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Hey guys I was just wondering what would be a good tire size be for (front) 17x8 +25 et (rear)17x9.5 +25 et wheel for drifting? Our cars lack torque and hp, a drifter friend of mine recommended using a 215/45/17 setup all the way around. A smaller contact patch = easier to wheel spin/drift. I'm abit on the fence with that size, given our stock size is 225/45/18 18x8 +50et, my concern is that the different tire sizes may throw something off or give me abs/traction control issues. should I try to match the diameter of stock height ? I've been searching different forums for answer but maybe someone here with an rx8 has some insight for tire sizes for a 17" wheel specifically for drifting. getting ready for gym khana in san diego
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if your pretty much stock power, I would suggest running a 225 up front and 215 or 225 in rear (your choice). It sounds like ur just beginning, so you won't notice the difference honestly between a 215 and 225. Have fun though!
And its not so much tire size (to a certain extent) but more the actual tire your using. Nexen's ****** blow dick, and maxxis' are the ****. Maxxis' are expensive however, but the tread wear is so good that it almost equates to the wear of 2 shitty tires (honestly) If your workin with a budget, I would recommend Summotimo's or Kenda's, they are both cheap and for the money you can't complain.