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Old 07-28-2012, 03:33 PM   #26
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Smaller tires will improve gearing and help.
But guys like Padre do great with 28" drag radials. He consistantly pulled 1.6x sec 60' times (bolt ons) and 1.60 (cam only) and 1.53 (forced induction).

I was pulling 1.73 sec 60' with 28" drag radials my last trip to the track. My biggest issue was getting 20" NT555Rs to hook (too much spin).

I expect to pull 1.6x sec 60' with 305/45/18 drag radials as soon as I get them.
You guys are autos and have a 4.03 first gear, even with your 3.27 rear gear us M6 guys would have to run a 22" rear tire (tire, not wheel) just to match your gearing with a 28" tire.

That's not taking into account the awesome torque multiplication of a stall converter. Auto cars are a whole different world, I guess I should have mentioned I was talking about M6 cars.

Autos are stupid easy to get out of the hole but stick cars are much more fun. My last car was a 98 SS M6, swapped to an A3, then back to an M6. It was my daily driver with only bolt ons, I got it to consistently 60 foot in the 1.4s with the M6 and there is no other feeling like driving an stick car out of the hole.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:49 PM   #27
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You guys are autos and have a 4.03 first gear, even with your 3.27 rear gear us M6 guys would have to run a 22" rear tire (tire, not wheel) just to match your gearing with a 28" tire.

That's not taking into account the awesome torque multiplication of a stall converter. Auto cars are a whole different world, I guess I should have mentioned I was talking about M6 cars.

Autos are stupid easy to get out of the hole but stick cars are much more fun. My last car was a 98 SS M6, swapped to an A3, then back to an M6. It was my daily driver with only bolt ons, I got it to consistently 60 foot in the 1.4s with the M6 and there is no other feeling like driving an stick car out of the hole.
1.4 sec 60' with a stick.
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:47 AM   #28
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if u sold all ur rims u could by a zl1 lol
Why would I downgrade to a ZL1?
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:42 AM   #29
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Looks Awesome SUX!!! Congratulations!!! You're making me regret my decision to get rid of mine now!!!
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:37 AM   #30
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You are a brave daredevil of a man to be rolling those skinny bias ply tires on the front of an SUV.

Wheels look good, though!
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:00 AM   #31
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You are a brave daredevil of a man to be rolling those skinny bias ply tires on the front of an SUV.

Wheels look good, though!
Actually, SUX is running the 26" tall "radial" skinnies (185/55R17). But I did previously have the 28" tall bias-ply skinnies on my car, and had no problems. No, I didn't take any sharp corners at 50 mph, but as long as I slowed down for corners, it was fine!!!
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:58 PM   #32
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You are a brave daredevil of a man to be rolling those skinny bias ply tires on the front of an SUV.

Wheels look good, though!

On the SUV part. Like blazzin1 said these are the radials. I do wish they made some a little taller. I thought about going with the taller bias ply, but like you said this thing is a tank and I want to drive these around a bit.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:32 PM   #33
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:59 PM   #34
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:54 PM   #35
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Looks awesome as always but what did u do about your break floaters?
Dont they rub?
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:56 PM   #36
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What are you running now? I just ran a 12.9 last weekend, stock tires, M 6, it took me about 4 goes to break into 12s, but I did it. Traction control off, launch at 2400 rpm, spinning in the groove and it finally grabbed, then it took off! Pulled a little double clutch maneuver! Down side, I need a new set of rear tires, good side I broke into 12s!
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:49 PM   #37
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Looks awesome as always but what did u do about your break floaters?
Dont they rub?
Those were cut off my pads when I first got my 18s about a year ago. Now I have Hawk ceramic pads.
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What are you running now? I just ran a 12.9 last weekend, stock tires, M 6, it took me about 4 goes to break into 12s, but I did it. Traction control off, launch at 2400 rpm, spinning in the groove and it finally grabbed, then it took off! Pulled a little double clutch maneuver! Down side, I need a new set of rear tires, good side I broke into 12s!
Haven't been back to the track since my 12.35 @ 112.9. It's been 106* here for a couple weeks, so I won't be going to the track anytime soon.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:12 PM   #38
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Do you have the weights of stock fronts vs the skinnies? I'm thinking a difference of 30 lbs per wheel/tire combo.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:32 AM   #39
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Do you have the weights of stock fronts vs the skinnies? I'm thinking a difference of 30 lbs per wheel/tire combo.
Two stock fronts are 124.6 lbs.
My two 18" CTS skinnies with tires were 66.6 lbs (29 lb savings per wheel)
My two 17" Welds with tires are 68 lbs (28.3 lb savings per wheel)
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:24 AM   #40
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:16 AM   #42
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:36 PM   #43
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Very sick looking !! Are they pretty pricey like bogarts?
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Thats just a BMR drop?
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:57 AM   #45
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Very sick looking !! Are they pretty pricey like bogarts?
They are a little cheaper, but I got them for a steal!
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Yup.

Here is a more recent pic, i sold the 26" fronts and went with 28" bias ply tires.

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Old 01-29-2013, 08:06 AM   #46
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What all did you have to do to get the 17s to fit? Or a link to where you went over the install on here...
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Sweet! I like the way that sits
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:06 PM   #48
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What all did you have to do to get the 17s to fit? Or a link to where you went over the install on here...
That is one of the few things I didn't make a thread about, LOL. All you have to do is get rid of the roller skate brakes and grind the rear lower control arms if you are lowered.
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