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Old 01-05-2013, 03:51 PM   #1
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15 inch or 17 inch rims

Hey, I have 4 17 inch rims I could use to mount drag radials on or should I break down and buy 2 15 inch rims to mount radials on? Cant really decide whats best.
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You could get a really cheap pair of 15 inch wheels (like almost $50 per wheel) and put some slicks on those also... But if you were going to mount just DRs i would stick with your 17s.
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You could get a really cheap pair of 15 inch wheels (like almost $50 per wheel) and put some slicks on those also... But if you were going to mount just DRs i would stick with your 17s.
Alrite. That's kinda what I thought. Lol thanks man
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You could get a really cheap pair of 15 inch wheels (like almost $50 per wheel) and put some slicks on those also... But if you were going to mount just DRs i would stick with your 17s.
where can one find those cheap pair of 15's ? i wana buy a set and buy slicks for when i hit the tracks
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where can one find those cheap pair of 15's ? i wana buy a set and buy slicks for when i hit the tracks
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What's a good off set to have for the rear wheel?
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What's a good off set to have for the rear wheel?
good question ! id like to know as well
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good question ! id like to know as well
You don't have a choice really, I lost the part number but it's the 15x8 for a fox body with a 5 lug conversion
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amd what size of tires are meant for the 15x8
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amd what size of tires are meant for the 15x8
I run 275/50/15s Micky thompsons
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I run 275/50/15s Micky thompsons
You got a rear pic of how wide they are?
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You got a rear pic of how wide they are?
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Sweet thanks.
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You don't have a choice really, I lost the part number but it's the 15x8 for a fox body with a 5 lug conversion
Awesome. Sounds good to me. Thanks man.
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For comparison, here are Steeda Sport Springs with 325/50/15 Mickey Thompson ET Street Radials and 15 x 10 Racestars:

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Looks sick
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Looks sick
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I'm thinking of doing 15s for a drag setup and jut leaving the fronts stock wheels
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For comparison, here are Steeda Sport Springs with 325/50/15 Mickey Thompson ET Street Radials and 15 x 10 Racestars:
Those 325's don't rub the inner fender?
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To accommodate the rims and tires I made a few changes:

1. Longer wheel studs.
2. Fabricate new Jounce Bumper plates for the axle housing that relocates the Jounce Bumpers to under the frame rails (maintain Jounce Bumper functionality)
3. Trim the bottom off of the OEM sway bar mounting points and install a Sway Bar relocation kit. (clearance for the 15” rims)
4. Remove the Bump Stop Bracket on the frame rail (tire clearance)



Jounce bumper not yet trimmed down in this picture.















No rubbing!
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To accommodate the rims and tires I made a few changes:

1. Longer wheel studs.
2. Fabricate new Jounce Bumper plates for the axle housing that relocates the Jounce Bumpers to under the frame rails (maintain Jounce Bumper functionality)
3. Trim the bottom off of the OEM sway bar mounting points and install a Sway Bar relocation kit. (clearance for the 15” rims)
4. Remove the Bump Stop Bracket on the frame rail (tire clearance)

Jounce bumper not yet trimmed down in this picture.

No rubbing!
Well damn, that's pretty cool. Lol I'm guessing it hooks??
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I say 15 bs u have more sidewall=better launch
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