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Old 05-17-2013, 11:23 AM   #76
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How far is the track? Why would you want to drive the car to the track? What happens when it breaks?

And you already know slicks on the street are illegal.

Thats why I wrote, going with DR's...............

When Firebird re-opens (rumor on the street) it's just a short drive from the house vs having to trailer it, etc..

I never had this much HP before, and I used to run my last 650 HP Camaro all the time on street tires/wheels (22's) and often got 2nd place, the old "run what your brought mentality"
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:27 AM   #77
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Thats why I wrote, going with DR's...............

When Firebird re-opens (rumor on the street) it's just a short drive from the house vs having to trailer it, etc..

I never had this much HP before, and I used to run my last 650 HP Camaro all the time on street tires/wheels (22's) and often got 2nd place, the old "run what your brought mentality"
Gotcha. No doubt it would be easier to just get in the car and go race but Id be nervous about breaking. You already have the truck I'm assuming you have to have a car trailer so if the track is that close you'd could easily go get it.

Our tracks are far so that option isn't really a possibility.

I'd still look into a 17" though. Better performance than the 18. Plus a wider selection of drag radials.
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Gotcha. No doubt it would be easier to just get in the car and go race but Id be nervous about breaking. You already have the truck I'm assuming you have to have a car trailer so if the track is that close you'd could easily go get it.

Our tracks are far so that option isn't really a possibility.

I'd still look into a 17" though. Better performance than the 18. Plus a wider selection of drag radials.
maybe his plans is same as mine.. oh **** blew the gears..
hey Jaime u got room on that trailer
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Use skate board wheels, they will give at least 4.56. I do not see how a tire is going to get your 3.23 to 4.56. It would have to be very small.

TRUE MORE LIKE 3.73 IF I A LUCKY
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Just upgraded to MT 305/35/20's on the stock wheels. All i can say is they are crazy sticky! With the stock tires, first and second was useless. Now, I can't get the tires to spin. All I can manage is a chirp here and there. And this at 30 psi. Can hardly wait to see what they do at 22 psi on a prep'ed track.
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Just upgraded to MT 305/35/20's on the stock wheels. All i can say is they are crazy sticky! With the stock tires, first and second was useless. Now, I can't get the tires to spin. All I can manage is a chirp here and there. And this at 30 psi. Can hardly wait to see what they do at 22 psi on a prep'ed track.
Sounds like an excuse for more power
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:46 PM   #83
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Thanks for the information, looking at the 17s right now.

HAVE BEEN TOLD CHANGING TO 17 OR 18 WILL PLAY HELL WITH THE ABS AND THROW CODES.
I'VE BEEN ADVISED TO STICK WITH 20" RIMS. ANY PROS/CONS
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:54 PM   #84
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I have no doubt the 20" M/T will hook great. If the ZL1 wheels were easier to find or if a manufacturer made a replica, I would run the 20". The 18" grand sport replica is the best looking replica wheel for the ZL1 I have seen so far. I settled for the Z06 replica and they are fine.

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HAVE BEEN TOLD CHANGING TO 17 OR 18 WILL PLAY HELL WITH THE ABS AND THROW CODES.
I'VE BEEN ADVISED TO STICK WITH 20" RIMS. ANY PROS/CONS
Changing rim size does not effect that as long as u make sure over all tire diameter about the same..
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NOT MUCH POINT IN CHANGING RIM SIZE AS I WAS TRYING TO GET BETTER REAREND GEAR RATIO BY CHANGING TIRE SIZE/Diameter IF CODES ARE SET
WANTED TO GO FROM 3.23 TO 3.73 AND FIGURED THAT A 26" TALLTIRE WOULD DO IT..
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NOT MUCH POINT IN CHANGING RIM SIZE AS I WAS TRYING TO GET BETTER REAREND GEAR RATIO BY CHANGING TIRE SIZE/Diameter IF CODES ARE SET
WANTED TO GO FROM 3.23 TO 3.73 AND FIGURED THAT A 26" TALLTIRE WOULD DO IT..
Without doing it on gear site id say about 25"
way too small & throw abs crazy
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As long as you turn off all the nannies the smaller diameter doesn't cause a problem. If you forget it causes the tc to go nuts as the rears are spinning faster than the front and it thinks your out of control! If you want to race with T/C or PTM's on (don't know why you would) then stay with stock diameter
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Without doing it on gear site id say about 25"
way too small & throw abs crazy

YES U R RIGHT. I THINK I'M GONNA STICK WITH 20" WHEELS AND MT 305/35ZR20 DRAG SLICKS
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YES U R RIGHT. I THINK I'M GONNA STICK WITH 20" WHEELS AND MT 305/35ZR20 DRAG SLICKS
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YES U R RIGHT. I THINK I'M GONNA STICK WITH 20" WHEELS AND MT 305/35ZR20 DRAG SLICKS
Do 18" corvette front rims. Got mine $165 each. 305/40R18
more sidewall better 60ft
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:33 PM   #92
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This is a real interesting topic.

I am in the same boat looking for some tires to hook with.

How ever from what I have seen and heard is the following:

And correct me if I'm wrong:

An 18" Front Z06 wheel aftermarket (40 MM) is only 9.5" wide Right?

While our stockers are 20" X 11",

I would think the 11: wide tire would hook better than a 9-1/2" wheel and tire.
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This is a real interesting topic.

I am in the same boat looking for some tires to hook with.

How ever from what I have seen and heard is the following:

And correct me if I'm wrong:

An 18" Front Z06 wheel aftermarket (40 MM) is only 9.5" wide Right?

While our stockers are 20" X 11",

I would think the 11: wide tire would hook better than a 9-1/2" wheel and tire.
shorter rim more sidewall, absorb impact. plus more sidewall u can fit a 315mm
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This is a real interesting topic.

I am in the same boat looking for some tires to hook with.

How ever from what I have seen and heard is the following:

And correct me if I'm wrong:

An 18" Front Z06 wheel aftermarket (40 MM) is only 9.5" wide Right?

While our stockers are 20" X 11",

I would think the 11: wide tire would hook better than a 9-1/2" wheel and tire.
That is correct as these are the wheels I use. Z06 replica front 18" 40mm offset that are 9.5" wide. I use 305/35-18 that are 26.2" tall. No problem with traction control or stabilitrak except when you drive the first mile or 2 with them...the stabilitrak activates some then it stops as the car "learns". I turn off everything for track runs. Z06 replicas are way cheaper than any 10" or 11" solution...at least they were when I was looking over a year ago. Use Mickey Thompson drag radials for sure...M&H is very good also. Nittos of any variety are a step down with respect to track traction.
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I understand that part, ok

but with the stock wheels you are putting down 3 more inches of rubber to the pavement.

I would think the ultimate benefit is hooking better with the wider tire.

By the way I tried C5 OEM front wheel and it would not fit on the rear.
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C6 Z06 front 18" is what fits (2006 & up)...not C5. The ultimate contact patch is not as important as sticky rubber with a more compliant sidewall for drag racing. 17" would be better than the 18" I run with a lightweight wheel like a Weld RTS. I saved a little $ but didn't lose much because a 305/35-18 is still 305mm no matter which wheel it is mounted to. I doubt it would equate to even an inch on a wider wheel. The proof is in the performance as I can get a 1.57-1.58 60'. You will spend much more for other combos. The lightweight wheels are worth it just for the weight differences if you are willing to pay the $.
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Use skate board wheels, they will give at least 4.56. I do not see how a tire is going to get your 3.23 to 4.56. It would have to be very small.
AGREED I WAS DREAMING WHEN I THOUGHT I COULD GET OVER 4.10.
I'D B LUCKY TO GET TO 3.73 !!
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AGREED I WAS DREAMING WHEN I THOUGHT I COULD GET OVER 4.10.
I'D B LUCKY TO GET TO 3.73 !!
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AGREED I WAS DREAMING WHEN I THOUGHT I COULD GET OVER 4.10.
I'D B LUCKY TO GET TO 3.73 !!
swap your A6 ring and pinion for a M6 one and you got 3.73, then with tire mods you can go beyond 4.10
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