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Author Topic:   New american racer tire pressures?
number55
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Total posts: 27
posted June 07, 2004 04:38 PM  
Bought 4 new American Racer tires. Don't know what kind of pressures to run them at for the different conditions. Was running Hoosiers between 10-12#. Apparently the American racers 20-25#? Is this right?

waltonjr1
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posted June 07, 2004 06:25 PM  
10 or 12 inch?


number55
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posted June 08, 2004 08:21 AM  
The tires are 10". This is on a 79 camaro, weighs aprox. 3350lbs.

waltonjr1
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posted June 08, 2004 01:00 PM  
when I ran 10" american racers on a 3270 pound car I ran 13rr 12rf 10 on both lefts


number55
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posted June 08, 2004 03:15 PM  
Wow, was that on the new style american racers? I was told these ones grip the best at a min. of 20+ and they look like balloons when they're inflated, wasn't sure. (the old style hoosiers I had worked good at that 10-12 mark)

waltonjr1
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posted June 08, 2004 05:04 PM  
This is the tires I had, 285 65 15


CrazyT
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posted June 08, 2004 07:06 PM  
We run G-60s and pressures are 13-18 usually. I run 15 on the right side and works good for me, if you go below that the tire rolls over pretty bad.

number55
Dirt Full Roller

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posted June 09, 2004 11:23 AM  
These tires are 86/8.0 15DTN. MD-53. Tread pattern similar to the one shown up top.

dirt poor racing
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posted June 10, 2004 04:33 PM  
we run american racers at 12 rf 11 rr 9 on left side usually gain 1-2# on right side car handles great on 3/8 banked dirt oval.

dirt poor racing
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posted June 10, 2004 04:35 PM  
forgot to say we run them groved

speedy2
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posted June 15, 2004 07:11 PM  
I run 11 on the left side, 16 on rf and 14 on LR with the IMCA American Racer tires. Ill add a pound or two if the track is tacky and drop a pound or two if the track drys out. I run on 1/4 high banked clay oval and a 1/3 high banked dirt tracks

5eRacing
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Total posts: 36
posted June 29, 2004 10:10 PM  
We were told to run the tire presseues between 18 and 22 pound they say the side walls are so soft on them that if you run them any lower than 18psi the slip off the bead.

    

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