Which tire for track?

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Which tire for track?

Post by 99dohcneon » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:43 pm

I have 65-175-14s or 40-205-17s Which would be better?
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Post by Armstrong57 » Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:58 pm

Should have better times with the 14's. If you could get a 14" or 15" rim that can handle a wider tire, like 205 width, then you'd be laughin'. I ran on 17's and basically got laughed at for missing out on better speed/times.
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Post by lil_man_maas » Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:08 pm

Your 17's will probably have alot of wheel hop and the 14's will nearly eliminate that but the 17's have wider tires on them which equals more traction but more wheel hop which equals less traction so if it were me I would go with the 14's.
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Post by 99dohcneon » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:00 pm

lil_man_maas wrote:Your 17's will probably have alot of wheel hop and the 14's will nearly eliminate that but the 17's have wider tires on them which equals more traction but more wheel hop which equals less traction so if it were me I would go with the 14's.
Yep lots of wheelhop. Maybe Ill use the wheels of my wifes explorer :lol: I wish I had 205 14s. Im scared to run the 14s since they are 175s
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Post by chipdogg » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:39 pm

Damn only 175's on the 14's? What rims are those? I run 205's on my R/T rims and get hella good launches.
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'96 black coupe- #4
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'95 Astro Van
'11 Chevy Express
'02 atx - #48
'98 Intense Blue R/T - #49
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'99 Intense Blue R/T - #51

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Post by 99dohcneon » Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:02 pm

chipdogg wrote:Damn only 175's on the 14's? What rims are those? I run 205's on my R/T rims and get hella good launches.
stockers. I had 1 185 and 3 175s just replaced the with 185s. Back then I didnt know anything about cars. My dad replaced my tires for me when I went to visit him.

Where did you get 205s at? and how much?
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Post by chipdogg » Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:21 pm

They came with the car, Falken Ziex's. I only got two left, the left two blew out when I hit a huge pothole one day, so I got some el cheapo Goodyear's put on cuz I didn't get much of a choice. The Ziex's are on front, one is backwards (directional tires) cuz I didn't wanna pay $30 for them to flip it over. That's how I ran last time, don't know what my tire pressure was, haven't bothered to check it all year. Just roll in off the street and run 14's all day long. :)
'97 black ACR coupe- #3 - Scrappy
'96 black coupe- #4
'97 magenta coupe- #10 - 13.379 @ 101.07 mph
'04 SXT mtx - #45 - GF's DD
'96 ACR
'95 Astro Van
'11 Chevy Express
'02 atx - #48
'98 Intense Blue R/T - #49
'04 SRT-4 - #50
'99 Intense Blue R/T - #51

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Post by 99dohcneon » Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:40 pm

chipdogg wrote:They came with the car, Falken Ziex's. I only got two left, the left two blew out when I hit a huge pothole one day, so I got some el cheapo Goodyear's put on cuz I didn't get much of a choice. The Ziex's are on front, one is backwards (directional tires) cuz I didn't wanna pay $30 for them to flip it over. That's how I ran last time, don't know what my tire pressure was, haven't bothered to check it all year. Just roll in off the street and run 14's all day long. :)
How much did the 205s cost?
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99 neon with 2.4 swap w/ 2.0 cams, afx race ecu, 60mm jeep tb, cai, header, polished intake, straight pipe with no muffler, poly. inserts, pt clutch, B&M sts w/booger bushing and skunk2 springs. 14.3 (gtech) 2.5 60 foot :O

'98 neon rt srt swap w/20g turbo ran on MS 18psi Project log
http://www.cardomain.com/id/the_game_rock

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Post by 6(sic)6 » Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:41 pm

Friday nights,

Stock stealies 14" wrapped in BF dragradials 205-50-r14


Test and tunes,
13" alum keizers 26"x8"r13 slicks.....



I got the BF's on tirerack. they werent too exspensive, theyr good street legal slicks for when you have to be street legal at the track.
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Post by chipdogg » Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:38 pm

99dohcneon wrote:
chipdogg wrote:They came with the car, Falken Ziex's. I only got two left, the left two blew out when I hit a huge pothole one day, so I got some el cheapo Goodyear's put on cuz I didn't get much of a choice. The Ziex's are on front, one is backwards (directional tires) cuz I didn't wanna pay $30 for them to flip it over. That's how I ran last time, don't know what my tire pressure was, haven't bothered to check it all year. Just roll in off the street and run 14's all day long. :)
How much did the 205s cost?
I dunno, they came with the car. So to me they were free. I wanted some 205's when mine blew out but Goodyear didn't have shit for 14" tires.
'97 black ACR coupe- #3 - Scrappy
'96 black coupe- #4
'97 magenta coupe- #10 - 13.379 @ 101.07 mph
'04 SXT mtx - #45 - GF's DD
'96 ACR
'95 Astro Van
'11 Chevy Express
'02 atx - #48
'98 Intense Blue R/T - #49
'04 SRT-4 - #50
'99 Intense Blue R/T - #51

52 and counting, when will it stop?

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Post by racyneon » Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:21 pm

I ran on 17's and basically got laughed at for missing out on better speed/times.
Hey me too
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Post by Lackof » Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:50 pm

6(sic)6 wrote:Friday nights,

Stock stealies 14" wrapped in BF dragradials 205-50-r14


Test and tunes,
13" alum keizers 26"x8"r13 slicks.....



I got the BF's on tirerack. they werent too exspensive, theyr good street legal slicks for when you have to be street legal at the track.
what axles are you running?

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Post by 6(sic)6 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:08 pm

^ Stock for now. I havent had a chance to use the slicks yet so I havent been concerned about snapping one yet.
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Post by sohcneon13x » Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:13 pm

My best times came using 195/60-14 cheap worn down Hercules brand tires. They where also on my 14" ASA aluninum wheels. Thety weigh about 12lbs. Ran 15.7-15.8 all day long on a pretty much stock SOHC. With better tires maybe I coulda hit 15.4-15.5.
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Post by TomZ » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:44 pm

205/50/14 BFG Drag Radials are a 22" tire. They fit perfectly on a 6" rim, (R/T) mag). I just picked up a set (2) at Costco, $271 , mounted, balanced and tax, out the door (no nitrogen).

22" M & H slicks need an 8" rim, you can get them at Diamond Racing in MI for about $90 each before shipping.
The slicks are around $150 IIRC. You need tubes for the slicks also, about $35 each IIRC. All told close to $600 for slicks and rims.
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