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Old 08-03-2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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ok i have done a ton of searching on this subject and have found a few different things but nothing really saying 100% what will fit.

so far it looks like 22x8x15.. but i have read that they dont do good enough for over 300whp.. i am going to be making over 400 when i buy them.

i have head that 24.5x8.5x15 will work. but also that they should be 24.5x8.5x13's and the brake calipers need to be shaved on.

can any one tell me what i should be for sure?

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Old 08-03-2008, 04:54 PM   #2
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Not sure why the 24.5 x 8.5 won't fit in the 15s. I wouldn't think the rim diameter had much to do with it I'm pretty sure that Dtec04 used the 24.5x8.5x15 and made a 1.8 or 1.7 60' pass. You can see in the quotation in the first post that he used the 15" slicks http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=152733
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:58 PM   #3
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Not sure why the 24.5 x 8.5 won't fit in the 15s. I wouldn't think the rim diameter had much to do with it I'm pretty sure that Dtec04 used the 24.5x8.5x15 and made a 1.8 or 1.7 60' pass.
By using in a smaller rim you have less spinning weight. I drive around on my stock 18in rims and race with 16in rims.
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I was meaning in terms of fitment.
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im not worried about the weight of the wheel 13-17 it wont matter with 400whp. what i want is fitment of the biggest slick possible.
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I would pm Dtec04 and Focus_3XZ since I believe both of them use the 24.5x8.5x15 slicks. Coincidently, both of them have snapped their axles with these slicks
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im pretty sure the purpose of using 13's would be sidewall flex. but im pretty sure i will got with the 24.5x8.5x15 if they will fit.
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Hey Tim long time no talk what im going to be going with later on down the road is a either 24 or 23.5 tall tire with some M/T wrinkle wall tires on 15s they will fit
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they will fit? have you tried them or talked to some one who has? do you know what the turning would be like?

it wouldnt be as big of a deal but the local trap has a 180* turn after the end and dont want to tear my finders or tires up turning around. i dont care if it reduces it some as long as it isnt ridiculous, lol.

just let me know what you find out. i am going to be finishing my custom turbo kit first. but i will be buying them soon.. hopefully, lol.

dont care to much about axles as long as they dont break something else when they break, lol.
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I have run 25 /9/15 drag slicks this weekend and struggled like hell with them.

I dropped my 6pot brakes to run my 15s and they seem to spin up loads.

I ran then at 6psi and still had wheel spin issues?

Any suggestions for what I am doing wrong. I was not even dropping the hammer.

First hooked up ok but second and third spin up

I only did 3 passes and went home. My radials seemed better. I was running 245 40 18 BF Goodrich 2 years ago and did a better sixty foot time....

I probs are not getting enough heat into them?
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