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Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:42 am 
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i have problems with no traction on take-off all the way to 80+ kays to second Gear, its got new tyres on the car with 215 60 R15, i have lowered the tyre pressure to 18psi and still the same but a better 0-100k time with a few hundres of a second quicker. what type of tyres do i need go get good traction as im trying to complete car off for calder.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:59 am 
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Mickey Thomspon ET street radials work good once they are warm.

What kind of tyres are you using?
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Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:03 pm 
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Dansedgli wrote:
Mickey Thomspon ET street radials work good once they are warm.

What kind of tyres are you using?



nankang 215 60 R15, how much is Mickey Thomspon ET street radials and were can i find it?

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:30 pm 
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jeez.. not surprised you have traction issues with 215/50/15.... on a NA falcon they are marginal for grip let alone a turbo'd falcon.. :lol: micky thompsons are graet when heated up for the quater mile... not sure how thay would hold up around a track though..

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:53 pm 
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HiBoost wrote:
Dansedgli wrote:
Mickey Thomspon ET street radials work good once they are warm.

What kind of tyres are you using?



nankang 215 60 R15, how much is Mickey Thomspon ET street radials and were can i find it?


They are usually around $300 each from VPW ( http://www.vpw.com.au/product.asp?CatID ... odID=45311 )

If you like Ive got a new set that I wont be using for a while as I need a new turbo and ECU first. They have only been fitted to the car while it sat in the garage. They are 235/60R15 and fit on a stock falcon rim. $500.


I ran the 275/17 version on my AU when I had it and was launching on 8psi with no traction problems at all running 1.6 60' times.
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Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:10 pm 
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Yeah 215s are not gonna grip... even my 275/30s spin too easy
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Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:33 pm 
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245 /45 X 17 Nexen's work ok and cheap....

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:35 pm 
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Just remember the trade off with too much traction, you end up breaking expensive parts.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:40 pm 
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True but it gives you the s**t not being able to keep the foot flat to the floor in 1st and 2nd... and 3rd for those with plenty of beans
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