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artie727
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted July 06, 2005 11:43 AM  
What tire sizes do most of you guys run?
27.5 on LF,RF and RR and use the 26.5 LR for stagger adjustments or 26.5 on LF, RF and LR and use the 27.5 on the RR for stagger adjustments. Does it make a difference?

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Artie Perilloux
A & M Motorsports

msnead
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 77
posted July 06, 2005 11:58 AM  
On our modified, we run 26.5's on all but the RR--which is a 27.5. This usually gives us anywhere from 1.5"-3" of rear stagger.

We typically replace a RR every race or 2 so we aren't left with a bunch of big tires that we can't use on another corner of the car.


wfoondirt
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 505
posted July 06, 2005 12:10 PM  
I ran 27.5's on all four corners. If I got desperate for stagger I'd put a 26.5 on the lr but very rarely.

The 27.5's gives a slightly larger footprint. Some people claim the 27.5's develop a crown in them but I never saw any strange wear patterns from this.

[This message has been edited by wfoondirt (edited July 06, 2005).]

artie727
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted July 07, 2005 05:51 AM  
WFO, now that you mentioned it, I have noticed the crown on the 27.5 tires. I don't know why it occurs either. It may have something to do with the side walls of the Hoosiers.

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Artie Perilloux
A & M Motorsports

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