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Re: Small tire vs Big tire

#31 Post by waterdog » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:40 am

I saw that they were going to be on radials in Memphis, we are going to Ducks race. Clint looked like he was giving the mustang a race til he got loose.
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Re: Small tire vs Big tire

#32 Post by Mike Peters » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:37 pm

69434 wrote:Yup, watched him run at Tulsa many times, nice guy too.
Greg, you happen to know someone down there in Oklahoma with the same last name as mine?
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Re: Small tire vs Big tire

#33 Post by wikd69 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:20 pm

I have a big tire car cuz it was all the rage when I was a lot younger. This Camaro with the big blower and tubbed back-half was something I really lusted for when I was in my 20's. Mind you I don't really compete so it's not really in the same category as you dedicated racers, but I do chase the stripe to collect time slips *and* cruise the valley at nite. Its my version of a time machine, if ya get my drift :mrgreen: 8-)
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Re: Small tire vs Big tire

#34 Post by 69434 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:29 am

Mike Peters wrote:
69434 wrote:Yup, watched him run at Tulsa many times, nice guy too.
Greg, you happen to know someone down there in Oklahoma with the same last name as mine?
Tony Peters... :mrgreen:

Are you running MAKO this year?
That is one beautiful paint job on your car.
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Re: Small tire vs Big tire

#35 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:50 am

Mike Peters has a car....who knew.....LMAO......
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Re: Small tire vs Big tire

#36 Post by Mike Peters » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:28 am

69434 wrote:

Tony Peters... :mrgreen:

Are you running MAKO this year?
That is one beautiful paint job on your car.
Yep. I'll be trying to make all those big block MAKO guys wished they had a small block this season. LOL. Thanks for the compliment on the paint. Eric French in Glencoe, OK painted it.
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Re: Small tire vs Big tire

#37 Post by Mike Peters » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:30 am

Bruce69Camaro wrote:Mike Peters has a car....who knew.....LMAO......

OK, that's enough smart assery out of the peanut gallery. We'll call when we need more. Please wait by the phone....
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Re: Small tire vs Big tire

#38 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:36 am

I'm waiting.........
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Re: Small tire vs Big tire

#39 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:38 am

Here is a question, if you small tire guys decided to, do you build into your car enough room to add a big tire?

I heard some big tire guys will put on a small tire, for certain races but didn't know if it could be the other way around?
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Re: Small tire vs Big tire

#40 Post by John_Heard » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:46 am

Typically not as many of the small tire classes require stock rear frame rails in their rules - no back half cars. You can modify, but not remove the rear rails entirely. Mine are about 1/8" thick lol...

This means you're not sticking "big" tires under one of these cars in most cases.

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Re: Small tire vs Big tire

#41 Post by 69434 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:24 pm

Don did a frame notch on mine & mini tubed it. My 28x10.5W is the biggest I can get under it.
In the video I raced an old mustang with a 500" BBF & a big tire, both cars N/A, I red lite, but ran a 9.22 to his 9.27
That guy said he's never been out run by a N/A small block on small tires, oh well it was just a TNT pass anyway.
It depends on the car, some look good on small tires, but looks isn't important if it won't hook.
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Re: Small tire vs Big tire

#42 Post by Mike Peters » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:12 pm

Bruce69Camaro wrote:
I heard some big tire guys will put on a small tire, for certain races but didn't know if it could be the other way around?
Just proves the point the big tire guys wish they had built a small tire car in the first place.
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Re: Small tire vs Big tire

#43 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:20 pm

Mike Peters wrote:
Bruce69Camaro wrote:
I heard some big tire guys will put on a small tire, for certain races but didn't know if it could be the other way around?
Just proves the point the big tire guys wish they had built a small tire car in the first place.
Each build, to me takes talent to make them work but I just think it takes more work to make a small tire car work like some of yours do and I applaud that.

But because I don't have all of your talent, I'll just stick with a big tire.

But a better question to you Mr. Peters is, why a Chevelle...... :smt005 :smt005
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Re: Small tire vs Big tire

#44 Post by Mike Peters » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:25 pm

Bruce69Camaro wrote:
But a better question to you Mr. Peters is, why a Chevelle...... :smt005 :smt005
Sometimes I ask myself the same question Brucie.... Too big, too heavy, and too cool. 8-)
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Re: Small tire vs Big tire

#45 Post by ytnova » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:27 am

I prefer the smaller tire look. I think most of us orginally went the small tire plan because it was way for us to be able to afford to compete, now that small tire racing is so big, I think that idea has long since passed.
On my new build, I did plan ahead and made it possible for the car to run from a 275/60 up to a 29.5/10.5w. You never know what the future will bring and I wanted to make sure I could fit into as many classes as possible.
I am not really sure what the question is, but I am pretty sure the answer is Big Block.

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