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Old 06-26-2012, 07:01 PM   #51
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Sorry, not yet. With my new baby boy I haven't had much time to spend with Ginger.




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I like the wheels, but both of those cars have way too much tire for me. I like to keep the sidewall short for better handling.

My tires right now are a little taller than I would like at 27" (285/40 18), but they should look good once I get her lowered again.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:35 AM   #52
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Understood, take care of the family first as always. Congrats!!!
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:33 AM   #53
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Sorry, not yet. With my new baby boy I haven't had much time to spend with Ginger.







I like the wheels, but both of those cars have way too much tire for me. I like to keep the sidewall short for better handling.

My tires right now are a little taller than I would like at 27" (285/40 18), but they should look good once I get her lowered again.


Yeah, you like a smaller tire. That does complicate things. A smaller tire with an 18" wheel increases the amount of wheel gap (thus the need for a pretty significant drop).

I need the sidewall for traction. With my 3200 stall and very aggressive 1st gear (A6) I'm having all kinds of issues hooking up on the street. Thats with 305/35/20 NT555R drag radials.
That's why I'll be switching to 305/45/18 NT555Rs. That's what my friends are running on the street in their 500+ rwhp 5th gens. The extra sidewall flex (along with the ability for the tire to sit more flat on the road) improves off the line traction.

Running that setup with also allow me run to run down to the local track whenever I feel like racing.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:34 AM   #54
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Glad to see this thread. I have been putting off buying wheels and tires because I haven't been able to make up my mind on which size wheels to get.

This has given me valid points to factor in.
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:00 PM   #55
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i didn't know a short sidewall meant better handling. somebody better tell these ding dongs something!!!

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Old 07-11-2012, 05:24 PM   #56
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Congrats, big baby there!

Nittos won't hook as good at M/T's, Nittos have a higher treadwear rating and they last a lot longer for a reason.
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:34 PM   #57
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Congrats, big baby there!

Nittos won't hook as good at M/T's, Nittos have a higher treadwear rating and they last a lot longer for a reason.
there are people that would argue your brains out on that point but I agree with you 100%.
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Yep, not worth debating we go 1.22-1.25 on the outlaw drag radial car I think we have a feel for how good DR's can work.

I had to look up again what the stock tire height is for these cars... 28.7 inches right? 2 inches shorter than that is getting short. But I do agree with the 18's think now, I had a TBSS on 20's and the rims and tires were super hella heavy.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:07 PM   #59
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Yep, not worth debating we go 1.22-1.25 on the outlaw drag radial car I think we have a feel for how good DR's can work.

I had to look up again what the stock tire height is for these cars... 28.7 inches right? 2 inches shorter than that is getting short. But I do agree with the 18's think now, I had a TBSS on 20's and the rims and tires were super hella heavy.
yep, they are pretty tall for a stock setup.... you can do a 17 with a 28 inch tire though for track duty..... then you have potential clearance issues. pay to play.
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Yeah for now I'm pretty flexible, not going to run out and buy some 17x10's for my near term goal of 11.99, but for 2nd goal of 10.99 I will be much more focused on every little trick.
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Yeah for now I'm pretty flexible, not going to run out and buy some 17x10's for my near term goal of 11.99, but for 2nd goal of 10.99 I will be much more focused on every little trick.
10-4. i am keeping mine stock.
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i didn't know a short sidewall meant better handling. somebody better tell these ding dongs something!!!

Tire size here isn't "chosen" by the engineers. Every aspect is dictated by the F1 technical regulations. Be interesting to see what they would come up with in F1 if they weren't restricted to what is essentially a spec wheel & tire. I know it's been said that without regulation F1 teams could build cars that could not be driven at the limit by a human being with G forces well beyond any current jet fighter causing redouts, blackouts & actual phisical damage to organs.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:21 PM   #63
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Tire size here isn't "chosen" by the engineers. Every aspect is dictated by the F1 technical regulations. Be interesting to see what they would come up with in F1 if they weren't restricted to what is essentially a spec wheel & tire. I know it's been said that without regulation F1 teams could build cars that could not be driven at the limit by a human being with G forces well beyond any current jet fighter causing redouts, blackouts & actual phisical damage to organs.

Nascar tire compared to an averege street car tire. I believe NASCAR tires are 300/54 R15
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The small wheel/tall tire is used because you can control the tire with air pressure. A giant wheel is dead weight.
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