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Old 12-09-2008, 10:09 AM   #1
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HPF owners: Rims and tires?

now that i have my car running great, and the meth back on, I noticed that i am breaking the tires loose even in 4th now and the ass end is sliding out on me

I have 19 inch M6 reps with brand new pilot sport 1's (stock size)

what are you guys running daily? and what kind of traction do you get with them. I know on a daily driving street tire Im going to have some traction problems down low, but i would like to minimize my spin in 3rd and 4th. Do i need to get some 18's with wider tires or just wider tires for my rims?

thanks in advance for the help
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:26 AM   #2
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I'm running 275 30 19 S03's Not bad but I think an 18" set-up would do much better. 17's would be great for the track. The more tire the more grip so 19's are just for show.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:27 AM   #3
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now that i have my car running great, and the meth back on, I noticed that i am breaking the tires loose even in 4th now and the ass end is sliding out on me

I have 19 inch M6 reps with brand new pilot sport 1's (stock size)

what are you guys running daily? and what kind of traction do you get with them. I know on a daily driving street tire Im going to have some traction problems down low, but i would like to minimize my spin in 3rd and 4th. Do i need to get some 18's with wider tires or just wider tires for my rims?

thanks in advance for the help
My rears are SSRGT3's with 275's 40's. I''m thinking about putting some 295's on with the fenders rolled. Sidewall is important.
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:44 PM   #4
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My rears are SSRGT3's with 275's 40's. I''m thinking about putting some 295's on with the fenders rolled. Sidewall is important.
My friend fred hacked up a set of OEM rear CSL's, widened them another inch, and slapped on a set of 305's in the rear with rolled fenders.

Id love to see your car with that setup
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:20 PM   #5
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My friend fred hacked up a set of OEM rear CSL's, widened them another inch, and slapped on a set of 305's in the rear with rolled fenders.

Id love to see your car with that setup
I'd love to do that too. hehehe.. Do you have a pic of your friends car?
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Old 12-09-2008, 04:17 PM   #6
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I wouldnt run reps with your power at all. Just ditched my reps when I went with sc..
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Old 12-09-2008, 04:22 PM   #7
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I wouldnt run reps with your power at all. Just ditched my reps when I went with sc..
yeah i wouldnt mind running some nice 18's most of the time and putting on the m6 reps for showing or something. i do love the way they look though. now with that said, and i will search in the meantime, what size tires fit without rolling fenders and whatnot, and what rims are good? I really dont know squat about rims and tires other than what looks good to me asthetically....lol

also are there better tires than the pilot sports?

oh and what rims are on your car in your sig pic richvizz?
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:16 PM   #8
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OP do you have a BBK? If so, you may not be able to go back down to 18s.......
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:28 PM   #9
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OP do you have a BBK? If so, you may not be able to go back down to 18s.......
no BBK yet but it was in the works......i thought the brembo kit fit with most 18's?
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:59 PM   #10
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I am not sure, I was told on the stock 18s (what I currently have) there isnt a BBK that will fit. Which concerns me because I have a stage 3 HPF.....Smart people want to chime in please?
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:06 PM   #11
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I am not sure, I was told on the stock 18s (what I currently have) there isnt a BBK that will fit. Which concerns me because I have a stage 3 HPF.....Smart people want to chime in please?
from what i understand from a little searching rac monolites will fit a 285 on the e46m3 without rolling the fenders, they also fit the stoptech BBK, maybe other BBK's too but i know for sure the stoptech.


the only trouble is finding the RAC wheels
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:35 PM   #12
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from what i understand from a little searching rac monolites will fit a 285 on the e46m3 without rolling the fenders, they also fit the stoptech BBK, maybe other BBK's too but i know for sure the stoptech.


the only trouble is finding the RAC wheels
If you can't find the RAC wheels here's a good alternative.. Alloy Technic B9.

19x8.5 et30 18.6 lbs
19x9.5 et20 19.8 lbs

recommended tire size 245/35/19 front and 275/30/19 rear, fits with no rubbing

http://wheelexperts.com/wheels/alloytechnic/line.html
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:36 PM   #13
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I'm pretty sure that there are BBKs that will clear 18" wheels.
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:21 PM   #14
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:44 AM   #15
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I'm running 275 30 19 S03's Not bad but I think an 18" set-up would do much better. 17's would be great for the track. The more tire the more grip so 19's are just for show.
Please explain this; why are 18's better on the track than 19's. Is it because you can run lower pressure due to more sidewall, hence more contact with the pavment? Thanks!
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:16 PM   #16
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more widewall = absorbs more of the shocks from initial launch / gear changes


you guys can friggin fit .. 345's on your cars with little rubberband tires and STILL spin them really bad .


the best compound i've found to work while maintaining low profile are toyo R888's im pretty satisfied with mine. 275/35R18's they hook no where as good as my drag radials on my 16's or 17's ( big big big tire) but for a all around tire. they do rather well
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more widewall = absorbs more of the shocks from initial launch / gear changes


you guys can friggin fit .. 345's on your cars with little rubberband tires and STILL spin them really bad .


the best compound i've found to work while maintaining low profile are toyo R888's im pretty satisfied with mine. 275/35R18's they hook no where as good as my drag radials on my 16's or 17's ( big big big tire) but for a all around tire. they do rather well

What kind of HP numbers with those R888s hooking? Just curious for future reference.
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Please explain this; why are 18's better on the track than 19's. Is it because you can run lower pressure due to more sidewall, hence more contact with the pavement? Thanks!
This is more for drag racing. You can't expect a 30 series tire to grip as much as a 40-45. There is more tire that can wrinkle and absorb then the paper thin 30. So:

18's are good for the road coarse while a 17" for the M3 is as good as it gets for drag. 16" won't fit over the stock rear brakes. Thats why I'm stuck running 19" tires all the time, 15" 6 piston rears FTL @ the strip
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What kind of HP numbers with those R888s hooking? Just curious for future reference.
734 WHP on a supra


i cant say they flat out " HOOK" but grip far better than i had imagined with this type of power
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My friend fred hacked up a set of OEM rear CSL's, widened them another inch, and slapped on a set of 305's in the rear with rolled fenders.

Id love to see your car with that setup
How much does it cost (cut inner wheel well, roll fenders, etc.) to get a setup like that done to fit 305s? When I get the HPF Kit I want to be able to fit atleast 295s with 19" Rims on (coilvers or shock/spring combo).

Thank you
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