Want to Go Fast? Buy These C5 Z06 Wheels with Hoosier Drag Radials

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C5 Corvette Z06 Wheels and Hoosier DR2 Tires

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.

The Introduction

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.

Corvette Z06 Wheel Rear

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.

Bolt-On Performance

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.

Corvette Hoosier DR2 Tires

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.

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A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500,” says Rall. “He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car: a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. Meanwhile, I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

“Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group,” adds Rall. “While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

“Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life. I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

“My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

“Being based on Detroit, I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.”

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