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> If I can't get traction with THESE..., The Quest for more Traction is on!
post Aug 4, 2006 - 1:43 PM
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so yea...wheelspin all thru 1st and 2nd gear makes for a cool show for your friends...but super slow times at the track.
so, with that in mind (and the aweful though of ripping thru a set of michelins @ 175$ea..) i went ahead and ordered these:
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yup, BFG's wink.gif 225/50/15 smile.gif
contact patch is a tiny bit over 9"
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that alone should have a nice effect on traction, never mind the nice sticky compound. biggrin.gif

a couple more of the tread pattern, and sidewall.
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i figure if hyde can run 1.4 60ft. times with them, i should at least be able to improve traction somewhatlol
if all goes as planned, i'll be seeing what the 5SFTE can do with TRACTION @ englishtown on the 18th
ill be installing them on a set of stockers, and starting them @ ~20psi, lowering by a lb or 2 each run, till the 60's dont improve anymore.
comments? sugesstions? discuss! smile.gif


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post Aug 4, 2006 - 1:47 PM
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your going to love these!

my friend runs them on his MR2 as well and another on his TC they are amazing
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post Aug 4, 2006 - 1:48 PM
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nice !!
I hope I can make it to englishtowm, I'll be working 'till 4 pm so I''l do my best to see you run your celi there.

nice buy !!


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post Aug 4, 2006 - 1:49 PM
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they look AWESOME Manny! we will definitely go to the track on the 18th, I can't wait to see how much your times improve thumbsup.gif


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post Aug 4, 2006 - 1:54 PM
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QUOTE(playr158 @ Aug 4, 2006 - 2:47 PM) [snapback]465457[/snapback]

your going to love these!

my friend runs them on his MR2 as well and another on his TC they are amazing
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yea dan, from what ive read, everyone who uses them seems to like them, and they seem to work well.
we'll see what they do for me here in a couple weeks!

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nice !!
I hope I can make it to englishtowm, I'll be working 'till 4 pm so I''l do my best to see you run your celi there.
nice buy !!

they look AWESOME Manny! we will definitely go to the track on the 18th, I can't wait to see how much your times improve

hope to see ya there man!
hehe steff, yea, it should be fun!


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post Aug 4, 2006 - 1:56 PM
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I only read good things about these, get some results in and I might be next in line to purchase them.
How wide are your wheels btw?


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post Aug 4, 2006 - 2:01 PM
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QUOTE(CilverSeliST205 @ Aug 4, 2006 - 2:56 PM) [snapback]465467[/snapback]

I only read good things about these, get some results in and I might be next in line to purchase them.
How wide are your wheels btw?

they will be mounted on stock 15X7 rims.
the tires are made to fit 6-8" rims.


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post Aug 4, 2006 - 2:23 PM
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you should spray the stockers black to kinda match your other wheels. + they are kind of crappy and chipping anyway....then again, im sure you could care less tongue.gif


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post Aug 4, 2006 - 2:27 PM
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If you don't mind me asking, How much did you pay for both?
post Aug 4, 2006 - 2:34 PM
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dang... those look sweet. how much do they cost per tire in that size?




QUOTE(hurley97 @ Aug 4, 2006 - 3:23 PM) [snapback]465484[/snapback]

you should spray the stockers black to kinda match your other wheels. + they are kind of crappy and chipping anyway....then again, im sure you could care less tongue.gif


spray painting stock wheels just makes you look like your hubcaps fell off. i never liked that look.

This post has been edited by lagos: Aug 4, 2006 - 2:35 PM


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post Aug 4, 2006 - 2:36 PM
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those are the same tires i have...great traction


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post Aug 4, 2006 - 2:41 PM
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Looks nice Manny. I will be looking forward to a full report on the traction improvement.

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QUOTE(lagos @ Jul 10, 2006 - 1:55 PM) [snapback]454118[/snapback]

i know your trying to do the right thing for your motor, but this is one of those times where you should just trust the guys who have had their swaps for a while and have done a ton of research into this.
post Aug 4, 2006 - 2:55 PM
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the tires were 120ea.
they will be painted black to "sorta" match my wheels


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post Aug 4, 2006 - 5:10 PM
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I didnt know 225's would fit stock wheels.
post Aug 4, 2006 - 5:24 PM
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Nice tires Manny! I'm hoping for some real nice numbers with this sticky action. I cant wait to slap mine on :woot:


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post Aug 7, 2006 - 4:28 PM
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Nice rubber! That ish is going to grip like a mofo.

Can't wait to see it run again on the 18th. See you there, Manny and Jenn! thumbsup.gif


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post Aug 7, 2006 - 6:14 PM
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Those should do you good. I'd be interested to see how you do.....may come up to E-Town for that on the 18th. biggrin.gif

I'm thinking about a set of Mickey Thompson E.T. Street Radials for ours, same size. I'm just wary of breaking something in the stock 5S Tranny.


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post Aug 7, 2006 - 7:53 PM
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hopefully i get my FMIC all hooked up this week so i can join you guys at Etown. i gotta get some track time
post Aug 7, 2006 - 8:16 PM
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QUOTE(Fastbird @ Aug 7, 2006 - 7:14 PM) [snapback]466458[/snapback]

Those should do you good. I'd be interested to see how you do.....may come up to E-Town for that on the 18th. biggrin.gif

I'm thinking about a set of Mickey Thompson E.T. Street Radials for ours, same size. I'm just wary of breaking something in the stock 5S Tranny.

yea, thats a good idea man.
between you with the MT's me with the BFG's and jeff with the hoosiers, we'll have a good idea of what works on our cars.
i wouldnt worry about the tranny...the one thing i AM worried about is axles.
if all goes as planned, ill be bringing a set of axles with me as a "just in case" thing. lmao.
zipper, hope you can make it man!


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QUOTE(presure2 @ Aug 7, 2006 - 9:16 PM) [snapback]466526[/snapback]

QUOTE(Fastbird @ Aug 7, 2006 - 7:14 PM) [snapback]466458[/snapback]

Those should do you good. I'd be interested to see how you do.....may come up to E-Town for that on the 18th. biggrin.gif

I'm thinking about a set of Mickey Thompson E.T. Street Radials for ours, same size. I'm just wary of breaking something in the stock 5S Tranny.

yea, thats a good idea man.
between you with the MT's me with the BFG's and jeff with the hoosiers, we'll have a good idea of what works on our cars.
i wouldnt worry about the tranny...the one thing i AM worried about is axles.
if all goes as planned, ill be bringing a set of axles with me as a "just in case" thing. lmao.
zipper, hope you can make it man!


Well, I'm not going to have a set of MT's by the 18th unfortunately. I'd bolt up my 26x10.5x15 E.T. Streets but the wheels they're on don't have the right anything for the Celi. biggrin.gif


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