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I was going to strap some welds on the car with some 28" hoosiers but decided to go anouther route and came across some 16" 5star firebird wheels brand new in box $50 each so i'm going to snag these and mount some tires. But i'm not sure what size i should get/will fit on these wheels? I'm sure others have done something similar if not used the same wheels. Also what tire would work good with the power i'm making? about 420 to the rear wheels right now. These are the wheels if it helps anyone out at all thanks.
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no ones run slicks on 16" wheels?
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There used to be a MT ET Street bias ply in 16" (don't know if they still make it), IF you just cannot (or refuse to) use their ET Street drag radial. M&H might also make something in 16".
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I've seen allot of options just browsing summit just not sure what would fit good and hook. I've got everything i need done in the suspension i just need tires now. I had a set of 15"welds on the car with 28x10 hoosiers but they seemed a bit big? Maybe cuz it's lowered. I'm sure i need the fenders rolled but am i looking at a 26x10 16" or should i go bigger?
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I run these on the weekends, http://tirecrawler.com/shop/detail_t...t_id=8351&t=NT

I also run the firebird wheels with BF Goodrich 245/50R-16's..

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anything with a little more sidewall? i'm kind of leery about having the lowprofile as a drag tire? maybe i'm just over thinking it?
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I run the Toyo, because getting caught with slicks where I live they don't like it, they grip good tho..
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I plan on changing them at the track. So no worry on the street.
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Hoosier, and Mickey Thompson both have drag radials in a 295/50/16 that have a minimum recommended wheel width of 8", so yes you can go bigger.
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both the tires i posted links of also fit an 8" wheel i'm not worried about the tire fit to wheel more or less the tire fit to fender.
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Originally Posted by LILWS6 View Post
The first is stock width(245) but slightly taller than stock; It'll fit with no problem.

The second one, IMO is to big. You will have some clearance issues.
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what does the 295/50 come out to height wise? taller than the 26 but smaller than the 28?
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295/50/16 should be about 27.61" tall, or 27.61" x 11.61" x 16" which could also be labeled as a 28" x 11.5 x 16".

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So a 28x10 16 would actually be smaller?
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So a 28x10 16 would actually be smaller?
The one you posted (#18153), no. The reason is that for some reason they didn't list the sectional width in the size, instead they listed the tread width. Now if they listed it like the smaller tire(#17431) you listed then it would be a 28 x 12.1 x 16.
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Ahh sounds like the 295 is what I'm looking for then. Thanks for the help
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295/50s Mickey Thompson ET Street radials
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Nitto 555r 245/16/50 work perfect for me.
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