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Tried these rims and tires from my drag Eclipse and they fit! I now need to get longer wheel studs and some new tires since these have sat a year.







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what offset are the rims? what size tires on front and on back?
can you fully turn right? if yes, how close are the tires to the wheel well?
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Don't get me wrong when I say this.
I just think that this car is really for throwing around a track..with hairpins, chicanes and hammerheads.
Not to drag. drag racing means nothing..to me. just me.
but clearly there are others who love it. 8)
 

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[quote author=NoobInACan link=topic=69770.msg1214444#msg1214444 date=1171762723]
Don't get me wrong when I say this.
I just think that this car is really for throwing around a track..with hairpins, chicanes and hammerheads.
Not to drag. drag racing means nothing..to me. just me.
but clearly there are others who love it. 8)

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[quote author=Pololo_MS3 link=topic=69770.msg1214501#msg1214501 date=1171766378]
[quote author=NoobInACan link=topic=69770.msg1214444#msg1214444 date=1171762723]
Don't get me wrong when I say this.
I just think that this car is really for throwing around a track..with hairpins, chicanes and hammerheads.
Not to drag. drag racing means nothing..to me. just me.
but clearly there are others who love it. 8)

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I am not sure of the offset. They are 15x8 on the front and 15x4 on the rear I believe. The fronts are 24 or 26 by 8.5x15. I just put one side on and lowered it. I did not try moving the car, since the stock ones were on the other side. That would have been very bad.

I know it's really not a drag car yet, but it's nice to think about the possibilities. I would like to try the twistie course some time, but the drag strip is 10 minutes from my house so it is more convienient.
I started drag racing a long time ago and love it.

Going from 0 to crazy fast in a few seconds is the best, of course I can't drive what I really want, a Top Fuel, or A/F dragster. I worked on an A/F dragster for a few years and this is just peanuts compared to nitro.

Ahh, Nitro in the morning :) :)
 

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the rims are 15's?
I thought when I saw 16's on the car there was barely 1/8" of clearance between the inside and the caliper.
now im really confused.
your tire size #'s kinda boggle me as well. is there anyone out there that can translate that?
i was looking for a format like tire width in MM / profile / rim size ex. 215/45/18 is stock
rim #'s that make sense to me... ex. 18x7 +52.5 = stock
do you happen to have that sort of info?
sorry to pry, but im curious for various reasons
 

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drag rims have quite a bit dffrent offsets. so yeah 15's will clear the caliper.

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ur name jeff? used to live in IL. by the rear plate guess not anymore.
 

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[quote author=CosmicBlueMS3 link=topic=69770.msg1214560#msg1214560 date=1171769968]
your tire size #'s kinda boggle me as well. is there anyone out there that can translate that?
i was looking for a format like tire width in MM / profile / rim size ex. 215/45/18 is stock
rim #'s that make sense to me... ex. 18x7 +52.5 = stock[/quote]

24/26 is how tall the tires are, 8.5 is how wide, and 15 is the wheel size.
 

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[quote author=Sr20 B12 link=topic=69770.msg1214859#msg1214859 date=1171798627]
[quote author=CosmicBlueMS3 link=topic=69770.msg1214560#msg1214560 date=1171769968]
your tire size #'s kinda boggle me as well. is there anyone out there that can translate that?
i was looking for a format like tire width in MM / profile / rim size ex. 215/45/18 is stock
rim #'s that make sense to me... ex. 18x7 +52.5 = stock[/quote]

24/26 is how tall the tires are, 8.5 is how wide, and 15 is the wheel size.
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figured it was correct, it just didnt and doesnt translate well to what I know. :p
 

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whats the offset/backspacing.
 

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Wow, good to know that skinnies and fatties will work. I was thinking I needed a set of those, to go 12's.
 

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[quote author=sp33dy GT link=topic=69770.msg1214679#msg1214679 date=1171776151]
drag rims have quite a bit dffrent offsets. so yeah 15's will clear the caliper.

eclipses20g ,

ur name jeff? used to live in IL. by the rear plate guess not anymore.
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Yeah, that's me. I moved to Phoenix a little over a year ago. I miss everyone up there, but sure don't miss the weather. The drag strip is open year round down here :).

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whats the offset/backspacing.
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I don't remember what they are. I would have to try to find the paperwork on them. The rear tires weigh like 10lbs and the fronts are 14lbs I think. The stock rims are hella heavy.

[quote author=CosmicBlueMS3 link=topic=69770.msg1214560#msg1214560 date=1171769968]
the rims are 15's?
I thought when I saw 16's on the car there was barely 1/8" of clearance between the inside and the caliper.
now im really confused.
your tire size #'s kinda boggle me as well. is there anyone out there that can translate that?
i was looking for a format like tire width in MM / profile / rim size ex. 215/45/18 is stock
rim #'s that make sense to me... ex. 18x7 +52.5 = stock
do you happen to have that sort of info?
sorry to pry, but im curious for various reasons
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Yeah, they are 15X8 rims. The tire sizes are in inches. Drag tires use actual size not that 215/45/18 lingo.
 

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well then run that thing at the track already..i'd love to see what an experienced driver can do behind the wheel..

im gonna toss a drag radial on it and hope for a 13.50

if not..we're gonna start modding..
 
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