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Old 03-18-2011, 04:09 PM   #1
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Lightweight 18" TSW Rims and Nitto DR's Ready for the Strip!

TSW Nurburgring 18x8 (35mm offset), 18x9.5 (40mm offset), matte gunmetal
Nitto 555, 265/50-18 and Nitto 555R, 305/45-18 - these maintain the stock height.
Fronts weigh 50.5 lbs each vs. 62.3 lbs stock. 11.8bs weight savings!
Rears weigh 53.5 lbs each vs. 68 lbs stock. 14.5lbs weight savings!
Total weight savings = 52.6lbs!

On and ready to race on Sunday!

Update: BestWheelDeals has this 18" package available on their site, with my car featured!
http://bestwheeldeals.com/2010_CAMARO_TRACK.HTML

Here's the 20" version:
http://bestwheeldeals.com/2010_CAMARO_DEALS_20_4.html

Front "Roller skate" brake pads (if you have them) must be replaced. That's all. Real easy to do.

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I'm really excited about these. Best time so far is in sig (1.9 60, 12.7 @ 109).

These should hook up well and best my time, even though it'll be warm on Sunday.

Wish me luck! Padre
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:01 PM   #2
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You the man! Looks bad-ass and mean... Break a leg, and let us know how those times drop...

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Old 03-18-2011, 06:54 PM   #3
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Nice man. Its funny I just researched and ordered a very similar package, same wheels just bright face. I have the same wheels in the back 18x9.5 w/ +40mm offset, I do have the NT05`s out back though vs 555r`s, I have a Whipple so kinda need sticky as I can get them. On the front I went w/ 19x8 w/ a +35mm offset to clear the stick on weights or scates, I have the weights. Tire is the same as the stock size 19 inch tire on the v6 up front, 245/50r19 pirelli`s, a lot more tire options in that size as well, are not a special order and are less expensive. Kinda scares me that the only 18 inch in 265/50r18 I could find was a special order nitto when they need replacing. Tires get discontinued all the time. Regardless they look great and I bet they hook great!!!

Hopefully looking at a larger rim up front vs the back just 1 size diff I won`t notice it. I don`t notice it on my vette it has 18 up front and 19 out back.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:31 PM   #4
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You the man! Looks bad-ass and mean... Break a leg, and let us know how those times drop...

Glad I could help!
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Thanks for hooking me up! ( I know, bad pun )

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Nice man. Its funny I just researched and ordered a very similar package, same wheels just bright face. I have the same wheels in the back 18x9.5 w/ +40mm offset, I do have the NT05`s out back though vs 555r`s, I have a Whipple so kinda need sticky as I can get them. On the front I went w/ 19x8 w/ a +35mm offset to clear the stick on weights or scates, I have the weights. Tire is the same as the stock size 19 inch tire on the v6 up front, 245/50r19 pirelli`s, a lot more tire options in that size as well, are not a special order and are less expensive. Kinda scares me that the only 18 inch in 265/50r18 I could find was a special order nitto when they need replacing. Tires get discontinued all the time. Regardless they look great and I bet they hook great!!!
Thanks. I just edited to add the offsets, which are the same, 35 & 40. I looked high and low till I found these. I've used TSW's on my GTO, so I know the quality and weight. Plus, they are inexpensive and importantly, as you say, available in many options.

Looking at the pictures makes me glad I bought some BMR 1" lowering springs. Plenty of room and I think it will really add to the look. They'll go on in the next couple of weeks.

I've got more mods waiting to go on, but I'm holding back so I can see what each group of mods does at the track. Been fun so far.

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Old 03-18-2011, 09:33 PM   #5
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I've got more mods waiting to go on, but I'm holding back so I can see what each group of mods does at the track. Been fun so far.

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Your like me , I`m methodical in my approach and like to see what each mod does. Not a long lost brother are ya?
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:43 PM   #6
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Your like me , I`m methodical in my approach and like to see what each mod does. Not a long lost brother are ya?
Brothers in arms, at least.

Shameless plug for my journal.

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Old 03-18-2011, 10:22 PM   #7
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Brothers in arms, at least.

Shameless plug for my journal.

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Cool Journal. Vids are very nice.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:27 AM   #8
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:48 PM   #9
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OK, the long and short of it: 84*F, not a great day for good times. 12.986 @ 107.51, sixty-1.964. 107.xx traps on all 7 time slips.

Good thing: the Nittos hooked each and every time (1.9 sixties all day). They were almost saying to me, "ho hum". Even with a brake-stall, no improvement simply because I do not have enough power to propel it to more than a 1.9 (on a hot day).

Everybody at the track digged the wheels, though.

So, I'm thinking this combo will really shine when I get the gears (3.45's) and the torque converter (2800 ProTorque, been waiting 6 weeks from Jannetty).

But any day racing is a good day.

More videos in my journal. Sneak peak: an 11-second Panamera vs. a twin-turbo Z06; and my buddy's GT500 taking down the Panamera. And a video of me.

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LOL! What happened to the inside of your mailslot? You can see the background behind the car through the mailslot?
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:40 PM   #11
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LOL! What happened to the inside of your mailslot? You can see the background behind the car through the mailslot?
It's a mirrored insert. You can pick it up at one of the vendors, http://emblempros.com/inc/sdetail/2246 .

Some other pics from today...

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Thats soooooooooooo cool! Got to get one when I get a C5G
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:33 PM   #13
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what do u mean by Front "Roller skate" brake pads
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:14 PM   #14
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what do u mean by Front "Roller skate" brake pads
If your brake pads look like this, replace them with some good aftermarket pads.

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Old 03-31-2011, 03:07 PM   #15
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are u daily driving on these wheels set up
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:57 PM   #16
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are u daily driving on these wheels set up
Yep. Loving it. Even in the rain with the DRs.

Anyone looking to buy some slightly used (<2000 miles) Midnight Silver stock SS/RS rims and tires?

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are u stock stock height
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are u stock stock height
Now. I hope to lower 1" all corners soon with BMR springs.

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is there anything bad about this setup and/or things that you don't like about it
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just wish someone had the 18x10.5" for the rear.
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Great wheel combination

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They look great Padre, I was having a hard time deciding between these and the F14s.

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just wish someone had the 18x10.5" for the rear.
Forgestar has a 18x11 rear.
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They look great Padre, I was having a hard time deciding between these and the F14s.


Forgestar has a 18x11 rear.
I'll have to look into those, last i heard it was like 2-3 months wait to get them. I'll be needinging something before May 1st.
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What size wheels are those? They look a little bigger than 18".
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thats legit bro im putting the whipple on next week so excited been waiting 2 years to do it.
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