Another Track Day tire question?

Erik Weber yoober at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 14:04:41 PDT 2008


What does going to the 5" rim gain you, and what is the tradeoff?

On 6/26/08, Randy Grein <randygrein at comcast.net> wrote:
> LImited as in we couldn't keep the motor together. I have 2 rears, complete
> with cush, rotor and Zoran's bearing kit. Nice kit, BTW. Oh and yes -
> they're for sale together or singly, I can't use them for the foreseeable
> future. Make an offer.
>
> Randy Grein, WMRRA #41
>
>
> On Jun 25, 2008, at 6:50 PM, Mike Moore wrote:
>
> > Randy G,
> >
> > Can you elaborate on "good although limited success with a Pirelli 180 on
> > the 5" rim.".  Limited in what way?
> >
> > Also you said you had a rim? are you interested in selling it?  Does it
> have
> > the cush drive? disk rotor?
> >
> > mike
> >
> > You said you had
> >
> > On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 10:17 PM, Randy Grein <randygrein at comcast.net>
> > wrote:
> >
> >
> > > I had good although limited success with a Pirelli 180 on the 5" rim. I
> > > miss all that power and traction. Even the 160 spreads out better with
> the
> > > extra half inch.
> > >
> > > Randy Grein, WMRRA #41
> > >
> > >
> > > On Jun 18, 2008, at 9:55 PM, Jo Rhett wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > > On Jun 18, 2008, at 7:40 AM, Mike Moore wrote:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > III but they are not available in 160 for the SV.  Recently it was
> > > > > suggested
> > > > > that I consider switching out the rear wheel (F3 or similar) so I
> could
> > > > > run
> > > > > DC III.
> > > > >
> > > > > Does anyone have experience with this type of setup?
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Many many people.
> > > >
> > > > Anyone know for sure what is is required for an F3 rear wheel swap.
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Rim, a different rear brake disc that will fit in your stock brakes,
> and a
> > > > washer from Zoran.
> > > >
> > > > Does F3 year make a difference?  I think before about '98 the F3 was a
> 5"
> > > >
> > > > > rim and
> > > > > 5.5" later.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > You want the 5.5 size rim, which will let you use a 180 Pirelli rear.
> > > > (won't work for Dunlop though, and I've heard mixed answers for
> Michelin)
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
> > > > #553 WERA / AFM
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