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Old 01-28-2012, 03:20 PM   #6
Quit being a pu$$y
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Originally Posted by SGOS252382 View Post
Yes, I had considered getting some of the very expensive 305/35/20 MT but they don't work for daily driving.

If I was going to run MT, I would get a set of 18" wheels just for drag racing and swap wheels when I go to the track. But I'm very lazy and don't want to change wheels before and after going to the track.

Padre was also pulling 1.6x with his 305/45/18 NT555Rs (bolt ons). The 18" tires with the increased sidewall just have more grip vs 20" in the same tires.

I'm most likely going to drop down to 18" Nurburgrings to match my 20" and run the 305/35/18 NT555Rs out back.
I feel pretty confident I can get down in the 1.6x range with that setup. I think that will be about as good as it gets (60' time wise) for a full weight bolt ons L99 A6.
It would most likely take skinnies and 17" wheels to beat 1.6x sec 60' in an bolt ons L99.
But like I said, that's way too much work for me. I'm into driving to the track and then drivng home.
Yeah I had the same idea at first, then I figured I would be driving my car wayyyyyy too much to roll on DR all the time so I bought a second set of 18x11. Then I decided to get every last millisecond out of my car so I got some 18x4 skinnies. I should have known.

You can drive to the track fine on almost any tire. I swap to my track set up the morning of or even the day before and just roll out. I LOL at guys who drive to the track, swap to drag radials and the swap back to regular street tires to drive home. I could understand swapping to slicks at the track but DR, come on. Even on my really soft NT05Rs (and skinnies up front) I would still drive around a few days after the track just running errands cause I was too lazy to swap back.

Hell, on my DD 98 SS i used to have I would do the same thing except I had 28x10 15" MT slicks.
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