Wheels & Tires - can you pull the wheels on 17s or 18s?




ineedatruck
06-17-2006, 12:04 PM
has anyone pulled the wheels running 315s on a 17 or 18? just curious.. after looking id kind alike to run a 17/18 combo with like fattest tire out back possible in a drag radial.

just curious if they will hook well enough or if i should go with the weld setup or not..maybe il just get some 15s for the track only.

anyways any info appreciates thanks


HartAttack
06-18-2006, 09:54 AM
I know several people that pull the wheels on a setup like that....it doesnt go high...just a few inches or so...but it goes up none the less.

SDB
06-18-2006, 10:10 AM
I have never seen a 17/18 rear pull the wheels! I would love to though! I can get to the top of the suspension real fast with my setup, but dont think I ever pulled the front tires!

SDB


SSPEEDY
06-18-2006, 10:52 AM
At the old ls1.com i posted the same question and had about 6 or 7 pics of guys doing it at the track. What makes it very difficult is the fact that they still have the front 17 inch wheels/tires. Switching to skinnies up front usually knocks of 40+ lbs which makes it much easier to do. Only the driver front tire would barely grab some air but some is enough.

BlackHawk T/A
06-18-2006, 10:06 PM
At the old ls1.com i posted the same question and had about 6 or 7 pics of guys doing it at the track. What makes it very difficult is the fact that they still have the front 17 inch wheels/tires. Switching to skinnies up front usually knocks of 40+ lbs which makes it much easier to do. Only the driver front tire would barely grab some air but some is enough.
40+lbs is a little exaggerated, considering the stock WS6 17x9 wheels are 20lbs each.

JGKadell
06-19-2006, 09:57 AM
40+lbs is a little exaggerated, considering the stock WS6 17x9 wheels are 20lbs each.
I don't see how it is exaggerated. The wheel is not the only factor in weight. Think how much lighter a skinny tire is compared to the 275/40/17.

Depending on the type of skinny and tire of course. A Bogart with a true front runner and not a radial is super light.

01lowbird
06-19-2006, 11:04 AM
i have a buddy with a Z, 315 bfg drags on the back and sumitomo up front. 17's all the way round. he yanks both wheels but its got a lot of suspension work

SSPEEDY
06-19-2006, 11:23 AM
40+lbs is a little exaggerated, considering the stock WS6 17x9 wheels are 20lbs each.


You're only considering the wheel weight, a pair of stock front 275's usually weigh in around 50lbs. Do the math. Or, just look up the weight reduction list :)

SSPEEDY
06-19-2006, 11:25 AM
I don't see how it is exaggerated. The wheel is not the only factor in weight. Think how much lighter a skinny tire is compared to the 275/40/17.

Depending on the type of skinny and tire of course. A Bogart with a true front runner and not a radial is super light.

Thanks JGKadell, I posted before I saw your reply. There was a guy at GLD in WI that I spoke to that managed to take over 100lbs off the front end of his fbody without relocating the battery.

SVThis
06-19-2006, 06:31 PM
i know a guy with a very built LT1 full suspension car yank the front drivers wheel bout 6 inches off the ground at the local hangout TWICED...he had g-force drag radials on all for corners with 18 inch wagon wheels in the back and 17 inch in the front

TONS of people seen it...but im pretty sure im the only one on this site

BAD ASS TA WS6
06-19-2006, 08:12 PM
40+lbs is a little exaggerated, considering the stock WS6 17x9 wheels are 20lbs each.

Hmm, what year? My '01/'02 WS6 wheels weigh 26lbs. each. The earlier chrome style weigh even more obviously. Ever hold a set of 15/16" Skinnys? They light as shit!

Factor in a 275/40/17 tire mounted, balanced, and filled with air its definately some decent weight.
Anyways, I had some pics saved on my old harddrive. Unfortunately it bit the dust, and I had to start all over with a new one.

It can be done though. Just takes a serious suspension setup with some real sticky DRs. :judge:

ineedatruck
06-19-2006, 08:16 PM
be cool to have some nice looking wheels and go to the track and get the wheels off the ground in your daily driver..

maybe im dreaming haha.

i plan on doing the bmr rear suspension kit and the qa1 shock spring setup. maybe i can get it to hook hard enough

Superman09
06-19-2006, 08:27 PM
id like to see some pics of guys ganking 17s/18s

HellaciousA
06-19-2006, 08:35 PM
http://www.indi-x.com/gallery2/d/12540-1/snakeNittoLaunch.jpg

Thats not my car, and I got that pic off of this site a long long time ago.

Superman09
06-19-2006, 08:40 PM
i saw that in a thread a while back, everyone decided that the car was put on jacks and they photoshopped the jackstands out

ineedatruck
06-19-2006, 08:49 PM
photoshop or not haha still looks nice

hmm photoshop the car pulling the wheels then send the pic to everyone that knows little and theyd be in aww haha

BAD ASS TA WS6
06-19-2006, 09:10 PM
Yeah that's Ricks car. Photoshop job but cool none the less.

I don't know about pulling tire on 18s. Who makes a DR that bgi anyhow? The shittier BFG G force, and the Nittos. Both aren't sticky enough IMO.

Superman09
06-20-2006, 08:15 AM
BFG makes a 315/30/18 and a 345 also if you can somehow manage to fit that, lol

RaNsOm
06-20-2006, 11:47 AM
local mustang guy. Runs 9.80-9.90s at 142mph with a Blown 408

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v711/novi357/launchpic1.jpg

ineedatruck
06-20-2006, 12:13 PM
nice!

BAD ASS TA WS6
06-20-2006, 12:38 PM
BFG makes a 315/30/18 and a 345 also if you can somehow manage to fit that, lol

Yeah, like I said those things are crap though. Not nearly as sticky as the other BFGs or Mickey Thompsons.