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ZL1 Spoked 12-18-2012 09:45 PM

ZL1 OWNERS- DRAG RADIALS/ SLICKS
 
What set up are you guys running? What is the best setup I can buy? Im looking at these Mickey Thompson drag radials 305/35-18. Let me know where I can buy them or what set is perfect for our cars.:chevy:

Supercharged SS 12-18-2012 09:54 PM

The optimum setup would be a 17" wheel with a 28x10 slick or a drag radial. Of course, that's not cheap. Other than that the 18" Z06 9.5", 40mm offset will work ok.

JusticePete 12-18-2012 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Supercharged SS (Post 5932985)
The optimum setup would be a 17" wheel with a 28x10 slick or a drag radial. Of course, that's not cheap. Other than that the 18" Z06 9.5", 40mm offset will work ok.

The Z06 wheels seem to be the weapon of choice.

Deke736 12-18-2012 10:02 PM

I'm running a black Corvette Grand Sport replica in 18x9.5 with a 40 mm offset. Same size as the Z06 front wheel. My DR's are 305/45/18 Nitto NT05R's. No white letters on mine, though.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k1...g/DSC_0088.jpg

Supercharged SS 12-18-2012 10:04 PM

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Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 5933019)
The Z06 wheels seem to be the weapon of choice.

Gotta love people dropping $60k on a car then getting alligator arms when it comes to the most important part. Still can't understand that one.

DRTH VDR 12-18-2012 10:07 PM

White letters are only as far away as Dupli-color tire marking paint sticks.:)

ZL1 Spoked 12-18-2012 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Deke736 (Post 5933039)
I'm running a black Corvette Grand Sport replica in 18x9.5 with a 40 mm offset. Same size as the Z06 front wheel. My DR's are 305/45/18 Nitto NT05R's. No white letters on mine, though.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k1...g/DSC_0088.jpg

Those look awesome. I have heard a lot of good things about Nitto.

JusticePete 12-18-2012 10:09 PM

MTs

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...56507189_o.jpg

mlee 12-18-2012 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Supercharged SS (Post 5933056)
Gotta love people dropping $60k on a car then getting alligator arms when it comes to the most important part. Still can't understand that one.

You beat me to it. I sold my 10.5" Z06 replicas when I bought this car. 17's will be it, but not sure which brand yet. Also want to be sure there are no LCA issues.

ZL1 Spoked 12-18-2012 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Supercharged SS (Post 5932985)
The optimum setup would be a 17" wheel with a 28x10 slick or a drag radial. Of course, that's not cheap. Other than that the 18" Z06 9.5", 40mm offset will work ok.

Thanks for the information, looking at the 17s right now.

mlee 12-18-2012 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by ZL1 Spoked (Post 5933099)
Thanks for the information, looking at the 17s right now.

and scrap the Nittos. MT is a much better DR and with 17's you can now go slicks and have your white letters too..:D

ZL1 Spoked 12-18-2012 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by mlee (Post 5933109)
and scrap the Nittos. MT is a much better DR and with 17's you can now go slicks and have your white letters too..:D

Best of both worlds. My dad is telling me the same thing I'm going to let him take the beast for a couple runs as soon as the track opens back up. Thank you everyone for your input!

Skylane765 12-18-2012 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by ZL1 Spoked (Post 5932942)
What set up are you guys running? What is the best setup I can buy? Im looking at these Mickey Thompson drag radials 305/35-18. Let me know where I can buy them or what set is perfect for our cars.:chevy:

Same question I would like to know also. Where is the best place to get and what rims should we use?

mlee 12-18-2012 10:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Skylane765 (Post 5933127)
Same question I would like to know also. Where is the best place to get and what rims should we use?

All depends on price. Z06 replicas go for 150 each and Welds or Bogarts 350 to 500.

Skylane765 12-18-2012 10:35 PM

Replicas will be fine. So what size for the rear is best?

How wide also?

mlee 12-18-2012 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Skylane765 (Post 5933212)
Replicas will be fine. So what size for the rear is best?

How wide also?

9.5 to 10.5 get what you can find. They seem to be hard to get these days.

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Demon ZL1 12-18-2012 10:42 PM

Please post details of any 17s or 18s you might know of? I am having trouble finding the 40 offset...

thanks!

Pro Stock John 12-18-2012 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by mlee (Post 5933166)
All depends on price. Z06 replicas go for 150 each

O rly... Linkee? Do these fit up front too?

tsnow 12-18-2012 11:25 PM

Most that have run the nitto NT05 and MT in 305/45r18 prefer the hookup of the MT's.


Another option is M&H drag radial in 325/40r18. Need a 11" wide wheel though.

This might be as close as your gonna get to a slick in a DR with its increased width.

The Baron 12-19-2012 12:42 AM

Why is nobody trying mickeys 20" drag radial? Iv been beating on there 19" version on my caddy for a while.. hook like a mofo.. f..k running a mismatch bs wheel on a 60000 car..
Ill go tens on a twenty inch dr bet a hundred bucks on it..

SPOOKYGUNNER 12-19-2012 01:11 AM

HOW TALL R THE M/T DRAG RADIALS? JUST TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE FINAL GEAR RATIO

The Baron 12-19-2012 01:16 AM

Why?

Stephen12ZL1 12-20-2012 02:31 PM

I run 18" simply because the tires and wheels are cheaper and the sidewall is more compliant on an 18" tire. Next time I will get the 305/45-18 vs the 305/35-18 I have now because of the height difference. The transmission sometimes gets confused because the wheel speed is different than the indicated speed and I don't have a tune to compensate for the tire swap.

Stephen12ZL1 12-20-2012 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by The Baron (Post 5933617)
Why is nobody trying mickeys 20" drag radial? Iv been beating on there 19" version on my caddy for a while.. hook like a mofo.. f..k running a mismatch bs wheel on a 60000 car..
Ill go tens on a twenty inch dr bet a hundred bucks on it..

I have no doubt the 20" M/T will hook great. If the ZL1 wheels were easier to find or if a manufacturer made a replica, I would run the 20". The 18" grand sport replica is the best looking replica wheel for the ZL1 I have seen so far. I settled for the Z06 replica and they are fine.

Stephen12ZL1 12-20-2012 02:38 PM

like this...I could not find these 3 months ago. http://corvettesofhouston.com/corvet...mm-offset.html


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