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Old 03-18-2012, 11:44 PM   #1
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Need drag racing wheels.

Anyone know of any wheels for sell that would fit these tires? P295/50R16 I don't want a flashy wheel just simple, cheap, gets the job done. Any input would be appreciated, also do you guys think 50 height is tall enough or should i go for a taller tire?
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:14 AM   #2
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No, you won't find any 16" drag wheels that will fit your Camaro that are "simple and cheap". And in order to install ANY 16" wheel at all, you must have the V-6 brake system installed on the rear. Do you have that? If so, then about your only option is either Bogart or CCW, but be prepared to drop some cash!
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:16 AM   #3
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No, you won't find any 16" drag wheels that will fit your Camaro that are "simple and cheap". And in order to install ANY 16" wheel at all, you must have the V-6 brake system installed on the rear. Do you have that? If so, then about your only option is either Bogart or CCW, but be prepared to drop some cash!
Crap I forgot about the brakes! How could I forget that! What wheels do I need that will fit ?? Sorry noob mistake.
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If you're just looking for some cheap wheels to go drag racing with and put some drag radials on them, just get some 18x9.5 (+40mm) corvette replica wheels (I believe it is the C5 Z06 style that fits). Add some 305/45R18 drag radials and you're all set.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:21 AM   #5
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Can I still keep the 20's on the front though?
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:53 AM   #7
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If you're just looking for some cheap wheels to go drag racing with and put some drag radials on them, just get some 18x9.5 (+40mm) corvette replica wheels (I believe it is the C5 Z06 style that fits). Add some 305/45R18 drag radials and you're all set.
What does +40mm mean?
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Can I still keep the 20's on the front though?
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What does +40mm mean?
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Thank you for your reply, would you happen to know if the NT05R Drag radials are any good?
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Thank you for your reply, would you happen to know if the NT05R Drag radials are any good?
Yes they are.
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Thank you for your reply, would you happen to know if the NT05R Drag radials are any good?
Either Hot Rod or Super Chevy did a real world test comparison of the NT05Rs vs the Micky Thompson Drs and they found them to be about equal with the fastest times going to the NT05s. You can get NT05Rs in 20 inch that will fit your stock wheels. There are several threads on the fitment.
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Either Hot Rod or Super Chevy did a real world test comparison of the NT05Rs vs the Micky Thompson Drs and they found them to be about equal with the fastest times going to the NT05s. You can get NT05Rs in 20 inch that will fit your stock wheels. There are several threads on the fitment.
Would the performance be lesser because of the lower sidewall and rather "big" wheel, by my standards?

EDIT: Just visited Nitto's website, they have no tire size that fits our wheel. Please correct me if I'm wrong, I'd love not to have to buy wheels.

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You can get NT05Rs in 20 inch that will fit your stock wheels. There are several threads on the fitment.
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they got them, because i have a set
I certainly hope you guys aren't talking about the 315/35R20?
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Would the performance be lesser because of the lower sidewall and rather "big" wheel, by my standards?

EDIT: Just visited Nitto's website, they have no tire size that fits our wheel. Please correct me if I'm wrong, I'd love not to have to buy wheels.
You're right, the other guy is wrong. Nitto only makes the 05R in a 315 and it will not fit on the stock rim safely. They do make the 555R in both 275 and 305 widths that would fit a stock wheel. You're best bet is to get a set of 18" C6 Z06 rims but make sure they are OEM and not aftermarket. They must have a +40 offset or they will rub on the inner fender. If you are using them just for the track I strongly recommend you get the Mickey Thompsons and not the Nittos.
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