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SUX2BU 07-27-2012 06:15 PM

Just when I thought Ginger couldn't get any sexier! New track shoes.
 
Wheels are 17x5/17x10 Weld RTS with M&H 185/55 17 radial fronts and 325/45 17 drag radials.

I knew these wheels would look good, but damn! They look AMAZING on a convertible. The black faces of the wheel and the black top look so good together. I think that makes it look even better than on a coupe.

Got a killer deal on these so now I will put my 18" track set up for sale. Funny thing is my 18" track set up is about 10 lbs LIGHTER than my new 17" Welds. :thumbdown:

These first two are by far my favorite pictures.



http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1343349296

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1343349296


Here are the rest of the pics.



http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1343349296
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1343349259 http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1343349259 http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1343349259

2010 SSRS 07-27-2012 06:20 PM

definitely looks awesome with the Welds

Termin8r27 07-27-2012 06:20 PM

Nice!!!

SGOS252382 07-27-2012 06:40 PM

What's your 18" track setup?
You have so many sets of wheels I can't keep up.

But I love the look of the RT-S setup. I really like the aggressive look of the meaty sidewall.

SUX2BU 07-27-2012 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by SGOS252382 (Post 5355594)
What's your 18" track setup?
You have so many sets of wheels I can't keep up.

But I love the look of the RT-S setup. I really like the aggressive look of the meaty sidewall.

18x4 black CTS fronts with M&H 185/50 18 front runners
18x11 Textured black Forgestar F14 with 315/30 18 Hoosier drag radials

The fronts have been driven to the track twice and the drag radials have only two passes on them.

I honestly didn't want 28" rears but that's what they came with.

FEN 07-27-2012 07:04 PM

VERY nice! :thumbsup:

UF4LIFE102SS 07-27-2012 07:06 PM

So the Welds r fitting now without problems? I thought the rears were hitting the lower control arms or hittting something?

SUX2BU 07-27-2012 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by UF4LIFE102SS (Post 5355679)
So the Welds r fitting now without problems? I thought the rears were hitting the lower control arms or hittting something?

If you are lowered they rub the lower control arms. Took me about 2 minutes to clearance the control arms. Some people don't feel comfortable grinding the arms, some people buy the BMR arms made to fit. I have been modding Camaros for almost 15 years and am used to making parts fit, the grinding required is nothing to worry about.

:thumbup:

UF4LIFE102SS 07-27-2012 07:25 PM

;) What happened to the set of forgestars that's in your sig?

Atlas 07-27-2012 10:42 PM

That setup looks boss.

SUX2BU 07-27-2012 10:59 PM

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Originally Posted by UF4LIFE102SS (Post 5355741)
;) What happened to the set of forgestars that's in your sig?

The ones in my sig were 18x8.5/18x11, I sold those a few months ago. Now I have the same wheels except 18x10 all the way around.

UF4LIFE102SS 07-27-2012 11:04 PM

:)

BURNT ORANGE SS 07-28-2012 01:48 AM

Man, ginger puts new shoes on and bam she looks even better. Nice job.

10aSSee D 07-28-2012 09:24 AM

The back wheels and tires look perfect!! The front is ok, not much you can do there when trying to put 17's where 20's are suppose to be. Looks good though, congrats!

SUX2BU 07-28-2012 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by 10aSSee D (Post 5357704)
The back wheels and tires look perfect!! The front is ok, not much you can do there when trying to put 17's where 20's are suppose to be. Looks good though, congrats!

It's not the wheel it's the 26" tire, unfortunately they don't make a taller radial front, only a 28" bias ply. But as good as these look I think I will be driving them quite a bit so bias ply tires are out of the question.

Bad70supreme 07-28-2012 10:48 AM

Looks sick my man, best look I have seen on your car! You got any rims I can barrow, you have so many :laugh:

SUX2BU 07-28-2012 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Bad70supreme (Post 5358016)
Looks sick my man, best look I have seen on your car! You got any rims I can barrow, you have so many :laugh:

Thanx, you can borrow my black drag set up. Just let me borrow $1,500. :D

Daily Driver 07-28-2012 12:27 PM

:coolpics:

white ZL1 07-28-2012 12:49 PM

26" front and 28" rear?
Did you figure out how to get around the height issue?

dekan513 07-28-2012 01:08 PM

if u sold all ur rims u could by a zl1 lol. but keep the good info coming man i love reading ur post.

SUX2BU 07-28-2012 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by white 2SS/RS (Post 5358482)
26" front and 28" rear?
Did you figure out how to get around the height issue?

Yeah, just drive it. :laugh:

These are my track wheels and will see minimal street driving, so I'm not worried about all the traction control and stabilitrac lights going off.

Also, these rear tires are a lot bigger than I would ever run so I'm gonna try and put them up for sale or trade. I'll probably try to find some 26" or 27" drag radials.

SGOS252382 07-28-2012 01:24 PM

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Originally Posted by SUX2BU (Post 5358597)
Yeah, just drive it. :laugh:

These are my track wheels and will see minimal street driving, so I'm not worried about all the traction control and stabilitrac lights going off.

Also, these rear tires are a lot bigger than I would ever run so I'm gonna try and put them up for sale or trade. I'll probably try to find some 26" or 27" drag radials.


To be honest, those rear tires are what makes the car look bad axx (and will hook great). A 26" rear tire would completly change the way the car looks.

SUX2BU 07-28-2012 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SGOS252382 (Post 5358611)
To be honest, those rear tires are what makes the car look bad axx (and will hook great). A 26" rear tire would completly change the way the car looks.

I don't know if you have read any of my posts about rear tire sizes, but I am against running giant rear tires to try to hook. Our cars are wayyy too heavy and wayyy too under geared for 28" tall super wide tires.

I would maybe keep them if my car was 3,300 lbs instead of 4,300 lbs, had 4.56 gears instead of 3.45 gears and 526 rwhp instead of 426 rwhp.

But I do admit they look really cool. :)

SGOS252382 07-28-2012 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SUX2BU (Post 5358646)
I don't know if you have read any of my posts about rear tire sizes, but I am against running giant rear tires to try to hook. Our cars are wayyy too heavy and wayyy too under geared for 28" tall super wide tires.

I would maybe keep them if my car was 3,300 lbs instead of 4,300 lbs, had 4.56 gears instead of 3.45 gears and 526 rwhp instead of 426 rwhp.

But I do admit they look really cool. :)


Smaller tires will improve gearing and help.
But guys like Padre do great with 28" drag radials. He consistantly pulled 1.6x sec 60' times (bolt ons) and 1.60 (cam only) and 1.53 (forced induction).

I was pulling 1.73 sec 60' with 28" drag radials my last trip to the track. My biggest issue was getting 20" NT555Rs to hook (too much spin).

I expect to pull 1.6x sec 60' with 305/45/18 drag radials as soon as I get them.

Pro Stock John 07-28-2012 02:07 PM

Looks good, though I'm a fan of staying with a 27" or taller tire front and back.


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