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

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:09 am
by uta_flyinghigh
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 ?


Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:24 am
by NeonBLK
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

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:24 am
by mahifish
depends on what type of tire you get. Go with the 195/60/14

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:17 am
by Vinny
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?

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:02 pm
by NeonBLK
i think it was just add today

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:37 am
by uta_flyinghigh
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.


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

Vinny no jason must have just added this

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:02 pm
by sps20racer
i run 16s with a 205 50 tire. nice and meaty lol

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:17 pm
by 98moparR/T
tire sizes are
and after that I dont know since thats all I ever owned

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:43 pm
by neonbuddy1995
whats the biggest size tire u can fit on a set of rota slipstreams 15"

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:49 am
by uta_flyinghigh
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.


Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:27 am
by 1998rt
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.

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:44 am
by 98moparR/T
maybe 190/60s on the stock 14 inch wheel

Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 1:08 pm
by INVUJerry
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.