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    Yea the runs are with the wheels and tires in my sig. I have the stock 14" star wheel but they have bald tires.
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    The 14" wheels in front would be a better choice but not if they are bald. Reasons being the bigger sidewall tires absorb shock better and can apply the power down without spinning so much. The weight of the 17's also play a factor being that the weight is further away from the hub. Inertia is a bitch. I run 13x8" wheels on my ZX2 Without you telling me I could hear the 4th run was your best run the car sounded good through first gear. I would stick with whatever rpm you left at in your 4th run but dropping your psi will eliminate some of that wheel hop.

    Let us know how you do in your series, I'm an avid Bracket Racer with my ZX2, but not many people drag race them.
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    Hhmm..... May look into some drag radials for the 14" wheels.

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    those 14 5 spokes a heavy. Weigh a steelie and see if it weighs less than the 5 spoke. I know that the 7 spoke used on the 99 s/r weighs in at 14lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by dareall View Post
    those 14 5 spokes a heavy. Weigh a steelie and see if it weighs less than the 5 spoke. I know that the 7 spoke used on the 99 s/r weighs in at 14lbs
    15X5.5 Sport Wheels weigh 19lbs
    14x5.5 Steel Wheels weigh 19lbs

    The 5 Spokes have to weigh less then 19lbs and they are 1" smaller in diameter which means less weight overall as 14" tires will be a lesser weight then 15" tires of the same width and height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX299 View Post
    Hhmm..... May look into some drag radials for the 14" wheels.
    What are the rules for the class you run? I run street class IHRA rules and my tires have to be D.O.T approved so I am running 205/60R13 M&H Roadmaster Strip & Street Tires. They are D.O.T Slicks basically. 22.7x8" But 13" require a specialy wheel as the steel wheels won't fit without spacers, actually neither do my Boggarts.

    Check out Mickey Thompson. You should be able to run a 22x8.5" E.T Street II Tire no problem with the power you make. M&H doesn't make much but 1 25" tire in 14" rim choices.

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    Well this is my first year drag racing so i'm really just doing it for fun, but in the all out call out race i will be running in the slowpoke class and i believe slicks are allowed. I really need to get my hands on a NHRA rule book to figure out all the rules. I may try out some of the bracket races which would put me in the sportsman class.
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    Wow our classes are way different then.

    Street is 14.00 and slower. Full Exhaust & D.O.T Tires required. Safety equipment is just Pants & Long sleeve shirts.
    Sportsman 12.00->13.99. Everything Goes. Helmet Required.

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    Here is my video from my races this past saturday.



    Best run of the night was a 16.95, but i did manage to drop my 60ft. times down to 2.3 from 2.5.

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