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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 7th, 07, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Who's ruinning 17" real slicks on cheap roundy-round wheels??

That pretty much say's it!

I know I will need more tire than my 255/45-17's so I want a real slick on a cheap secondary rim is all.

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Re: Who's ruinning 17" real slicks on cheap roundy-round wheels??

Is it possible to run a 15 or 16" wheel/slick with your particular rear brakes? That's what nearly all the late model guys do, much better selection of wheels and slicks. I haven't even seen 17" slicks, DR's are available though; then again I haven't looked for them in a bit.

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Re: Who's ruinning 17" real slicks on cheap roundy-round wheels??

Jody,

I honestly don't know if a 16" rim will fit over my homemade "pdqCBB" rears w/ 11.75" rotors and Cad. Seville e-brake calipers??

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I honestly don't know if a 16" rim will fit over my homemade "pdqCBB" rears w/ 11.75" rotors and Cad. Seville e-brake calipers??

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I don't either, but most 16" wheels will fit the 12" pbr setup. Seen some run 15's with some grinding of the calipers.


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Re: Who's ruinning 17" real slicks on cheap roundy-round wheels??

aren't the LS1 Camaro guys running 15" rims over their stock rear brakes at the track?
do you have any stock 15" wheels laying around? if so, see how it clears.

you don't plan sincerity.
you have to make it up on the spot.

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Re: Who's ruinning 17" real slicks on cheap roundy-round wheels??

I'm running 15" Torque Thrust D's over my 12.19" Wilwood Dynalite Pros. (I'll need bigger wheels when I get around to redoing the front brakes)


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Thanks guys,

I'll have to get serious about this when I get my car on the road.

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aren't the LS1 Camaro guys running 15" rims over their stock rear brakes at the track?
do you have any stock 15" wheels laying around? if so, see how it clears.
Yep, us LS1 guys are running 15" rear wheels with a little grinding on the caliper. Unless you can afford some Bogarts. Unfortunately I couldn't so I broke out the grinder.
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Re: Who's ruinning 17" real slicks on cheap roundy-round wheels??

there's gotta be a cheap 15" wheel that clears- after all, the LS1 Camaro rear brakes look very similar to the rear brakes from my 94 Caprice except for the wheel bolt pattern- and that had 15" wheels on it stock.

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Re: Who's ruinning 17" real slicks on cheap roundy-round wheels??

I'm gonna have to make a cardboard rim template to check to see for sure!!

Just like I did for my fronts..

It's a pain but work's great..

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