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Old 05-24-2011, 10:20 AM   #1
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Best Rims?

Now that I have done my second autox event, I have realized that new tires are going to be necessary. I am racing on firestone touring tires currently and they are barely hanging on in the corners. I was considering what size rims would be best and I am trying to figure out which is more important; keeping unsprung weight down or getting a wider tire on the road? Currently I have the alloy 15x6 stock rims. According to what I can find, they weigh 16 pounds. That is actually pretty light. Would it be better to just put performance tires on the stock rims or is it better to gain a few pounds to get that extra inch of tire width? I would deffinately appreciate some opinions from people who have experience with this. Thank you


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