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Best rear drag wheel/tire combo - strip only OEM brakes

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  1. scottGT500

    scottGT500 Active Member Established Member

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    What is the BEST rear combo with OEM brakes? I have heard there is a 17" wheel that fits...that true?

    Be specific if possible...wheel specs, tire size etc..


    Thanks!!

    Scott
     
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    rojekm2 New Member Established Member

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  3. 04whitesvtlight

    04whitesvtlight the beast is almost mine Established Member

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    Lol this probably isn't going to help sell your car. But I am also interested to know what fits I'm looking to pick up a set of rears as well.
     
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  4. biminiLX

    biminiLX never stock Premium Member Established Member

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    Direct bolt no issues is the Racestar/Darkstar 18x10.5 and 325/40/18 M&H 28" or the 315/40/18 NT05R, those are the only 2 tires I have experience with, the 18" MT ET Street IIs should work too.
    17x10" Weld RTS work but I believe need a small spacer.
    -J
     
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    biminiLX never stock Premium Member Established Member

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    racestarfront1_zps7902085f.jpg

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    Sit flush, don't stick out, I'm on 'dead hooker' springs but almost stock height, just under.
    Bought the Darkstar package from Beefcake racing, the RTS take a few weeks and less than 1# difference with same sizes.
    -J
     
  6. Blackdevil77

    Blackdevil77 Active Member Established Member

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    I'm curious to. How about the americanmuscle replica wheels? They come in 18" I just don't know how much they weigh, I'd like a lightweight wheel also.
     
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    ILW84U Member Established Member

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    The 17 x 10 Welds work without spacers. Spacers are only required for the Weld fronts.
     
  8. biminiLX

    biminiLX never stock Premium Member Established Member

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    Great I still remember your posts.
    Thanks for the clarification.
    I'm really trying to find a 27-28" front runner radial, I dont like the 26s everyone makes.
    Do you have any pics of the fronts with the spacer? How much does it stick out?
    -J
     
  9. ILW84U

    ILW84U Member Established Member

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    I don't actually have the fronts. I am going by what others have been found out. Actually some have been able to do the fronts without spacers & some have needed them. I, like you have been looking for a 28" front runner as the 26's look way too small in the wheel well.

    Here is a thread with some pictures. http://www.svtperformance.com/forums/showthread.php?1029976-RTS-wheels-on&highlight=
     
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  10. Bytor

    Bytor Member Established Member

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    MandH makes a 28" front runner bias ply for an 18.

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    Yes, good pic.
    Looking for a radial but after bending 3" ARP rear wheel studs on 20" NT05Rs, I'm really wanting a bias-ply rear and can match that with the front bias ply 28" M&H above.
    Only 17" slick is a NON-DOT Hoosier 27x10x17", anyone know other options?
    I'm looking into if I can get a 16" wheel to fit over 13" rear brakes (I have 9" ends and that opens lots of options, currently Moser adapter to keep OEM brakes with the 9" ends)
    -J
     

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