degree Celsius.)

So, I'd suggest getting additional rims and winter tires.
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So, I'd suggest getting additional rims and winter tires.
Thank you, will opt for stock size winter tyres - 225-55-R16
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