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18" rims at the track?

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    18" rims at the track?

    Would 18" rear wheels hurt 1/4mile times compared to 17"? if so how much?

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    There are several factors that could effect your times. Are the new rims cast iron or aluminum? Weight is also an issue of course depending of what they're made out of. Bigger wheels= slower acceleration and will reduce the amount of HP that you put on the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAGGIN View Post
    There are several factors that could effect your times. Are the new rims cast iron or aluminum? Weight is also an issue of course depending of what they're made out of. Bigger wheels= slower acceleration and will reduce the amount of HP that you put on the ground.
    The new rims are aluminum and yes there bigger. new ones are 10.5 18" rear and 9.5 17" fronts

    I knew they would slow me down... I just wasnt sure how much

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    i have 18's on all 4 corners polished z06 wheels, and i would say they help me, shit i pull 1.8 60's on street tires and have some of the quickest stock times you will see,

    i love my 18;s

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    so i will be fine with 18" wheels and DR's?

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    well it comes down to tire to road also..thats why WIDER tires help your times...so its not that it is a 18in rim..its that it is 10.5 wide that helps..and many times with just 1 inch different in diameter/extra weight is offset by the fact that there is usually 2+ inches wider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allbaugh_04 View Post
    so i will be fine with 18" wheels and DR's?
    your car will be fine, but if your like me your bank wont haha lol

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    hope there is afr heads and cam in there somewhere, lol

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    cam, stall, ls6 intake, rims, tires, some suspension, install costs

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    Quote Originally Posted by allbaugh_04 View Post
    cam, stall, ls6 intake, rims, tires, some suspension, install costs
    i hope you have lt, and a exhaust there. need to expel those gases ..especially with a new cam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    i hope you have lt, and a exhaust there. need to expel those gases ..especially with a new cam.
    QTP's, ORY, Magnaflow catback. This guy is telling me to get a cutout, but i'm not sure if it'd be worth it. He thinks I'll need to to get over 400rwph. I dunno. I was hoping my current mods, a torquer 2 and the ls6 would get me there.

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