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Old 02-04-2012, 07:05 PM
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Man, they look really nice.
Damn those look Awesome. That is exactly what I want for my Silverado
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:07 PM
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Meaning these They are Bad-AZZ
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:47 PM
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No picks but running got spares up front and 16x8 z28 rims w mtet street 26x11.5. If its a man car you need as much sidewall as possible to help w launch. I had to grind a bit to get the rears to fit but they did. Super light setup too.
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:08 AM
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i'm running 17x4 gto spares with M&H front runners bias, and M&H 26x11.5x16 on 16x8 F-Body wheels

Any suggestions on spacer size for the GTO spares up front? one guy is running 1" some people seem to do 1.5"
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:23 AM
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I used 1.5" spacers when I had GTO spares.

I still have them on a shelf.

Pm me an offer if you want them.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by huggerorange73 View Post
Thanks for all the great info!!!! Much appreciated.

More info on this set up please!
I have a few sets of rears. The 16x8 Trans Am/Z28 wheels fit if you tap the steel cap on the upper BJ and grind on the upright a bit. The 16x9.5 C4 salad shooters also fit with some additional grinding on the uprights. They're lighter than my 16x10 CCW's but utterly atrocious.

Greg Weld's up front. Pretty sure the 16" CCW's front runners with the tires they come with (Firestone's?) weigh almost double what the 17" Greg Weld's and M&H bias ply's do, its an enormous weight difference.

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Old 02-07-2012, 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by mAydAy121 View Post
Greg Weld's up front. Pretty sure the 16" CCW's front runners with the tires they come with (Firestone's?) weigh almost double what the 17" Greg Weld's and M&H bias ply's do, its an enormous weight difference.
It's not quite that bad of course but it's a notable amount for sure.
I once weighed the CCW 16x5s with the old Firestone Champion Deluxe bias plies that the earlier C5 drag packs used to come with and they came in at around 33/34 pounds. The Welds with the M&H should be roughly 23/24 pounds each.
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:32 AM
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Those firestones are a heavy tire. IIRC the GTO spares with M&H front runners were 27lbs. When I shipped my CCW drag pack the fronts weighed 35lbs per with the firestones.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:54 AM
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Anybody ever take 17" c5 wheels and get them narrowed for the front? Just an idea...
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:08 PM
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I searched and answered my own question... 2003vett has already done it. https://www.corvetteforum.com/c6-for...ront-rims.html

Looks sweet!! Wonder what they weigh??
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by LS1LT1 View Post
It's not quite that bad of course but it's a notable amount for sure.
I once weighed the CCW 16x5s with the old Firestone Champion Deluxe bias plies that the earlier C5 drag packs used to come with and they came in at around 33/34 pounds. The Welds with the M&H should be roughly 23/24 pounds each.
21lbs for my Greg Weld's with M&H's vs ~34-35 for the CCW's. Not quite double, but not too far off. What makes it even more sad is the CCW is a 16" vs the Greg Weld is a 17".

I need to dismount those tires before I hate on the CCW's too much, but they seem to be paperweights to me -- they're best used to look at and be heavy. I'll probably run them eventually until I buy real race wheels because I can't bead screw the OEM wheels.
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Blu View Post
When I shipped my CCW drag pack the fronts weighed 35lbs per with the firestones.
Yes that's roughly what I'd found them to be (I came up with roughly 34 pounds).





Originally Posted by mAydAy121 View Post
21lbs for my Greg Weld's with M&H's vs ~34-35 for the CCW's. Not quite double, but not too far off.
The Greg Welds are really that light?
I know that the 17" M&H bias plies are roughly 11 or 12 pounds each, that would make the rims alone only 9 or 10 pounds each?
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Originally Posted by algZO6 View Post
what are these????
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by skull View Post
what are these????
I believe those are Bogart wheels, the 'Bolted RT' versions.
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:44 PM
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thank you!
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:43 PM
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any idea what setup that is? wheel size and width
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:19 PM
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17x5 in front and 16x10 in the rear.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by 123sugey View Post
What size rear wheels are those Superman09 ?
Still having traction problems bro? How is the car?
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