Wheels-Tires Who Runs Drag Radials On Pony Wheels?/what Do You Run Up Front?

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  1. deathb4dismount

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    Was thinking of getting Nitto NT555r for the back tires. They make 255 50 r16 which should fit. I was wondering if anyone runs these on Ponies? If so what do you run up front? I really dont want to run drag radials up front, and it is hard to find a performance tire at 225 50 r16. I dont want to run 245s up front because I know they will rub. Anyone have suggestions?
     
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    ive run a 245/50 on the front at about 3/8" lower than stock and they didn't rub at all. no spacers, nothing. on my ponies right now ive got the 245/50 nittos out back and my buddy that owns a tire shop put a 225/55 on the front because 'they fit right'. I wanted to do 245s again. I don't drive mine everyday, so I hate the nittos. they last a long time but don't hook for dick. my next drag radials on the ponys will be 255/50 MTs or BFGs.
     
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    The 555r shouldn't even be called a drag radial. The NT05R is nitto's true drag radial. Comparable to a MT ET street
     
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    Yah but they don't make them for a 16 inch wheel. And both ET Street and BFG Drag Radials only come in 255 for a 16 inch rim which I think is to wide to fit on a Pony wheel
     
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    I ran the 555r 245 50 16 on my ponies with a kumho ecsta 245 50 16 on the front.. No issues.. The rear tires were close to the exhaust but not touching. Might have to flip the quad shocks around though. I don't remember If I had to
     
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    I ran bfg 255s with bfg comp fronts when I had ponies. Then I switched to the 555rs. The 555rs and the 2+ spec clutch was still enough to rip out plenty of 2nd and 3rd gears. Not as sticky as the bfg's though (until they got hard.) I'd run a BFG or nitto street tire in the front if it was me.
     
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    Decided to go with BFG Sport comp 2's all around for now, 225s up front and 245s in rear. I needed to be honest with myself and realize that seeing track time this season is probably not going to happen. This will mostly be a street car and I should concentrate on getting it setup correctly and removing any mechanical bugs before I hit the track. Plus if I am going to be serious about doing well at the track I should probably setup some track dedicated wheels like Draglite big and littles and MTs. I am just really excited about the car because it is the first time I own a fox that its primary purpose is not transportation, but fun. It's easy to lose sight of reality sometimes because of that.
     
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    f8tlfiveo My wife likes my spool and blow-off valve.

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    If its not a daily, that is the perfect reason to run big and littles with drag radials..no rain.. Drive it when it's nice out
     
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