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Old January 31st   #1
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Factory style drag pack for late GM cars...

wanted a drag pack for my C5Z06, did some research and found the GTO spares and FBody 16" wheels with slicks combo to be pretty popular. found a set for sale but they were all painted black and the fronts still had the lettering on the wheels. decided to do something a little different. i ground the wheels smooth, sanded fronts and rears, primed, painted, and cleared the wheels and 2" spacers for the front.i did everything in a Subaru factory silver paint. i really like the results. looks different enough, but still looks like a factory style set up.



i'll try and get a pic of them on the car this afternoon.
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this what i started with


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They look great! But aren't those two different wheels?
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yes. the fronts are spare tire from a late model GTO, the rears are 16" F Body wheels. the fronts are 17x4 and the rears are 16x8. this combo clears the factory front brakes, but allows you to run a 16" wheel on the rear to give the tire sizewall room to flex and help save IRS parts.
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I was happy to find out a lot of 18s actually clear our Brembos, I can get a set of C5 Vette wheels for example and mount some real DRs on them... heck yeah
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quick fitment on the car..



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I was happy to find out a lot of 18s actually clear our Brembos, I can get a set of C5 Vette wheels for example and mount some real DRs on them... heck yeah
i have a pair of BFG 295/35/18 Dragradials you can have if you can make them work.
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LOL - I have one of those fronts in my trunk. Lots of guys on the LS1GTO forum have done the same thing - Works well and where else can you find a factory looking 4" wheel LOL
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LOL - I have one of those fronts in my trunk. Lots of guys on the LS1GTO forum have done the same thing - Works well and where else can you find a factory looking 4" wheel LOL
these actually weigh less than the CCW counterpart also. there have been guys running high 9's @ 140+ mph in the 1/4 with this set-up, so i know they are plenty strong.
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i have a pair of BFG 295/35/18 Dragradials you can have if you can make them work.
got to get a pair of wheels 1st, lol

and would like a little more power until I "need them"... pretty much headers, mid pipes, cold air intake, ADM race scoop(for the air intake) with Windshield Washer Reservoir relocation kit... then i'll worry about DRs...

and while that doesn't seem like a whole lot, it'll get me close to 400whp, these cars take nicely to bolt-ons, more and more of them are breaking into the 11s bolt-on only, a guy went 11.660 @119 just this past week on Camaro5 bolt-on only... he was on 18" DRs with skinnies up front, but still, that is moving out for no cam, etc.

headers are about 30 dyno proven whp
Mid pipes are about 20 dyno proven whp(almost as much as Long tubes)
the CAI with scoop is about 15 dyno proven whp
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yes. the fronts are spare tire from a late model GTO, the rears are 16" F Body wheels. the fronts are 17x4 and the rears are 16x8. this combo clears the factory front brakes, but allows you to run a 16" wheel on the rear to give the tire sizewall room to flex and help save IRS parts.
Ah, I was thinking these were just for the back and those were each for one side, which didn't make sense. A full set makes sense and looks great!
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Looks good. Now that you have radials please don't explode the rear end.
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Looks good, but I've never been a fan of bigs and skinnies as it limits the overall performance of the car and can hurt overall appearance. I like to be able to "drive" to the track and home without being skurred of the curves or pot holes and still be able to pop into a car show afterward. ;-)

What kind of rwhp are you currently putting down?
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Cody, i'm still not going to be launching @ 6K rpm, but i'd like to be able to leave at more than 2K without spinning lol

Richard, i'm planning on leaving them at work and just swapping wheels/tires for track days. HuntsvilleDragway is 10 minutes from here.
i haven't had it dynoed, but estimating at close to 500whp.
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my only concern with this setup is the front "skinnies" Not the wheels, but the rubber. I am just not sure about running those little spare tires up to that kind of MPH. If I was you, I think I'd find a more suitable tire for the skinny rimps.
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there are MANY guys running 140mph on these tires. i do paln on replacing them with some M&H 26x4x17s when i replace the rear with 26x10.50x16 ET Streets. i don't want to mix bias ply and radial on the car, and the tires are in far to good of shape to replace now.
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there are MANY guys running 140mph on these tires. i do paln on replacing them with some M&H 26x4x17s when i replace the rear with 26x10.50x16 ET Streets. i don't want to mix bias ply and radial on the car, and the tires are in far to good of shape to replace now.
there is no way a spare tire is rated for that kind of speed.
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these are full radial tires. they have a higher load capacity than the VW Bettle tires 90% of guys run on the front of big block powered cars. they actually do not have a speed rating (like the old school ones that said 55mph max) they simply state " temporary use only" they may not be rated for this speed, but running 100 mph on them for 6 seconds isn't going to build up near the temps as driving on the street for an hour.
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The "tire" is not but the wheel is ok. People put the correct tire on this rim( like Wilson did) and are fine
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seems like I remember a certain twin turbo vette going upside/airborn running tires at speeds that they weren't meant to go.
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