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Old 12-29-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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On CL there are some drag radials fs. Bfg 275's and 295's. What would the pros and cons of these wheels vs each other? Would the weight difference between the 2 be significant vs the contact surface area of them?
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How big of a wheel are you putting them on? That will effect the contact patch. The difference in weight is not a big issue.
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How big of a wheel are you putting them on? That will effect the contact patch. The difference in weight is not a big issue.
My 18x10 xxr 522's. Planning on mounting then on the day of TNT days.
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275 is plenty wide. Going with a wider tire increases contact patch, but it also decreases ground pressure per square inch. In other words, they'll pretty much hook about the same imo. I'd get the ones that fit best and will be cheaper to replace when you wear them out.
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275 is plenty wide. Going with a wider tire increases contact patch, but it also decreases ground pressure per square inch. In other words, they'll pretty much hook about the same imo. I'd get the ones that fit best and will be cheaper to replace when you wear them out.
There is a $50 difference between the 275/35/18's and the 295/35/18's. Stone, you bring up a good point about ground pressure. I didn't think about that.
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Ive been told by better racers than me the best tire for the track is the smallest tire that will hook. Less weight and rolling resistance. Bad *** street racers need the widdest tire they can find.
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for your car the 275 would work fine, but it might be a little bit too small for your wheel. given you have a 10" wheel I'd do the 295 because it should be nice and flush with your wheels, where as the 275 will be a little stretched. 275's are perfect for 9" wheels.
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check the dates of manufacture of each tire


I'd agree a 275 should be enough in your case.
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I'd agree a 275 should be enough in your case.
How old is too old for a tire to be sitting and not mounted?
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How old is too old for a tire to be sitting and not mounted?
I have wondered this too:

http://www.edmunds.com/car-care/how-...our-tires.html
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