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Old 03-19-2007, 04:49 PM   #11
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Hans, how are you going to turn off the track from the right lane at Woodburn without going full or near-full lock?
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One more thing. Bring a spare trans or a trailer to WCBF.
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Hans, how are you going to turn off the track from the right lane at Woodburn without going full or near-full lock?
If I recall it is not that tight. I was not at full lock if I cut to the far left side of the right lane and make a gradual turn.


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Do you know a place that will mount them cheap? For $20 or something? Maybe you could test fit them before you buy them.
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Do you know a place that will mount them cheap? For $20 or something? Maybe you could test fit them before you buy them.
They are in Boise which is 250 mile round trip. Gas money alone I'm looking at quite a bit there. and I doubt the guy would want them back.

My main concern is 255 width tires rubbing WHILE doing minor turns...say 80%, anyone that has run all seasons in this size or summer tires in this size...well I'm looking for input.

To answer your question i can get them both mounted and balanced for $10. Gotta love employee discounts.
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Hans.. You've been told they will have a fitment problem in the turns. Why are you going to such lengths to try and prove or disprove the responses to your questions. If you don't agree or don't appreciate the information, go mount them and find out with real experience. Then you can bring the actual experience back and share it.

I drove down that track at least 17 times (according to my timeslips) and I'd bet that I've lost a couple. From the right lane... it is considered a tight turn.
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OK I think I have decided to try them out, I know a 2000+ owner would probably be safe to use them ( I think paul had this size on his car or P-Dad did). IIRC the 2000 can run 255 with less rub.

Just gotta wait till payday and then get them mounted. I may have to run 25PSI thru them and no lower to avoid rub..only time will tell. Fromwhat it sounds like there are mixed results, I have seen people run 20s with 255 width tires on here with little to no rub.
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$10! Go do it then! And come back to tell us!
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$10! Go do it then! And come back to tell us!
You may have misread my post, i pointed out it costs $5 a tire for mount and balance ( I assume slicks are no different but could be wrong) and $200+ gas money to get the slicks.
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Slicks are more expensive to mount, as they typically have tubes inside.
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