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Looking for skinnie fronts?

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    Looking for skinnie fronts?

    OK, I like the Weld Prostars. Gregg weld wheels that look like them, and the Bogart welded R/T.

    Bogarts are out of the picture because of price.

    Are the Gregg weld Dragstar skinnies available yet?

    Do they need spacers or longer wheel studs or grinding of calipers?

    What is needed for them?
    What size 15 X 3.5" ?
    Are the 17's available and can you get skinnie tires for them?
    Where is the best place to get them?

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    According to Summit Racing's web site, the Greg Wels wheels are available. I read a post on another site that they will work without spacers or longer studs; however, if you look at GW's web site, they say you need to use their lug nuts.

    Hope that helps. Good luck with your build.

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    Car is pretty built now. lol. Just want some front runners to gain the little extra the may be needed.

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    What about radials for the front for either the 15x3.5, 15x5 or 17x4.5 greg welds with a close to stock diameter. Anyone know what company makes these tires, tire sizes?

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    165/80-15 for the 15x3.5 rim.
    185/65-15 for the 15x5 rim.

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    I know the sizes. I'm looking for a good tire in that size. Thats high speed rated. At least V rated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z06this View Post
    What about radials for the front for either the 15x3.5, 15x5 or 17x4.5 greg welds with a close to stock diameter. Anyone know what company makes these tires, tire sizes?
    Quote Originally Posted by z06this View Post
    I know the sizes. I'm looking for a good tire in that size. Thats high speed rated. At least V rated.

    really? then why did you ask for sizes, in your previous post then?

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    Sorry, you misunderstood my poorly stated post. Anyone know what company makes these tires in these tire sizes? There, now stated correctly. I have poor grammar skills. I also assumed people would know which size I was talking about. "Ass"umed..yes. My bad..but really I'm just looking for a good tire here. Thats all.
    Last edited by z06this; 06-07-2008 at 08:30 PM. Reason: I'm a moron. haha

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    i have some 17x11 skinnies I use in the front as well as 18x10.5 skinnies too... would those help ?
    On a more serious note... not a dragstrip guy, but I heard that tire construction must be identical front and back.
    Also, do you have upgraded brakes in the front ? if so, which ones ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    i have some 17x11 skinnies I use in the front as well as 18x10.5 skinnies too... would those help ?
    On a more serious note... not a dragstrip guy, but I heard that tire construction must be identical front and back.
    Also, do you have upgraded brakes in the front ? if so, which ones ?
    That's why I'm having trouble finding skinnies. I've found plenty of bias plies for the front but I can't find a decent radial for the front. I will more than likely go away from the idea. I found some 17x8's for the front and some good 225 radials that I can fit on them. Stock brakes for now.

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    I'm thinking about baer for brake upgrades. Not really mind set on them though. Definitely greg weld racelite stars for the wheels. QA1 single adjustables for the shocks.
    Last edited by z06this; 06-17-2008 at 05:31 PM.

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    bang for the buck, get C5 conversion, keep rear stock.

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    Yeah, but the GM rotors are horseshit for longterm durability and I'd really like to have something nice to look at behind those new wheels. Not dingy old stock 98 brakes. I mean 10 year old brakes with practically 100,000 miles on them. Even if they have been changed and serviced well. Not really the look or performance I'm after. Maybe I'll go with all new C5 up front and all new stock backs then. How much would I be looking at for price wise? Baer front and back would be around $2900 for everything.

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    C5 front conversion w/ new rotors allround and pads should cost you less than 1k$... and you get better braking power than stock... i can bet you get better results than the Baer Eradispeeds...

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    Brembo do great rotors for our cars... Brembo blanks... and thay aren't expensive.

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    Check with Summit, "Mickey Thompson S/R". skinny DOT radial.

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