Need help with decision on rims and tires for drag racing! - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Wheels & Tires

Wheels & Tires The place to go for answers on wheel types, tire sizes, offset, wheel patterns and more.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-18-2007, 10:27 PM   #1
SVT Fanatic
 
svt2nv04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Fan#: 16592
Location: Somewhere in, United States
What I Drive: 2004 Sonic Blue SVT; 1572 of 1978

Posts: 2,615
Points 4,604, Level 43
Points: 4,604, Level: 43 Points: 4,604, Level: 43 Points: 4,604, Level: 43
Level Up 27% Completed
Level up: 27% Level up: 27% Level up: 27%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 31 svt2nv04 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (10)
Need help with decision on rims and tires for drag racing!

well, first of all, i just got some lowering springs. however, i can't install them until i get new tires because i currently have 225 45 17 instead of 225 40 17 which was my mistake. with the stock height, once in a while the tires on the front will rub when going over big dips in the road so i obviously need new tires before lowering it. so i will be getting 4 new tires soon for my daily driver setup and sell my current ones.

now for the drag racing part. i'd like to get some drag radials and obviously i don't want to put them on my daily driver rims. so my question is, what rims and tires should i go with? i was thinking of getting 2 16" rims and tires for the front. should i just stay with a 17" instead? i'd like to get a lightweight racing rim but don't know what i should go with.

so what kind of setup should i go with and what rims and tires should i buy to use for when i go to the track?


__________________
2004 SONIC BLUE SVT; 1572 of 1978
Audiophile 9006, moonroof, HIDS
svt2nv04 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-18-2007, 10:38 PM   #2
Focus Fanatic
 
thenorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Fan#: 14947
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
What I Drive: '04 liquid grey ZX3, built for FSP

Posts: 2,150
Points 5,869, Level 49
Points: 5,869, Level: 49 Points: 5,869, Level: 49 Points: 5,869, Level: 49
Level Up 60% Completed
Level up: 60% Level up: 60% Level up: 60%
Forum Activity 4%
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
FF Reputation: 39 thenorm Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
for drag get a light weight 15" wheel (OZ superlegera, or Team Dynamic Pro race 1 (or 1.2)). THese are the only 15" wheels that will fit over SVT brakes. I have the 15" TD PR1 for auto-x. and then some sort of a drag tire. Sorry i dont know much about drag tires, im an auto-xer
__________________
May 2014 ROTM
for auto-x: '04 Liquid Grey ZX3
for street: '02 Infrared SVT
thenorm is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-19-2007, 01:21 PM   #3
SVT Fanatic
 
svt2nv04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Fan#: 16592
Location: Somewhere in, United States
What I Drive: 2004 Sonic Blue SVT; 1572 of 1978

Posts: 2,615
Points 4,604, Level 43
Points: 4,604, Level: 43 Points: 4,604, Level: 43 Points: 4,604, Level: 43
Level Up 27% Completed
Level up: 27% Level up: 27% Level up: 27%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 31 svt2nv04 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (10)
what was all the specs on the 15" ones you have (width, etc.)

anyone know what tires are good to use for drag racing
__________________
2004 SONIC BLUE SVT; 1572 of 1978
Audiophile 9006, moonroof, HIDS
svt2nv04 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-21-2007, 08:05 AM   #4
SVT Fanatic
 
svt2nv04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Fan#: 16592
Location: Somewhere in, United States
What I Drive: 2004 Sonic Blue SVT; 1572 of 1978

Posts: 2,615
Points 4,604, Level 43
Points: 4,604, Level: 43 Points: 4,604, Level: 43 Points: 4,604, Level: 43
Level Up 27% Completed
Level up: 27% Level up: 27% Level up: 27%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 31 svt2nv04 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (10)
i'm having a tough time finding the team dynamics online. i'm trying to find some used or new. ebay has nothing, and when i google and yahoo it, very few good sites come up. even searching for new ones, theres only a couple sites that i can buy them from it seems

for the ones that have them, where did you buy them? i think i'd like to get 15's
__________________
2004 SONIC BLUE SVT; 1572 of 1978
Audiophile 9006, moonroof, HIDS
svt2nv04 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Steeda Euro Star Rims and tires SVTFMike BST Archive 12 02-20-2006 11:41 AM
For Sale: 5 Spoke SVT Rims and tires plus RA-1 racing tires *CLOSED* lunarc BST Archive 16 01-10-2006 10:06 PM
Were My Tires Correctly Mounted to the Factory Rims? abq focus Wheels & Tires 10 06-30-2005 03:44 PM
Ford Racing Rally rims & tires b16sir1991 BST Archive 16 02-15-2005 12:21 PM
Suggestions on new tires / rims? Dartimous Brakes, Suspension & Body Chassis 15 01-26-2005 05:55 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:20 AM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1