1st thread...14 or 15-inch wheel/tire combo ?

Thinking of buying some new wheels for you car and have a question if they'll fit correctly or not? Want to get some opinions on some new tires? Ask them here.
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1st thread...14 or 15-inch wheel/tire combo ?

Post by uta_flyinghigh » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:09 am

1st thread, yay !

So my car is a DD that sees drag racing 5 times a year with the odd street race in between. I currently am running 185/65/14 and am thinking of switching to 195/60/15. Would I be heavier and would I launch better ?

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Post by NeonBLK » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:24 am

if you running 14's than get 195/60/14 ftw!

for 15's It depends on the wheels, if the wheels are lightweight than you'll be fine. I have no idea which would launch better
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Post by mahifish » Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:24 am

depends on what type of tire you get. Go with the 195/60/14
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Post by Vinny » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:17 am

My vote is 15" just for the improved handling on a daily driver.

15"s *may* slow you down slightly drag racing if you don't get a 15" wheel lighter than your 14", but it it depends on your tire choice and stuff too.

I didn't even know we had a wheels/tires forum lol. Has it always been here?
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Post by NeonBLK » Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:02 pm

i think it was just add today
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Post by uta_flyinghigh » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:37 am

Indeed, I saw it after the site went back up. Thx for the input, 195/60/14 are unavailable here so I'll see what cheap 15'' rims can be found.

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Post by 98moparR/T » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:49 am

yea 15s ftw...just get a good 195/55/15 I believe and it will out handle your 14s it was like night and day with me

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Post by sps20racer » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:02 pm

i run 16s with a 205 50 tire. nice and meaty lol

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Post by 98moparR/T » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:17 pm

tire sizes are
185/65/14
195/55/15
205/45/16
205/40/17?????
and after that I dont know since thats all I ever owned
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Post by neonbuddy1995 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:43 pm

whats the biggest size tire u can fit on a set of rota slipstreams 15"
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Post by uta_flyinghigh » Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:49 am

The 14's worked very nicely after all, lowered the fronts to 1.9 bar and raised the rears to 4.1 bar (!). Launched at 2500 and got very few wheelspin.

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Post by 1998rt » Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:27 am

i have stock 14's on my car what low pro tire size would you recommend? i wan low pros that are maybe a little wider then stock if possible on the stock rim.

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Post by 98moparR/T » Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:44 am

maybe 190/60s on the stock 14 inch wheel
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Post by INVUJerry » Sat May 03, 2008 1:08 pm

I'm running 195/60/14 on my 98 right now. I think 205/55/14 and 205/50/14 would fit on it too, but they are a bit shorter than stock. Not to mention they are very hard to find sizes.
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