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Old 04-18-2011, 10:37 PM   #1
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18 inch drag rims?

Hey everyone, I'm looking to get two rear 18 inch rims for the track. What would be a good size rim? Also is there certain brands I should consider?

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Hey everyone, I'm looking to get two rear 18 inch rims for the track. What would be a good size rim? Also is there certain brands I should consider?

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Looks like you can get an 18x10.5 under the rear. Look at the Weld RT-S wheels. They have an offering for the 18 and a 17 inch. I know there is a dealer on here that will quote you. Try thr guys at PTS.
Back space would be 7.2 inches on the 18 and 7.3 on the 17.
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I've been selling a lot of Forgestar F14 wheels, 18x10 sizing. Lightweight, good looking wheels. These work perfectly with the 305/45-18 drag radials on the market.

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Nine Ball, I know I will be ordering a set of those in 20s once you get the cores in again. Would be nice to have a drag set of the same rim. For 18s, would it take the same amount of time to get the rims? I told you about the deadline I have there. Automotion is one of the biggest car meets in Wisconsin, and I could use traction! :P
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18s are in stock, they are taking about 5 weeks to build at the moment. I have a couple customers with a full set of 20s and matching 18 rears w/ drag radials. Looks pretty cool!

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Hey everyone, I'm looking to get two rear 18 inch rims for the track. What would be a good size rim? Also is there certain brands I should consider?

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if just track wheels, pick up a set of 18x9.5 c6 zo6 rims or c6 grand sport rims , there offset will work, they will fit the calipers and can p/u and delivered for approx 300 a pair..got mine from bob@ house of wheels in florida
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if just track wheels, pick up a set of 18x9.5 c6 zo6 rims or c6 grand sport rims , there offset will work, they will fit the calipers and can p/u and delivered for approx 300 a pair..got mine from bob@ house of wheels in florida
What do you use for the fronts?
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What do you use for the fonts?
Real men still use the stock 20's up front! Well, at least I do.
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Real men still use the stock 20's up front! Well, at least I do.
I thought you were on the Bogarts?? After these NT05Rs are toast...I will be going this route. What tires are you guys having good luck with on the 18s?
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I thought you were on the Bogarts?? After these NT05Rs are toast...I will be going this route. What tires are you guys having good luck with on the 18s?
I just run the 17" Bogart rears. I had great luck with the 18" M & H racemaster drag radial in a 275.
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I just run the 17" Bogart rears. I had great luck with the 18" M & H racemaster drag radial in a 275.
What are you running on the Bogarts? With a dedicated set of track wheels, I was thinking about slicks!
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What are you running on the Bogarts? With a dedicated set of track wheels, I was thinking about slicks!
28 x 10 x 17 hoosier bias ply slick. Makes for an interesting ride!
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Would C5 z06 rims work? Hard time finding any c6 rims.
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Thank you. So it looks like I would have to get a 285 tire? Can't go any bigger?
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:09 PM   #16
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I feel like such a noob

I was looking at these tires, heard their pretty good. Problem is, I just woke up not too long ago and I can't seem to wrap my mind around on how to read the sizes here...So which one would I be looking at?

http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/s...StreetRadialII
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I feel like such a noob

I was looking at these tires, heard their pretty good. Problem is, I just woke up not too long ago and I can't seem to wrap my mind around on how to read the sizes here...So which one would I be looking at?

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

MT will soon be selling their radials in a 20'' size (305s). That will be great for the guys still running 20'' wheels. It will give us another option other than just Nittos.
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Thank you. So it looks like I would have to get a 285 tire? Can't go any bigger?

I ran an M & H Racemaster 275. Just about the same overall size as stock and they worked real well:

http://www.mandhtires.com/store.php?...on=show_detail
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i also posted awhile back ..i bght mh also and found a coupon for 20% off...mine were delivered for 504.00..can,t beat that price...i am running 22,s on the front..lol..still hitting 11.7, soon as i learn how to heat these tires i know i can get her down to low 11,s..i will be happy with that..as for the c5, would need spacer...some run them with spacer,, i would hit the vette brds, call bob, go thru criagslist.send offers on ebay first
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With these wheels there is NO spacer needed. They simply bolt right up. Just keep an eye on your e=brake cable.
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Hey everyone, I'm looking to get two rear 18 inch rims for the track. What would be a good size rim? Also is there certain brands I should consider?

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I can set you up with some 18" TSW Nurburgring and Nitto 305/45/18 tires. I already sold a few sets and will have pics soon.
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I've been selling a lot of Forgestar F14 wheels, 18x10 sizing. Lightweight, good looking wheels. These work perfectly with the 305/45-18 drag radials on the market.

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Real men still use the stock 20's up front! Well, at least I do.
What they said, I love my forgestars and the MT's are nice, 305/45/18's

I also use the stock 20 up front...
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I can set you up with some 18" TSW Nurburgring and Nitto 305/45/18 tires. I already sold a few sets and will have pics soon.
PM me with info, I would really like to run some MT's on the car. Still looking around though.
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how much hp do you have? I run my stock 20" wheels with nitto's 305's 555r's....are you planing on tuning mid to low 10's? I have had no issues with them and I run high 10's...
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