tire assistance

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by [NIGH7MAR3], Jun 2, 2007.

  1. [NIGH7MAR3]

    [NIGH7MAR3] New Member

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    ok i have been wondering about this for a while like on a tire code like 245/45/17 swhat do the numbers mean like 17 is rim size and what do the others mean please help :help2:
     
  2. TRUUBLE

    TRUUBLE -Never Forget-

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    245 is the width of the tire in millimeters and 45 is the sidewall height. The 45 is the percentage of the width.
     
  3. lrall

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    just to add to this, sometimes there are slick dimensions, and there are 3 numbers. like 12.5 X 26 X 13. what do those numbers mean? i know the street tire way but slick 'terms' confuse me, or are they the same?
     
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    Im not sure but i think its the same but in inches. That would be a 12 1/2 in wide slick 26 in. high on a 13 in rim. Not sure buts that what i would think. Slicks need alot of sidewall so they crinkle and hook better. Look at Truubles Hoosiers. See how wide his sidewalls are. I hate my 35's. Hoosiers next time and 45's.

    If you look close you can even see some crinkle in Truubles tire.
     
  5. [NIGH7MAR3]

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    thanks man cause im looking at buying tires and rims from american muscle.com and i dont wanna spend 1600 dollars and it not be what i want
     
  6. TRUUBLE

    TRUUBLE -Never Forget-

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    Yep. A 12.5 x 26 x 15 would be a 12.5 inch tread width, 26 inches in diameter, for a 15 inch rim.
     
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    Thanks Truuble... I was thinking 26 inches is a "bit" high for sidewall height! :rollinglaugh: :eek:uttahere:
     
  8. TxCobrA98

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    haha same man.. 2 foot 2 inch sidewall... :hammer: :hammer: :hammer:
     
  9. scarface

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    it would fit under some of the members stangs...lol :)
     
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    :hammer: :hammer:
     
  11. TRUUBLE

    TRUUBLE -Never Forget-

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    Here's a close up of my tire during launch:



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  12. GDawg

    GDawg Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping to buy a set of Mickey Thompson ET Street/Drag radials. I assume you do your burnout in the water box with these, correct? What do you think of the MT ETs Truuble? What air pressure do you have in them when you race?
     
  13. TRUUBLE

    TRUUBLE -Never Forget-

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    I do my burnout just past the water box . . . you NEVER want to to it in the water box because you'll spray water up under the car . . very dangerous.

    I just switched from the Hoosiers you see in the picture to 28x10.5 ET Drags . . not the radials, the slicks. It's a great tire and stands up like a top fuel car when I do burnouts. I run them at around 11 pounds. You would probably want a bit more pressure in a radial.

    Here's a vid:

    http://media.putfile.com/Burnout-4-7-
     
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    Very cool...!!! O0

    Thanks for the info on the water box cause I'm a newb to that stuff.
     
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    TRUUBLE -Never Forget-

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    Usually, the guy working the water box will bring you up to the right spot. I usually have crew members who put me through the box and stage me in the groove. It's a lot easier.