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Author Topic:   FWD tires
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 111
posted May 14, 2005 04:20 PM  
Just curious what sizes of tires everyone runs on their front drivers. My track says no less than a 70 series and no greater tread width than 8 inches. Any suggestions on what to run. Thanks.

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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 59
posted May 14, 2005 05:46 PM  
Our track says 65, 70, or 75 series only. I use the 70 series in 185/70/13 because there is a bigger selection in that series than the "65". I run a 4" backspace but that can vary with your clearance requirements. I started putting tubes in our tires because I got tired of guys hitting the tire/wheel and popping it loose from the rim and losing the air. Last night we took a *ell of a hit in the wheel and never lost air pressure. Here is a picture of the wheel. You can see the tube showing at the edge of the tire bead, but it never went flat.

In answer to your question on the 4m group about studs vs bolts, I use studs because its a lot easier to mount a tire when you are in a hurry compared to rolling the wheel around trying to line up 2 holes. (one in the wheel and one in the hub) If your threads are pretty bad in the hubs, I would replace the hub or at the very least install heli-coils. Heli-coils are thread inserts that look like a short spring. You drill your stripped holes out and tap them to fit the heli-coil. After you install the heli-coil, you have your original lug bolt size back.

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