Results 1 to 15 of 15

what size tire should i run?

This is a discussion on what size tire should i run? within the Drag Racing forums, part of the Racing Forums category; im going to get a set of rims for the track 15X4 and 15X10 what offset or back spacing do ...

  1. #1
    Member barryTA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    ARIZONA
    Age
    37
    Posts
    111

    black
    2001 trans am

    what size tire should i run?

    im going to get a set of rims for the track 15X4 and 15X10
    what offset or back spacing do i need and what size tires should i run on this set up. my mods are lt,ory,lid, ported tb, G5X3 114 cam,3200 stall,umi k-member, umi 3 point sf,umi adj. panhard bar, koni sa,strano 1 1/4 lowering spring. i know its set up for the curves but i can adj. the shocks to be a little better for the strip, I know its not the best set up for the 60ft but it is what it is.

  2. #2
    Member barryTA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    ARIZONA
    Age
    37
    Posts
    111

    black
    2001 trans am

    anybody ??





  3. #3
    Senior Member mrr23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    orlando, fl
    Posts
    7,134

    dark bowling green
    2000 corvette

    here's what i run.

    15 x 3.5" Weld Racing Draglites
    165R15 Radial Tires
    15 x 10 7.5" backspacing Weld Racing Draglites
    275/50-15 Mickey Thompson ET Street Drag Radials


  4. #4
    Member barryTA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    ARIZONA
    Age
    37
    Posts
    111

    black
    2001 trans am

    cool whats the backspacing for the front 15X3.5

    THANKS

  5. #5
    Member 98ls1blackbird's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Jenison, Mi
    Posts
    159

    Black
    1998 Trans am

    Quote Originally Posted by barryTA View Post
    cool whats the backspacing for the front 15X3.5

    THANKS
    I would like to know this also. I already have 15" x 10" 7 1/2" backspacing Weld Prostars and would like to get the 3 1/2" for the front.

  6. #6
    Nitrous Tuner LS2Tuner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    WestCoast AZ-CALI
    Posts
    4,763

    Silver
    05 Goat SMASHED

    I would run a 275/60/15 drag radial.
    Here is the order in hooking best. Remember the better it hooks though the softer which means less life.
    M&H
    Hoosier
    Mickey Thompson
    Goodyear
    BFG
    Nitto

    The reason I would run a 60 and not a 50 is if you look at the pic in this thread the rear tire looks shorter than the front...... Also less sidewall will mean less to absorb that intial shock.
    Don't be afraid of the bottle!!! Be afraid of your tune!!!

  7. #7
    Senior Member mrr23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    orlando, fl
    Posts
    7,134

    dark bowling green
    2000 corvette

    Quote Originally Posted by barryTA View Post
    cool whats the backspacing for the front 15X3.5

    THANKS
    1 3/4" and use a 5/16" spacer.

  8. #8
    Senior Member mrr23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    orlando, fl
    Posts
    7,134

    dark bowling green
    2000 corvette

    Quote Originally Posted by LS2Tuner View Post
    The reason I would run a 60 and not a 50 is if you look at the pic in this thread the rear tire looks shorter than the front...... Also less sidewall will mean less to absorb that intial shock.
    i ran a 325/50-15 (28" tall) BFG before the 275/50-15 (26" tall) nitto DRs. ran the same times. little more mph on the 50s.

    also, looks are deceiving. the fronts are 25.5" tall. the rears are 26" tall.

  9. #9
    Nitrous Tuner LS2Tuner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    WestCoast AZ-CALI
    Posts
    4,763

    Silver
    05 Goat SMASHED

    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    i ran a 325/50-15 (28" tall) BFG before the 275/50-15 (26" tall) nitto DRs. ran the same times. little more mph on the 50s.

    also, looks are deceiving. the fronts are 25.5" tall. the rears are 26" tall.
    Yeah I know but I can't stand the look of a 26" on a 15" wheel. Now if I'm running 17's than yeah but on my Super Lites or Drag Stars 28" minimum.
    Sorry I'm old school NO shortys for me.........LOL

  10. #10
    Senior Member mrr23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    orlando, fl
    Posts
    7,134

    dark bowling green
    2000 corvette

    on the bottle, i need the 28" tall tire. next time around, i'll be getting the 60s.

  11. #11
    Nitrous Tuner LS2Tuner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    WestCoast AZ-CALI
    Posts
    4,763

    Silver
    05 Goat SMASHED

    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    on the bottle, i need the 28" tall tire. next time around, i'll be getting the 60s.
    Yeah they work awesome!! We have a car that does 1.28 60 ALL day on a Mickey 275/60/15 foot braking it.

  12. #12
    Member barryTA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    ARIZONA
    Age
    37
    Posts
    111

    black
    2001 trans am

    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    1 3/4" and use a 5/16" spacer.
    thanks but will a weld draglite 15X10 with a 7.5" back space clear the brakes in the rear 0n a 01 TA ?

  13. #13
    Senior Member mrr23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    orlando, fl
    Posts
    7,134

    dark bowling green
    2000 corvette

    Quote Originally Posted by barryTA View Post
    thanks but will a weld draglite 15X10 with a 7.5" back space clear the brakes in the rear 0n a 01 TA ?
    not without alot of grinding. http://www.stealthram.com/wheels.htm scroll to the bottom.

  14. #14
    Nitrous Tuner LS2Tuner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    WestCoast AZ-CALI
    Posts
    4,763

    Silver
    05 Goat SMASHED

    Quote Originally Posted by barryTA View Post
    thanks but will a weld draglite 15X10 with a 7.5" back space clear the brakes in the rear 0n a 01 TA ?
    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    not without alot of grinding. http://www.stealthram.com/wheels.htm scroll to the bottom.
    Don't waste your time with a small air dia grinder.
    Get out the elec grinder with a a couple nice aggressive wheels and go to town.
    I usually take some cardboard and duck tape to build up a little clearance and tape that to the back of the wheel for your multiple test fits.

    Very easy to polish out your caliper where you have been grinding on it with the 3M abrasive (fine) pads on a dia grinder to complete your task.

  15. #15
    Senior Member mrr23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    orlando, fl
    Posts
    7,134

    dark bowling green
    2000 corvette

    i'm talking about 2+ hours to get them done.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Help: tire size ??
    By joetheta in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-07-2012, 08:06 PM
  2. tire size questions to the tire gurus!
    By vonskeezy28 in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-30-2011, 10:01 AM
  3. Question: tire size
    By o2 double s camaro in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-22-2009, 07:23 PM
  4. Question: What tire and size???
    By TACE02 in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-24-2008, 12:38 AM
  5. Tire size? all around
    By WS6ICK2K in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 02-12-2008, 11:02 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •