|Originally posted by daveg:|
Compound is more important than size. For size I lie to use something common, so hopefully you can score some from a road race team.
225/50-15 is great, if your brakes still fit inside a 15" rim.
225/45-17 from GrandAm competition cars
235/40-17 is great
The larger rims usually weigh more, and this hurts acceleration a bit.
With my research, i've found that the tires actually weight more than the wheels. the 17" wheels I found are about 16.5lb where the 215/45 tires are about 22.5lb
which theoretically should be somewhere around 40lb
[This message has been edited by Shill (edited 07-15-2013).]