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Old 10-06-2013, 12:33 AM
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Default Help choosing DR sizes.

I'm thinking about either getting another pair of 255 50 16 Mickey Thompson ET Streets. However I have a pair of 17" SS wheels that I would love to paint to match my other wheels and put 275 40 17 MT ET Streets so the car always looks the same (sleeper stats). My question is this:

I know the 275's on the 17's would be wider, but would the shorter sidewall be too stiff and maybe have less traction? I'm trying to weigh the pro's/cons, the 275s would be more expensive but would be real awesome to have matching wheels all the time. I hook very well with the 255's on salad shooters right now.
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At your power levels both are gonna hook fine.
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Ill say it again, have the toyos DRs 275/40/17 on zr1 replecias and I hook all day long lol
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Agree with John. Id spend the least amount possible.
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id go with the 255 50 16s, lighter tire and lighter wheel. your car doesnt need anymore tire than that
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My car has to much tire, but I kinda prefer it cause I never have to worry about spinning, I think the 275 Dr is a perfect tire on the street around our power levels, hook and book lol

if I had the coin knowing what I know now is be going to the track on stock rims with the lightest Dr i can get my hands on and runing the 275 on the street so I'm cutting good 60s either way.
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the 255's are definitely cheaper. but i would love to run the same 4 wheels. I might do that then and just save some $$$ for the tires. Just didnt want to make the switch and have traction problems. I spin the 255's at the track occasionally.
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