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Old 07-17-2013, 12:32 PM   #1
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Drag Radial Question

I have read in other posts that a 17 inch wheel would be preferable for the ZL1 for drag tires. The normal size is a 20 inch, so could someone explain to me the logic behind the 17 inch wheel.
for those with more technical knowledge than I.
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:39 PM   #2
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slightly more compliant sidewall allows for a better launch as a 17" or 18" drag radial has a wider sidewall than a 20"
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:40 PM   #3
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17" requires an expensive Weld RTs type wheel whereas using a C6 Z06 replica wheel +40mm offset is much cheaper for 18" (approx $200 each)
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:44 PM   #4
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softer and more sidewall can take the shock of the launch more.
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