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Old 12-15-2008, 02:16 PM   #11
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:09 PM   #12
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R-compounds are great. for WeeAsp would you mind sharing tire pressures?i've tried both higher and lower in the rear tires and prefer lower pressures for more controlled brake-away.
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:44 PM   #13
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R-compounds are great. for WeeAsp would you mind sharing tire pressures?i've tried both higher and lower in the rear tires and prefer lower pressures for more controlled brake-away.
Ooof....

Tough question to answer because I tend to start with a baseline of 32 PSI front and rear and adjust based on the course.

Of course, sometimes, I can tell based on the layout if I am going to need more lateral grip (increase PSI on all 4) or more rotation (increase PSI rear only).

That said, I would not go below 30 PSI in the front or any higher than 36 in the rear.
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:00 PM   #14
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thanks alot ,if i can convince the mrs. race tires are budget worthy ,that will be a good starting place.having competed in rear drive for years and less than 20 events front drive,i'm still figuring it out.your starting pressures lead me to believe the SVTF is better balenced than i give it credit for.
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:58 PM   #15
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Are wheelspacers needed to run 225-45-17's on stock SVT wheels ? I run G stock on RS2's and get beat bad by a Mini on NTO1's.
i hav 225/45/17's and have no issues
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:11 AM   #16
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I have 225/45s on SVT wheels and they scrub on hard dips. I can barely fit my fingers between them and the fender(I'm sitting on the Eibach Pro Kit), so I would hate to think what happens if I were to try auto x with those...probably eat a notch in my fender.
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You will rub with a 45 series tire.

I run a 225 FORTY (40) R17
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