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Old 03-22-2018, 02:08 PM   #295
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New drag setup:

Race star industries 92 drag star 18x5 with Mickey Thompson Sportsman S/R Radial 28x6-18 (shipping in April hopefully)

Factory Reproduction style 41 18x11 with Mickey Thompson Et Street R 305/45-18
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:58 PM   #296
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Well I found out yesterday and can confirm that 17" race stars and spohn lower control arms on a 2015 ss do not work. Fit when jacked but when on the ground the head of the sway bar link bolts dig into the wheel and also the lower arm hits the wheel closer to the inner edge. I had to cut the lower sway bar end link bushing in half closest to the head of the bolt (sticks out below the control arm) and grind the bolt head 1/2 way off. Then, lots of grinding to the lower control arm. Many test fits/drives to stop contact. Inner rim surface got trashed when I first mounted and backed the car out of the garage. I think I have it solved now but sucks to screw up the wheels!
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Old 06-08-2018, 03:13 PM   #297
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Hey John, they're herrrreeee.
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Old 06-15-2018, 05:00 PM   #298
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^Nice! I saw someone else on FB also post on getting a set, so they must be shipping eh?
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:10 PM   #299
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Well I found out yesterday and can confirm that 17" race stars and spohn lower control arms on a 2015 ss do not work. Fit when jacked but when on the ground the head of the sway bar link bolts dig into the wheel and also the lower arm hits the wheel closer to the inner edge. I had to cut the lower sway bar end link bushing in half closest to the head of the bolt (sticks out below the control arm) and grind the bolt head 1/2 way off. Then, lots of grinding to the lower control arm. Many test fits/drives to stop contact. Inner rim surface got trashed when I first mounted and backed the car out of the garage. I think I have it solved now but sucks to screw up the wheels!
Almost had same issue with my 17" welds and stock lower control arm. It's only the newer designed 13-15 rear sway bar that mounts further out then the original 10-12 SS sway bar inside mounting location. I had to grind down the sway bar end link bottom bolt for some more clearance
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:03 PM   #300
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So is there a 17 that will fit up front with some decent rubber. Would like to run 275's squared on a 17
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:38 AM   #301
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Here's the drag setup. Mickey T 305/45-18 rear and 28x6R-18 front. Drives like normal on the streets. I'm at camarofest.
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Old 09-26-2018, 12:18 PM   #302
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Will a 18x10.5 with 7.5 backspace work in rear?


I'm considering running these wheels and have found nothing on them


https://www.weldwheels.com/product/m71-18x10-5/
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Old 12-12-2018, 10:09 PM   #303
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Iam looking at getting new tires . I have 18 x 7 welds in front . Would a 26x8.00r18lt work ? That is a 26.2 diameter ? Thinking 285/40/18 m/t ss in the rear 27 dia. Just wondering if I will have abs codes or anything running these ?
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Old 08-07-2019, 12:18 PM   #304
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Hey everyone,

I'm new to this thread ... thanks for the great info John, it really helped my decision making process.

I am just about to fit these new Forgestar D5 17x10 Beadlocks on the rear and 18x8 on the front.

I'm going to fit M/T ET Street R 305/45R17's on the back (28.1" tall).


I would appreciate some feedback on the front tires.

Do I go for a 245/45R18 (which will be 27.6" tall)?
  • Nitto Invo (104W - 149mph / 1984 lbs rating)
  • Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 (100Y - 186mph / 1764 lbs rating)
  • Pirelli P-Zero (100Y - 186mph / 1764 lbs rating)
Or a 235/50R18 (which will be 28.2" tall)?
  • Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (100W - 168mph / 1764 lbs rating)
  • Nexen B-Fera SU1 (104W - 149mph / 1984 lbs rating)
  • Pirelli P-Zero PZ4 (100V - 149mph / 1764 lbs rating)


I have had Invo's on the car before and they were good, however I am really tempted to give the Firehawks a go ... they have the best reviews out of all of them and are incredibly well priced ($106 vs. $200 for the Nittos).


Thoughts / experiences appreciated.


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Old 08-07-2019, 07:19 PM   #305
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[QUOTE=TheBracketeer;10590842]Hey everyone,

I'm new to this thread ... thanks for the great info John, it really helped my decision making process.

I am just about to fit these new Forgestar D5 17x10 Beadlocks on the rear and 18x8 on the front.

I'm going to fit M/T ET Street R 305/45R17's on the back (28.1" tall).


I would appreciate some feedback on the front tires.

Do I go for a 245/45R18 (which will be 27.6" tall)?

  • Nitto Invo (104W - 149mph / 1984 lbs rating)
  • Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 (100Y - 186mph / 1764 lbs rating)
  • Pirelli P-Zero (100Y - 186mph / 1764 lbs rating)
Or a 235/50R18 (which will be 28.2" tall)?
  • Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (100W - 168mph / 1764 lbs rating)
  • Nexen B-Fera SU1 (104W - 149mph / 1984 lbs rating)
  • Pirelli P-Zero PZ4 (100V - 149mph / 1764 lbs rating)




I have had Invo's on the car before and they were good, however I am really tempted to give the Firehawks a go ... they have the best reviews out of all of them and are incredibly well priced ($106 vs. $200 for the Nittos).



I decided on 225-55-18 Cooper Evolution Tour.
27.76 and according to Cooper, only 26 pounds.
Might not be enough tire for you. I’m not Whippled😁
98H 130mph 1653 pounds.
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Old 08-08-2019, 07:04 PM   #306
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I ended up going for the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 in 235/50R18 ... they are perfect.


I am extremely happy with how the new wheel and tire combo turned out.



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Old 10-05-2019, 05:57 PM   #307
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I need more traction. I currently have stock wheels on my 2011 SS TT, with Nitto 555 drag radials. No traction at the track. Spinning all over the place (a lot of that is probably my fault -- I have a manual and am still learning). Some questions:

1. If I want to drive my car on the street, at the drag strip, and possibly a road course, would an 18"x8.5" in the front be a good idea? I'm looking at the Race Star Recluse wheels https://racestarindustries.com/produ...er_size=18x8-5 and they have a 10.5" for the rear but I'm trying to figure out what size for the front (I have to pick b/w 5" or 8.5"). I still want to be able to corner well.

2. Thinking about getting MT ET Street R's 305/45/R18 for the rear.

3. What's a good tire for up front?

4. I'm having trouble finding ZL1 replicas in 18" that fit. Any idea on sources for that?

Thanks everyone.
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Old 03-07-2020, 06:47 PM   #308
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V-6

I have a V6 can I run 15" wheels or 17" with out changes
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