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Old 09-06-2007, 07:47 PM   #1
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I chickened out :-)

Im gona buy some wider steel wheels
I mounted the tires on those wheels I welded up & put them on the car & I was like ........ this isent a good idea
I have some 6.5s Ill run for this pair of tires & then Ill buy some 8X15s to put on there
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:56 PM   #2
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Have you checked into Diamond Racing wheels? They're cheap and seem to be popular with low-dollar autocrossers and track racers.
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:59 PM   #3
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Ahh come on Jak live dangerously!! You said it best man.. "if you aint breaking stuff you aint going fast enough" !!
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:07 PM   #4
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what??? I thought those widened steel wheels were sweet!
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:07 PM   #5
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^^ I must be flying, cause my car is broke broke broke

Going with "real" wheels was probably a good call, Jak.
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:10 PM   #6
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Aww don't be a pansy!

I mean really, put them on a balancer and see if they balance up. I can't imagine anything horrible happening with ocasional use if they balance up.

I wouldn't want to take em up to high speeds for extended periods, but for Drag racing, not an issue. What you max speed will be 110 mph or so and for a very short time!

And really, if they fail, it is steel, so it won't be some fast fracture, you'd probably get an air leak that would serve as an early warning!

Seriously, I have faith in your welds!

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Old 09-06-2007, 08:43 PM   #7
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It'd be much more fun talking about your car at the drag if you were able to say you made your wheels from 2 scrap ones.
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:19 PM   #8
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I have pretty good intuition & that little bird was a chirpin
Im not a cantidate for natural selection

Im gona go to 15s because there is a wider variety of slicks in 15s & I may make another set then or buy a set at that point but for now Im gona run some 16X6.5s I have here, the min rim width is 7 inches on the tires & I know Im under & if I think it isent working well like that I may use the steel ones I made
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Old 09-07-2007, 12:57 AM   #9
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Yea, I run 15's and most other guys too, you can get 235x50x15" on there with no issues if you want...

You might actually be going 115-120mph in the 1/4 with nitrous. My car with maybe 340whp would be 12.7 at 115mph and that is a little fast to have a front wheel come apart The track is not very wide and if you went hard into the other lane and hit another car or the wall, that could be very bad...

I say its a wise choice... Its not like you are 17 again...

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I say its a wise choice... Its not like you are 17 again...

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Hey, I resent that.
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Damn kids.
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Old 09-07-2007, 05:09 AM   #12
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I actually may be using them afterall
I almost wrecked my brand new MT drag radials
on the 6.5 16s they rubed on the strut
I did catch it in time so the dammage was only cosmetic
I may use these till I burn thru the drag radials & then buy wheels to run the 15s
we will see
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What would your max speed will be 110 mph?
Yeah those were alittle scary. If tech noticed, it probably would have been a quick night.

What have you done with the drivetrain?

Whats your 60 foot goal 1.9? You know any faster is gonna hurt.

110mph is a given, 125/130 now that's a challenge for 400whp.

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Hey, I resent that.
Don't worry, you will understand when you get to be 40...
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Yeah those were alittle scary. If tech noticed, it probably would have been a quick night.

What have you done with the drivetrain?

Whats your 60 foot goal 1.9? You know any faster is gonna hurt.

110mph is a given, 125/130 now that's a challenge for 400whp.
130 would be very tuff, but I think if I got 115mph with 340whp uncorrected, maybe 120mph is possible with 400whp....

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Old 09-08-2007, 09:21 AM   #16
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I have no idea what it will do as of yet
for the runs on my car Im using a stock engine & trans

on the drag car Ill be using a sort of stock trans with a quaiffe diff & a 2.3 forged piston engine, T5 head with T5 valves ported blah blah blah

I just want to do a few runs with my car to see what it does & then Im gona detune it & build the drag car
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Don't worry, you will understand when you get to be 40...
Well, I'm 18 now so hopefully by the time I'm 40 I'll know everything you all know now and THEN some.

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130 would be very tuff, but I think if I got 115mph with 340whp uncorrected, maybe 120mph is possible with 400whp....
John
I would second that bet...I'd imagine 60whp making a difference of at least 5mph on the track. That reminds me..take a look at what a friend of mine pulled back in kc a few days ago, John. http://videos.streetfire.net/video/5...9f0111db59.htm
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John what was your 60ft on the 12.7 run?

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Old 09-09-2007, 07:05 PM   #19
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Wait, were you gonna do huge drag radials on the front two wheels and little tires on back, as in the opposite of a traditional dragster? Because that would be hilarious and practical!
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Wait, were you gonna do huge drag radials on the front two wheels and little tires on back, as in the opposite of a traditional dragster? Because that would be hilarious and practical!
Yeah, lots of front wheel drive drag cars run huge slicks in the front and skinny's in the rear....
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