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Old 04-30-2010, 06:20am   #13
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I price match locally............but, sometimes I buy from E-bay/Tire rack and on the CF through vendors/members.
The key as already said above is to get a GOOD local tire installer/shop.
Try to stick with 1 and build a relationship with them
My guy could dismount OEM RFs from an OEM mag wheel w/o chipping/maring the paint.....................thats dam good!

I have a little experience with tires.........
My consolidated list of personal stock
Wheel size,type, & weight in lbs ea
OEM MAG 17 x 8.5, 17.5
OEM MAG 18 x 9.5, 19.5
OEM MAG 18 x 9.5 w/ new Yoko 295/35-18 AVS sport non-runflats, 50
OEM MAG 18 x 8.5 w/ new Yoko 275/35-18 AVS sport non-runflats, 46

PWO 5 spoke Y2K repos 17 x 8.5 +58mm, 20
PWO 5 spoke Y2K repos 18 x 9.5 +65mm, 23
HRE 18 x 9.5 545 w/ clear center +58mm, 22
HRE 18 x 12 545 w/ clear center +74mm, 27

PWO 17 x 8.5 +58mm w/ oem runflat 245/45/17 (8/32 tread), 50
PWO 17 X 8.5 +58mm w/ new MT ET Street 26 x 11.50 x 17 with TPS & lots of weights, 45
OEM MAG 17 x 8.5 w/ NITTO 555 275/40/17 (1/2 tread), 45
OEM MAG 18 x 9.5 w/ stock OEM 275/40/18 runflats, 53
OEM MAG 17 x 8.5 w/ stock OEM 245/45/17 runflats, 47
OEM MAG 17 x 8.5 w/ new MT ET Street Radial 275/40/17, 47
OEM MAG 18 x 9.5 w/ new Hoosier R3S05 275/35/18 road race radial 4.5 32nds tread with std valve stems 42

CCW drag pack rear 16 x 10 classic full polished with well worn MT ET Street 26 x 11.50 x 16 (1/32 tread) with center cap, 34

CCW drag pack rear 16 x 10 classic full polished with 1/2 worn MT ET Street 26 x 11.50 x 16 (3/32” tread) with center caps, 38


CCW drag pack front 16 x 5 classic full polished with like new Firestone deluxe champion 5.00/5.25-16 (10/32 tread) with center cap, 33

OEM runflat 275/40/18 worn to wear bars, 29
Bridegstone expedia S-01 345/35/18 (9/32 tread), 37
New MT ET Street Radial 275/40/17 (6/32 tread), 30
New MT ET Street Radial #3784R P315/30R18 26X12.50R18 (6/32 tread), 28
New MT ET Street 26 x 11.50 x 17 tires (6/32 tread), 25
MT ET Street 26 x 11.50 x 16 tires worn out (1/32” tread) 15.75
MT ET Street 26 x 11.50 x 16 tires (3/32” tread) 18
OEM runflat 245/45/17 (8/32 tread), 29
BFG G-force drag radial 345/30/18 new, 30
BFG G-force drag radial 345/30/18 1/32nd, 29.5
BFG KDW2 295/35/19 new, 32
Yoko 295/35-19 AVS sport non-runflats (2/32 tread), 29
Toyo Proxes RA1 335/30ZR18, new, (8/32 tread in the middle & 6/32 outside edges), 33.2

Topline 5 spoke Y2K chrome repos 18 x 10.5 +58mm offset rims w/ new MT ET Street Radial #3784R P315/30R18 26X12.50R18 , 58

Topline 5 spoke Y2K chrome repos 18 x 10.5 +58mm offset rims w/ new 275/35/18 BFG G-force TA drag radial, 53




Bob' House of Wheels 18 x 10.5 Chrome Y2K repos widened to 18 x 12. Work was done by Weldcraft Wheels.+56mm (with the 1.5" strip inserted, they should be right at 9.375" backspace, 31

HRE 18 x 12 545 w/ 345/30/18 BFG DRS, 57
HRE 18 x 9.5 545 w/ clear center +58mm w/ new 275/35/18 BFG KDWs, 52
HRE 18 X 9.5" 545 full polished w/ Yoko 265/35-18 AVS sport non-runflats (8/32 tread), 50
HRE 18 x 12 545 w/ 345/35/18 EXPEDIA S-O1 (9/32 tread), 64
HRE 19 X 10" 545 w/ Yoko 295/35-19 AVS sport non-runflats (5/32 tread), 58
HRE 19 X 10" 545 w/ new BFG KDW2 295/35-19 (10/32 tread), 61
HRE 18 x 12 545 w/new Toyo Proxes RA1 335/30ZR18 & TPS, 58.4 lbs

My best 60' times on my 97':
New MT ET Street Radial 275/40/17 on C5 OEM 17 x 8.5 Magnesium wheels = 1.47 60'
Worn out 26 x 11.50 x 16" Mt ET Street on a 16 x 10 CCW drag pack = 1.51 60'
New 26 x 11.50 x 17" Mt ET Street on an PWO Y2K 5 spoke 17 x 8.5 = 1.53 60'
1/2 worn (3/32” tread) 26 x 11.50 x 16" Mt ET Street on a 16 x 10 CCW drag pack = 1.53 60'
1/2 worn 345/30/18 bfg dr on HRE 545 18 x 12 wheel = 1.49 60'
HRE 18 x 12 545 w/ 345/35/18 EXPEDIA S-O1 (9/32 tread) street tires = 1.75 60'

I have over 450 passes on these set-ups together and at different tracks....

My best 60' times on my 00' vert:
Topline 5 spoke Y2K chrome repos 18 x 10.5 +58mm offset rims w/ new MT ET Street Radial #3784R P315/30R18 26X12.50R18 = 1.69 60'

Topline 5 spoke Y2K chrome repos 18 x 10.5 +58mm offset rims w/ new 275/35/18 BFG G-force TA drag radial = 1.69 60'

I have over 150 passes on these set-ups together and at different tracks....



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Bias ply launches:

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