View Full Version : 15's to clear stock brakes?

11-09-2007, 10:00 PM
i know that the 3rd gen firebird fans will clear stock breaks, but they are only 7inches wide and i would like to find an option that won't pinch the tire and make it taller.
any suggestions?


11-10-2007, 01:03 AM
Call me stupid but I didn't understand what you were asking too much, you're trying to put 15's on a LS1 stock front brake system?

Run bogarts or another rim with a little caliper grinding and spacer, most people run a 5/16". Some rims require less grinding than others.

I think some rims will actually fit without grinding, some of the bogarts, ask around I am not 100% sure.

11-10-2007, 10:01 AM
i want to clear the factory rear brakes. for purposes of the project in question, there will be no grinding of anything. looking for 15 inch wheel, preferably a 15x8, that can be bolted right on with just a small spacer or nothing.

11-10-2007, 10:35 AM
!5x7.5 centerline convo pros, I happen to have a pair for sale 5" backspace $250 plus shipping.

Pro Stock John
11-10-2007, 12:08 PM
15x7.5 Convo Pros.

The 15x9 (6.5) that we helped Centerline prototype would look better but you'll have to do a little grinding not much.

Matt D
11-10-2007, 06:49 PM
I have 15x7.5 Convo Pros with 26x8.5x15 ET Drags on them. No grinding or spacers. My time is in my signature. :cool:

11-10-2007, 07:00 PM
I think pretty much any Centerline wheel will fit. I run Warriors and never had to grind, also had some Auto Drags with no problems. I run 8.5s in the back.

11-10-2007, 08:34 PM
what offset for 8.5's?

11-12-2007, 04:22 PM
what offset for 8.5's?

5 inches

35th SS
11-13-2007, 12:30 AM
15x8.5 warriors here no spacers/grinding.15x10 weld draglites 7 1/2 spacing clears it2.

Pro Stock John
11-13-2007, 09:21 AM
15x8.5's stick out a bit.