28in. or 26in. Tall Tires??

Old 06-09-2009, 03:39 PM
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I own a 89 camaro, it weighs roughly 3100 lbs with me in it. The car runs 11.50's in the 1/4 and 7.40 in the 1/8. The car has Mickey Thompson 28x10.5x15 tires on it now, but im debating changing over to a 26x10x15 tire to get a better 60' time since i have a 4.10 gear and foot brake the car on the line with a 3500 stall converter.
Any ideas if this would be the right thing to do?
Remember: i foot brake the car, so the rpm's are about 2700 at the most before i leave the line. And i honestly havent had much problem with braking traction by the 60ft. mark.
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:45 PM
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What scares me away from going with a shorter tire, there is normally not enough roll out to hook, 60ft sucks when spinning the tires
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:55 PM
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Do you think i will have that problem even with such low rpms when leaving the line??
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:02 PM
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I would go with more gear and keep as tall of a tire as you can.

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Old 06-13-2009, 03:03 PM
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Many people think that width is the only measure of traction.

Curtis is correct - the longer rollout give you a bunch of square inches of sticky tire before you degrade it with the second revolution (and so on).

Eventually, it won't matter but you are up on your horse by then.

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Old 06-13-2009, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by doorracer
I would go with more gear and keep as tall of a tire as you can.

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Old 06-16-2009, 02:51 AM
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I'd get a transbrake and make full use of the convertor. Get the car up into its power range at launch.
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