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Old 03-19-2007, 07:16 PM   #21
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Slicks are more expensive to mount, as they typically have tubes inside.
If you remember last WCBF paul was running tubeless ( I think) street tires that are also sorta slicks. These are very similar to what I am purchasing, basically a street legal 2000 mile tire.

they are not full blown slicks but sorta mix between summer tires and slicks.
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They are exactly the same type of tire. Tubeless drag radials. Exactly the same type of tire that Paul ran.

SLICKS are more expensive to mount because of the talc, manual labor, and tube issues. Slicks have tubes as they typically run at a lower PSI than radials.

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Slightly off topic, but you're gonna run slicks on the 98? Isn't the tranny pooping out?
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Slightly off topic, but you're gonna run slicks on the 98? Isn't the tranny pooping out?

Yes, it needs cluthces, harsh shifts. (feels like it has a shift kit) but that is not normal with a stock trans.

I'm aiming for a very flat 14 second 1/4 mile with slicks and a few other "minor" not commonly used mods which will be revealed soon things most have overlooked. I'm not talking about spray or rockers...its the combo that is critical and I think I have one that has not been run solely before, basically it will be a test of certain mods.

I hope to run a 14.5 at 6000 feet and a 14.1 at 0ft.

I'll be testing at the local 8th mile track this spring to get it tuned properly.
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Gordy (SSEi95) ran 255'* on his 95 a few years ago, They definetly triangled out somewhat from the OE rims.

There was some inner fenderwell "adjustments" but he drove them for quite some time, and changed tires because of tread depth. If you do put them on, you will need to modify your inner fender-wells. These were smaller in diameter slightly than 225/60/r16'* that come stock IIRC.

My inner fender well has a slight mark or two from tires, and i've run nothing but 225/60/r16'* on it. The most tread depth would be when i got my new Traction T/A'* last year.

Cliffs, they may get in there alright, but you'll need to bang in the fenderwells ATLEAST.

A Side note, there are quite a few modified series II cars on here, and that number grows exponentially in the GP scene, who is even more hardcore with speed modifications. I would be very surprised if you found something they do not already know, and I'm a pretty open guy to new ideas...
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Yes I will be running the same 255 50 R 16 ET Street Radials as last year.
They are awesome tires that I will now not hesitate to run on the highway for the entire trip.
Yes they do rub a little bit on the plastic liner but it is very minor and only makes a mark about 1 inch square at full lock.....you can't even hear it.
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Paul, you have more clearance than Hans does.
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idk if this helps when i had my 20'* there were 245/35/20 they didnt rub at full lock
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Paul, you have more clearance than Hans does.
Is that fact or speculation based on conjecture
Did Pontiac change their standards.
Who else has run that size on his model year
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It is factual, based on wheel well measurements and know fitment. Looking at the fitment of the standard rim/tires on the 00'* vs 92-99'*, we can see some of the difference.
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