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nickleman60
02-08-2010, 11:39 AM
Looking for 2 of these 16" Mustang rims for my M/T slicks........cheap.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-Mustang-Polished-16-inch-Aluminum-Alloy-Rim-Wheel_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem439d144cf1QQitemZ 290398162161QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAc cessories

frdlvr30
02-08-2010, 12:42 PM
Im assuming he knows thats only a 7" wide wheel...

nickleman60
02-08-2010, 12:47 PM
Im assuming he knows thats only a 7" wide wheel...

All the other ones say 7.5" wide.............

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ONE-FORD-MUSTANG-FACTORY-POLISHED-WHEEL-RIM-16_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem48394353dfQQitemZ310 198359007QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAcces sories

frdlvr30
02-08-2010, 02:16 PM
All the other ones say 7.5" wide.............

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ONE-FORD-MUSTANG-FACTORY-POLISHED-WHEEL-RIM-16_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem48394353dfQQitemZ310 198359007QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAcces sories

Oh thats right...

nickleman60
02-08-2010, 02:22 PM
Oh thats right...

Same width as the sc rim so the slicks should be just fine. I'm wondering now if maybe I should stick with the 3.73's if I go with the slicks. They're 27" tall where as the M&H street slicks are 28" tall that I ran at the Shootout.

frdlvr30
02-08-2010, 10:13 PM
Same width as the sc rim so the slicks should be just fine. I'm wondering now if maybe I should stick with the 3.73's if I go with the slicks. They're 27" tall where as the M&H street slicks are 28" tall that I ran at the Shootout.

Did you buy the gears yet?

nickleman60
02-08-2010, 10:47 PM
Did you buy the gears yet?

Not yet. After watching/listening to the Shootout videos I can here the street slicks spinning off the line as well as grabbing a 2nd, I had 16lbs. of pressure in them. I think that eliminating the spinning off the line would have defintely improved my time to who knows, maybe a 12 flat, it's only 2 tenths. That's the reason I want to at least try the slicks and see what happens. What are you thinking Dave?

frdlvr30
02-08-2010, 10:53 PM
Not yet. After watching/listening to the Shootout videos I can here the street slicks spinning off the line as well as grabbing a 2nd, I had 16lbs. of pressure in them. I think that eliminating the spinning off the line would have defintely improved my time to who knows, maybe a 12 flat, it's only 2 tenths. That's the reason I want to at least try the slicks and see what happens. What are you thinking Dave?

Yes you were getting some spin off the line. I think if you want to get that serious about traction you need to invest in brand new full slicks. I'd stick with the 373. 4.10 may create traction as well as not having enough gear issues(Rev limit in third).......
For now, try the ones you got. I'd have some new ones for the shootout though.

VicRattlehead
02-09-2010, 01:11 AM
16lbs is the problem.


13-14 at the max

nickleman60
02-09-2010, 07:01 AM
16lbs is the problem.


13-14 at the max

Is that pressure good for when you're not running tubes?

VicRattlehead
02-09-2010, 12:20 PM
Is that pressure good for when you're not running tubes?

I don't run tubes. I usually run about 12-13lbs

nickleman60
02-09-2010, 04:26 PM
Yes you were getting some spin off the line. I think if you want to get that serious about traction you need to invest in brand new full slicks. I'd stick with the 373. 4.10 may create traction as well as not having enough gear issues(Rev limit in third).......
For now, try the ones you got. I'd have some new ones for the shootout though.

The next time I get a chance to go to the strip I'll take both types of slicks, play with the pressures and see what works best. Street slick 28" tall or full slick 27" tall, which do you think will be best?