The "secret weapons" arrived today Bridgestone S02's- these are not the discontinued S02PP's, but rather the rear oem fitment for the Honda S2000 225/50/16's- completely different compound (lower tread wear for one-and extra sticky).
These things are wide! The Honda guys say much closer to 245 than 225- after seeing them in person I'd have to agree. Fender rolling time. The sidewalls feel very stiff (close to R compound Victoracer stiff ), they are not light- I weighed one at 25.7 lbs- considering the width and stiffness I'll take it.
My rims I asume are now on the long, long boat ride, hopefully getting close. Ofcourse winter has to come to end too