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Old 04-20-2005, 02:36 PM   #1
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I Have a pair of 15''x4" racing wheels. What is best regular radial tires to use?. I want the car to level or little lower at the front.

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Old 06-05-2005, 05:47 PM   #2
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I'm using Volkswagen tires on the front. 165R15 I believe.
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Old 06-05-2005, 10:01 PM   #3
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Thanks, they are the only one I've been able to find so far.
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Old 06-09-2005, 08:26 AM   #4
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I run a Kumho 758 power star..165/80-15

$26 a piece at tire rack
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Old 06-12-2005, 06:12 PM   #5
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Make sure you stick with a radial tire. The tracking characteristics of a bias ply skinny (mickey thompson etc.) are awful. The radials track much straighter on the street.
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Just beware running street radials on a car that wheelstands...the tires aren't designed for the impact. My buddy has a 10.30 car and was running cheap Volkswagen tires on the front until he wheelstanded, as usual, and got to the 1/8th mile, and the tire exploded and ran him into the wall. He now buys special drag front tires, I believe M/T makes them, I'm sure Hoosier, etc. do also
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