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Old 06-14-2011, 12:59 AM   #1
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Brembo's and 18's lets see em.

I want to see your 18" rims over brembos. I am looking for something for a front drag wheel. Pics please. Maybe something you guys are using for winter rims.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:11 AM   #2
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I have found that the racestar front runners that the stang and vette guys use will fit the camaro with a small spacer! They are a universal bolt pattern and they are made to fit over large brakes, they are much cheaper then welds. Look them up!
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:14 AM   #3
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I have found that the racestar front runners that the stang and vette guys use will fit the camaro with a small spacer! They are a universal bolt pattern and they are made to fit over large brakes, they are much cheaper then welds. Look them up!
Has anyone tried this yet to confirm that it works trouble free?
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(nevermind the wrecker LOL)

This is a 17, but they make them in 18" too. Weld RT-S 17x5. No rubbing, no spacer, no modification necessary other then brake pads without roller skates.
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(nevermind the wrecker LOL)

This is a 17, but they make them in 18" too. Weld RT-S 17x5. No rubbing, no spacer, no modification necessary other then brake pads without roller skates.
and no lowered cars. DAMN YOU WELD
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:31 AM   #6
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Here's my Forgestar F14s. I lost 66 lbs from stock 20s and that's with the monster 315/40 rear NTO5R drag radials out back.


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Old 06-14-2011, 09:47 AM   #7
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Saved 12-14 lbs on each corner. If your car came with them, you must replace the stock "roller skate" brake pads with aftermarket ones (I used Hawk).

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Old 06-14-2011, 10:44 AM   #8
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Saved 12-14 lbs on each corner. If your car came with them, you must replace the stock "roller skate" brake pads with aftermarket ones (I used Hawk).
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What was the cost of the Rims? You can PM me if you don't want to put it out there.
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What was the cost of the Rims? You can PM me if you don't want to put it out there.
Under $2200 for the rims and tires.

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Saved 12-14 lbs on each corner. If your car came with them, you must replace the stock "roller skate" brake pads with aftermarket ones (I used Hawk).

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Nice wheels Padre! I'm going to be purchasing the machined Nurburings in 18". Your car helped me make my decision between TSW and Forgestar.
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Nice wheels Padre! I'm going to be purchasing the machined Nurburings in 18". Your car helped me make my decision between TSW and Forgestar.
Sweet. Forgestars are well-liked too.

GMRULZ has the polished/machined with a slightly different setup (19's up front, 18's in back, I think):


Here's a pick of the "Roller Skate" brake pads for those curious:



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What is the reason for the rollerskate pads?
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:54 AM   #13
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What is the reason for the rollerskate pads?
A noise issue with the stock pads/rotors. GM added the "roller skates" midstream. But simple aftermarket pads also fix the problem.

I don't know if the newer SS's or the 2012's will have the roller skates.

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I would of had these wheels months ago if they came in matte black. They are a little cheaper than Forgestar and you can get them a whole lot faster, but I do love the
11" rears I got.
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I would of had these wheels months ago if they came in matte black. They are a little cheaper than Forgestar and you can get them a whole lot faster, but I do love the
11" rears I got.
Forgestars are real nice. I almost got them.
The two factors that lead my to the Nurburgrings over the Forgestars were
1. less expensive
2. lighter weight

But having 11'' rears capable of holding 315 drag radials would be nice. That's definitely a nice advantage of the Forgestars.
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Just my 2 cents, but after seeing these pics of 17's or 18's makes the cars look a lot more aggressive. Excellent wheel/tire combo for these cars.
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:24 PM   #17
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do 18's fit over the wheel weight on the brake caliper ?
if not what's the negative of removing the weights
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:30 PM   #18
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Just my 2 cents, but after seeing these pics of 17's or 18's makes the cars look a lot more aggressive. Excellent wheel/tire combo for these cars.
You know, I think the extra sidewall also helps now that I've lowered it. Some people have not liked the ride quality of lowered cars, but maybe that's because they're on stock 20's. I absolutely love my new 1" lowering springs and F/R sways (all BMR). Car rides great, and with my new 3.45 gears and 3200 automatic stall, the car drives like a dream now.

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Forgestars are real nice. I almost got them.
The two factors that lead my to the Nurburgrings over the Forgestars were
1. less expensive
2. lighter weight

But having 11'' rears capable of holding 315 drag radials would be nice. That's definitely a nice advantage of the Forgestars.
That's weird. in a 20" wheel TSW Nuburgrings are lighter but in an 18" wheel the Forgestars are lighter. Go figure.
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That's weird. in a 20" wheel TSW Nuburgrings are lighter but in an 18" wheel the Forgestars are lighter. Go figure.
How much lighter are the forgestars in the 18's?
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How much lighter are the forgestars in the 18's?
Depends on what sizes you pick from since they don't both have all the exact same sizes, but about 8 lbs lighter in a set of 4.
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Nine Ball has a pretty detailed break down of the Forgestars in this thread:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125820
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Also, E85LSX put 18" forgestars on the back of his in this thread:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=120441

Then... if you go to page 2, post 36, you'll see he added a set of 20's up front. Here is the pic to save you the clicking. I've been considering doing this on my car.

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Nine Ball has a pretty detailed break down of the Forgestars in this thread:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125820
Those are the numbers I went by at first, but then I found Forgestar publish lighter weights.
http://www.forgestar.com/blog/?p=374
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