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GodLovesUgly 11-03-2009 04:21 PM

stock steelies.
 
yo, i was wondering if anyone has run stock steelies? i really REALLY don't wanna buy another set of wheels and i still have my stock steelies for winter tires, and by the time the autox season comes the snow should be fine with my 17's & i could just switch my winter tires out..

is this okay? i'll probably be running 205/50/15s

pistolgripbmx 11-03-2009 05:27 PM

edit: don't mind me, I didn't realize this was in the auto-x section lol

Auto-X-ZTS 11-03-2009 06:00 PM

Steelies will work OK. I ran them on my Jetta in 2007.
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mlbbaseball 11-03-2009 08:48 PM

i ran my Rcomps on my steelies, 215/45/15's it was really pushing it, but they fit and never had a problem.

GodLovesUgly 11-03-2009 11:22 PM

i dunno if i'd run R-comps yet.. not good enough for those.
anyone else run steelies?

UnFocusedST 11-04-2009 09:30 AM

I ran stealies with stock tires half way through my first auto X season. I don't recommend them because or tire body roll. However with some desent tires on them I'm sure you can make it work. I would recommend though a 16X7 wheel with possibly a 225/40/16 tire. Less tire body roll and more traction.

GodLovesUgly 11-04-2009 09:50 AM

damn. i was thinking that same exact thing. if i get a new wheel i'd like to get another set of 17s.. 16s are a lil cheaper but 17s look better imo. but which are better for the track?

GO.army.1969 11-04-2009 10:10 AM

15 will get RPM faster use low profile tires

wrc_fan 11-04-2009 07:12 PM

You won't be competitive with steelies, but there's nothing wrong with running them. The focus is heavy and needs a wide tire to really be competitive.

steve35svt 11-04-2009 08:07 PM

They will flex more than alloy wheels but you shouldn't have any problems , you said you won't be putting r-comps on them. I ran steal wheels on my first autocrosser.


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