Want to Go Fast? Buy These C5 Z06 Wheels with Hoosier Drag Radials
Buy your Corvette the gift of traction as we head into the start of the 2019 drag racing season.
If you are looking to improve the performance of your Corvette at the drag strip, there is no better starting point than a good set of tires. There are lots of street-legal tires on the market that will offer ideal grip on a hard launch, but this wheel-and-tire package posted to the LS1Tech Marketplace by “ChargedCamaro” will help you lower your 60-foot times whether you have a stock car or a supercharged beast.
When the OP posted his wheels for sale in the marketplace, he offered the following information.
Have a set of replica Z06 rims with Hoosier Dr2 drag radials, the tires are 275/40/17 and I would say have 65-75% left (That’s what the previous owner told me), I bought them from CTSV but they do not fit over the calipers. Asking $650
There is no mention of wheel measurements, but provided that they are exact replicas of the factory C5 Corvette Z06 wheel, they would be front wheels, since the 2001 through 2004 Z06 had 17-inch front wheels and 18-inch rear wheels. With the Hoosier drag radials being 17-inch tires, these must be replicas of the front wheels, which are 9.5-inches wide.
The OP states that he bought them “from CTSV” and based on his name, he drives a Camaro, so these wheels seemingly fit on a Cadillac, but they won’t fit his Camaro. If nothing else, they should fit a C5 Corvette, but if you want to put them on something else, you will want to make sure that you have enough backspacing clearance to the brakes.
If you are looking to go drag racing with your C5 Corvette, whether you are stock or modified, sticky tires are an essential upgrade for the best possible times. When it comes to a DOT-approved tire that offers the most traction possible, it doesn’t get much better than the Hoosier DR2 for any power level. As you can see in the pictures, there is hardly any tread, so these are as close to a racing slick that you can get with the DOT approval needed for street-tire classes.
In hunting around online, you can get a set of these 17-inch Z06 wheels for about $150 while TireRack lists the rubber at $266.54 each. In other words, buying this wheel and tire package news, before any applicable shipping charges, would cost around $830, but if you live in Southern California, you can score this lightly-used package for just $650.