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Old 08-14-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
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Getting 400hp to the ground??

What 18" tires would you recommend?


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Old 08-14-2013, 03:30 PM   #2
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What wheels are you using? Offset and width!
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:41 PM   #3
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18" OZ Racing Ultraleggera wheels. Rears are 10" wide. It's 7" from the inside of the wheel to the mounting point.


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400? How'd you achieve this, if you don't mind me asking.


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Old 08-14-2013, 04:22 PM   #5
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400? How'd you achieve this, if you don't mind me asking.


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At the moment, I haven't. A little over 300hp at the moment with my AA stage 1 kit. I'm doing an engine build with oversized pistons, cams, meth injection, stage 3 cylinder head and AA stage 2 upgrade.


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Old 08-14-2013, 04:32 PM   #6
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mickey thompson drag radials, 245/40r 18's should do the trick but your rims might be a little wide for that. There's also the same tires in 265/40R 18's but that might be to tall?
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What are your wheel specs? 18x10 ET?
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:38 PM   #8
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What are your wheel specs? 18x7 ET? 18x10 ET?
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What offset though? That's going to determine what size is going to work best for you and what tire to go with.
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:09 PM   #10
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What offset though? That's going to determine what size is going to work best for you and what tire to go with.
Well, they're 10" wide and its 7" from back of wheel to hub mounting point so that would mean my offset is positive 2"??


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Well, if it's 7" on the dot, it's about ET38. 18x10 ET38 is kind of aggressive for your car, and you probably shouldn't run anything wider than a 255 tire. That being said, a good tire for the street that allows you to put power to the ground would be the Michelin Pilot Super Sport. It's pretty much the best summer street tire.
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:19 PM   #12
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Well, if it's 7" on the dot, it's about ET38. 18x10 ET38 is kind of aggressive for your car, and you probably shouldn't run anything wider than a 255 tire. That being said, a good tire for the street that allows you to put power to the ground would be the Michelin Pilot Super Sport. It's pretty much the best summer street tire.
Lol that's exactly what I have now. What about a drag radial? First gear is pretty much useless as it is now. Stage 2.5 won't help.


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Oh wow! You could try a tire like the Bridgestone RE-11, Hankook RS3, or Yokohama Advan AD08. Otherwise a drag radial would be best for dry grip, however I don't believe you're legally allowed to drive on public roads with them.
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They make DOT approved drag radials. Just not sure how they'll fit my car.


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Not yet. It'll be a few months before I'm ready to tackle the project. I'm out of town working.


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