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Old 07-05-2010, 06:22 PM   #1
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Question 18" Wheels for Drag Radials on 2SSRS

I have been looking around to find a set of wheels that I can mount up a set of P305/45 Drag Radials. I didn't want to run 20 inchers as there is a limited choice out there and a little more sidewall wouldn't hurt. Both Nitto and Mickey Thompson have a nice range of drag radials for 18" rims. I would need an 18x10 for these tires.

I know a lot of guy's are running drag radials, but I can't beleive everyone is running 20" Nitto555R. Is anybody out there running 18's with 305's?
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:19 PM   #2
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I have been looking around to find a set of wheels that I can mount up a set of P305/45 Drag Radials. I didn't want to run 20 inchers as there is a limited choice out there and a little more sidewall wouldn't hurt. Both Nitto and Mickey Thompson have a nice range of drag radials for 18" rims. I would need an 18x10 for these tires.

I know a lot of guy's are running drag radials, but I can't beleive everyone is running 20" Nitto555R. Is anybody out there running 18's with 305's?
Im running 18" 305s on my V6. Unfortunately you have to swap out the brembos on an SS to get 18s to fit on an ss from what I understand.
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A c6 zo6 wheel will bolt right up over the brembos.
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:25 PM   #4
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Im running 18" 305s on my V6. Unfortunately you have to swap out the brembos on an SS to get 18s to fit on an ss from what I understand.
From what I have read, 18s wills will go over the brakes, but 17s require V6 brake swap.

I'm looking for some 18s too. An easy cheap source for some track use only.

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Old 07-06-2010, 09:13 AM   #5
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From what I have read, 18s wills will go over the brakes, but 17s require V6 brake swap.

I'm looking for some 18s too. An easy cheap source for some track use only.

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Old 07-07-2010, 01:24 PM   #6
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Thanks everybody. I will check out the sources and let you know how it goes. Have fun out there.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:18 PM   #7
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I don't think the ls 18's will fit over the brembos. Better triple check.


And you can get 17's over the brembos. I have them on my car. They are the custom made sjm/bogarts.
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:54 PM   #8
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some 18" wheels will fit over the brembro's if they are the ones without the weigths hanging off the brake pads, I should know since I have a set of 18x8 wheels that I purchased from Tirerack to use as my winter wheels with snow tires. What I haven't come across is any answers as to who has 18x10 wheels that will clear, I've only seen a bunch of narrower stuff that people use for winter wheels.
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18x10.5, I'll be mounting 305/45 NT05r's

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Use a 18 x 9.5" C6 Zo6 front wheel or clone C6 ZO6 front with Zo6 offset. This has worked well for people using the 305/45r18 drag radial and clears the brakes.
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:57 PM   #11
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I just wanted to thank everyone for the help. I found a source for 18" C6 Z06 Wheels, 18x9.5 with a 53 offset. I also found a pretty good price (I think) on a set of Nitto NT05R P305/45r/18's drag radials. Really looking forward to mounting them up and giving them a try.

Anyway, thanks for the help guy's.
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:33 AM   #12
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I just wanted to thank everyone for the help. I found a source for 18" C6 Z06 Wheels, 18x9.5 with a 53 offset. I also found a pretty good price (I think) on a set of Nitto NT05R P305/45r/18's drag radials. Really looking forward to mounting them up and giving them a try.

Anyway, thanks for the help guy's.
Someone correct me if im wrong but I think you want to go with a 40mm offset not 53.
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:53 AM   #13
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Like "Stocker just stated. The 53 mm offset is not the correct one. The 40 mm offset is what you need. Below is the link to the wheel you need. Its been posted at least 10 times so far but here you go again. These wheels bolt right up with no issues:

http://www.corvetteguys.com/c6z06-ch...-18x95-40.html
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:57 AM   #14
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I have access to some low priced, lightweight 18x10 or 18x11 wheels that will clear the SS Brembos. Contact me for info, I'd be glad to help.

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Old 08-18-2010, 04:08 PM   #15
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Thanks for keeping me honest. Actually I did get the 40mm offsets, mounted Nitto P305 drag radials and all fits perfect. Look forward to the next track time to see how things work.

Again, thanks to all for the adivse and info.
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:04 PM   #16
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Did you have to tie the brake lines?
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:08 PM   #17
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With the 18" Z06 replicas I did tie the e-brake cable back a bit just to be safe that it didn't rub. I think thats a standard practice with those wheels. I left the ties in place when I went to the 17"s just to be safe.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:26 PM   #18
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:21 PM   #19
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Tony whats the weight and can u show us some pics
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:06 PM   #20
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will the stock V6 18" wheel fit the ss?????
sorry if the answer is out their....But! i have been looking for it for 2 days.
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I can get you Forgestar F14 18x10 or 18x11 that will clear the calipers, as long as the roller skate brake pads are not there. No 18s will clear the roller skates, so anyone that has them needs to do a brake pad swap first.

Forgestar 18s are about $300 each. www.forgestar.com
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I can get you Forgestar F14 18x10 or 18x11 that will clear the calipers, as long as the roller skate brake pads are not there. No 18s will clear the roller skates, so anyone that has them needs to do a brake pad swap first.

Forgestar 18s are about $300 each. www.forgestar.com
Yes, Nine Ball is correct. But if you want a good setup for the street & strip; this is what I have research so far. Forgestar F14 are a great wheel. You need at least 18 X 9's in the front as there would be an issue with the spokes and breaks, Out back you can run 18 X 10's or 18 X11's. You will have to remove the brake bleader nipple as this will interfere with clearance. On a 2010 Camaro SS if you run the 9's up front the offset is +35 and if you run the 10's out back the offset is +37. These wheels can take up to 6 months as they are made over sea's. I am running this combo on my 2010 Camaro SS with Nitto NT555R - P305-40R-18 have a Dia. of 27.7". Up front I have'nt decided which tire yet as it will depend on the Dia..

My choices would be NT555 255-45ZR-18, with a dia. of 27" or the NT420S 255-50R-18 with a dia. of 28.0". I probably will go with the later as it will be less of a suspension lowering issue. A drop of 1" would be that the front tire is closer to the fender well by 1/4 inch which would'nt be an issue. The Forgestar F14 comes in some good colors also. My Camaro is summit white so I went with the piano black which will be a great contrast.

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Welds has an 18 x 10 wheel that will clear the Brembos. They are extremely light and forged. Check with Texas Speed.
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We are also a dealer for Weld and the 18x10.5 RT-S is available for the SS Rear.
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Welds has an 18 x 10 wheel that will clear the Brembos. They are extremely light and forged. Check with Texas Speed.

Weld also makes a set of 17 fronts and rears that work on the factory Brembo brakes. The RT-S series can accomodate these brakes without spacers or grinding on the caliper. They also have an 18 inch to fit, but if your looking for a good race tire you may look at 17 inch as well.
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