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    finally got a bird and got some ?s

    the motor is already more than heathly so I want to put some wheels and a hood on it, The question I have is what back space do I need to have to run a 15x10 on the rear and 15x3.5 on the ft. and what is the biggest tire can I run. And on the hood does anybody run the vfn extended hood

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    Are the 15's for slicks?

    Stock size is 16" and WS6 was 17's, I've heard of ppl putting 18's with low profile tires on, and also use a couple of hits with a BFH to push back the rear wheel wells for room. I believe 17's are the biggest you can get up front.

    As for the hood I believe that is mostly for track cars. haven't seen it on any street cars

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    i have staggered c6 wheels 19 in the rear 18 up front with 275s in the rear and they barely fit after beating the living shit out of the wheel well and a 5/16ths spacer. They still rub if youre turning hard and you hit a bump. Id stick to 18s as being the biggest rim size. For the hood i think raptor hoods are pretty damn cool.

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    Hoods, wheels, etc, like many things on here you will find the purest crowd that think any changes to the car besides a WS6 hood are evil and look like crap to the what-ever crowd.

    It only matters with what you like.

    This is the one I want:
    http://www.lmperformance.com/3092/1.html,

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    its gonna be a track car for the most part so I want to stick with 15's just for the slicks and as far as what every one else would think

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    Are you going to go full out track meaning weight reduction, interior reduction, etc....

    I ask because depending on how much of a track car you want = the possiblities

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    you can run 20s up front with no problems...the problems are the rears where space becomes a issue.

    to the op..if you plan on running slicks..i hope you have at least 3-5k saved for that new rear end you will need after about 2 passes

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    rear end is in the works the car has a nice motor setup and ive been told not to even waste my time at the track till, is anyone running a moser 12 bolt and had good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by motavated View Post
    rear end is in the works the car has a nice motor setup and ive been told not to even waste my time at the track till, is anyone running a moser 12 bolt and had good luck
    Alot of guys here run the 12 bolt and have had plenty of success.

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    15x10 7.5" backspace
    15x3.5 1.75" backspace

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    Also check the tech sections/search for things like this
    most likely it has been gone over before

    You need a spacer up front and have to rind down your calipers out back also just so you know

    http://ls1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85275

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    Thanks for the link I've tried to use the search bar but it won't bring anything back for some reason it won't let me. Do you know how big is a tire I can stuff under the rear with the 10's
    Thanks

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    By big do you mean wide or tall? Taller would affect your gear ratio, speedo/odo, wider you might have to hammer your wheel wells depending on the width, even grind down the bumpstops if you have to

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    this is what id like to run
    Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Tire
    P295/55R15 (28'' x 12.5'' - 15'')

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    Quote Originally Posted by motavated View Post
    this is what id like to run
    Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Tire
    P295/55R15 (28'' x 12.5'' - 15'')
    a 28" tire will change the gear ratio. width should be fine just not sure about the height

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    thanks again for the help, the ratio is no concern for right now I havent got my rearend yet so I can just up my gear size, Do you know where I can get a oem door panel

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    ebay, for sale section on this site
    all i got

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    Hoods, wheels, etc, like many things on here you will find the purest crowd that think any changes to the car besides a WS6 hood are evil and look like crap to the what-ever crowd.

    It only matters with what you like.

    This is the one I want:
    http://www.lmperformance.com/3092/1.html,
    holy shit ive never seen that hood before, i really like it. Too bad its 800 dollars. That thing looks sick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunatikgixxer View Post
    holy shit ive never seen that hood before, i really like it. Too bad its 800 dollars. That thing looks sick
    +1... Bad ass IMO
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    to the OP the vfn hoods IMO are sick. i'm planning on putting one on my T/A. love to hear some info on ur motor!

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