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Old 06-06-2011, 01:37 PM   #18
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Here's the close up pic Tony. I think it looks like the textured ones in the link I posted.
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:58 PM   #19
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Lookin good! Can't wait to see it in person!
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:18 PM   #20
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Nice choice - looks real nice on your care! Thanks for sharing...
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:45 PM   #21
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Anybody that switched to 18s confirm that their car is actually faster?
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:54 PM   #22
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yours would look killer on the vert
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:51 PM   #23
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Anybody that switched to 18s confirm that their car is actually faster?
Its a fact that switching to lighter wheels makes your car faster.

Padre went from 12.85 @ 108.6 mph to 12.73 @ 109.9 mph when he switched to 18" wheels (this was using DA correction factor on the runs to make it valid).

I shaved over .1 tenth switching to light weight 20" wheels. I'd probably shave another .1 if I dropped down to 18" wheels.

Heavier wheels need more energy to get moving. Lighter wheels spin up faster which equals faster acceleration.

Another important reason guys are switching to 18" wheels is so they can run 18" drag radials. You'll get a lot more traction off the line because 18" tires have more sidewall. That allows the tire to flex and grab (hook up).
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:00 PM   #24
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I bought the same wheels as the OP and definately noticed a big difference in acceleration. Like he said it felt like you had 2 people get out of the car.
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:41 PM   #25
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I'm confused a little.. Many people say how much faster it is and is very noticeable -- but, the times posted show 0.12 s diff and 1.3 MPH.. That's not what I'd call very noticeable. Now, if someone went say, 12.8 to 12.5 I'd call that noticeable, but not very.. I've been looking at options of different wheels/tires -- I like the idea of the smaller wheel, just don't know if I like the looks -- but, if I'm only looking at shaving off a tenth -- it's just not the money for me for a full set -- I wouldn't mind the 18s in a DR due to my blower, but for daily driving I don't think I'd notice that one bit.
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:21 PM   #26
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I'm confused a little.. Many people say how much faster it is and is very noticeable -- but, the times posted show 0.12 s diff and 1.3 MPH.. That's not what I'd call very noticeable. Now, if someone went say, 12.8 to 12.5 I'd call that noticeable, but not very.. I've been looking at options of different wheels/tires -- I like the idea of the smaller wheel, just don't know if I like the looks -- but, if I'm only looking at shaving off a tenth -- it's just not the money for me for a full set -- I wouldn't mind the 18s in a DR due to my blower, but for daily driving I don't think I'd notice that one bit.
I have been out driving all day and I honestly feel more of a difference with these wheels than when I did when I added long tubes, offroad x pipe, catback, under drive pulley, thermostat and CAI all at the same time!

I went to the track last week and this was my best time slip.
DA was +3518 :eek:
Corrected should be about 8.597 @ 86.492 MPH

I will go back this week. The only difference will be the wheels.

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Old 06-07-2011, 02:25 AM   #27
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Glad you finally have your wheels! Car looks great!!!
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:00 AM   #28
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I like em, and I'm also planning on dropping down to 18s. I'm thinking of running Weld's Street Performance RT-S wheels with 245/50s up front and 305/40s in the rear. I liked reading your thoughts and impressions on the 18s.
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:33 PM   #29
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I'm confused a little.. Many people say how much faster it is and is very noticeable -- but, the times posted show 0.12 s diff and 1.3 MPH.. That's not what I'd call very noticeable. Now, if someone went say, 12.8 to 12.5 I'd call that noticeable, but not very.. I've been looking at options of different wheels/tires -- I like the idea of the smaller wheel, just don't know if I like the looks -- but, if I'm only looking at shaving off a tenth -- it's just not the money for me for a full set -- I wouldn't mind the 18s in a DR due to my blower, but for daily driving I don't think I'd notice that one bit.

I think the other part of it for me is that I had way too much power for the stock tires, so stepping up to a 305 drag radial makes the car hook anytime I hit the gas.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:20 PM   #30
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wow any of the time I saw ppl dropping to 18s they were putting V6 brakes on. Then i see these thread. Man I'm really liking the 18s on the camaro. And I wasn't planning on spending money.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:35 PM   #31
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I'm not gonna lie, I don't like them. I think there's too much sidewall and not enough wheel. I think a 19" would be the smallest I would do. The 19's that Nine Ball posted a couple of weeks ago looked great.
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I'm not gonna lie, I don't like them. I think there's too much sidewall and not enough wheel. I think a 19" would be the smallest I would do. The 19's that Nine Ball posted a couple of weeks ago looked great.
Are you talking about the drag radials? The fronts have the exact same sidewall height as stock 20's.
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Are you talking about the drag radials? The fronts have the exact same sidewall height as stock 20's.
Yes, and the tires that you went down from. The tires on the front look fine. To me, 18's just look small on these cars. I think a 20" is just about perfect but these 19's look great too.
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Yes, and the tires that you went down from. The tires on the front look fine. To me, 18's just look small on these cars. I think a 20" is just about perfect but these 19's look great too.
I agree 20" wheels look best on these cars. Those 19's look awesome also. I was going for the lightest and 18 did it for me with out loosing too much of the looks. Those 28" rears are gonna be my track day wheels. I am putting some much smaller ones on for dailt driving. It will look closer to the car you posted with 19" wheels.


On a side not, the more I drive this car the more I love these wheels. The car is soooo much more fun now!
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