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Wheel/Tire sets for drag/street

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by 5thGenLuvin, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. 5thGenLuvin

    5thGenLuvin Senior Member

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    I just got back from weighing my Core Racing Evo-5's wrapped with Federal 205 40R17 80V rubbers. They came in around 41.5 pounds a piece... that's a hidious weight... I got suspicious when I mounted my storage tires this winter and noticed a gain in acceleration right there. Weight on the wheels seems to make a huge difference in acceleraion. I was wondering if anyone out there knew of a good wheel/tire combination for maximum traction and still DOT approved, and wheels to match... thanks in advance

    P.S for street and track what should I do with my rear wheels?

    1992 Honda Civic Hatch b18b Turbo.
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    Retain the stock 13 inch steelies in the back? would it be better to get some OEM alloys off a 6th gen?

    what about racing wheel up front? and suggestions?
     
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    thats what i mean....find a cheap set of alloy wheels and put reg tires in the back and the bfgs' in the front...

    also vw 4x100 rims are light as fuck
     
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    Ok so say I go with a full set of 14x6 jetta rims with all season radials, what is a good set of slicks/rims for the front for drag? i would prefer a DOT approved slick, like the Mickey Thompson line makes. But i am lost on finding a good rim for them:/

    6 inches wide just isn't enough for a decent slick, might as well run a bald radial:/ lol
     
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