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Old 10-27-2014, 03:11 PM   #1
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Default Wheels and tires for drag strip

2011 Camaro SS lowered.

Im looking for tires and rims for when I go to the track only.
I currently run P Zero 20 inch for the street but am looking for a wheel and tire setup that I can drive to the track. I want to change the tires and then drive to the track and remove when I get home later.
Does anyone know which rim will fit if I go to an 18 and which tire is best.
I was looking at MT's but not sure. Im more concerned about the rim fitting over the Brembo in the back.

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I run 17" Welds RT-S series on mine. clears the Brembo's. Just need to zip tie your hand brake cable's to gain extra clearance.And check the clearance between the wheel and the lower arms.With a fast 60 ft,the wheel may hit the arm.
You can go with 18"s aswell.
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Race Star 18x10.5, polished or dark
Corvette C6 replica 18x9.5 40mm offset

Both are a direct fit.

18x9.5 ZR1 replica on my car:


Race Star 18x10.5 rear, 17x7 front, pic from web (TPower's car):




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@Pro stock John,

Thanks alot this really helped, wasn't getting many responses. Spoke to Race Star and they have exactly what I want.

Thaks again
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coo, i'm a dealer for them too.
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Old 10-31-2014, 04:19 PM   #6
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John, what tires are you running on your star racing rims. I got the 18x10.5. I'm looking at Mt p305/35r18's
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For the rear I am running 305/45R18 Nitto NT05R.

The 35's you are talking about sound kinda short no?
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Will any corvette replica wheel work for the rears of a ZL1? I was looking at these:

http://www.oewheelsllc.com/Wheels_3/...2#.VMEuH0fF9AI

not sure if i need 9.5" or 10.5"

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I created a sticky about drag wheels, still adding to it:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...68#post8186368
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Thanks for the link. Looks like the ones i posted wont fit due to the 56mm offset. Too bad cause they were on sale...
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56mm will require at least a 5mm spacer.
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305/45R18 Nitto NT05R. For my rear .
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is it possible to fit a 15" on the rear of a 5th gen?

whats it take to do it?

car in question is a 2010 ss L99auto
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