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Old 02-12-2018, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by VibeMotorsports View Post
The have the order ready to start for two new rears, but we do need the defected ones coming back to us. They said we can have it done in two weeks tops for you.
Thats great news! Iím going to load up the wheels to try and get them dismounted tomorrow night after work.

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Old 02-12-2018, 09:07 PM
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Good news.


FYI, I have tried 3 different places to buy the M/T front skinnies with no luck.
None in stock until at least the middle of April.

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Old 02-15-2018, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike Jesse View Post
Good news.


FYI, I have tried 3 different places to buy the M/T front skinnies with no luck.
None in stock until at least the middle of April.
Go for M&H.
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Originally Posted by GARY2004Z06 View Post
Go for M&H.
Not a fan of the way the M&H seats against the side of the rim.
Almost looks like there is an interference.
I guess I'll just wait for the M/T ordered to fill sometime in April.
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Originally Posted by Mike Jesse View Post
Not a fan of the way the M&H seats against the side of the rim.
Almost looks like there is an interference.
I guess I'll just wait for the M/T ordered to fill sometime in April.
Which MT did you order? The Sportsman SR? I have those on order and I think they were ETA of mid Feb. 2018.
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Originally Posted by FYREANT View Post
Which MT did you order? The Sportsman SR? I have those on order and I think they were ETA of mid Feb. 2018.
Yeah that's the one.

Jeg's/Summit due mid to late April.
Also tried McCormick Racing, was told sometime between April and August.

My first track runs of the new season are at the end of march.

I may be going with just the rears on.

If you find any, LMK.
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Originally Posted by Mike Jesse View Post
Yeah that's the one.

Jeg's/Summit due mid to late April.
Also tried McCormick Racing, was told sometime between April and August.

My first track runs of the new season are at the end of march.

I may be going with just the rears on.

If you find any, LMK.
Iíve had mine on order since December through a friend who has access to ordering through MT direct. A few weeks ago he said they were ETA in about a month. Iíll check tomorrow if he has an update and let you know. I have an event coming up on the 25th.

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Originally Posted by FYREANT View Post
Iíve had mine on order since December through a friend who has access to ordering through MT direct. A few weeks ago he said they were ETA in about a month. Iíll check tomorrow if he has an update and let you know. I have an event coming up on the 25th.

Ant
Thanks, it's the 26/6-18. i think the M/T # is 6682.
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Originally Posted by Mike Jesse View Post
Thanks, it's the 26/6-18. i think the M/T # is 6682.
Pretty sure they are the exact same ones I have on order..
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Just an FYI, those 26-6-18 M/T SR fronts are back in stock at Jeg's.
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Originally Posted by Mike Jesse View Post
Just an FYI, those 26-6-18 M/T SR fronts are back in stock at Jeg's.
This is awesome. That means mine should arrive any day now!
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Poll results don't lie and show what people prefer.
Hopefully people who decided to go extra wide are not doing so for 1/4 mile performance.
A 345 drag radial on 12 inch rim is way more tire than most people need and comes with it's share of heightened risks and disadvantages.

-more strain on the clutch and/or trans
-more expensive tires and rims
-more strain on the drivetrain and parts in general
-more rolling resistance
-more weight
-more need to throw extra power at the launch
-often less gearing
-etc.

Plus the narrow tire has been proven to produce killer 60' times and subsequent et's in both manual and auto configurations for vettes in the c5,c6,c7 platform at all power levels and configurations.

For example:
1.3x's with 255 radial manual c5 500hp
1.32 with 275 radial manual c5 700hp
1.34 with 235 slick manual c5 under 500hp
mid 1.3's with 255 and 275 radials all day long in c5/c6 under 500hp
low 1.5x with 245 radial manual c7 GS on 2nd pass ever with stock clutch
mid 1.3x with a 255 radial turbo c5 goes 8.8
… and just recently our c5 brutha goes 5.2 1/8 [email protected] on a 235 radial.

So the initial point of this thread was to let people know that they can get the job done with a narrow drag radial and save money and reduce stress on their car for most combos. With the newer platforms and larger brakes of our RR vehicles it can be tough to find a rim that fits and accommodates the proper drag racing tire. But bigger/wider is not often better in straight line performance especially these days with the advent of these newer tire compound. Most track enthusiasts would be happy with 1.4x to 1.7x so anything wide is just going to slow you down add to the risk of your car being down.

When planning to run your vette at the drag strip:

Establish your goals.
Assess risk vs. reward.
Choose least necessary to accomplish that goal.
Don't stray from the game plan.
Listen to those who have been there before you with similar setup.
Change one thing at a time while testing.
Practice a lot to achieve the goal and have fun doing it.

Be safe out there.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by robz View Post
Poll results don't lie and show what people prefer.
Hopefully people who decided to go extra wide are not doing so for 1/4 mile performance.
A 345 drag radial on 12 inch rim is way more tire than most people need and comes with it's share of heightened risks and disadvantages.

-more strain on the clutch and/or trans
-more expensive tires and rims
-more strain on the drivetrain and parts in general
-more rolling resistance
-more weight
-more need to throw extra power at the launch
-often less gearing
-etc.

Plus the narrow tire has been proven to produce killer 60' times and subsequent et's in both manual and auto configurations for vettes in the c5,c6,c7 platform at all power levels and configurations.

For example:
1.3x's with 255 radial manual c5 500hp
1.32 with 275 radial manual c5 700hp
1.34 with 235 slick manual c5 under 500hp
mid 1.3's with 255 and 275 radials all day long in c5/c6 under 500hp
low 1.5x with 245 radial manual c7 GS on 2nd pass ever with stock clutch
mid 1.3x with a 255 radial turbo c5 goes 8.8
Ö and just recently our c5 brutha goes 5.2 1/8 [email protected] on a 235 radial.

So the initial point of this thread was to let people know that they can get the job done with a narrow drag radial and save money and reduce stress on their car for most combos. With the newer platforms and larger brakes of our RR vehicles it can be tough to find a rim that fits and accommodates the proper drag racing tire. But bigger/wider is not often better in straight line performance especially these days with the advent of these newer tire compound. Most track enthusiasts would be happy with 1.4x to 1.7x so anything wide is just going to slow you down add to the risk of your car being down.

When planning to run your vette at the drag strip:

Establish your goals.
Assess risk vs. reward.
Choose least necessary to accomplish that goal.
Don't stray from the game plan.
Listen to those who have been there before you with similar setup.
Change one thing at a time while testing.
Practice a lot to achieve the goal and have fun doing it.

Be safe out there.
^^^ Advise you could bank on
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^^^ Advise you could bank on
^^^ This. This all day.
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