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What Size Slicks and Wheels to Buy?

Old 10-01-2009, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by rickreeves1 View Post
I might give these a try. Anyone have them? They fit a 17" rim. The widest I see is 275 though.?

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This is the tire you sholuld be using.
You have to grind the fins off until they are almost gone.
It doesn't hurt anything just alot of grinding.
You also have to be careful where the weights are intalled.The weights will hit the brake and pull ,stick weights only.You need to install the weights to the inside.
I would go with the MT DR
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15" dia, 10" wide rim 7.5" backspacing, with a 5/16 wheel spacer. You'll need longer wheel studs and the fins on the larger brakes will need to be grind down.
Rear tires with that wheel combo will fit everthing form a 11.5"x15"x28" drag slick to a 13.5"x15"x28" et street.
With a drag radial i used the 325x17"x26".
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Originally Posted by pr0zac View Post
yes it will fit
I have 86 corvette and want the same slicks but I won't be surprised if I start breaking stuff
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