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Old 10-19-2012, 11:30 PM   #1
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Racing question on tires

Im gonna be racing this kid tomorrow and I'm wandering if it'd be better to keep my stock wheels 245-45-17 on or switch to my 285-30-18 wheels. It'll be from a dig and 30-35mph roll. On highway(closed down road)
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What types of tires are on each?
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:51 PM   #3
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Sumis on the 245s and nankangs and the 285 both are performance tires. 245 45s are taller would that be better than the 285 30s?
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If both tires are performance tires then your best bet would be going with your stock wheels, your aftermarket 18s are going to be heavier than your stocks.
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Sumitomos will spin forever.. Your going to spin no matter what.. 285 is better than 245 height doesnt matter..

Who ever is a better driver will get better grip
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Sumitomos will spin forever.. Your going to spin no matter what.. 285 is better than 245 height doesnt matter..

Who ever is a better driver will get better grip
This is true^ A lot of racing matters on the driver.
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:45 AM   #7
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On these roads I don't know how ill grip from a dig
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On these roads I don't know how ill grip from a dig
Practice is the only real way to find out... Just don't dump the clutch during the race, your tires will spin like crazy if you do.
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That's just what I'll do I guess.
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