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carguy70
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted April 27, 2005 06:10 PM  
This is my first street stock so I need some advice in this area. This is what I have: 2 tires are 215 70R15 and 2 are 225 70R15. I have two 2" bs rims, one 3" bs, and one 4" bs. What can I do with what I have now and how should the stagger be? Also if I buy new rubber what sizes do you recommend and should I run tubes? I can't run bead lock.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted April 27, 2005 07:10 PM  
Here is a start, run the 225's in the back, it will tend to make the car loose, better than the front end not going where you want it to. With a narrow tire such as these, I would start with the biggest offset (4") on the right side for a dry track.(assuming it is dirt) Go with the smallest offset (2") on a wet or tacky track. Good luck, it is a rush!

john7771
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted April 27, 2005 07:19 PM  
I forgot something that Racer17j said and that is stagger, it is like rolling a shotglass on the bar. Run a tape measure around all the tires and as a general rule, run the tires with the biggest circumference on the right side, this will help the car thru the turns.

    

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