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      06-25-2018, 04:20 PM   #1
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Spun bad on dragway, need helpnhooking up

So I drag raced my 2011 BMW 335D MSport stage 2.8, Launched in 2nd gear and still spun over halfway down the track. I am wondering if I could get by cheap with just a set of wheels and tires I could put on to hook up or if I need to add new rear adjustible suspension and smaller brakes in the rear to accommodate different wheels and slicks. Any help would be greatly appreciated and I have not researched this form at all so I apologize if this is a common question
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What tires do you have now? It's all about the tires.
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I have Michelin pilot super sports 265/30 zr19. Wheels are 19" by 9" wide. But I think I need different wheels and tires
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Those are pretty good tires if they are in good shape.
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265/30/19 will have short contact patch which isn't the best for traction. Smaller diameter tire with same width will do better. Same with the PSI as you can't run 265/30/19 low on air to achieve larger contact patch. Plenty on 17" rims will fit over the rear brakes on 335d.
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Thank you and more ??

Can you recommend a wheel that is 17" X 9" wide and that is also not super expensive? I am also going to add a differential brace and bushings, LSD, new coil overs and control arms. Can you recommend coil overs and/or know of any way to raise the rear end to allow a taller tire under the fender. Thanks again.
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Get a set of these:
http://www.mandhtires.com/M-H-Drag-T...H-Drag-Radials

My CTS-V would cut 1.5X 60 foots with the 275/50/17. Not saying your BMW will do it, but at least the tire won't be the limitation.

and I would look at the Apex wheels in 17" size.
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Need to get rid of the 19's and get on a wheel and tire combo with some flex in the tire.

19's are like rubber bands, no flex, very stiff. They are good for an Auto X or maybe even road course but not the strip.

Best thing to do is just pick up a pair of 17's and throw on some DOT drag radials. Then you'll be cutting 1.7's all day conservatively.
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335d has a LOT of torque... can you turn down the boost in 2nd gear maybe ?? that will help you get off the line better without spending any money ...
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Kosei K5r 17 x 9.5 with M&H Racemaster 275/50/17

Suspension is D2 Drag coilovers with the rear raised to accommodate the taller tire. No rolling of fenders required.
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335d has a LOT of torque... can you turn down the boost in 2nd gear maybe ?? that will help you get off the line better without spending any money ...
My CTS-V was making over 600 ft. lbs to the rear wheels. No issues hooking up with the M&H tires.
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