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Old 12-18-2012, 10:45 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:07 PM   #6
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White letters are only as far away as Dupli-color tire marking paint sticks.
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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.

Those look awesome. I have heard a lot of good things about Nitto.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:10 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:12 PM   #10
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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.
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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..
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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..
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!
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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.
Same question I would like to know also. Where is the best place to get and what rims should we use?
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:26 PM   #14
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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.
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Replicas will be fine. So what size for the rear is best?

How wide also?
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:38 PM   #16
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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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Old 12-18-2012, 11:42 PM   #17
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Please post details of any 17s or 18s you might know of? I am having trouble finding the 40 offset...

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Old 12-19-2012, 12:04 AM   #18
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All depends on price. Z06 replicas go for 150 each
O rly... Linkee? Do these fit up front too?
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:25 AM   #19
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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.
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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..
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HOW TALL R THE M/T DRAG RADIALS? JUST TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE FINAL GEAR RATIO
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:16 AM   #22
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:31 PM   #23
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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.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:36 PM   #24
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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.
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like this...I could not find these 3 months ago. http://corvettesofhouston.com/corvet...mm-offset.html
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