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Old 07-10-2011, 06:55 PM   #1
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Drag Tires recommendations

I am looking into buying some drag tires for my SS im not sure what size and what brand to go with does anyone have some suggestions?
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:58 PM   #2
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Well, first off, are you looking for Drag Radials or Drag Slicks? And on what wheels are you going to be putting these tires on?
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Im not to sure yet i was thinking about useing the stock 20s just not to sure what is good!!
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Okay, well, I'm going to assume that your car is pretty-much stock except for the muffler delete, is that correct? If so, then all you need are drag radials.

If you plan on using these drag tires on the street and strip (dual-use), I would recommend the Nitto NT555R (275/40R20). They are really the only drag radial out there that is somewhat safe on wet roads, and they last a little longer than other drag radials.
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:15 PM   #5
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Yes it is stock for now haha just pick it up 3 weeks ago is there a good width to go with and a site?
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On you stock OEM 9" wheel, I would recommend the 275/40R20. In fact, there is a guy selling two of these exact tires in the classified section (link provided below). I would send him a PM and if they're still available you're in luck!!! Otherwise, these are hard to find, especially with the shortage in Nitto Tires lately.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=157405
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:25 PM   #7
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ok sweet thanks for the help!! ill send him a pm!!
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The best tires for the track that you can still drive on the street are Mickey Thompson ET Street. Here are some nice 18" vette replica wheels you can get for around $150 each. Mount up 2 of them and just swap your rears when you go to the track.
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Hoosier QTP's are awesome.
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Where are finding the wheels for 150?
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I posted the link...
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They dont appear to have the proper offset.
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They dont appear to have the proper offset.
If you call them, they do have the proper offset. I have had two sets. One that I needed spacers for and the ones I just got from them last month in the pics are perfect offsets.
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Cool, THANKS!
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If you call them, they do have the proper offset. I have had two sets. One that I needed spacers for and the ones I just got from them last month in the pics are perfect offsets.
What did the whole setup run you? I'm looking for a set as well. I've got a 1" drop, will these work?
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What did the whole setup run you? I'm looking for a set as well. I've got a 1" drop, will these work?
Yes they will work.
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:02 PM   #18
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If you call them, they do have the proper offset. I have had two sets. One that I needed spacers for and the ones I just got from them last month in the pics are perfect offsets.

What were the specs on the rims? I'm thinking of getting the same setup minus the MT's
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Very nice whats a good site to get the MTs and how much do they go for?
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Also what is the correct offset needed and the tire size is 305/45
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If you call them, they do have the proper offset. I have had two sets. One that I needed spacers for and the ones I just got from them last month in the pics are perfect offsets.
Are those 9.5" wide or the 10.5" wide? What exactly is the offset?
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SUX2BU,

I just got off the phone with the rim shop that he posted. Im gonna order a set of the 18x9.5 and put a 285/45 -18 DR on it. I hope it fits..
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What did the whole setup run you? I'm looking for a set as well. I've got a 1" drop, will these work?
I also have a 1" drop... you will need to zip tie your e-brake line up as you have to do with most of these wheels.

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Are those 9.5" wide or the 10.5" wide? What exactly is the offset?
9.5" wide and my tuner who ordered them said 53 on the offset. but that didn't sound right to me, but they do fit perfectly. He also said I had 58 before and I had to use a spacer to clear the brembos... with these there is lots of clearance.

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I just got off the phone with the rim shop that he posted. Im gonna order a set of the 18x9.5 and put a 285/45 -18 DR on it. I hope it fits..
That shop does know exactly what will and will not fit a Camaro... you should be good to go...

What kind of tires are you going with?
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Very nice whats a good site to get the MTs and how much do they go for?
I got them at Discount Tire... and I can't remember the exact price because my tuner bought them and added them to my bill with other stuff. I'm thinking around 300 or a little more each. I also ran 302 Nittos on my stock 20" wheels... No comparison the MT stick way better but will also wear out faster if you use them on the street.

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Also what is the correct offset needed and the tire size is 305/45
As I said above I'm not positive...
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I'm thinking M&H 275/45 - 18 tires for the 18x9.5. Apparently someone bought the last of the 10.5s! lol.
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