Wheel widths matter more if you choose the relatively stiff carcass drag radial. Slicks you can get by on a narrower rim, as long as you are prepared to pressure down to get them to sit flat. I have a true 10 inch wide tire on a 7.5 inch rim out back.
I have used both repeatedly. What has been said above is true. Dr auto, slick mt. Slicks need to be flown all the way down track, particularly with radials up front. Drs are better suited to rookies at this
2014 Premium GT, SGM, Brembo, Auto, Tech, Comfort, etc. GT500s, Steeda UCA, VMP auto N/A tune. 100 shot nitrous on BBR tune. Best e/t 11.38 at 120.85
2012 Premium GT, Candy Red, Brembo package, 3.73, MT82, Comfort, Tech, et al. Procal tune, Roush UCA, UMI poly LCA, GT500s, Steeda red bracket, Hoosier 28x10x16 bias drags. Best e/t 11.91 at 115.23 RIP