16" rally tires?

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16" rally tires?

Postby Corey » Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:19 pm

Hi,

I've been looking around and can't seem to find any companies that make 16" rally tires... do they exist?

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Postby Tazka » Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:48 pm

On what surface? For an example michelin.
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Postby Corey » Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:54 pm

tarmac, then snow later this year

ill check out michilin if they make them :) i forgot about them
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Postby Tazka » Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:59 pm

They make even 18" for snow and tarmac.
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Postby Corey » Sun Sep 16, 2007 5:15 pm

really??

i cant seem to find any links to the rally sections of their sites...

how do i find these tires?

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Postby Tazka » Sun Sep 16, 2007 5:32 pm

Well i can't tell you who sells these near to you, but here's michelins pages: http://www.michelinsport.com/sport/fron ... 03&lang=EN
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Postby Corey » Sun Sep 16, 2007 5:46 pm

great, thank you :)

why do they make them so tough to find lol
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Postby tybrinturbo » Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:43 pm

the beast size for rally is
gravel 15x7 tire 205/65r15
snow 15x6.5 tire 185/65r15 or 195/65r15
tarmac your choice 15-16-17-18
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Postby Corey » Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:46 pm

why so narrow for snow?
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Postby built2run » Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:21 am

i believe its so that they can "dig into" the snow, correct me if i'm wrong.
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Postby stevo27 » Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:11 pm

the wider the tire the more you disperse the weight
on a narrower tire your contact patch is smaller and your putting more weight per square inch combine that with a soft compound and the tire actully bites into the snow/ice
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Postby RallyX-GT4 » Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:52 pm

Yes, the narrow tires dig through icy crust or deep snow for traction (check out any World Rally event in Sweden or Monacco). True snow rally tires are studded beyond belief -- wouldn't be to kind to roads. In your area I'm not sure, but Four Star Motorsports should be able to help you out. It's been a while, but I think the Sprongles had something to do with this shop (used to run a championship bad-ass Audi). As for brands, Pirelli had an incredibly diverse selection of sizes, compounds, etc.
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