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Drag radial and wheels. What's going on?

does anyone on this board have plans for 18" wheels and slicks for the track? i bet you guys could hit high 12's with slicks
 

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does anyone on this board have plans for 18" wheels and slicks for the track? i bet you guys could hit high 12's with slicks
i dont know if 18's will clear the brakes, thats the problem. with traction a good second could come off of the tiimes. -easy
 

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well at 550 miles i let her go perfectly stock i see a 2004 white cobra mustang...we race being new at the gears shifts i let her go bouncing those duce duces of coarse the ford hooks up before and takes of beating me by bout 3 1/2 lengths...that car is fast...1 loss but it is physically impossible for our trucks to hang with those superchargers in 3300 pound ford...with those 22 well have problems stock any ideas...
Actually the '03 and up Cobra's are not lightweights - around 3800#, but they're still mid 12 second cars with the right driver.

You guys should all get on the horn with BFG or Nitto, and start bugging them for a 22" drag radial.
 

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i dont know if 18's will clear the brakes, thats the problem. with traction a good second could come off of the tiimes. -easy
i thought the calipers were 17 inches. Once again dodge screws people over by offering huge brakes. Nobody makes a 20" slick do they
 

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i thought the calipers were 17 inches. Once again dodge screws people over by offering huge brakes. Nobody makes a 20" slick do they
It would be pretty cool if someone would go through the trouble of removing the rear brakes just to see what the SRT Ram will run in the 1/4 mile with just slicks on. Anyone?:D
 

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Using a square, I measured 8.25 inches from the axle center to the thickest part of the caliper. John Purner tells me that his 16" wheels have a barrel ID of 15.4". If I use that 16 - 15.4 = 0.6 and the 8.25 * 2 = 16.5 I think that 18" wheels have room. Just under 1/2" clearance.

Please......no 22" slicks. Those wheels are heavy!
 

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Well I don't think Dodge did a very good job at their homework for drag racing with 22"'s on there or whatever size wheels come stock on those things. And why would you want a 22" Drag Radial. I don't even want to guess who much they would cost or a set.
 

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18" Wheels/Nitto drag tires

I ordered a pair of 18X10 MBMotoring Rocker wheels & a pair of NITTO 305x45X18 555R drag slicks today. Wheels will be in Wednsday. And will check the fit then. The tires had to come from TX and won't be here till Friday. If they fit I will post a report Sunday on how they worked at Carlsbad. Jack
 

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I ordered a pair of 18X10 MBMotoring Rocker wheels & a pair of NITTO 305x45X18 555R drag slicks today. Wheels will be in Wednsday. And will check the fit then. The tires had to come from TX and won't be here till Friday. If they fit I will post a report Sunday on how they worked at Carlsbad. Jack
Right on ! Keep us posted. Good luck on the run at carlsbad.
 

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I ordered a pair of 18X10 MBMotoring Rocker wheels & a pair of NITTO 305x45X18 555R drag slicks today. Wheels will be in Wednsday. And will check the fit then. The tires had to come from TX and won't be here till Friday. If they fit I will post a report Sunday on how they worked at Carlsbad. Jack
Hope they work for ya, it'll be a big jump forward for a lot of the guys if it does.
I know with my L, I run about 23-25lbs in the nittos at track, wieght is around 4900 with me in it & 3/4 tank of fuel. If you know how to figure what extra psi you might need for your weight ,(I don't) it will hopefully give you a starting point.

GOOD LUCK :cool:
 

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Wheels & tires

Hi Jack, I looked at the wheels and I like them, any idea of what they weigh,also any idea about the weight of the Nitto's. mofo
 

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Wheel/Tire weight

MOFO

I do not know what the tires or wheels weigh. When they arrive I will weigh
them seperatly and post the results. I did not see any information on the weight of the tire or wheel. This appears to be the only wheel that has the correct width and offset in the $200.00 range that looks OK to me. There are other wheels that appear to fit but are a lot more money.
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18" wheels don't fit

fstjack said:
I ordered a pair of 18X10 MBMotoring Rocker wheels & a pair of NITTO 305x45X18 555R drag slicks today. Wheels will be in Wednsday. And will check the fit then. The tires had to come from TX and won't be here till Friday. If they fit I will post a report Sunday on how they worked at Carlsbad. Jack
The 18" MBRocker wheels came in today and do not clear the calipers. I am at a stopping point and am searching for an 18" wheel that will clear the caliper. If anyone has any ideas please post them or let me know via EM. I need an 18X10 wheel with a lot of backspacing.

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I know that you were working on the wheel and tire combination. If you have any input I would appreciate the help.
 

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Weld racing makes 18x10 lightweight wheels that I bet have a bunch more room the the cast aluminum MB wheels. They should be about 1/2 the weight also, but they are about twice the price. I'm sure you would have to custom order then as the backspacing is variable. Probably the "super single" series would be the best but there is also the "crusher" series.
http://www.weldracing.com/Weld_Racing/wheels/index.shtm

There is another great looking wheel that is actually similar to the stock design by Billet Specialty in 18x9.5 with custom backspacing for $472 each, the GTX65
http://www.srbymichael.com/manufacturers/billet/wheels/gtx65.htm

http://www.billetspecialties.com/assets/500/gtx65.jpg

pricey but pretty and light.

Ps, were the MB wheels close? could they have been clearanced a fration of an inch off the claiper or the inside of the wheel to fit? Just curious, the SRT-10 must have bigger calipers because the 2500 series has 13.9 inch rear brakes and it will take 17's all day. Maybe MB figures they don't even have to try and clear brakes with an 18" wheel, I'm sure that wheel would clear any other truck on the road besides the SRT-10!
 

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I know that you were working on the wheel and tire combination. If you have any input I would appreciate the help.
The front wheels don't seem to be an issue. Tires are. Since I'm using a bias tire in the back, I want to run a bias tire up front. John Purner has found a tire he liked but had to send a set of them back because they didn't look good (spin true) on the wheels. We're trying for a real slick/skinny set-up. The good thing about a race only front skinny is it doesn't have to clear the thickest part of the front caliper and will have virtually zero backspacing. Since this is his first set-up for a big heavy truck, things are moving slow.
 

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Hey guys i posted this a few months ago in Performance mods section.

http://www.srt10forum.com/showthread.php?t=107&highlight=brake+caliper

on the L a 16" rim will fit, however some grind the rear brakes (see above link) to get a 15" on there so there is more sidewall which means more traction.

Too stiff a sidewall and the tire won't "wrinkle"

I have Nitto's and they go up in smoke with only 425 rwhp and 500'ish rwtrq.

I forsee a grinding wheel in your future.
 

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Just got a reply from Mickey Thompson...not so good news:

We have nothing in the works at this time. But we are always trying to
expand are line. So that's not out of the question.

Thanks,
Shaun Sparks
 

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Try for wheels Monday 8-2-04

fstjack said:
The 18" MBRocker wheels came in today and do not clear the calipers. I am at a stopping point and am searching for an 18" wheel that will clear the caliper. If anyone has any ideas please post them or let me know via EM. I need an 18X10 wheel with a lot of backspacing.

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I know that you were working on the wheel and tire combination. If you have any input I would appreciate the help.
I have an appointment at Bogart wheels to see if they can fit/make a set of 18" wheels for the back of the truck. Making one of these trucks ET is harder than I thought. I will report more after Monday the 9th. I would like to have the clutch hydraulic and tire/wheel issues done before I get a blower. Paxton is looking like the way to go.
 
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