July 27, 2005 at 1:01 pm #56500
I am curious about what is working for you. Currently I am running 15″ Mini-Lites with 195/50/15 Dunlop tires on all four corners. I am thinking I will change tire size when these are worn out. I may also go to the 16″ Mini-Lites, but that is not a sure thing.
So, what are you running for wheels and tires (size wise) and how have they worked out for you?
July 29, 2005 at 12:23 am #59557
I still run the stock Lat-70 rims with 195-60-13 on the front and 235-60-13 on the back. The backs are American Racer dirt track tires that are DOT because some of the drag races I run in require a DOT tire and they are about the only really soft compound tire I can find in a 13. I really should step up to a 15″ so if anyone has a set cheap I might be interested in them.
But still the car has ran as fast as a 10:14 on those tires.
July 30, 2005 at 3:20 pm #59563
Cleandan, I’m running Dunlop sp 8000’s. I use centerline auto drag rims, the fronts are 15×7 with 4 7/8in. back spacing, back is 15×8 1/2 with 4 7/8 back spacing. I have small flares, and use 1/4in. spacers in the rear. Tire size is 205-50-15 and 245-50-15. These rims are very lite and fairly cheap.
August 4, 2005 at 4:09 am #59582
I’m running 16×8 Enkei 92’s with 4 1/2″ backspace. Fronts are 215×40 ZR16 Yokohama A520’s, rears are 225×40 ZR16 Yokohama A520’s. I used to run BFG Comp R1 245×45 VR16’s but downsized. I have flared fenders.
August 12, 2005 at 4:49 pm #59621John and Laurie Logan Jr.Participant
For wheels I’m running 15 X 6 fronts zero offset with 15 X 7 rears 25mm negative offset panasports. The tires are 195 50 15 fronts and 205 50 15 rears. The only modification is the wheel lip on the front bottom edge needs to be opened up. (clearance for the wider tire when turning)
October 10, 2005 at 12:54 am #59819
Can you guys give me some background on minilite style wheels. There at least 3 versions that I am aware of: panasports, original minlites from England, and the “minilite style” wheels sold by Victoria British (and probably others). What are the trade offs in weight-strength-looks-cost?
What did you end up buying and why?
October 10, 2005 at 11:13 pm #59822quote Todd Reid:
Todd, rather than hijacking my post, you would do much better posting this all on it’s own. It is a good question and may get ignored under my title. I have Mini-Lites and don’t think too much of them. Two are off weight and require a large amount of wheel weights to balance the tires (I took the wheels and tires apart and balanced the wheels alone to check)
I only know of the Mini-Lites, but have heard good things about the Panasports and nothing about the off brands. Good luck.
October 13, 2005 at 2:12 am #59827
Sorry for the “hijack” and thanks for the advice. I’ll give it a try.
January 3, 2006 at 2:40 am #60180
I just finished putting on my christmas present. A new set of rims & tires,for the back end.
They are the Rodlite weld wheels 15×8 with a 5.5 offset, tires are the new M/T drag radial 235-60-15.
I had to move my leaf springs in 1″ and rolled the inter fender well lip in and also moved the rear end back, the wheel base is now 86.5. The wheels really fill up the fender well, but looks good.
I also lowered the car 1 1/2 inches so the tires fit up into the fender well and does’t look all jacked up in the back and will still look ok with the stock rims and tires.
Will be ordering the fronts soon.
January 4, 2006 at 3:38 am #60191
Jerry, Do you have any race dates penciled on your calendar yet? I’m feeling a trip to Albuquerque may be in order to check out your wheels and suspension.
January 5, 2006 at 3:16 am #60198
We will putting on a race called NO Bull Shootout on April 8th here in Albq. You have to drive the car approx. 20-25 miles, has to be on a DOT type tire. You put the cars number in a hat and the one you draw is the car you have to race, heads-ups on a 400 pro tree. We have some cars that run as fast as 9’40’s on street tires, that’s pretty fast for 5500ft elev., and for the track we race on.
I will probably go down to Phoenix for a test & tune at the end of Jan, or Feb to see how this new set up works.
Bob what kind of cowl scoop did you use on your hood, I would really like to do that to my hood so I can run a super victor intake and a air cleaner.
January 6, 2006 at 12:15 am #60204
Hood is an old fiberglass LAT style I got from CAT about 25 yrs ago. The scoop is a Harwood Z-28 that I sectioned to narrow it and modified to fit the Tigers curved hood. Tried to send you an e-mail but address was rejected.
January 8, 2006 at 12:43 am #60215
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