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Old 11-10-2003, 08:11 AM   #1
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ive got an evo3 and ive got to use 26mm tyres [t27] but 26mm wheels wont fit as it binds on the upper link.
ive tried shimming out the wheel but its not enough.
the best conclusion ive come up with is using 24mm wheels.
ive mounted a set on and tested and it seems to be ok.
the tire is flat and not bulging or anything.
the grip seems so good i can easily keep up with all the cars round the corners.
will this set up give me any disadvantages?
and if so what can i do?
by the way its a control tyre and ive just got sum sponsors for the race and could loose them if i dont race.
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Old 11-10-2003, 09:34 AM   #2
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Default 26mm tyres on 24mm wheels

trf racer;

I have done this both ways in the past and never has problems. As long as the insert is the correct width for the Tire you should be fine (and do not break any Track Rules)

24mm is really the standard width these days for TC Rubber anyways.
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could you use a wheel with a different offset? like +2
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could you use a wheel with a different offset? like +2
that would make it too wide.
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It might change the traction a little bit. I know on dirt I sometimes run a narrower wheel with a standard size tire to gain traction... I would assume in TC it would be a much lesser noticable change since the insert could be smaller as well. However, I think it would be something to notice.
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so there are no ill affects with this?
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Old 11-11-2003, 01:51 AM   #7
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as long as the grip isnt no less than mounting them on 26mm i dont really care about much else.
this seems to be the only cure.
thanks for all your help.
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Old 11-11-2003, 02:06 AM   #8
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Hi trf racer,

Just interested, what race are you running in that uses 26mm control tyres?

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Just interested, what race are you running in that uses 26mm control tyres?

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hi,
its carpet wars in the uk.
they are using the t-27 tyre as a control tyre.
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