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    What tires to run for roll on event on an 18x11.5? Traction concerns

    So I'm trying to figure out what tires to buy as apparently I'm going to be having some traction problems.

    Alex at Gintani is going to lend me his 18 inch track wheels for the M3. 18x11.5 in back.

    So, what do you guys think?

    I was thinking a Hoosier A6 in 295/30/18? It's a pretty soft tire.

    Also considering a drag radial. Hoosier 315/30/18.

    I have also looked at the Nitto NT05R. It's a drag radial in 285/45.

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    Will 315 fit? I have seen 305's plenty of times.


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    Wish I could fit a 305 on the 335i Click here to enlarge

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    Toyo R888

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    Can't think of anything else off the top of my head lol
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    Why would the R888 be better than the options I mentioned?

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    Not saying they are better, I have personally have used R888 and they work great. You can't go wrong with what you mentioned.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Black Sheep Click here to enlarge
    just make sure those tires are rated for the speeds you plan on doing.
    Ya concerned about that hence why I'm leaning toward the Hoosier track tire versus drag radial.

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    Click here to enlarge Chicago's event is letting us do burnouts before we run, not crazy smoke shows, but enough to heat them up a little an get the rocks & what not off. Some of those tires need to reach a certain temp for max grip
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Black Sheep Click here to enlarge
    Click here to enlarge Chicago's event is letting us do burnouts before we run, not crazy smoke shows, but enough to heat them up a little an get the rocks & what not off. Some of those tires need to reach a certain temp for max grip
    Exactly and I don't think I can do burnouts so I'm leaning toward something soft like the A6.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by folgrz Click here to enlarge
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    It's a good drag radial but I won't run it again.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Exactly and I don't think I can do burnouts so I'm leaning toward something soft like the A6.
    Could prob run the R6's also
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Black Sheep Click here to enlarge
    Could prob run the R6's also
    Yep but A6 is softer

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    I think to run drags it would be better to get a smaller 16" wheel and more tire. For now, I would suggest the Nt05s. Great price and they hook well when they're warmed up. I don't regret them one bit, they handled my 435+ wtq on a front wheel drive car I must add.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
    I think to run drags it would be better to get a smaller 16" wheel and more tire. For now, I would suggest the Nt05s. Great price and they hook well when they're warmed up. I don't regret them one bit, they handled my 435+ wtq on a front wheel drive car I must add.
    The NT05's kind of have weird sizing for me though. Plus they need heat in them and I don't know how I will do that.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    The NT05's kind of have weird sizing for me though. Plus they need heat in them and I don't know how I will do that.
    It will be hot that day and plus there is a little room to heat the tires right before the run. And there is a little straight before you line up too so I guess you can use that. It shouldnt be that bad.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
    It will be hot that day and plus there is a little room to heat the tires right before the run. And there is a little straight before you line up too so I guess you can use that. It shouldnt be that bad.
    So you can do a burnout?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    So you can do a burnout?
    Yea, I gunned it on the little straight right before you line up. And you can do a little burn out right when you line up. It's not taht bad, there is room and they allowed it.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
    Yea, I gunned it on the little straight right before you line up. And you can do a little burn out right when you line up. It's not taht bad, there is room and they allowed it.
    Alright I need to think.

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    Not sure if you want to get the tires too hot early on... They'll just pick up a bunch of crap on your way to the line. I just bought a set of Toyo Proxes T1 Sports.

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    Get the pilot sport cups if you are not going with a drag radial.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
    Get the pilot sport cups if you are not going with a drag radial.
    The A6 is softer though. I've had the sport cups good tire but I could spin it even when NA.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Wedge1967 Click here to enlarge
    Not sure if you want to get the tires too hot early on... They'll just pick up a bunch of crap on your way to the line. I just bought a set of Toyo Proxes T1 Sports.
    What I really need to do is lengthen the gearing but I'll get to that later. Too much of a time crunch.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    It's a good drag radial but I won't run it again.
    It's technically a street tire Click here to enlarge

    Tim was running those on his porsche after he built the car, I don't know how much horsepower you're gonna be laying down, but his car was spinning through 4th w/ 1288whp.

    I've read that the nt555dr's hook a lot better than the nt-05's so maybe investigate that a little further
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    Going with the NT01 as I can get it in time.

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