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This is a discussion on slicks within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; im supposed to be getting somwe 15x11 m/t slicks and i was woundering what kind of wheel and do i ...

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    im supposed to be getting somwe 15x11 m/t slicks and i was woundering what kind of wheel and do i need a spacer?

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    Well you are going to need a 15 inch wheel, if you have that what wheel is it to determine spacer/grinding of cailper needed/f-body specific wheel. Whats your setup?

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    The 15" Bogart D10's work great on our cars.

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    Still have a Stock rear? if so slicks and stock rear= broken rearend. Do you have a 15inch wheel

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    Quote Originally Posted by zmg00camaross View Post
    Still have a Stock rear? if so slicks and stock rear= broken rearend. Do you have a 15inch wheel
    not yey i want to know what wheel i can get so i dont have to grind my caliper or i might see if i can get something good for my stock 16in wheels idk yet. Someone told me the other day when i was at the track that there is a diff cover that puts tension on the carroir to strengthen the diff has anyone used it?

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    I have a cover like that on my 12 bolt. It is essentially a thick aluminum cover with two studs threaded through from the back. The inside portion of the stud has a swivel plate (very similar to a c-clamp) that presses against the bearing caps. After installing the cover, you torque the studs to 5 ft.lbs. and then tighten the lock nuts.

    All this is good, and it certainly provides further support for the bearing caps -- however, the caps aren't really the issue with the stock 10 bolts. The problem is the tiny ring gear that just doesn't have enough meat to take the force of a 3,600 lb. car being launched on sticky tires. Some live and some don't with no real rhyme or reason to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    I have a cover like that on my 12 bolt. It is essentially a thick aluminum cover with two studs threaded through from the back. The inside portion of the stud has a swivel plate (very similar to a c-clamp) that presses against the bearing caps. After installing the cover, you torque the studs to 5 ft.lbs. and then tighten the lock nuts.

    All this is good, and it certainly provides further support for the bearing caps -- however, the caps aren't really the issue with the stock 10 bolts. The problem is the tiny ring gear that just doesn't have enough meat to take the force of a 3,600 lb. car being launched on sticky tires. Some live and some don't with no real rhyme or reason to it.
    so basicicly the cover means nothing to a stock rearend cuz of the ring gears

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    that's right and the bigger and stickier the tire you put on it is going to make it take a shit that much sooner

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    Dont waste your time on puting a slick on the car with a 10 bolt or a drag radial if you are going to lauch it like a man. A good wheel that fit with your stock caliper is Bogarts $$$ you also have race star industries,billet specialties streetlites f body specific. the new Weld RT wheel also fits I do believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zmg00camaross View Post
    Still have a Stock rear? if so slicks and stock rear= broken rearend. Do you have a 15inch wheel
    ^This!!!

    I have more than a few friends that toasted their 10 bolt (myself included - factory 10 bolt = 7.50" ring gear) when using a proper slick...

    You are gonna need a much bigger rear end gear, say a 12-bolt (8-7/8" diameter ring gear), 9" (self explantory) or a Dana 60 (9-3/4" ring gear)...
    Last edited by 67CamaroRSSS; 10-28-2010 at 09:59 PM.

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    well i looked at the trick flow diff cover and thought about it and didnt buy it and was looking at nitto555r does anyone have those tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99z-28 View Post
    well i looked at the trick flow diff cover and thought about it and didnt buy it and was looking at nitto555r does anyone have those tires
    alot of people who post on here have had 555's at some if not presently, myself included. great tire for it's price is the general concensus. for me I love nitto tires and will continue to only use nitto on my car

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    Quote Originally Posted by xmarkx View Post
    alot of people who post on here have had 555's at some if not presently, myself included. great tire for it's price is the general concensus. for me I love nitto tires and will continue to only use nitto on my car
    ive never had nitto but they seem good i am a little concered about price but i know you get what you pay for so i will spend a bit extra but i dont race at the track much and im worryed about breaking my rearend by hooking to hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99z-28 View Post
    ive never had nitto but they seem good i am a little concered about price but i know you get what you pay for so i will spend a bit extra but i dont race at the track much and im worryed about breaking my rearend by hooking to hard
    Racing cars = broken parts. Not all the time but the law of averages catches up to you eventually.

    I've got a small display of parts that I've broken over the last 35+ years.

    FWIW, the rear end is the weakest link in our drivetrain. M6 will shock the rearend more than A4 upon a hard launch.
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    whats the best way to beef up the rear to take the launc\hes w/o a big chance of breaking

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99z-28 View Post
    whats the best way to beef up the rear to take the launc\hes w/o a big chance of breaking
    Replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Replace it.
    This is your only option. Ask me and thousands of others how they know.
    Last edited by zmg00camaross; 11-02-2010 at 03:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zmg00camaross View Post
    This is your only option. Ask me and thounsands of others how they know.
    Agreed. Broke mine with street tires lol

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    what kind of setups are good and reliable with decent or close to stock mpg

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