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please tell me you'r ein god's name not putting those on the cobalt? that's overkill and will actually hurt your time, or when you launch at 6000 rpm you'll break your axles along with multiple other parts
 

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26 x 10.5 is too big!!! These are 26 x 9.5 Hoosier Quick Time Pro D.O.T.'s. When I got them I had the shop lift my car, install them, and lower it all the way back down. We then turned the wheels lock to lock. These just barely cleared everything in the wheel well and didn't rub. I worked closely with Hoosier in order to make sure that these were the right size. We took measurements, made conversions, etc. This was the closest that they could come up with, and these are slightly larger than the OEM street tire size.

Oh, and thank God we are not turboed. We don't need to launch at 6k. 2k is sufficient. BTW, my next mod happens to be axles.


(sorry about the crappy cell phone pic)
 

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what wheels are those that you got the hoosiers on? They look like the same ones I'm getting.

And these tires aren't going to "hurt" me. That's an idiotic comment. they may be a bit large, but they won't hurt me. I got them for 200 bucks and I know 2 guys with ss s/c's already running this size with no problems.
 

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And these tires aren't going to "hurt" me. That's an idiotic comment. they may be a bit large, but they won't hurt me. I got them for 200 bucks and I know 2 guys with ss s/c's already running this size with no problems.
you're right, i'm an idiot. i also haven't put a cobalt down into the mid 11's. i probably didn't put it near 12 flat without spray. i probably never even been to a track, or built 4 engines total between the twin screw swap (nearly two years ago) and gt-k 450 kit i built to get something that would run consistant.

i'm proabably not in the process of building a 600hp 7mgte supra right now, and i'm probably not considering buying an additional lsj block to build another turbo car with.

so you're right, i'm an idiot. big ass useless 10.5"s on a cobalt will benefit greatly, much more than a smaller tire which is easier to turn on the top end. i will put $500 your traps are low enough to the point where your 60' times do not equate out a consistant benefit. when compared to a tire that has been properly chosen
 

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dude. the overall diameter of this setup is not even a half inch taller than stock. I seriously doubt that it "kills" my top end. It will also be a lighter set up. The funny thing is, I got plenty of mechanics telling me this setup will work great, yet I get a couple of internet nerds telling me that I'm stupid and that this will hurt my performance. Hmmmm, who am I to believe?
 

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dude. the overall diameter of this setup is not even a half inch taller than stock. I seriously doubt that it "kills" my top end. It will also be a lighter set up. The funny thing is, I got plenty of mechanics telling me this setup will work great, yet I get a couple of internet nerds telling me that I'm stupid and that this will hurt my performance. Hmmmm, who am I to believe?
mechanics FTW =)
 

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I don't think people are arguing weither or not that they will work.

What he is saying is that the extra 1" 9.5 vs 10.5 isn't going to add enough traction to offset the weight difference/driveability in tires.
 

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dude. the overall diameter of this setup is not even a half inch taller than stock. I seriously doubt that it "kills" my top end. It will also be a lighter set up. The funny thing is, I got plenty of mechanics telling me this setup will work great, yet I get a couple of internet nerds telling me that I'm stupid and that this will hurt my performance. Hmmmm, who am I to believe?
the fact that you have to get "mechanics" to tell you they will work, says everything i need to know.

tim lynch uses a 10.5" tire on his mustang that will pull an 1/8 mile wheelie AND on 9.5"s we're in the 9's with 700hp + a 150 shot off the line, that was with about a 4 foot wheelstand

so have your "mechanics" jump on here and explain to me how much better a 10.5" tire is for a less than 300hp car, when you would benefit from a thinner tire that is easier to turn

you could dump your clutch WOT on a well prepped track and after a good burnout with a 10.5" and if your clutch don't slip you will break something, i would bet one of my cars that you would, because you simply do not have the power to turn over a set of 10.5"s

but hey i'm just a nerd, that don't have "mechanics" to tell me what i need.
 

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I'm tired of arguing with you. It's like everything I post, no matter what topic, you have to argue with. For now on, I'm just gonna ignore you. It's not like you have any credibility. "I took a cobalt into the 11s and went low 12s with no nitrous". Yea right. STFU. Nobody's even heard of you.
 

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I'm tired of arguing with you. It's like everything I post, no matter what topic, you have to argue with. For now on, I'm just gonna ignore you. It's not like you have any credibility. "I took a cobalt into the 11s and went low 12s with no nitrous". Yea right. STFU. Nobody's even heard of you.
Sorry Ralli, just because YOU haven't heard of self, doesn't mean much. Self is one of the 5 cobalt owners period and actually backs up everything. The best part is he isn't fanboi.:D
 

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I'm tired of arguing with you. It's like everything I post, no matter what topic, you have to argue with. For now on, I'm just gonna ignore you. It's not like you have any credibility. "I took a cobalt into the 11s and went low 12s with no nitrous". Yea right. STFU. Nobody's even heard of you.
guess they verified my "street cred" for you at the .net

i wasn't trying to be an asshole, but when someone tries to give you advice and it sounds like they may have a sliver of knowledge about the subject, don't call them idiotic
 

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people over there gave you legitimacy, and I'm sorry if I sounded like a high school girl, but you jumping in all my threads and flaming me doesn't help me to believe that you are helping. I'm sticking with a 10.5" tire.

MY REASON BEING, I have yet to see a cobalt pull an awesome 60ft. Everyone I've asked has hit a best of a 1.9, the best recorded 60ft. is a 1.8 on the actual quarter mile list. Now I don't care what said mustang or said srt-4 did on what size slick, I'm going with a 10.5" and I'm going to cut awesome 60ft.s, I don't really care at this point if I break something or not, I'll just have to replace it with something stronger.
 

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the point is, you don't need a 10.5 to turn a quick 60' you need to spin off the line a little so you don't break parts, with that size tire you are not going to spin, you would probably dead hook at a 4500 rpm dump, maybe even do it higher.

the .05 to .10 you gain on the 60' IF there is even a gain, will be counteracted by the wider tire with more resistance on the top end

and 60' times aren't that big of a deal with a FWD car, i think gary gardella get's a 1.2 something don't he? and that's with a $250,000 car
 

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I think he's just trying to make me understand the fact that I don't need a tire that wide. But I'm just not understanding how it will hurt my car's performance at all. How does a tire's width hurt performance? I think my car will be able to turn it with no problem. AND, I am tired of seeing everyone getting crappy 60ft. and my own crappy 60ft. So I found some tires for a great price and they just happened to be a bit wider than what most people are using so maybe it'll give me some record breaking 60ft's for a street driven cobalt. LOL.
 

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I think he's just trying to make me understand the fact that I don't need a tire that wide. But I'm just not understanding how it will hurt my car's performance at all. How does a tire's width hurt performance? I think my car will be able to turn it with no problem. AND, I am tired of seeing everyone getting crappy 60ft. and my own crappy 60ft. So I found some tires for a great price and they just happened to be a bit wider than what most people are using so maybe it'll give me some record breaking 60ft's for a street driven cobalt. LOL.
What kind of 60's are you hoping/expecting??
 
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