Widest tyre/tire for 1990 80Q?

Max Baker max at warped.org
Fri Aug 15 15:24:43 PDT 2008

On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 10:13:37PM +0000, elweasel at bellsouth.net wrote:
> If it was a normal daily driver I would tend to agree. However this poor
> 80Q is a future Lemon's Racer(next weekend CT) and AutoXer(20 events).
> So the wider tyre, larger tyre patch. In AutoX you should see the people
> putting 245 on 7" wide rims. Looks funny but they are fast in the
> corners. Anyway I need to order the tyres and I first need to know what
> size to order. I could order standard 205 but more is better if it runs.
> I think I'll try 225-50R15 Hankook Ventus R-S2. The only rule for tyres
> is treadwear over 190. So no R-compounds. What do you guys think?

I've run in lemons three times and I'ld have to say you don't want to push
it on tire width, because after someone gives you a few love taps you
really come to appreciate any extra space you had between your wheel and
your front-end components.   Any time we've had tecnical problems it's
been related to contact and suspension...  destroyed rear axles, broken
steering racks, etc.   I would concentrate more on having SPARE wheels
with you for when you run over the giant chunk of hearse that just fell
off in front of you and cracked your rim and slashed your tire.

I also wouldn't expect to be able to Auto-X it after Lemons except after a
lot of fixing of stuff.  We were able to resurrect year 2's car for year
3, but not without a lot of wrenching.


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