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Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:18 pm 
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Try a pair of new 17s... Ive seen 17x9s at tempe's for 275ea.... go through their website
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Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:08 pm 
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TerroristGHIA wrote:
Thanks for getting back to me on the Mickey Thompsons. I spoke to American Auto's and they can get them for 260 each in 275/40/17. My Q is what rim were you using and will this fit under an EF. The guy from American Auto's said they need a minimum of 17x9 which makes my AU XR8 rims too small as they are only 17x8. Looked at getting a set of territory rims widened, but cant find anyone in sydney who widens 17in rims so am back to square 1
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Ive got the same size on an 8 inch rim. They bulge out a little but seem okay.
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Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:51 am 
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Good time,hope to see it going quicker...well done
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Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:46 pm 
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Once Again...nice work Dan!

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:39 pm 
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with slicks your "allowed" 1 inch either way so if you have an 8 inch wide rim (for argument sake) you can use a 7 inch wide tyre that will have less traction off the line but more stable at higher speeds on the other hand you can use a 9 inch wide tyre that will give better traction off the line but can be "skatey" at higher speeds also with slicks im 99% sure that the width is taken from the tread that actually touches the ground at recommended pressure so make sure that you have enough room inside the guards.... now as i said i am nearly 99% sure but not entirely so if i am wrong i apologise (by the way the shop could just be saying it to cover their hides if something went wrong with a larger/smaller tyre)
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Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:46 pm 
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sorry my mistake the skateyness is associated with the pressure (oops)
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Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:11 pm 
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umm all the tyre talk there is kinda not the case with a radial tyre. which is what he was running,
You may find all that applies to a 'rag' tyre with a soft sidewall.

That is why these m/t radials are so good, has almost the grip of a street ET with the strength of a radial

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:18 pm 
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What are the BFgoodrich drag radials like? Ive read you can use them as everyday street tires on the back, if so Id like a pair
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Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:20 pm 
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I have heard they are very inconsistant.
Think of it like this ultra high grip has to be a soft tyre, so short life.

They are the true facts.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:14 am 
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Yeah makes sense... any sugestions for a very good gripping road tyre? Im running Yokohamas A509 but they just spin on boost
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Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:41 am 
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My SP3000's in 16inch were very good. I got my 1.8 60ft with these, but havent come near that since i went to 17's. How does 2.1 best so far sound. What i will be doing is getting the drag T/A's and fitting them to my Spare rim and another rim. Should solve the traction problems for now.
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Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:46 am 
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Yeah change for the track looks the way to go... but it would be good to find some "freakish gripping" tyre we could use for the street
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Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:08 am 
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What size rubber are you running Chris?

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:03 am 
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skinny 215/60/15
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Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:18 pm 
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CHEF wrote:
skinny 215/60/15


Haha no wonder you have traction issues!

I get wheelspin into 2nd in my NA torana now with the 215's on it :P

Cant wait til its boosted :P
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