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hath27
November 05, 2013 at 02:54:29 PM
Joined: 08/12/2005
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I am trying to decide what is a better tire/wheel combo to run.  I have the following tire choice on the RR of my 305 sprint car:

  • 18" Hoosier - Hard compound
  • 16" Hoosier - Medium compound

I have been running the 18" hard tire with limited success, but it seems I am the only one.  Nearly everyone else is running the 16" medium tire.  If I switch to the 16" tire, I have to get new RR wheels, as all my RR wheels are 18" wide.  So thats something to consider....

Thoughts????




linbob
January 16, 2014 at 03:37:31 PM
Joined: 03/12/2011
Posts: 1110
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Posted By: hath27 on November 05 2013 at 02:54:29 PM

I am trying to decide what is a better tire/wheel combo to run.  I have the following tire choice on the RR of my 305 sprint car:

  • 18" Hoosier - Hard compound
  • 16" Hoosier - Medium compound

I have been running the 18" hard tire with limited success, but it seems I am the only one.  Nearly everyone else is running the 16" medium tire.  If I switch to the 16" tire, I have to get new RR wheels, as all my RR wheels are 18" wide.  So thats something to consider....

Thoughts????



Most guys I know run a 17 inch wide rim with a 16 inch tire.  Rims cost alot of money, can you just bolt a new rim half on to make 17 inch?

 

 



racrguy
February 14, 2014 at 01:17:09 PM
Joined: 03/26/2009
Posts: 96
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You won't have to buy new wheels, but you will lose some rollout running a 16" tire on an 18" wheel.





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