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Weld RT-S 15x10 or 15x8 rears???

 
Old 12-11-2011, 12:46 PM
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Default Weld RT-S 15x10 or 15x8 rears???

im ready to pull the trigger on some weld rt-s rears and wanted some opinions on whether to run the 15x8's or 15x10's. I plan on running a 275/60/15 tire so i was thinking of going with the 8's and would also save a little rotating weight, but then again wouldnt mind running the 10's and trying the m/t 295/55/15 either. I dont know im undecided. What do you think guys, i need help!
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im in the same boat im on a 26 in tire now im afraid the 295-55 being a tad high
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:32 PM
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I would get the 15x10.IMO. Most popular size for the rears in drag racing.
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:42 PM
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I used to run 275/60/15s on 10" wheels and they looked too stretched on that wheel IMO. I'd decide which tire you want to run for sure, then base your wheel option off of that.

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well i received some pics from another board member here of the 8in vs. 10in wide wheels and after seeing them has me leaning towards the 10in wheel for sure. The 10in wheel will definetly leave me more tire options as well if i do decide to do something other than a 275 i guess...
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Originally Posted by meatyz View Post
im in the same boat im on a 26 in tire now im afraid the 295-55 being a tad high
thats another thing im worried about and is also why i think a 27in tall tire would be a nice option. i see hoosier has some 27in tall drag radial options while the m/t et street radial selection is limited to 26 or 28s
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:51 AM
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go 10, look better and more tire,i agree with camaro396 though i have 275/60s and i will change them once i burn them up,they do look streched to me ,camaro396 is that a racestar on the front,
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M/T 295/55/15 on 15"x10" RTS wheels.

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Old 12-12-2011, 01:59 PM
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With the 15x10 with 275's what is the best backspacing to use?
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Originally Posted by BOBS99SS View Post
go 10, look better and more tire,i agree with camaro396 though i have 275/60s and i will change them once i burn them up,they do look streched to me ,camaro396 is that a racestar on the front,
Yep. I had a set on the car for about a week. That picture is about 5 years old. I couldn't stand their uni-lug design and odd spoke contour, so I shitcanned them.
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Hey GMRACER are those stock brakes on the front of your car? Your car looks good and I like those wheels but didn't think they would fit???
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Yes, stock LT1 brakes all around (no grinding). Front wheels are Alumastar 2.0's 15"x3.5" with 2.25" back spacing. I do run a 1/8" spacer but if my pads weren't new I could probably get away with no spacer at all. I have a friend with '99 T/A who runs Alumastars with the same back spacing and stock LS1 brakes but runs a 1/4" spacer.
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Originally Posted by GMRACER13 View Post
Yes, stock LT1 brakes all around (no grinding). Front wheels are Alumastar 2.0's 15"x3.5" with 2.25" back spacing. I do run a 1/8" spacer but if my pads weren't new I could probably get away with no spacer at all. I have a friend with '99 T/A who runs Alumastars with the same back spacing and stock LS1 brakes but runs a 1/4" spacer.
Are you lowered?
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Is this setup recommended for street driving? I love the look, and want more traction, but i rarely go to the track. I know the tires would wear faster, but my camaro is a weekend only car anyways. whats the difference between this setup and say a zr1 17x11 305 rear wheel. Which would get better traction?
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Originally Posted by GMRACER13 View Post
Yes, stock LT1 brakes all around (no grinding). Front wheels are Alumastar 2.0's 15"x3.5" with 2.25" back spacing. I do run a 1/8" spacer but if my pads weren't new I could probably get away with no spacer at all. I have a friend with '99 T/A who runs Alumastars with the same back spacing and stock LS1 brakes but runs a 1/4" spacer.
Is your rearend narrowed?
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Originally Posted by LS1CALIBOY View Post
Are you lowered?
Yes, it's lowered. I have Strange single adjustable coil-overs with 300 lbs. springs up front. I have it adjusted so that it's lower than stock but by how much I'm not sure. The rear springs and shocks are stock with the heater hose mod.
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Is your rearend narrowed?
Yes, narrowed 3" per side.
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im in the same boat im on a 26 in tire now im afraid the 295-55 being a tad high
Im new to the forum but have a similar opinionated question. Will upgrading to a approx 28" rear OD tire cause the ABS and brake lights to come on? I've searched a little and seen that some owners are having problems when they run two different size tires front and back. I plan on keeping my car a daily driver and would really prefer to have my ABS.
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Originally Posted by dchristian View Post
Im new to the forum but have a similar opinionated question. Will upgrading to a approx 28" rear OD tire cause the ABS and brake lights to come on? I've searched a little and seen that some owners are having problems when they run two different size tires front and back. I plan on keeping my car a daily driver and would really prefer to have my ABS.
Yes, a 28" rear tire will throw the ABS INOP light on, and turn your ABS off.
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bummer but thanks...Is there a known max size that we can get away with because I see Mickey has a 27" street radial
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