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amaptn2

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Re: Intro / First question
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2011, 06:17:02 pm »
I saw the GT500 rims at SeAD, but I thought Cody said something about running the 17's, which are, 8" (?) I think.
Everyone is right that the best bang for the buck is improving the space between the ears, but Cody seems to like playing with parts and if by being careful he can make sure he doesn't end up having to run street mod or prepared, the better off he'll be.
Cody, if you're bored, "google" the Vorslag STX Mustang build. I'm not suggesting you need to go that far, but you might get some ideas of what's possible.
Mike
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Re: Intro / First question
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2011, 10:23:55 pm »
Well, some final decisions have been made for this year. The gears will stay the stock 2.73s. I'm gonna run my 17s until the tires wear down to the bars. Then I'll look into some grippier tires, possibly 255 or 265 wide with a stiff sidewall to run on the 8" rim. Yes, Mike, you were correct on the stock rims, 17"x8". I'll be shooting for STX class.

Any suggestions on STX compatible tires? Granted we're talking a car that has a tendency to push in the corners. 17" diameter, up to 255 or 265 wide. I don't care about the sidewall height.

Opinions on Nitto NT05s?
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Re: Intro / First question
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2011, 11:39:30 pm »
the nt05 has never really caught on for autox.

There is a short list of 'top tier' ST tires....
dunlop star specs
bridgestone re11
hankook rs3
yokohama advan neovo ad08
toyo r1r (usually on lighter cars)

may have forgotten some.
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Re: Intro / First question
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2011, 09:43:00 am »
But don't forget that you aren't at the level where you are really going to be any faster with any of those tires vs the NT05.  The best advice is buy the tires you can afford, and will last all season.
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Re: Intro / First question
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2011, 12:19:55 pm »
You just got a new option.
The May "Fastrack" is out, and the 2011/2012 V6 Mustangs are moved to D Stock.
(The V6 Genisis and other V6 Pony cars don't move until next year because of how the rules are set up.)
This should be avery cool class. Very course dependent.
Mike P
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