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    Just started looking in to the atom

    Hi all I'm Robert from Texas and just started looking into the atom so please bare with me if I ask stupid questions

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    Hi, Robert,

    Welcome to the Forum. This is a great place to learn about Atoms. There are quite a few in Texas now.

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    Eddie FourFather Hill in Wichita Falls




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    Another fellow Texan over here. Which part are you from? Maybe you can talk a local into giving you a closer look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourFather View Post
    Hi, Robert,
    Welcome to the Forum. This is a great place to learn about Atoms. There are quite a few in Texas now.
    Regards,
    Eddie FourFather Hill in Wichita Falls
    Hi Eddie - Great pic! I feel like I keep asking you the same question though; that wheel and tire combo is that? Looks like a Hoosier A6/A7 I'm guessing but what size and what wheel size and manufacturer?

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    "what wheel size and manufacturer?" Look like Keizers and I'll bet they are 15x10s. ( I run the Keizers as well,only I run 15x12s in the rear)
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    I run and sell the Keizer three piece wheels and Hoosiers, 8" fronts and 10" rears.



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    Quote Originally Posted by FourFather View Post
    I run and sell the Keizer three piece wheels and Hoosiers, 8" fronts and 10" rears.
    Eddie - What tire sizes do you run on the 10"?
    MadMaxAtom - What tire sizes do you run on the 12"?

    I have 16x8 rears and run 245/45/16 but some experienced racing people are telling me that I should run much wider wheels (basically the max sized wheel possible for the tire) so for my 16x8 that means running only a 225/50/16 or to continue to run a 245/45/16 I need a 16x9 wheel. When I look at 15" tire sizes from Hoosier in R6/R7 or A6/A7 I don't see one that fits a 15x10.

    Have you guys tried Hoosier slicks? (or Avon I was told is good too.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Buckingham View Post
    I have 16x8 rears and run 245/45/16 but some experienced racing people are telling me that I should run much wider wheels (basically the max sized wheel possible for the tire) so for my 16x8 that means running only a 225/50/16 or to continue to run a 245/45/16 I need a 16x9 wheel. When I look at 15" tire sizes from Hoosier in R6/R7 or A6/A7 I don't see one that fits a 15x10.
    You'd be better off with Ethos wheels from Sector 111. You can get 17x9 rears and run 275 width Hoosiers. They'll hold 350 RWHP.
    Ethos Wheels

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    ^ The problem with running 17" wheels is you have to run 17" tires.which in a 275/40/17 (Hoosier) are almost 26" tall,which adversely affect acceleration,braking and handling.(so I have found over many years of trial and error)
    I much prefer a 23" tall tire and run the Hoosier R25b FA racing slicks (9.5" frt/12" rear) Best part about using the R25b tires is there are a lot of "used" scrub take-offs available at 1/5 the price of a new tire,($80 used) and they are ULTRA sticky..and last a long time on a car set up properly (they require more negative camber than a street tire to work and wear well)
    The 275/35/15" Hoosiers (R6,A6) can be run on a 10" wide wheel, and are a 23" tall tire, so ideal for the Atom. (although I prefer the feel of the FA slicks, and the FAs are MUCH cheaper as they are available every year as scrubs from various racing venues)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMaxAtom View Post
    ^ The problem with running 17" wheels is you have to run 17" tires.which in a 275/40/17 (Hoosier) are almost 26" tall
    I have 275/40/17 Hoosiers which are 25.5" tall. They now sell a 275/35/17 that is 24.7" tall.

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