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  • #16
    Yup that crx looks like what I'm goin for. Sounds like 8"wide is probably reasonable. Either 205 or 225 wide, I've heard a 205 on an 8" wide rim is very stiff - good for autocrossing...
    1991 Beastiva L BP autoX'er

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    • #17
      I was rereading this thread and I have a question about a wheel/tire setup strictly for autocross. I am planning on buying a set of wheels for autox and I am wondering whats best?
      Diameter: 13" 14" 15"?
      Width: 6"? thinner, wider?
      as for tires I have been taught to believe that 165 is best, but everyone at my events says the widest tire I can fit is the best. I guess thats right if I'm running slicks? I was just wondering what width of tire is optimal? My 165/50/15 stretched on 15x7 made my car feel like it had traction issues at my last event. That could have been driver error or a bunch of things but I was not a fan of how slippery my car was.
      This is what I saw that I wanted that made me think of all this. 14x6 wheels that weight 9.3lbs http://www.gomiata.com/kok1tsligr15.html
      They are on craigslist for $375
      92 Festiva L - bp & hydro g, advanced coilovers, aspire brake swapped

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      • #18
        Fudge- read through this thread. After the first couple posts the rest of it is all about optimal tire width.
        https://fordfestiva.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60335

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Hatch View Post
          Yup that crx looks like what I'm goin for. Sounds like 8"wide is probably reasonable. Either 205 or 225 wide, I've heard a 205 on an 8" wide rim is very stiff - good for autocrossing...
          I ran my 205 hoosier slicks a few weeks ago on the autocross track. Even with a large burnout at the end of the lap the tires were cold to the touch. Now my 185 wide slicks will get pretty warm/ almost hot. I think 185 is the best bet for the weight of the festy unless you are drag racing then i have no clue.

          I still gripped damn good on the 205 but they never got to temp. It was a cold day and then started to rain. SO maybe mid summer they will work but on a not hot day i think the 185 is better.
          1990 (LUCIFER 2.0) fully built BP+T with E153, Fueltech FT500, traction control with hopes of 600hp (i drank to much of the KOOL-AID)
          1990 OverKILL BP+T, evo ecu system, coilovers, aspire brakes, full advanced suspension, Garrett! The Autocross toy!
          1989 (BRITSTIVA 1.0) B6T and sold
          19?? 150$ burnout car SOLD
          1991 (STRESS RELIEF)SOLD

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          • #20
            Originally posted by mikemounlio View Post
            I ran my 205 hoosier slicks a few weeks ago on the autocross track. Even with a large burnout at the end of the lap the tires were cold to the touch. Now my 185 wide slicks will get pretty warm/ almost hot. I think 185 is the best bet for the weight of the festy unless you are drag racing then i have no clue.

            I still gripped damn good on the 205 but they never got to temp. It was a cold day and then started to rain. SO maybe mid summer they will work but on a not hot day i think the 185 is better.
            Mike, are you running A7s?
            1991 Beastiva L BP autoX'er

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