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steve'66
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posted 02-06-2002 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are 22"ers too small for a '66 stang? Want to get the reaction time about right to leave off the bottom bulb w/no delay box.
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TomP
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posted 02-06-2002 11:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
YES.... 22's are way too small and silly looking, i use Moroso 5.50-15's and they are tiny enough 25". Staging a bit deeper is probably a better move.

I'd say try it the way it is before making changes.

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Dave_C
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posted 02-06-2002 11:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm afraid the 22" fronts are not going to be tall enough. With your 408 and transbrake it will go red leaving on the bottom bulb. I run a 26" on my 69. Still had to wait a bit after the bottom yellow came on or it would go red when I was footbraking. Delay box now, so I don't have that problem.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-07-2002 01:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
26 inch tires fit the 65-66 cars the best Steve. 27 will barely clear, but kill my reaction time with a trans brake.

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kid vishus
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posted 02-07-2002 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I run Hoosier 26x4.5 on the front of my car.

Getting the reactime right off the bottom bulb wil take a little trial and error. Anything that's very fast will redlight off the bottom bulb, finding the correct spot to leave is the trick. I have always had to wait a little, even when the car wasnt running as fast.

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posted 02-07-2002 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
YUP! Trans brake diving is an entire new learning curve.

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steve'66
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posted 02-07-2002 10:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks everyone,

We'll try 26"ers first.


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posted 02-07-2002 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve e-mail me. I have some "nice" used short Goodyear 27's for cheap money. You may want to consider them to save a few bucks. I just remembered how high your car is in the front and they will probably fit OK.

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