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Author Topic: Motorcycle tires on skinny rims  (Read 16784 times)
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« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2015, 01:05:46 PM »

These are the exact same engine; like Honda/Acura and Nissan/Infiniti, they generally start with the same engine for a given unibody, then may change airbox design, injectors, etc. depending on model and trim... Other than the plastic on top of the 1.8T (now a DI 2.0T), they are all serialized as VAG (VW Audi Group).
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« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2015, 02:35:44 PM »

Two answers:

Yes we are using the VR6 with turbo, had the record at 189.6 record is now standing at 190.5. We have gone faster w/G class blown 2 liter, 194.5. Lots of potential in the VR6 to take record from the Toyota in F class.

The name difference does not violate the engine swap rule if YOU can prove that is is the same engine w/a different name on the cam cover.

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« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2015, 02:44:02 PM »

Thanks, Dan and Luke. I am aware the basic engines are the same. But there are those- I am not one of them- who might take exception calling it a swap. Especially right after they lost a record cheers Just wanted some horses mouth clarification.  End of  Dead Horse Dead Horse Dead Horse
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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2015, 03:10:51 PM »

Two answers:

Yes we are using the VR6 with turbo, had the record at 189.6 record is now standing at 190.5. We have gone faster w/G class blown 2 liter, 194.5. Lots of potential in the VR6 to take record from the Toyota in F class.

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Indeed, the VR6 has plenty of potential, as do most of the VAG engines. I assume the "Toyota" is a 2JZ?
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« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2016, 08:08:48 PM »

You can get forged aluminum 17 inch motorcycle wheels from All American Wheels, http://www.allamericanwheel.com/wheels.html, They are 3.5 wide and have a blank center that you can machine to fit your requirements and they are made for motorcycle tires.

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« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2016, 04:28:38 PM »

I just reread this post. Confused to say the least. Rule 2.F specifically forbids motorcycle tires on cars, especially over 200 MPH. I don't know why these cars have been passed by tech and why are these tires encouraged by 36 HP Challenge?

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« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2016, 10:31:03 PM »

Dan, I think the MC tires they are talking about are the Goodyears 17x3 LSR tires, they are not really MC tires.  I think Sparky has them on the front of his Lakester
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« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2016, 11:14:20 PM »

way more people than me!!!!!!!!!!  They are Goodyear LSR 400 mph rated tires just happen to mount on MC spec wheels because that's what the dragsters run---

they are triple purpose tires  Drag  grin , LSR  grin MC  grin
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« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2016, 12:05:59 AM »

Dan is right about motorcycle tires in the VW 36 HP Challenge.

They are not the 17s.
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« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2016, 08:39:28 AM »

Guess I didn't pay that much attention to the Vdubs.... they have their own set of rules, like the other speed clubs, but I would guess that most of them weigh less than 2 LSR motorcycles  undecided
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« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2016, 09:39:54 AM »

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« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2016, 03:49:11 PM »

I can't speak to the topic of motorcycle tires, but I did notice that at least one successful Karmann Ghia was running on Formula Vee tires, which are available in a couple of different diameters (21.5" and 22" at a minimum"

http://www.americanraceronline.com/tires/formula-v-pro-four/

They are legitimate "racing" tires, but I was not able to see a weight rating for them.

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