1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

What size wheels should i use?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by B18Civic95, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. B18Civic95

    B18Civic95 Member

    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2004
    I have a 1995 civic ex with full interior. Running on stock 14in blackies wrapped in azenis rubber(195-55). I know there a little bit 2 small. What size should i go for 2 get out of the hole quicker.


    RT .929
    60ft 2.316
    330ft 6.179
    1/8 9.330
    MPH 77.99
    1/4 14.298
    MPH 99.24

    Mods. B18c1, port n polish head stock ecu, CTR cams, ITR pistons, ACT clutc, AEM cai, 2 1/2 in Exhaust pipe,
     
  2. asmallsol

    asmallsol Super Moderator

    Messages:
    8,074
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Houghton/Livonia Michigan
    want quicker time? buy some light 13's or 14's.

    When you go bigger, you increase your rotaional Inertia.

    Rotational Inertia (I) is in a way like mass. It is location of mass realitive to the axis of rotation. For a uniform disc (wheel) your I = .5mr^2. When you increase your radius, your I increase. When you increase the mass, it increases.

    I is much like mass. The more mass an object has, the harder it is to pick up (apply more force) With "I", when a system has a higher rotaional interia, you must apply more trq to get it spinning.


    also, your tires are holding you back. Azenies are GREAT tires for autocross, however, the sidewalls are WAY to stiff for drag racing.
     
  3. Smonkeyboy

    Smonkeyboy Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,775
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Location:
    Spokane, WA
    i agree, i would recommend getting some rotas, sure they are a little played out, but they are light. i would also recommend investing in some BFG-Drag Radials or Toyo RA-1s. they are both EXTREMELY sticky, and if you autocrass as well, the RA-1s are the best DOT compliant tire you can get. however they are R-compound so they are pricey and i wouldnt recommend driving them everywhere, just to the track.
     
  4. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    54
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
    bogart 13x8
    M&H 22x8x13

    i bet you hit 1.9 60 foot's all day and rake in a mid 13 :)
     
  5. sohcslammer

    sohcslammer Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,193
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2003
    Location:
    Bay Area
    I bet he hits a low 13 high 12.

    you should switch your cams to the crower 404s or the CTRs or the skunk2 stage 2s.... I am not a huge fan of the ITR cams anymore and you have a pretty high c/r. You would notice a large jump in power.
     
  6. cycloneb18c3

    cycloneb18c3 Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,056
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2003
    Location:
    New Jersey
    buy 13 inch rims. buy set of slicks. you'll easially be in 13's with that.
     
  7. B18Civic95

    B18Civic95 Member

    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2004
    Thanks a million guys. Very helpfull info. Do you know if there's any aftermarket company that sells 14'in lightweight rims. Not ready for some slicks yet
     
  8. Citizen_Insane

    Citizen_Insane Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,698
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2003
    Location:
    Minneapolis
  9. B18Civic95

    B18Civic95 Member

    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2004
  10. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    54
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
    no slicks?

    bfg drag radials are your new best friend
     
  11. B18Civic95

    B18Civic95 Member

    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2004
    Im short in cash flow. Cant afford to buy some new rims and some slicks then buy some extended wheel studs. In the future though. I'll write next month with the new results.
     
  12. NotUrAverage_Si

    NotUrAverage_Si Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,255
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2003
    Location:
    :/

    he is using CTR cams.

    I like the toda VTEC killer cams, the other day I had a gsr head with ITB's, RS machine cam gears, P&P, toda VTEC killer cams in my possession...and then I had to give it back to my friend, but the lobes on the VTEC killer cams are huge.
     
  13. Smonkeyboy

    Smonkeyboy Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,775
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Location:
    Spokane, WA

    :bash:

    VTEC killer cams are the worst cam on the planet unless you are running track only and 14:1 compression

    they eliminate the lobes for the small cam, so you are always in the big cam.

    worst idea ever, for street atleast.
     
  14. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    54
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
    and drag too.
    killers are good for one thing- a road course bitch
     
  15. B18Civic95

    B18Civic95 Member

    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2004
    and about $1300(toda vtec-killer). Thinking about some skunk2 stage2. What do you guys think?
     
  16. 1990flatback

    1990flatback Junior Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2004
    well maimwheels sells some nice wheels you can get them in anysize and they are light as all hell i would know i work in a wheel shop and install wheels all day
     
  17. 1990flatback

    1990flatback Junior Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2004
  18. Smonkeyboy

    Smonkeyboy Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,775
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Location:
    Spokane, WA

    Skunk2 stage 2s are a very strong streetable cam. if i was to build a honda i would either use Skunk2 Stage2s or TodaB's or JUN 3s
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page