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Old 03-29-2009, 08:48 PM
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275/35-18 DFG drag radials on OEM 18x8" rim

I get alot of people tell me that 275/35-18 drag radials are to wide for OEM 18s I also get alot of requests for pictures so people can see how "fat" they fit. Now I know this is not and ideal size rim for tires that wide but I only make it to the track 4-5times a year so it works fine for me. If I went 2-3 times a month I might shell out and get a better set up but for guys that go just a few times a year this seems to work well.

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Pretty beefy. Looks like it'll get the job done though.

I would have gone with a lighter wheel though. The OEM 18's aren't light (though not necessarily heavy for 18's). And I would have gone with a width of 9 inches for the extra peace of mind.
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I would have gone with a lighter wheel though. The OEM 18's aren't light (though not necessarily heavy for 18's). And I would have gone with a width of 9 inches for the extra peace of mind.
As I stated above I wasnt about to spend a bunch of cash on a lighter wider wheel to use it 5 times a year. This isnt a hard core drag racer set up its a simple solution for guys looking for a little more grip with out spending a ton of cash.
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You don't have to spend a bunch of cash on some lightweight 18" wheels for drag racing. If people don't plan on having a BBK, some lightweight 17's or 16's can also get the job done for very cheap.

My recommendation is to get a used setup. I got mine with some lightweight 17's with tons of thread for 200 OTD
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You don't have to spend a bunch of cash on some lightweight 18" wheels for drag racing. If people don't plan on having a BBK, some lightweight 17's or 16's can also get the job done for very cheap.

My recommendation is to get a used setup. I got mine with some lightweight 17's with tons of thread for 200 OTD
Did you buy Hexx's drag wheels?
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Did you buy Hexx's drag wheels?
Haha, yeah. Unfortunately I have only used them for one drag event and it was more of a learning experience than anything else.
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I remember you talking about your setup before. How many times have you raced on that setup? I spoke to my local tire shop and they said they would not mount a 275 on a 8" wheel.

I'm looking for a low price drag setup that will clear my 14" 4-pot rears.
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Getting your camber to 0 degrees would give you more usable grip with 245 tire than what you have with stock sport alignment IMO.
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My rear camber is at 0.5 now.
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U need all the tire contact you can get for strait line considering how much power you are putting down, but go to -2.0 and see how much more grip u have in corners.
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U need all the tire contact you can get for strait line considering how much power you are putting down, but go to -2.0 and see how much more grip u have in corners.
That's the only reason I like the amount of negative camber I have right now (aside from the fact that it also looks great)

Too bad I don't have the traction I need [and want]. I need to get an alignment asap.
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I remember you talking about your setup before. How many times have you raced on that setup? I spoke to my local tire shop and they said they would not mount a 275 on a 8" wheel.

I'm looking for a low price drag setup that will clear my 14" 4-pot rears.

I deal with a wheel/tire guy that mostly mounts performance wheels and tire combos at a large shop and he had no issues with mounting them for me. I have driven 200-300miles (to and from the track) I only made 10-15 passes on them though due to a few broken axles. I agree with skater if I would have found a used set up cheap I would have done that....but when I was looking nothing was availible and where I live is not a hot bed for this kind of stuff and of course I kept an eye out on here but nothing came up. I also have 355mm discs in the rear.

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What rear kit do you have? Did you have to run spacers to clear the oem 18's?
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What rear kit do you have? Did you have to run spacers to clear the oem 18's?
Wilwood 14" 4 pot rears, no spacers are needed to clear OEM 18s.
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Thanks.

Time to keep my eye out for some not-so-perfect oem 18's.

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