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Old 11-03-2010, 02:38 PM   #26
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That's pretty damn impressive right there!

I wonder how much, if any help could be gained with a 20" drag radial on the OEM wheel?
Get a different set wheels for racing use only.

Trust me.

drag rad'ials for a 20" wheel are roughly $100 more than a set of drag radials for a 18" wheel.......EACH!

And that's not just a one time thing.... THAT'S EVERY TIME YOU BUY TIRES!

so think of that initial $200 to go towards the purchase of a set of 18" z06 wheels......

Getting a separate set of wheels for the track also let's you pick the stickiest tire possible, you don't have to worry about tread life, because they are strictly for the track. Even fastest wearing drag radials should last you two years or so (Im going to go with the assumption that you do not visit the dragstrip every week, like some people).

getting a 18" wheel also GREATLY widens the choices for tires (dozens compared to the handful)

and you will run faster with a 18" wheel because you will have a lighter wheel (metal weighs more than rubber) so you are cutting down on rotational unsprung weight

I can go on and on and on about this btw......
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Old 11-03-2010, 04:03 PM   #27
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I have to agree with danhr, everytime I have had wheel hop it was while spinning the tires down the track. I have the exact same suspension set-up as HO73 and have eliminated all my wheel hop. Granted he makes about 80 rwhp more than me. Putting the power to the ground with elminate wheel hop, the only thing to worry about is halfshafts but that's the case when you make power and hook with most cars.

Mike, I'm trying to get a set of spacers for my wheels. If they work we can get that 11 sec. slip before it goes away for the winter.
Halfshafts be damned.....11 sec time slip is the goal.

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Get a set of Mickey Thompson drag radials in 18's. That is all you need.

http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/s...StreetRadialII

1/4 mile is all about the 60 ft.

Do one change at a time, not multiple.

2.4 60 ft is dismal lol.

That tire should get you a 1.6 which put you at a 12.0-12.2 where your car should be.
Without question my 60 foot times were pathetic.....I agree with one change at a time, although going with a sticky tire should more than likely be handcuffed to an axle swap no?

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Get a different set wheels for racing use only.

Trust me.

drag rad'ials for a 20" wheel are roughly $100 more than a set of drag radials for a 18" wheel.......EACH!

And that's not just a one time thing.... THAT'S EVERY TIME YOU BUY TIRES!

so think of that initial $200 to go towards the purchase of a set of 18" z06 wheels......

Getting a separate set of wheels for the track also let's you pick the stickiest tire possible, you don't have to worry about tread life, because they are strictly for the track. Even fastest wearing drag radials should last you two years or so (Im going to go with the assumption that you do not visit the dragstrip every week, like some people).

getting a 18" wheel also GREATLY widens the choices for tires (dozens compared to the handful)

and you will run faster with a 18" wheel because you will have a lighter wheel (metal weighs more than rubber) so you are cutting down on rotational unsprung weight

I can go on and on and on about this btw......
Don't stop.....I enjoy the reading!
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Old 11-03-2010, 04:14 PM   #28
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Mike, I'm trying to get a set of spacers for my wheels. If they work we can get that 11 sec. slip before it goes away for the winter.
Which wheels would those be?

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so think of that initial $200 to go towards the purchase of a set of 18" z06 wheels......
What year Z06? -- I've been trying to get someone to outright tell me about 18s on this car and I get crickets chirping.
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Old 11-03-2010, 04:38 PM   #29
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Which wheels would those be?



What year Z06? -- I've been trying to get someone to outright tell me about 18s on this car and I get crickets chirping.
I know for a fact C6 front Z06 wheels ( 18 x 9.5 ) work with no issues....now to find a set.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:34 PM   #30
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I would work on the driver mod first, it's the cheapest and will get you the most benefit, no matter what else you decide to do afterwards.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:39 PM   #31
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http://www.corvetteguys.com/c6z06-ch...-18x95-40.html

This is where I got my Z06 wheels over a year ago. They worked great! Bolted right on with no issues or spacers. Had a pair of 275 M & H drag radials and it would 1.60 60' every single time and it ran high 10's. I think the entire package only cost about $1200 and you could drive around on them if you wanted, or at least back and forth to the track.

And at that time every drivetrain and suspesnsion component was stock but the car is an A6.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:47 PM   #32
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get some 4.10's under there!!
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:48 PM   #33
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get some 4.10's under there!!


4.10's without a sticky tire would be one hell of a smoke show!
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I would work on the driver mod first, it's the cheapest and will get you the most benefit, no matter what else you decide to do afterwards.
I can drive....but you're right. What I need is a lot more seat time at the strip to work out THE best launch style.

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http://www.corvetteguys.com/c6z06-ch...-18x95-40.html

This is where I got my Z06 wheels over a year ago. They worked great! Bolted right on with no issues or spacers. Had a pair of 275 M & H drag radials and it would 1.60 60' every single time and it ran high 10's. I think the entire package only cost about $1200 and you could drive around on them if you wanted, or at least back and forth to the track.

And at that time every drivetrain and suspesnsion component was stock but the car is an A6.
Thanks for that info..huge help!!
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4.10's without a sticky tire would be one hell of a smoke show!
With or without the hop
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:02 AM   #35
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Which wheels would those be?
18" C5 Z06 w/ Nitto NT555R's
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18" C5 Z06 w/ Nitto NT555R's
We run the 18" C5 Z06 wheel with the M/T drag radial (305/45/18) with great success. Our car generally cuts 1.54's-1.55's with ease.
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We run the 18" C5 Z06 wheel with the M/T drag radial (305/45/18) with great success. Our car generally cuts 1.54's-1.55's with ease.
What size spacers? Stock lugs?
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What size spacers? Stock lugs?


No spacers, stock lugs.
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What size spacers? Stock lugs?
Dan,

I think we've got the wheel/tire combo figured out.....and I have no doubt the 60' times will drop like a rock from them.

What I think you, I and Randy ( any M6 car for that matter ) need to be very worried about is the halfshafts.

A6 cars have alot less shock to the drivetrain than the M6 cars....I'd be willing to bet you one of us goes home on a trailer with a busted halfshaft with the slicks.
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Dan,

I think we've got the wheel/tire combo figured out.....and I have no doubt the 60' times will drop like a rock from them.

What I think you, I and Randy ( any M6 car for that matter ) need to be very worried about is the halfshafts.

A6 cars have alot less shock to the drivetrain than the M6 cars....I'd be willing to bet you one of us goes home on a trailer with a busted halfshaft with the slicks.

Slicks are going to give you the best shot NOT to break anything. They absorb the most impact and are the gentlest on the drivetrain. Its the drag radials that will break parts. They have no give at all and with an 18" wheel that all you will get are drag radials. Even with the 17" Bogarts, you only get one option for a full slick and the rest of the options are drag radials. The A6 car will be fine with either. Its the M6 car that may go home limping!
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Slicks are going to give you the best shot NOT to break anything. They absorb the most impact and are the gentlest on the drivetrain. Its the drag radials that will break parts. They have no give at all and with an 18" wheel that all you will get are drag radials. Even with the 17" Bogarts, you only get one option for a full slick and the rest of the options are drag radials. The A6 car will be fine with either. Its the M6 car that may go home limping!
Looks like some 1,000 HP axles are going on the car first!
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my axles withstood multiple launches on drag radials last year and they were stock... with much more power than you have currently. just a thought.
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my axles withstood multiple launches on drag radials last year and they were stock... with much more power than you have currently. just a thought.
You don't know the kind of luck I have....
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can't be worse than boostedyard's LOL
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No spacers, stock lugs.
You can't run a C5 Z06 wheel without spacers. They never came in a +40 offset. C6 yes, C5 no. I have C5 like BMR.
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You can't run a C5 Z06 wheel without spacers. They never came in a +40 offset. C6 yes, C5 no. I have C5 like BMR.
You are 100% correct. I overlooked the c5 in that post. It's the c6 that goes right on. My bad, gd catch!
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You are 100% correct. I overlooked the c5 in that post. It's the c6 that goes right on. My bad, gd catch!
Then it looks like the hunt is on for some C6 wheels then.
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Then it looks like the hunt is on for some C6 wheels then.

The link I posted is for the C6 wheels so you're gd to go!
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