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    Another tire question...with a twist

    15x3.5 ProStars.

    I have heard of guys running those little Bug tires on them.
    Safe???

    Or should I spring for the M/T front drags??

    Opinions??
    These will not be on the car for street driving. At the most just to and from the track....25 miles give or take each way.
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    seeing as you are using the DRs use the 165r15 'bug' tires. you want to keep same type of tires all the way around. if running steel belted tires in the rear, use steel belted tires on the front. if using bias tires (slicks, ET Streets, Sportsman Pros), then use the same bias tires up front.

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    I heard those are rated at 1000 pounds each.
    Sounds kinda risky.

    Anyone run them???

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    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec.j...e1=yes&place=0

    1201lbs to be exact. so, your front end is heavier than 2402 lbs?

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    Sure.

    I really don't have any idea. I would hate for something to happen though halfway down the track.

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    Okay...I see another problem.

    3.5 inches is equal to 88.9 millimeters.
    How does a 165 fit???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Sure.

    I really don't have any idea. I would hate for something to happen though halfway down the track.
    um, no it won't weigh over 2,000 lbs on the front tires.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Okay...I see another problem.

    3.5 inches is equal to 88.9 millimeters.
    How does a 165 fit???

    the same way a m/t 3007 et front tire would.
    http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/s...p?item=ETFront

    the rim measured was 4". sidewall width 7" tread width 5"

    and m/t disclaimer
    NOT FOR HIGHWAY USE!

    using the 165R15 has been done since before i was born. once i get my front rims, i'll be using them.

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    Thanks again!
    Just wanted to make sure. Sounded a little off to me.

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    no problem

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    One more.
    Any shop I should try to find them at???

    Tirerack has them for cheap, but looking for local.

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    you can hit up just about any tire store. they might not have them in stock, but can get them from a local wholesale warehouse for you. finally getting my skinnies from a friend of mine. they will have ET Front on them. wanna buy them?

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    Not really.
    After you helping me out, and researching it, I don't think I want them on the car if I drive it to the track.

    Those are tubed tires right?? I am only running the M/T DR's out back, so I don't want to mix tires.

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    Parts of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Not really.
    After you helping me out, and researching it, I don't think I want them on the car if I drive it to the track.

    Those are tubed tires right?? I am only running the M/T DR's out back, so I don't want to mix tires.
    just testing you. i'll be getting rid of them because i'm not driving 50 miles on them to get to the track.

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    Passed!!!


    How much are you selling them for?? I may eventually run a full slick, but not for a while.

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    1200 lbs per tire is not much.
    even if front is less than 2400 lbs, whenever you corner, even if not hard, you put a greater load on the outside tires.
    I'd take tires that aren't meant to be on a bicycle.
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    I just looked up the BFG DR's. 315/35/17.
    They are rated at 14xx pounds.

    As mentioned, these are for drag strip use. Not cornering.

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    yeah, but some ppl still drive them on the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post

    Passed!!!


    How much are you selling them for?? I may eventually run a full slick, but not for a while.
    i'll be picking them up friday. the guy i'm getting them from bought them, mounted them to the wheels and never used them. i was thinking $125.00 for both. a little less than the cost of one according to summit. not sure exactly which size they are. i'll know friday.

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