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Old 08-30-2014, 04:36 PM   #1
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Drag Racing wheels for a daily driver

I love the look of welds and race star wheels better then the street look. not sure if thats the right term, and then having the skinnys in the front and fattys in the back make it look so mean. I don't track my car at all. I'm doing it strictly for looks. Only other mod I have is a axle-back exhaust. Flowmaster outlaws to be exact. Not planing on lowering the car either or just not yet.

I want to put 15x8 rear and 17x4 fronts. Not sure what tire setup to use though. I drive it to work 2 times a week. I only work about a mile from home but mostly on the weekends is when she's out. What are the pros and cons of having this setup?

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I love the look of welds and race star wheels better then the street look. not sure if thats the right term, and then having the skinnys in the front and fattys in the back make it look so mean. I don't track my car at all. I'm doing it strictly for looks. Only other mod I have is a axle-back exhaust. Flowmaster outlaws to be exact. Not planing on lowering the car either or just not yet.

I want to put 15x8 rear and 17x4 fronts. Not sure what tire setup to use though. I drive it to work 2 times a week. I only work about a mile from home but mostly on the weekends is when she's out. What are the pros and cons of having this setup?

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I drive about the same amount as you. I went with 17x7s up front and 15x10s out back and run them all the time. If you're not sure about the 17x4.5s I'd go with 17x7s.
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:13 PM   #3
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wow thats a good look. I was wondering the same thing. Now that i see the 17x7 looks good i might go that route too. Still save on weight yet still get enough tire contact with the road to keep it safe.
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17x7 if you do not plan on racing.

17x4.5 if you do

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I used 17x4.5 and regretted it big time. I used a 26 inch front tire and it really slowed my whole style of driving way down. I used to enjoy running the car up to high speeds but not with this wheels and tires. I sold them only 2 months later. Going back. I would have bought 17x7's and ran a full 28 inch tire. That would be totally fine
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Not this Mustang but I've driven cars daily on 15x4.5 up front and 15x10 in the rear. Just loose some cornering and extreme braking capabilities is all.

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Think I'm going 17x7 front and 15x8 rear. What would be the right tire size? I'm running on stock suspension. I might drop it an inch at the most. Just a thought for now. Welds or race star wheels?

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Seems like the cons out weigh the pros on the skinnies up front.
Skinnies= loss of handling,breaking and the weight from 17X4 VS 71x7 cant make much of a difference in the 1/4 to justify it. For a DD like many of us just seems like 17x7 would still drop weight and retain much of the things our 18 and 19 inch rims bring to the table. If your full blown straight line drag car yes skinny tires are better.
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:20 PM   #10
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How will these work out? I know it's not a 15x8 in the rear but the these should fit nice too right?

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+1 also wondering about 17's in the rear. Not a fan of bigger rims in front so far.. Looks silly....

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+1 also wondering about 17's in the rear. Not a fan of bigger rims in front so far.. Looks silly....

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Yeah exactly. That's why now I'm leaning to the 17x9.5 rear. 3 mustangs rolled right next to me on the freeway and one of them had that type setup. It looked real nice but it's not what I want. The 3rd car gave me some space to join their lane so for a couple miles it was all 4 of us cruising down the freeway. Back to the topic, now I'm for sure I want a 17x7 front and 17x9.5 rear. What would the offsets be though?

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I had the 17x9.5s at first and didn't like it. Spun like crazy. Went to the 15x10s and hooked much better. I like the look and get plenty of compliments, some may not like it, but to each their own.

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I had the 17x9.5s at first and didn't like it. Spun like crazy. Went to the 15x10s and hooked much better. I like the look and get plenty of compliments, some may not like it, but to each their own.

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I like how the 15x8 and tire setup fills in wheel well better. You think if you ran different tires in the back, it would fill the gap more and hook up more? What wheels are those?

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I like how the 15x8 and tire setup fills in wheel well better. You think if you ran different tires in the back, it would fill the gap more and hook up more? What wheels are those?

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Yea differ tires probably would've been better but still not as much sidewall as the 15x8s or 15x10s. I run 275/60/15s out back. You can run the same size on 15x8s. All wheels pictured are racestars. 17x7s up front. First pic has 17x9.5s rear, second pic has 15x10s.
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Yea differ tires probably would've been better but still not as much sidewall as the 15x8s or 15x10s. I run 275/60/15s out back. You can run the same size on 15x8s. All wheels pictured are racestars. 17x7s up front. First pic has 17x9.5s rear, second pic has 15x10s.
Is that at stock ride height? The thicker sidewall does look more vicious.



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Is that at stock ride height? The thicker sidewall does look more vicious.



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Weld RT-S wheels. 17x5 in front with Hoosier radials and 15x10 in the rear with M/T ET Streets 295/55-15. The 15" wheels in the back will actually give you a better ride.
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What if you are lowered 1 1/2" all way around looks to be room in the front but not in the back
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I'm lowered 1.5" all around.
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I have 17X5 Weld RT-S on the front. 15X10" welds on the back with MT drag radials( 325/50's ) . I race on them but have on occasion run them on the street. No issues. But I generally run the stock tires and wheels.
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Anyone run 275/50/15 drag radials? The 60's don't seem to leave much room for suspension travel.

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Anyone run 275/50/15 drag radials? The 60's don't seem to leave much room for suspension travel.

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You need to do alot more research b4 posting something like this.

Thats all I'm going to say

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Anyone run 275/50/15 drag radials? The 60's don't seem to leave much room for suspension travel.
Wait what?
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You need to do alot more research b4 posting something like this.

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Not sure I understand what you are saying. Americanmuscle.com lists 275/50 and 275/60 in 15 inch MT drag radials. I thought for a daily driver thats lowered the 50 might be better. Am I wrong?

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Wait what?
Americanmuscle.com lists 275/50 and 275/60 in 15 inch. Just want to know if anyone runs the 50's instead of the 60's.

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That would be a 26 " tire vs the 60 being a 28". I think the stock tires are 27" so a 26 would probably look small.

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That would be a 26 " tire vs the 60 being a 28". I think the stock tires are 27" so a 26 would probably look small.

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