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15" wheels for the back

This is a discussion on 15" wheels for the back within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I recently came into a set of drag slicks from a buddy of mine. They were his wife's for her ...

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    15" wheels for the back

    I recently came into a set of drag slicks from a buddy of mine. They were his wife's for her truck but she quit racing after she got pregnant. Anyways, they are 15" tires, just wondering if anyone knows off hand of any 15" wheels that will still clear the rear brakes, I had thought about looking at the old factoery ones from the 80's ones but didnt think they would clear the braks. Any input would be awesome.

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    I apologize the car fitment in question in an 02 ws6
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    bogart makes a rather expensive set of 15" rims that clear the calipers with no grinding.

    they are the welded R/T wheels and thats what i have


















    i know there is a cheaper set of rims out there. but this is just to give you an idear.

    they were 495$ each for the rears and 299? or 399 each for the fronts...cant remember

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    Jeff bought the Bogarts and he ended up grinding the fins off of his calipers because there was almost no clearance.

    How much clearance did you have on yours? Just curious.

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    uhh id have to measure but it has plenty of room...well enough room anyway. it will rip sticky weights off if they are in the wrong place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Jeff bought the Bogarts and he ended up grinding the fins off of his calipers because there was almost no clearance.

    How much clearance did you have on yours? Just curious.


    Acutally, have not quite gotten to the grinding point yet. Been busy on other projects since I got the tires mounted. The rims clear the brake calipers, but not a whole lot of space. I'm just going to clearance the fins a little bit for a larger safety margin.

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