Originally Posted by juicyjosh
315 "Drag Radials" for a "street car," to "get an additional 5% sidewall height."
CCWs "are simply too heavy,"
$1050 for just one 17" wheel is "not crazy high."
I don't get it?
I ran 345 DR's on my Z06 and did fine with traction from a 40 roll in 1st gear...and this was just with a slow 600whp Z06....the FD is going to be 1000+whp, I want as much contact patch as I can get, if I can have the extra 5% sidewall height for flex, I prefer it, and if I can save 3-4lbs per wheel, that is a lot of rotational weight savings. Couple that with the 5lb difference between a Hoosier 315/35/17 and a M/T 315/35/17 which is 5lbs heaver, and I am looking to save 8-9lbs of rotating weight on the corners of the car. That is alot of weight to save 30-40lbs for a set of wheels/tires. Not sure if you don't agree, but it is what it is....weight matters as much as hp does. And HP is only as good as the traction it has..1000hp of spinning madness is worse than 500hp of acceleration, but the car will be running a ProEFI EMS with T/C, BBG, etc...so I think I will be fine for traction, I just want to make sure that I can put the power down as fast as possible and more tire = more traction = more power = more acceleration = more mph = more wins = more money = more toys = etc....
$1050 is not crazy high, it's expensive, but no more expensive than HRE, Adv1, etc... I'm not saying I want to spend $4000 on a set of wheels, but it is not obscene, it's just expensive. If Goodfellas can hook me up on some Fiske for less and they look and perform better, I will go that route. I did not post anything about cost in the original posting, I am concerned about weight and strength.....and looks of course.