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    Looking at doing some track days other than drift so I'm shopping for some semi slicks. I'm currently running on 14x8 -12 rims and wondering if its beneficial going to a 15 inch rim. Namely a 15x9. Now on the 14's I would look at running a 195/60/14. The only ones available that I've found to come in this size is the Bridgestone re55s, Dunlop dz03g, Yokohama a048 and a050. I could go a 205/55/14 in a toyo r888 or nitto nt01 but I'm worried about front guard clearance.

    All of the tyres I've mentioned are available in 15inch in a 195/50, 195/55 or 205/50 which would be my preferred size.

    Should I go to a 15 inch wheel? Will it make that big of a difference?

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    i wouldn't bother unless you are planning on filling the wheels up with bigger brakes

    you'll have less unsprung weight with the 14's and a better rolling diametre

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    15s usually offer better range of compounds and prices

    dont run 15x9s if you want to run semi slicks in a 195...

    7s or 8s are plenty

    as for rolling diameter it will be more or less the same
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    I agree, i'd get some 8's if i was going to run a 195.

    I think if i get more into i would definitely look at upgrading my front brakes but at the moment what i've got will be ok.

    Anyone in Sydney know where to go for the best prices? I know shops like taleb, ozzy and st george tyres do semi's but not in 14".

    Ive got some prices on A050's for $270 and the DZ03G for $280 for 195/60/14.
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    im wanted dz03g - they sound like the choice tarmac rally tyre

    im going with 050 this time because i got a deal

    will see how they go
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    What wheel and tyre sizes are you running?

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    Check in with beally, he is running some 195/60r14 falkens, not sure if they are semi's though!

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    trav let me know about what you get because im looking for semis aswell for some grip i would like to race improved production lol what series are you looking at racing in? we might get a deal if we buy 8 so hit me up
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    Im not looking to do any racing, just some practice days n shit. I believe improved production run 195 maximum on a 7" max rim? Im not too sure. Are you looking at 14's or 15's?

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    14's bro I have the exact same wheels as you
    the dyno pull to 300rwkw

    BT20v is making 300rwkw like i said i would without nitrous so now its time for some spray and see if she will run a 10s or less

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