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Old 02-15-2017, 08:56 PM
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So what is everybody running for rally/rallycross. I currently have a set of cheap aluminum wheels and some blizzaks. Not sure how they'll handle yet. I eventually want to purchase some real rally wheels and tires. Just curious as to what the evo and dsm guys with a few races under their belts are using.
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So what is everybody running for rally/rallycross. I currently have a set of cheap aluminum wheels and some blizzaks. Not sure how they'll handle yet. I eventually want to purchase some real rally wheels and tires. Just curious as to what the evo and dsm guys with a few races under their belts are using.
Actual rally tires are all standardized for 15" rims. So if you want to go that route then you need to start there. I personally used some factory 15" steel rims I picked up at the junkyard for $10 a pop and from there the sky is the limit. Braids, Team Dynamics, Sparco, etc. then find some used rally tires and you are in business with probably the best setup you can get for Rallyx.

Another option is using snow tires, like the blizzaks you mentioned above, on your normal rims. They work pretty good on dirt from what I've heard although I have never used snow tires myself.
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I'm really happy with my Mazda 929 15's. They're super light but being OEM wheels they're very strong. Best part is they use a 67.1mm hub bore so they fit like a glove. I run them with a 3mm spacer all the way around just to put them around stock wheel offset and to give good clearance for the suspension. I got all 4 on eBay for around $250 shipped.

Whether or not they would clear the dual piston calipers is a question mark, but my gut tells me they would just from how much clearance I get.

Tires will come down to what class you want to run and where you're located. Used rally tires can be had for ~$50 per tire but they aren't always the best choice depending on the surface. I didn't notice a huge difference between my Altimax's and gravel tires in terms of grip, but they do feel more precise due to the stiffer sidewall and I feel like I'm safe from de-beads.
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Awesome! Thanks guys!
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I'm really happy with my Mazda 929 15's. They're super light but being OEM wheels they're very strong. Best part is they use a 67.1mm hub bore so they fit like a glove. I run them with a 3mm spacer all the way around just to put them around stock wheel offset and to give good clearance for the suspension. I got all 4 on eBay for around $250 shipped.
Thanks for sharing that info on the Mazda 929 rims! Nice setup!
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