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Re: Widebody wheel and tire recommendations
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2017, 09:43:27 AM »
I totally missed that they were c10s  :)
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Re: Widebody wheel and tire recommendations
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2017, 11:30:25 AM »
Does Enkei make a wide wheel?  They always seem to be light. 

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Re: Widebody wheel and tire recommendations
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2017, 10:23:25 AM »
Not that wide..
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Re: Widebody wheel and tire recommendations
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2017, 04:59:12 AM »
Not that wide..
Thats too bad

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Re: Widebody wheel and tire recommendations
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2017, 09:35:39 AM »
Not that wide..
Thats too bad

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Offline jwvand02

Re: Widebody wheel and tire recommendations
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2017, 11:17:07 AM »
Replace your AD08s with NT01s.  I've been streeting on NT01s for years now and for me they're about perfect.

I don't think 315/335 widths are going to help for grip on the street, and might be worse for grip as they'll never be anywhere near optimal temp.   IMO, tire width is HUGELY overrated for grip on the street.

You're absolutely right when talking about a competition tire like an NT-01. Width is great when you're using a street compound (like the RE-71R, RT-615K etc) but once you start getting below that...

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Re: Widebody wheel and tire recommendations
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2017, 01:10:03 PM »
Replace your AD08s with NT01s.  I've been streeting on NT01s for years now and for me they're about perfect.

I don't think 315/335 widths are going to help for grip on the street, and might be worse for grip as they'll never be anywhere near optimal temp.   IMO, tire width is HUGELY overrated for grip on the street.

You're absolutely right when talking about a competition tire like an NT-01. Width is great when you're using a street compound (like the RE-71R, RT-615K etc) but once you start getting below that...

We are in So Cal, so cold temps are rarely a problem. He will get enough heat into them on the street for them to grip as good as the 200 treadwear stuff.

I have never had a situation on the street where my 100 treadwear tires provided less grip than the 200s I used to run.  Both need a bit of heat in them. This is in So Cal though. In a place where it actually gets cold, that won't be the case I agree.

I would not take either tire out and exercise it without some warm up time first.
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Re: Widebody wheel and tire recommendations
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2017, 06:36:51 PM »
Warm up on the rears is quick lol

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Re: Widebody wheel and tire recommendations
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2017, 08:03:31 PM »
Warm up on the rears is quick lol

Truth.
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Re: Widebody wheel and tire recommendations
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2017, 05:15:11 PM »
This is a great read! I am going to be running 18X10.5 and 18X12 on my FC. I wasn't sure what front tire I was going to use but I was considering running the MT E/T street SS drag radials for the rear. I could get it in a 345/35/18. How do the NT01s compare to the MTs? The MTs are slightly cheaper ($318 Vs $335).
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Re: Widebody wheel and tire recommendations
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2017, 05:25:43 PM »
NT01s are not Drag Radials. They are both sticky but a drag radial is going to hook much better.
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Offline onefastrx7turbo

Re: Widebody wheel and tire recommendations
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2017, 05:44:18 PM »
Fair enough... I might go with the MTs for the cost, traction, and taller sidewall
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Re: Widebody wheel and tire recommendations
« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2017, 08:02:20 PM »
That said, a drag radial does not inspire a ton of confidence when cornering.
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Offline onefastrx7turbo

Re: Widebody wheel and tire recommendations
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2017, 11:57:55 AM »
Well...you make a good point sir.....something to consider I think.
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Re: Widebody wheel and tire recommendations
« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2017, 01:54:42 PM »
Happy Thanksgiving y'all...

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