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This is a discussion on Slicks on Stock wheels within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; So I'm looking to put some slicks on my stock 16" rims. I have never bought slicks before and really ...

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    Slicks on Stock wheels

    So I'm looking to put some slicks on my stock 16" rims. I have never bought slicks before and really dont know much about how they differ from street tires other than hooking up better and being made of differnt material.

    So I was wondering what brand and what size would fit without having to do any adjusting to the car.

    Or is the stock wheel not going to be a good platform to start from. Should I buy some other wheels to mount slicks on?

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    i would got mickey thompson drags in like a 275

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    Are you looking for some Slicks or drag radials?
    You can pick up drag radials for your 16" rims. I would go with the mickey thompsons if thats your plan
    If you plan on running a straight slick pick up an alum. 15" rim. And if its your first time on slicks becarful and make a few passes to get the feel of the slicks. Its a whole different world.
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    Im looking for the most traction I can get. So I suppose that means slicks. Nothing with nubs or tread just flat, soft, sticky tire. Yes it will be my first time on slicks, so I figured that I would take a few runs at about 3/4 throttle and not run it to hard until I got a good feel for it. I also want to make a few runs on the street tires just to get a time after the new suspension.

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    Whats your Hp looking like? Also are you still on the stock 10 bolt? If so i would reccomend sticking with some Drag radials.
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    my mods are on my sig. I'm thinking somewhere around 350-360 range.

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    LT's, 3400 stall, FIPK,CB
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    I am using nitto drag radials on the stock 16x8 wheels and run a low 12 and pull 1.5's for 60 foot times, with rwhp in the 360 area and a A4 with a 3400 stall and 3:42 gear.

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    I'm running Nitto 555s. 225 45 18 95W

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