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« on: May 26, 2020, 09:01:12 am »

Hi all.
Is there a Ďrule of thumbí when it comes to choosing what width slick to go for?

I know this will very much depend on set up, so every car will be different.

My old 170bhp/145ftlb motor was more than happy on my Phoenix 6W26, I could run them at 20psi and they didnít even need warming.

My new motor is 280bhp/300ftlb and obviously Iím wondering if they will keep, or if Iíll need to go up to proper 7s or even 8s.

Any thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2020, 17:42:42 pm »

Gooryear has a light 8 inch for sale on there site
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2020, 18:12:58 pm »

Gooryear has a light 8 inch for sale on there site

Thanks, but thatís not really what I was asking. It was more along the lines of 6Ē up to 250bhp, 7Ē up to 350bhp and so on.
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2020, 19:38:37 pm »


You should do with your 6" Wide (7 ")
 ON my old one had only 351hp @ 411Nm with a weight of 850 kg low 10 on 402 (60 F 1,43)
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2020, 20:16:00 pm »


You should do with your 6" Wide (7 ")
 ON my old one had only 351hp @ 411Nm with a weight of 850 kg low 10 on 402 (60 F 1,43)

Thanks Micke.
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2020, 15:49:45 pm »

Anyone run 24.5" dia slick? Hows grib compare to 26"
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2020, 21:22:20 pm »

I think Matt Keene ran a 24.5" slick on All Torque, and that went well into the nines.
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2020, 05:53:02 am »

Thanks for your info.. been thinking to get tires not scrubbing stock venders and maintain stock height
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