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Offline wideopen231

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front runner heights
« on: February 07, 2017, 05:19:26 PM »
Will need to be buying some new front tires in near future.Wouldn't mind slightly taller tire while in process/Wondering if anyone kjnows hieghts of M/T.hoosier vx goodyear.Have GY but not other two.M/T's website seems to be having issues for one thing. Understand they should be the same but things are rarely what they should be.Like me I should be rich.LOL
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Relecting obama is like shooting right foot because it did not hurt enough when you shot left foot

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Re: front runner heights
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2017, 11:34:31 AM »
My info is that all the front slicks are 22" tall, you could go with the 2.50x17 rib tire that is 1/4" taller, but if you want more you have to go to 18" wheels with 2.25x18 = 23", or 2.50x18 = 23 1/2" and of course you could go with 19" wheels with 25 1/2" tall rib tires. I think M/T still has 18" tires

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Re: front runner heights
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2017, 02:27:38 PM »
I was looking for front tires to run on the 17 dragster wheel & came up with not using the little moped tires, but using one of the many hi speed rated MC tires of a wider and taller size. Talking with Jon we decided on a tire and he dropped them off at my shop. These are really the look and height & width I wanted without going to a larger wheel. I put these on my Altered, now I will soon order another set maybe a little smaller for the dragster. Jon I know that you are REAL old but you should remember this.
 

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Re: front runner heights
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2017, 10:27:14 PM »
Ya you are right, I'm REAL OLD, and I thought WideOpen was looking for front dragster tires, not 24.5" tall by 4.5" wide aldered tires, that weigh a bunch,  the tires I  got Van was for a cruzer motorcycle, so yes you can get bigger/ wider 17" tires. Like 120/80v17 front, but  the wheels also need to wider than the normal 1.4 to 1.6" wide dragster wheels.
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Re: front runner heights
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2017, 12:47:39 AM »
Jon is right if you have the spoke -wires they are real narrow. I have three sets of spun aluminum dragster fronts and all are around 2.5 and running the normal front runners just doesn't look right. I will never go back to those tiny Moped tires now that real speed rated motorcycle tires exist in 17's

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Re: front runner heights
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2017, 05:17:44 AM »
I am lookibg for dragster front runners. They are not all 22".Seems they range from 22" to 22 7/8". while thats onlyb .43" higher centerline it does give little  lift to frontend.
Relecting obama is like shooting right foot because it did not hurt enough when you shot left foot