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Larry Andrews
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I’m not sure I agree.  The old Firestone YFx tires were pretty darn good and the sidewalls were only 0.25″ shorter as the tires were 1/2″ bigger OD at 11.5″.  I’d offer that tire availability is what drives the 5″ size decision by today’s racers and that ‘business realities’ are what killed off the 6″ tires in the first place.

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