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Old 01-12-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
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I’m looking at your drag and competition tires and 18 x 10.

Currently I have 19x9 on the front and 19x10 on the rear. The only wheels I think will look good are the 18x10 on the rear with a set of your drag and competition tires. What tire would you recommend with the 18x10 that would compliment my front 19x9 (keeping the same height)? I don’t want the car to be higher in the front, because they wheels/tire combo in the rear or smaller.
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AM,

I’m looking at your drag and competition tires and 18 x 10.

Currently I have 19x9 on the front and 19x10 on the rear. The only wheels I think will look good are the 18x10 on the rear with a set of your drag and competition tires. What tire would you recommend with the 18x10 that would compliment my front 19x9 (keeping the same height)? I don’t want the car to be higher in the front, because they wheels/tire combo in the rear or smaller.
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What size tires are you running in the front on the 19x9 wheels? Figuring out the current front tire height is the first step to take. Often, these wheels won't be any taller than 18x9 or 18x10 wheels because the tires side wall is much shorter. So, you may be fine with some 305/35/18 MT ET Street Radial II's. These tires are roughly 26.4" tall, so they're on the short side.

If you're going to run a different set of wheels/tires just for the track, I would stray away from 18's in the rear. You'll get a lot more grip and sidewall from a 17x10 rim with a 295/45/17 MT ET Street Radial II's. They're a 28" tall and have a LOT more sidewall than any 19" or 18" wheel. Plus, I highly doubt your current front wheels are taller than 28"...

Hope this helps, let me know if you have more questions!

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Shane,

Thank you for the response. Currently I'm running Pirelli P 245/45 R19 up front.

Yes they will only be for the track. Will I have enough clearance with a drop of 1 inch in the rear. I have the FRHP installed.

Let me know which route you think is best without losing height from what I have now in the rear (P 275/40 R19 on 19 x 10).

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Shane,

Thank you for the response. Currently I'm running Pirelli P 245/45 R19 up front.

Yes they will only be for the track. Will I have enough clearance with a drop of 1 inch in the rear. I have the FRHP installed.

Let me know which route you think is best without losing height from what I have now in the rear (P 275/40 R19 on 19 x 10).

Thank
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Alan,

Since these are track only wheels, I would definitely run a 17" wheel. You'll get a LOT more traction from the extra sidewall with a 17" than an 18 or 19. Again, I would do the 295/45/17 MT's that I linked you to in my first post, they're going to be taller than your front wheels. Plus they fit onto wheels from 9.5-11" wide, so you have a larger selection to choose from. Also, the 1" drop shouldn't change anything, either.

Check out our Race Star drag wheels for a light weight track wheel. They'll be perfect for this setup!

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