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Tim Sil80

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Ok so I'm currently running 205/60/R15 tyres on stock 180sx 4 stud rims at the drags. With 170kw atw these are hooking up quite well after a nice burnout (keep in mind the tyres are treated with octopus grip tyre softner)

Once I fit the hypergear turbo and get a retune I should be pushing around 220kw atw. I'm worried the current rear tyres aren't going to hook up very well with the extra 50kw. Everyone says to get drag radials but they aren't that cheap at like $400 each. I was thinking about possibly getting wider steel rims and fitting a wider street tyre, but I still want to keep the tyre at a 60 profile. What sort of tyres would I fit under my sil80 with the pictured steelies ???

 

Any help would be great

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Try and get 16inch steel rims atleast

As its hard to find wide 15inch tyres and there not cheap

Then get a pair of 225/50/16 even strret semis will hook up better than street tyres

 

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Try and get 16inch steel rims atleast

As its hard to find wide 15inch tyres and there not cheap

Then get a pair of 225/50/16 even strret semis will hook up better than street tyres

 

225/60/R15 tyres aren't dear ???

I don't like 50 profile tyres for drag racing either, more sidewall is what you want.

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Could use the smaller side wall and change rear springs to a softer type.

Find some 16x8 + 25ish and spend the money on good rubber.

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