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Old 11-30-2018, 03:41 PM
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Background info: 2015 Z51 A8, 515 rwhp
Best time on stock tires: 11.37 @ 127 mph, 60 foot= 1.89 ( this was done on the street, measured
with a Dragy)

I have an extra set of stock wheels (19/20) that I want to fit a set of tires on with the objective of getting a sub 11
second time. Looking for recommendations from those with experience on this issue. If I achieve my goal I will in all likelyhood remove them and return to the stock configuration. So they will not get much use.
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:36 PM
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No good tire in a 20 inch that I can truly say this one will hook you up on the track. Get you a lite set of forged rims for the rear best hook up on a D/R dot tire for me was a Hoosier D/R in a 16 inch rim. Now for a track tire only was a 275x50x15 in a non dot MT rear tire on a 10 inch rim and bead lock also.. Robert

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If you want to stick with a 20 then you could do the 285/30/20 MT ET Street S/S... Not to Robert's point it is still a 20 inch wheel but it's a sticky damn tire. Or if you wanted something else in a 20 you could do the R888R from toyo.

Now.....if you want to spend some more money would could buy a set of 18s and do the 305/35/18 MT ET Street S/S. That will be the best setup for your power level.

I have a set of Forgeline 18s with brand new 305/35/18s on them I'd be willing to sell for the right price.
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Originally Posted by C7&7 View Post
If you want to stick with a 20 then you could do the 285/30/20 MT ET Street S/S... Not to Robert's point it is still a 20 inch wheel but it's a sticky damn tire. Or if you wanted something else in a 20 you could do the R888R from toyo.

Now.....if you want to spend some more money would could buy a set of 18s and do the 305/35/18 MT ET Street S/S. That will be the best setup for your power level.

I have a set of Forgeline 18s with brand new 305/35/18s on them I'd be willing to sell for the right price.
And the right price is ? Iím always looking for a deal lol
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And the right price is ? Iím always looking for a deal lol
pm me. I don't want to steal this guys thread.
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Old 12-03-2018, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by C7&7 View Post
If you want to stick with a 20 then you could do the 285/30/20 MT ET Street S/S... Not to Robert's point it is still a 20 inch wheel but it's a sticky damn tire. Or if you wanted something else in a 20 you could do the R888R from toyo.

Now.....if you want to spend some more money would could buy a set of 18s and do the 305/35/18 MT ET Street S/S. That will be the best setup for your power level.

I have a set of Forgeline 18s with brand new 305/35/18s on them I'd be willing to sell for the right price.
I agree if I didnt want to spend the $$ for what I said above then OP if me I would really buy this guys 18 inch set up. But let me say this I am running a 19 inch 345x19 R888R only doing max now 600 rwhp just a guess. My 19,s R888R dont hook per say at all at my power level & if the tire is COLD it is ever worse. Robert
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I'd also recommend Toyo R888Rs for the stock 20" rim.
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And the right price is ? Iím always looking for a deal lol
Buddy we both have it really bad on this stuff.. Robert
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Old 12-04-2018, 02:21 AM
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At your power level 20" radials should work. .Make sure you stay as close to OEM tire height as possible with the tire you choose. I use 305/35-18 ET street SS radials on 18x12 Forgestars on my GS and like the setup so you could probably go narrower on the Stingray. If your tuner set you up properly you should be able to net mid 1.5 60fts consistently launching off idle with stock converter stock cam.
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