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This is a discussion on Wider OR stickier tires??? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I always hear that if you get a stall you have to get new tires. My question is: do I ...

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    Question Wider OR stickier tires???

    I always hear that if you get a stall you have to get new tires.

    My question is: do I have to go wider or can I just get better(stickier) tires in the stock size (275/40/17)?

    I plan on getting a 3k stall this winter to go along with mods in sig.

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    I have never heard that one before

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    you don't have to do anything. Ideally you want to be able to put the power to the ground so get as wide and sticky a tire as you can find in the wheel wells. The downside to sticky tires is they won't last near as long as a regular performance tire. I got 13k out of my last set of nitto DR's which I consider good.
    I would also consider a bigger stall. I run a 3500 in mine and couldn't really see myself running anything less than that.

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    You don't HAVE to get new tires. I don't put a lot of miles on my car so I run drag radials all the time, and they definitely wear faster and have less thread depth, and of course you can't rotate them. Do some more research on a stall, agree with Orion 3K is too small IMO.

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    What size tire are y'all running?

    I don't want to have to go to a bigger wheel just to get traction. If a DR will keep me planted to the pavement in stock form (wheel wise) I'd be happy..
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    this is a great topic, going threw this my self

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    I run 245-50-16 on mine.

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    I'd suggest BFG KDW... I run 295/35/18 (not stock wheels). I would think otherwise you'll be spending a lot more on DRs then street tires. My tires cost me about 1000 for all 4 but I would have gone through a couple sets of DRs by now.


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    I would go with the MT ET streets, great for auto cars, pretty good life for a dragradial, about 4k or so, the 275 is PLENTY to hook up on

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    i think i saw M/T being 255's,,, is-- would that work on a stock 16" rim.. but heard there were the shit

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    I ran 255's on the back of mine for a while although I don't think it's recommended on a stock width rim.

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    im very satisfied with my kuhmo ecstas... with just headers lid and a tune...only chirps in second gear

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35thAnniZ28 View Post
    im very satisfied with my kuhmo ecstas... with just headers lid and a tune...only chirps in second gear
    I run those on the fronts of my f-body and all the way around on my GTO. I'm a big fan of that tire for an all season tire.

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    what about the hieght of tire.?

    does that come into play with this descussion? casue the beefy tire (hieght wise) looks good

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