Originally Posted by 1slosix
i'm gonna disagree here a larger rim equals more rotational mass ergo harder to break loose. however a good short stiff sidewall would do wonders...which is part of that whole hipari style that is used in drifting. some light weight 17's would be perfect for him in fact one of my favorite stock drift v6 mustangs on youtube runs starfish wheels. I use to run them as well due to being light weight
i will agree that using a 10.5" rear is overkill on his car (part of why i just stay with an 8")
The added rotational mass cancels out in sidewall flex. The 20 inch rimmed 04 gt (so bad...) I test drove lit up the tires way easier than my mach 1 on the same width tire. It was mostly stock power wise. But w/e. If he wants to drift I would recommend a set of spare donuts.
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I'd never stretch a tire like that. Doesn't make sense to me. Build the suspension and get the alignment right and run a tire designed for the rim you're using. You will always have more overall control that way. I assume you have solved your lsd and power needs?