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ddevil20
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted April 27, 2005 07:04 PM  
does any one know what is the ideal tire to run on a 1/3 mile dirt, 88 cavalier automatic is. No changes can be made to the car except for stock suspention movements. Im running a 175/75/13 now and thats the shortest widest and easiest tire to get, at 30 bucks a pop. I was told that the ideal tire is a 165/65/13 but they are hard to find and are expensive.

Festy46
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 59
posted April 27, 2005 07:22 PM  
Check this site. They have 165/65/13 for $27 plus shipping. http://www.gearworksmfg.com/pages/516496/index.htm

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wannabemodracer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 16
posted April 28, 2005 04:12 PM  
I haven't run for the first time yet but I'm planning on running P195/70R14's on the right side & P185/60R14's on the left hand side. That should give me some stagger (approx. 3/4~1 in) which I'm thinking will be good. Any comments...am I on the right track or going to be all screwed up?

I also have a pair of P205/70R14's but I think that will be too much height difference....

bigcityracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 431
posted April 28, 2005 06:38 PM  
One tire size differents in the same series 70s or 60s are about an inch different in height. Over all height will be determend by the rpm you turn may need to run taller or shorter. Then for cornering you will want to play with the right rear spring to get it turning properly.

Good luck!!!!

wannabemodracer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 16
posted April 29, 2005 11:55 AM  
Big city,

I know this is getting off the original subject a little bit but how do you make adjustments to the right rear spring? I'm putting a new stock spring on but haven't been able to find any other springs for '89 Cavalier...


ddevil20
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted April 29, 2005 01:55 PM  
unfortunatley we have to run all the same size tire, but we can stretch them. I did find smaller tires in illinois so that may work. Im not turning eneough rpms, i can tell by it dropping into 2nd gear coming off the corner.

bigcityracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 431
posted April 29, 2005 04:02 PM  
Depends on the existing handling of the car now. If car is tight, then stiffer rr spring will allow the car to turn easier out of the corner with more even traction on the front. Could use cavalier wagon RR spring or off another heavier car. Add spring rubbers if rules allow. Buy better strut for that corner ect. May opptions avalible!


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Originally posted by wannabemodracer:
Big city,

I know this is getting off the original subject a little bit but how do you make adjustments to the right rear spring? I'm putting a new stock spring on but haven't been able to find any other springs for '89 Cavalier...



bigcityracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 431
posted April 29, 2005 04:03 PM  
Tight = pushing on accelleration. Which most front wheel drive cars are.

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