Another Track Day tire question?

Randy Grein randygrein at comcast.net
Thu Jun 26 17:33:56 PDT 2008


Gain - traction by the ton. I could find NOTHING that would unsettle it.
Cost. 180s cost more than 160s.

Loss - a bit of quick-flick. That might have been mitigated with  
further adjustments we never got a chance to try.

Randy Grein, WMRRA #41

On Jun 26, 2008, at 2:04 PM, Erik Weber wrote:

> 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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