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 Post subject: What size wheel to race?
Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:11 am 
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What size wheel would you guys recommend to use for racing?

Not dragging, or short distance racing, but more like long distance racing

Is 19 inch fine?

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:45 am 
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What? Endurance racing??? Are you going to be using your AU? 17's with a good set of Semi-Slicks will more than do the job.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:49 am 
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What? Endurance racing??? Are you going to be using your AU? 17's with a good set of Semi-Slicks will more than do the job.


ahh endurance racing is that what's it called?

cheers so 17s will do the job, i thought i needed 19s

 

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 Post subject: Re: What size wheel to race?
Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:01 am 
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19's are not needed. A decent suspension setup and 17's will more than cope. V8SC Run 17" wheels.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:06 am 
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17's will be what you want as they are used on saloon cars, like the 1 in this link.
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/AU-Falcon-Saloon-Car-(Race-Car)-CAMS-Category-3K_W0QQitemZ300351852246QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090928?IMSfp=TL090928158001r1843
They should be readily available.

 

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 Post subject: Re: What size wheel to race?
Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:23 pm 
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What sort of racing are you planning on doing ?

The link above to the saloon car is actually my car for sale.

Saloon cars do not use standard road rims. We have a deal with CSA and they manufacture rims to take higher load ratings specifically for our cars. The AU/VT cars run 17"x8" and the older EA/VN cars run 16" rims.

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Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:47 pm 
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Neilo77 wrote:
What sort of racing are you planning on doing ?

The link above to the saloon car is actually my car for sale.

Saloon cars do not use standard road rims. We have a deal with CSA and they manufacture rims to take higher load ratings specifically for our cars. The AU/VT cars run 17"x8" and the older EA/VN cars run 16" rims.

Hope this helps.



I think someone above called it Endurance racing.

Basically long distance racing, much like that show "The Greatest Race on Earth"

But the track won't be as dirty, it'll be mainly roads and not dirt tracks.

So 17" it is?

By the way, nice saloon car you got there

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:05 am 
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I think someone above called it Endurance racing.

Basically long distance racing, much like that show "The Greatest Race on Earth"

But the track won't be as dirty, it'll be mainly roads and not dirt tracks.[/quote]

Sounds like a Targa ?
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Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:18 am 
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Is there a specific race that you're planning on entering?

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:41 pm 
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Scaffy wrote:
Is there a specific race that you're planning on entering?


Something similiar to this:

vic-tas-ford-cruise-f10/2nd-official-fordmods-drags-heathcote-28th-october-06-t34182.html?hilit=heathcote%20race

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:49 pm 
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Holy f**k crap you're annoying.
Its drag racing.
Not a race to that location.
Not endurance racing.
Drag racing. On a drag strip. At Heathcote.
DRAG RACING.

f**k.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:32 pm 
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krisisdog wrote:
Holy f**k crap you're annoying.
Its drag racing.
Not a race to that location.
Not endurance racing.
Drag racing. On a drag strip. At Heathcote.
DRAG RACING.

f**k.


I meant what the map shows

Melbourne to Bendigo

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:18 pm 
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So the trip to the drags is a race?

 

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falcon1999 wrote:
krisisdog wrote:
Holy f**k crap you're annoying.
Its drag racing.
Not a race to that location.
Not endurance racing.
Drag racing. On a drag strip. At Heathcote.
DRAG RACING.

f**k.


I meant what the map shows

Melbourne to Bendigo


I still meant what I said, so read what I said again.

I'll make it even easier for you.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:11 pm 
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17" with 235's will do the job. anything bigger will just be a waste of money with no benifit.
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