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Old 12th-May-2016, 11:00 PM   #1
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Biggest front tire with manual cbr rack?

I have cbr manual rack & 195/60r15 tires, but have the itch to get some 17" wheels/tires. If I were to go up to around a 235 tire would I need a power rack?
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I have cbr manual rack & 195/60r15 tires, but have the itch to get some 17" wheels/tires. If I were to go up to around a 235 tire would I need a power rack?
Why...you're thinking it's gonna be too hard to park?
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Old 13th-May-2016, 08:17 PM   #3
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Why...you're thinking it's gonna be too hard to park?
Maybe? My forearms aren't like popeye's. I'm not planning on parallel parking. Is there a point where you would want power?
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I think Chuck said a 255 or 245, not 100% sure.
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Power steering is certainly a luxury....the manual rack is definitely nice and light years ahead of the factory steering and precision as to where you actually go when you apply steering input.

Our power racks will make the car feel much more like a modern car of today. There is not a bold line in the sand that says you must have power with a certain tire size. Obviously the more tire making contact with the road the more steering effort you will have to apply. We do have customers running as much as a 255 tire up front and while you can drive the car this way with a manual rack, I personally would be using the power rack. In fact if I had a 195 series tire I would run the power rack. With the power rack you get one more step closer to a modern day car in terms of comfort and ease of driving.

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Power steering is certainly a luxury....the manual rack is definitely nice and light years ahead of the factory steering and precision as to where you actually go when you apply steering input.

Our power racks will make the car feel much more like a modern car of today. There is not a bold line in the sand that says you must have power with a certain tire size. Obviously the more tire making contact with the road the more steering effort you will have to apply. We do have customers running as much as a 255 tire up front and while you can drive the car this way with a manual rack, I personally would be using the power rack. In fact if I had a 195 series tire I would run the power rack. With the power rack you get one more step closer to a modern day car in terms of comfort and ease of driving.

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Hey

I just got my 18x8 for mine. After talking to everyone I ended up using 235/40/18 with a 5.25 backspacing. It's almost touching the steering and it's close to the fenders. This is without a power rack
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I have 17x7's up front with 205 tires. It's all CBR stuff and certainly drive able as is, that said... One of the few things I wish was different on my car was that it had a power rack. I really want to upgrade, but pretty sure everything has to be changed out to go from manual to power. My budget won't allow that anytime soon
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I just got my 18x8 for mine. After talking to everyone I ended up using 235/40/18 with a 5.25 backspacing. It's almost touching the steering and it's close to the fenders. This is without a power rack
If you could do it again would you do a power rack with that tire size?
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I have 17x7's up front with 205 tires. It's all CBR stuff and certainly drive able as is, that said... One of the few things I wish was different on my car was that it had a power rack. I really want to upgrade, but pretty sure everything has to be changed out to go from manual to power. My budget won't allow that anytime soon
I'm pretty sure my rack is old enough that I would have to do the crossmember too. Thanks for your opinion.
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I just got my 18x8 for mine. After talking to everyone I ended up using 235/40/18 with a 5.25 backspacing. It's almost touching the steering and it's close to the fenders. This is without a power rack
Same here.
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