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Old 03-29-2006, 06:54 PM   #11  
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no, but you wont be able to rotate your tires is the main problem if you dont have all the same size tires. I am planning on going the same route when i get some more cash. thinking prolly some 255s in the back and 225 up front.
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Old 03-29-2006, 07:00 PM   #12  
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Also from what i understand if you stick with 60 series tires they will also get taller the wider you go. I have read that 225/60/15 means
225=mm width
60=% if tire width equals tire height
15= of course 15 in rims
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Also from what i understand if you stick with 60 series tires they will also get taller the wider you go. I have read that 225/60/15 means
225=mm width
60=% if tire width equals sidewall height
15= of course 15 in rims
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Old 03-29-2006, 07:16 PM   #14  
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Thanks for the good info, Red. I'm forming a game plan as we speak. I think I may just try to find a set of used rims and tires.

ZoSo15, what's with "sidewall?"

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thats the aspect ratio. times that number by the width, divide by 100 and thats how tall the sidewall is
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thx zoso for the correction
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Old 03-29-2006, 08:39 PM   #17  
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the sidewall height is the height of your tire from the outide of your rim to the outside of your tire.
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taller=better traction
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I am just getting ready to have some gears put in, although am undecided on which ones. At any rate, as it is, my car gets no traction at even half throttle in first gear--with the stock 2.73s. I know that this problem will be exacerbated greatly with 3.55s or 3.73s. I am currently running a set of 15X7 Centerlines (that I am looking to swap out at some point), and Dunlop G/T Qualifiers size P215/60R15. My two questions are:

1)What can I do to improve traction now, and particularly when I get the new gears?
2)Are these Dunlops a decent tire, and the correct size?

Thanks everyone.
Dunlops suck. Any kinda street tire is not gonna hook. Buy some drag radials and have at it!!!
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