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anybody got drag rims and skinnies on a bird?

This is a discussion on anybody got drag rims and skinnies on a bird? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; just curious how a bird looks with skinnies up front....

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    once again 2002 ss

    anybody got drag rims and skinnies on a bird?

    just curious how a bird looks with skinnies up front.

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    once again 2002 ss

    sweet, nice, sweet, I like, I like.........very nasty sir....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5second View Post
    sweet, nice, sweet, I like, I like.........very nasty sir....
    Thank you.

    Several more pics here...
    ProStar pics....again

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    once again 2002 ss

    my buddy has some with the hole instead of the 5 star, those stars really look good. wonder how the holes will look on a white T/A.

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    Mine looks just like his ^^ but here you go.


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    once again 2002 ss

    Hey thanks for the pics... reason I asked also is that my buddy has a set with good tires. I could get them for about 500 bucks than the center line, the ones with the holes and tires for that price. but not sure if the holes will look as good as the stars.

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    To be honest....I didn't buy them for looks.

    I bought them because they are 75 pounds lighter than my TTII's...which I ride around on for street use. That and I run Hoosier QTP's for the strip, and those don't last or do so well on the street.

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    mine is on my sig

    et streets

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    i am working on putting a set of billet specialties 15x10 street lites on. i will get the skinnies up front in the spring. it is a pain to get 15s to fit on our cars.

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    once again 2002 ss

    Why is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5second View Post
    Why is that?
    They don't fit over the calipers.

    Up front, with the 15x3.5" and 1.75" backspacing, you can run a 5/8" spacer and clear the calipers.
    The rear though...it took me 1 1/2 hours a side grinding the calipers to get the 15x10" wheels to fit.

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    Okay...thanks for that info cuz I didn't know that you had to fool with grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    They don't fit over the calipers.

    Up front, with the 15x3.5" and 1.75" backspacing, you can run a 5/8" spacer and clear the calipers.
    The rear though...it took me 1 1/2 hours a side grinding the calipers to get the 15x10" wheels to fit.
    wow your lucky. im on 5 hours and still havent gotten driver side on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen02ws6 View Post
    wow your lucky. im on 5 hours and still havent gotten driver side on.
    Damn.

    I rented a 7" angle grinder, and just went to town. Went you think you are close....you are halfway there.
    Took so much off, I was worried about the caliper staying together.

    I still run a small spacer on the back to make sure they stay clear. They clear when cool without the spacer, but I run it just to be sure.

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    I could be wrong but I believe the 98's have smaller callipers ( clears 15")

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    Quote Originally Posted by joejenkinsglass View Post
    I could be wrong but I believe the 98's have smaller callipers ( clears 15")
    Never heard that one. I know LT1s require less grinding and most likely have smaller rear calipers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Never heard that one. I know LT1s require less grinding and most likely have smaller rear calipers.
    ? I just know my rims don't scrape but my 98 isn't a ws6 either, my 01 ss has larger calipers. I do plan on getting larger rims so I can upgrade the brakes though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joejenkinsglass View Post
    ? I just know my rims don't scrape but my 98 isn't a ws6 either, my 01 ss has larger calipers. I do plan on getting larger rims so I can upgrade the brakes though.
    What rims?

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    What rims?
    front 15x3.5
    back 15x8

    no spacers

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