denohew Posted January 23, 2011 Report Share Posted January 23, 2011 OK, there is a local race spot here in Victoria, Tx. I went there tonight because basically I was bored. Ran across a Camaro that was heavily modified. But I knew I could take him. It is about 38 degrees here, which gave me at least 20 more horsepower. I took the traction control off and it was on from a rolling start. When I hit 3rd gear my 11 Shelby broke the tires loose and I went totally sideways at about 90 mph. I guess the good 'ol LORD was on my side because it took every thing I had, and I have been drag racing for 30 years to get the car back. Scared the crap out of me! I don't get scared easily, The stock tires are f****** crap. I knew the guy in the Camaro and we stopped to have a little chat. He thought I was a going to eat it but commended me on my recovery. These tires are down right dangerious! I think I should have left the traction control on. I am glad my drag racing experience kick in and I kept it on the road! We all need different tires and I have read alot of threads about tires and widening the size or even the rim itself to accept wider tires. He had Nitto's on his car. I almost killed myself but no damage done except my ego. But even the Camaro driver told me good recovery. These cars want to kill us with these tires. I can handle the horsepower as long as they have some sort of traction. I really don't want to get my rims widened but I want a tire that has some traction! I am still shaken from the moment! The Camaro could not believe I got sideways in 3rd. Somebody please tell me which tire to buy that will fit my rims and actually hook up! Please I beg of you! I am pleased to be here right now and not wrapped around a telephone pole. I have done no mods to my car. Bone stock. Any ideas on which tire I can get that will fit my stock rims? Just a little advise is all I need. I guess all I need is a little feedback cuz this car is going to kill me! Regards, denohew Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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