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waytooslow
11-19-2003, 03:23 PM
Working on getting the 17" wheels going for the mini tard.

Does any one have a idea if there is any good rubber that will fit a 2.50X17 for the front and 3.50X17 for the rear, I know I can go wider on the rear( maybe a 4.0 or 4.5), but no reason for all that rotating mass on a mini.

Thanks
Scott

waytooslow
11-19-2003, 03:23 PM
Working on getting the 17" wheels going for the mini tard.

Does any one have a idea if there is any good rubber that will fit a 2.50X17 for the front and 3.50X17 for the rear, I know I can go wider on the rear( maybe a 4.0 or 4.5), but no reason for all that rotating mass on a mini.

Thanks
Scott

Chris Thomas
11-19-2003, 03:56 PM
Ummmm, 2.5x17 and 3.5x17 are the same as 125 GP sizes. So you have all the slicks to choose from that you can stand.

Be carefull on the rear, it is very tight fit on some models. May want to opt for the more slim size available.

Chris Thomas
11-19-2003, 03:56 PM
Ummmm, 2.5x17 and 3.5x17 are the same as 125 GP sizes. So you have all the slicks to choose from that you can stand.

Be carefull on the rear, it is very tight fit on some models. May want to opt for the more slim size available.

cedestech
11-19-2003, 04:26 PM
Dunlop 125 slicks, b compound.

cedestech
11-19-2003, 04:26 PM
Dunlop 125 slicks, b compound.

Jack Giesecke
11-20-2003, 06:39 AM
I run Dunlop B compounds on my KX in those sizes and have not found them wanting. On an 80, though, and especially on the little tracks on a cold/cool day, they will not heat up. But, they don't seem to be much worse than the competition and the slides are predictable and fun. I've found that when the temp drops in the mid 60s or below, get ready to slide, but above that they stick like glue. At the CMRA tracks, they seem to work well even in coolish temps. My guess is the sweeping high speed corners heat 'em up better. Katy is a stop and go bus stop corner type of track.

Jack Giesecke
11-20-2003, 06:39 AM
I run Dunlop B compounds on my KX in those sizes and have not found them wanting. On an 80, though, and especially on the little tracks on a cold/cool day, they will not heat up. But, they don't seem to be much worse than the competition and the slides are predictable and fun. I've found that when the temp drops in the mid 60s or below, get ready to slide, but above that they stick like glue. At the CMRA tracks, they seem to work well even in coolish temps. My guess is the sweeping high speed corners heat 'em up better. Katy is a stop and go bus stop corner type of track.