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Iceman02
06-13-2012, 04:30 PM
Hi guys,

I'm finally ordering front and rear wheels/tires so my car can run 11s and not slip and slide its way to 12s. I drive on the street a ton and see the track about 6-8 times a year.
I'm pretty sure I'm going with Billet Specialties street lites. I want to run 15x4 fronts and 15x10 rears. MT's website says not to run a 275/60/15 drag radial on a rim wider than 9.5. I swear I've seen plenty of guys do it. Who's got experience out there with this combo, and does that rear tire/wheel match do okay? From what I understand, any tire bigger than that requires a alot of BFH time. If not, please give me a heads up.
The car has stock rear axle width with the Currie 9" and stock brakes. I also planned on running Mickey Thompson Sportsman Pros on the front with the 1.625 offset. Any input on that would be great too.
Thanks for the help


brandoz28
06-13-2012, 06:13 PM
you'll be fine to mount those 275's on a 10" rim. some guys have them on 12's with bead locks.

can't help you out on whether or not it'll be BFH time or not though

TurboStangJON
06-13-2012, 06:45 PM
Hi guys,

I'm finally ordering front and rear wheels/tires so my car can run 11s and not slip and slide its way to 12s. I drive on the street a ton and see the track about 6-8 times a year.
I'm pretty sure I'm going with Billet Specialties street lites. I want to run 15x4 fronts and 15x10 rears. MT's website says not to run a 275/60/15 drag radial on a rim wider than 9.5. I swear I've seen plenty of guys do it. Who's got experience out there with this combo, and does that rear tire/wheel match do okay? From what I understand, any tire bigger than that requires a alot of BFH time. If not, please give me a heads up.
The car has stock rear axle width with the Currie 9" and stock brakes. I also planned on running Mickey Thompson Sportsman Pros on the front with the 1.625 offset. Any input on that would be great too.
Thanks for the help

I run the 275 on a 15x11 Alumastar without any issues so your 15x10 will be fine. That wheel tire match does well on many cars so don't be worried. As far as clearance goes, I think you will be fine and shouldn't need to do much with the well. I didn't need to hit it with a hammer until I attempted to run 325's. That front tire will also be great especially since you plan on driving it on the street. I can't comment on the 4" wheel with the 1.625 offset because I haven't seen how they sit up under the car.


Iceman02
06-15-2012, 10:20 AM
Thanks for the advice. I just ordered the rears with MT drag radials. I will have to order the fronts a couple pay periods from now.

93camaro_zzz
06-15-2012, 06:35 PM
I'm going to be putting the 325/50's on a 15x10 rim. Ive seen them locally and they look sweet. But I am also not in a 275 class or anything.