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Weight vs. Diameter

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by jimboburgess, May 12, 2007.

  1. jimboburgess

    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    should i get a 205/60-14 tires that weighs 19lbs a piece w/ a 6.7 inch tread width

    or get a 195/60-14 tire with 16lbs 6.1 inch tread .2 inches smaller diameter

    i will mostly be drag racing
    the question grip or less unsprung weight?
     
  2. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Get the lighter/smaller tires imho. Less rolling mass, and a smaller diameter will give you a different gearing effect. I'll be like having more torque throughout the run.
     
  3. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    gearing doesnt matter if he sacrafices the launch, which is everything in drag. i say go for the 205's. how much power does the car have?
     
  4. jimboburgess

    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    not sure on power.
    b18b1 t3 .60/.63 nissan turbo 11.2psi
    fmic, tubular manifold i am betting better than 200whp but i don't know.
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Definitely go for the wider wheel, you should have plenty of power.
     
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