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Old 12-08-2010, 01:49 AM
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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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F*ck it going 215/45 all the way around.
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You get 10 internetz for waiting 12 hours and 42 minutes for an answer.


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You get 10 internetz for waiting 12 hours and 42 minutes for an answer.


and most of that those hours were researching on other forums :D and calling tire shops for pricing and opinions. I can't wait for the gym khana next weekend!
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:51 PM
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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.

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I always run federals in the rear 225/45's (45psi), and I run falken azenis 615 235/45's for the front
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i'm at 265/35/18 all around does great
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Thats too much tire 215s or 225s is what you want to break traction easier
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Originally Posted by yokohamaboi View Post
i'm at 265/35/18 all around does great
Dang! That's a bit excessive. How much psi are you running though?
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Originally Posted by YboTs13 View Post
Thats too much tire 215s or 225s is what you want to break traction easier
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Dang! That's a bit excessive. How much psi are you running though?
@YboTs13 it's not too bad i have a hydro hand brake, plus kicking the clutch breaks it loose :D

@chuckynorris 32Psi all alround.

Im thinking of running 245 laterrr it will make it easier
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with rx8's torque, you need no wider than 225 tires to be able to hold a continuous drift. try 205.
when you drifting, grip is your enemy. at least the rear.
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