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dont expect a huge gain by those tires. they are low profile which = stiff sidewall. you will have a wider tread and stronger grip, but dont expect to be dropping a whole lot of time off.

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Yeah dont mean to go off topic... But i ordered the VW 15" steelies from ED. And i ordered 225/50/15 BFG Drag Radials. So this should be a nice little setup. I will have rims in on Monday and tires in on Tuesday. Should i lower tire pressure to around 20 also???
 

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kingj07 said:
dont expect a huge gain by those tires. they are low profile which = stiff sidewall. you will have a wider tread and stronger grip, but dont expect to be dropping a whole lot of time off.

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turbo freak is having no problems getting low 1.9's on them.:thumbsup:
 

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Yeah dont mean to go off topic... But i ordered the VW 15" steelies from ED. And i ordered 225/50/15 BFG Drag Radials. So this should be a nice little setup. I will have rims in on Monday and tires in on Tuesday. Should i lower tire pressure to around 20 also???
That should be a good setup for you, I recently ran the 225/50/15 @ 20psi and I dropped my 60' times from 2.4-2.5 on street tires to 2.0 on my first run. Dropped the clutch @ 4000 and they grabbed like a bitch. I had to hold on after that.

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Will 205/50/15's BFG drag radials grab ok at the track, I found a guy selling pt cruiser wheels with that size of BFG's installed on them. I really wanted 225/50's but for the price I can't pass them up...
 

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turbo freak is having no problems getting low 1.9's on them.:thumbsup:
learning how to drive them is learning how to drive them. ive cut at least one 1.9 on borrowed tires of the same size (except 215s, not 225s). but for more practical application you would want to go with 15" wheels/tires.

im working on sub 2.0 60' on normal street tires. so far only on stock pilot sports. no budget for an extra set of wheels/tires sucks.

kudos + good luck to any and all!

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They definately help. I personally cut about 4 to 5 tenths off with my BFG's (but usually drop a little MPH). I would consider the 15" M&H slicks if you want a really good bite though. My buddy was cutting low 1.80 60' times with his M & H's. They are about the same money in the end.
 

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do any of you guys know if the 235/60/15 brg drags will fit on pt steelies? i really wanna get something with a fat sidewall but im worried about the width of the tire on the skinny rims. if so does anyone know where i can get a pair for a good price?
 

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PT is a 6"
Better choice is the VW wheel 6.5"
Reading here, you will need a spacer with these tires.
And have a good chance rubbing the fender on a hard bump.
I wanted these because they are close to the same height as the stock tire.
And they are $98 at discount tire.com
The 225's are $112.
Also was told a coil over setup would help with fitment.
 

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dc2ali said:
do any of you guys know if the 235/60/15 brg drags will fit on pt steelies? i really wanna get something with a fat sidewall but im worried about the width of the tire on the skinny rims. if so does anyone know where i can get a pair for a good price?
If your going with 235/60/15 a better choice is the M/T Dragradial. They are stickier than the BFG's. Unfortunately they dont make them in smaller sizes than the 235/60. They need atleast a 7inch wheel. Cheap wheels if you can find them are old american racing ar-24's.Theyll clear the SRT brakes if you use a 1/8 spacer.
 

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I have those same size tires on stock rims. I run about 19psi. Burn them pretty good the first time. I cut 1.9's 2.0's all day.

I used to have the 225/50-15's on some subzeros and I notice no difference with the 17's. I haev actually cut my best 60' on the 17's rather than the 15's (by a few .01's
 
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