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Old 04-26-2010, 10:25 AM   #1
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What are some good cheap wheels for some drag radials

I'm thinking about gettting some drag radials to use when I take the car to the drag strip. What are some good reasonably priced wheels that I can use to put them on? I heard that Corvette Z06 wheels will fit.

What is the smallest size wheel that will clear the Brembo brakes on the SS? I thought I saw where someone said some 17" would fit but that seems small for that size of brake.

I'm thinking about getting some Nitto 555R tires. Anyone used these or have any other recommendations?
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:01 PM   #2
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I ran some pretty decent (and consistent) times last week with 18" C5 Z06 rims and BFG drag radials:

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-t...i-m-a-fan.html

I had to secure both of the e-brake cables away from the rims but other than that they worked well.
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:19 PM   #3
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I ran some pretty decent (and consistent) times last week with 18" C5 Z06 rims and BFG drag radials:

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-t...i-m-a-fan.html

I had to secure both of the e-brake cables away from the rims but other than that they worked well.
Did you use front or rear Vette wheels?
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:23 PM   #4
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Did you use front or rear Vette wheels?
Rears, as the 17" fronts won't clear the Brembo brakes.
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Old 10-18-2010, 03:10 PM   #5
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Here at BMR we use the 18" C5 Z06 rims also with a Mickey Thompson drag radial (305/45/18) and we generally cut low to mid 1.5's 60fts. They clear the stock Brenbo brakes with a small spacer and they are pretty easy to come by.
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Old 10-18-2010, 03:12 PM   #6
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Here at BMR we use the 18" C5 Z06 rims also with a Mickey Thompson drag radial (305/45/18) and we generally cut low to mid 1.5's 60fts. They clear the stock Brenbo brakes with a small spacer and they are pretty easy to come by.

Beat me to it... can get these wheels for 80 bucks apiece...
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Old 10-18-2010, 04:08 PM   #7
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Here at BMR we use the 18" C5 Z06 rims also with a Mickey Thompson drag radial (305/45/18) and we generally cut low to mid 1.5's 60fts. They clear the stock Brenbo brakes with a small spacer and they are pretty easy to come by.
Nice 60' times. Is that on pretty much stock setup of a fairly modified car?

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Beat me to it... can get these wheels for 80 bucks apiece...
Where can I get some for $80 or so? That's cheap enough for me to do.

Aren't a set of MT's about $160 a piece?
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Old 10-18-2010, 04:11 PM   #8
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Beat me to it... can get these wheels for 80 bucks apiece...
I'd love to know also
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Old 10-18-2010, 04:15 PM   #9
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30X12.00R18LT

That's all I can find so far. Looks like about $300 ea....OUCH...not cheap for someone that only goes to the strip a 3-4 times a year.

Can't find the 305x45x18 ones.


EDIT: Finally found them. They are ET Street Radial II. Still about $300 ea.
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:28 PM   #10
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Where can I get some for $80 or so? That's cheap enough for me to do.

Aren't a set of MT's about $160 a piece?
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I'd love to know also
I was at a Dyno Day last weekend and we were discussing a set that was on an SS in the shop... They said cost was 80 and I could get them easily, but I didn't ask where since I wasn't ready to throw down 600 for the tires.

They may have been knock offs of the vette wheels, but they looked great and just barely missed the Brembos w/ a small spacer. I plan on getting a set in chrome and will ask the question of where and get back to you guys.
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:32 PM   #11
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Caverman you beat me to the punch.... I have been thinking about new tires this whole week after the drag strip last thurs. I have a few calls in to people about some cheap rims, I'll let you know what I find.
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I was at a Dyno Day last weekend and we were discussing a set that was on an SS in the shop... They said cost was 80 and I could get them easily, but I didn't ask where since I wasn't ready to throw down 600 for the tires.

They may have been knock offs of the vette wheels, but they looked great and just barely missed the Brembos w/ a small spacer. I plan on getting a set in chrome and will ask the question of where and get back to you guys.
Thanks mlee
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Old 10-23-2010, 04:28 PM   #13
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It is a C5 Z06 Vette Replica wheel like this one... 18" X 10.5
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Old 10-23-2010, 04:54 PM   #14
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I got a set of the wheels below for $285 each and mounted a set of MT 305/45/18s. Make sure you get the C6 ZO6 wheels with the 40MM offset, the others won't fit. I have not been to the track with them yet, my butt 60' times seem alot better. With the street tires I could not launch at more than 2,000 RPMs on the street and I would still make smoke if I went WOT in 1st. I tried a launch today at 3,500 RPMs on the street after warming them up and they held really well. My Gforce axles have been delivered and I am going to try a launch at around 4,500 RPM at the drag strip. Will know for sure on the 7th. I did not zip tie them back, I just used a couple of 1/2" hose clamps. I just pushed the line back through the little bushing an inch or so and then added the hose clamp behind it. This seems a lot stronger than a zip tie, doesn't bend the cable and you can't even see it.

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