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Thread: Horray, picked up my 18 inch rims and slicks.

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    Horray, picked up my 18 inch rims and slicks.

    Well if the weather holds out, ill be at the track. Sunday is the day. Im hoping i will at least run a 15. lol.


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    Re: Horray, picked up my 18 inch rims and slicks.

    Are these for the drag strip only? If so, are they only for the rears? If not, did you have to go with a specific set of 18's to fit the front brakes.

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    Re: Horray, picked up my 18 inch rims and slicks.

    Pics please, or a vid from the track

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    Re: Horray, picked up my 18 inch rims and slicks.

    I went to tire rack and had them do thier magic. I have several choices to pick from for rims actually. I went with 18 inch all the way around so i can fit on cheaper Hoosier road race tires onthem and also fit my bf goodrich drag radials..

    I might even set up a few sets for guys on here too if they want a set. I think they are 17-19 lbs so they are very light, and are less than 400 bucks a rim.

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    Re: Horray, picked up my 18 inch rims and slicks.

    Which rims did you choose from Tire Rack?

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    Re: Horray, picked up my 18 inch rims and slicks.

    I would be very interested in picking up a set of the wheels and tires you are talking about if you think they would be good for auto crossing.

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    Re: Horray, picked up my 18 inch rims and slicks.

    Can someone refresh my memory as to what the exact rim width is for the front and rear of our cars???



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    Re: Horray, picked up my 18 inch rims and slicks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna. View Post
    Can someone refresh my memory as to what the exact rim width is for the front and rear of our cars???



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    Re: Horray, picked up my 18 inch rims and slicks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Wells View Post
    Are you closing them by clicking on the "X" up in the right hand corner?
    No, I click the "?" next to the X, then click on the link to disable it. It USED to completely disable them, but now it doesn't appear to do anything, which is frustrating, as I loathe that stupid feature...

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    Re: Horray, picked up my 18 inch rims and slicks.

    Hello Luna,
    Factory rim width is 19x9 front and 19x10 rear.

    Thanks,

    Dr. Design
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luna. View Post
    Can someone refresh my memory as to what the exact rim width is for the front and rear of our cars???



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    Re: Horray, picked up my 18 inch rims and slicks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Design View Post
    Hello Luna,
    Factory rim width is 19x9 front and 19x10 rear.

    Thanks,

    Dr. Design
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    Thanks bud.

    If memory serves, I've read on this forum that a 295 will fit without any issues on the rear (which actually is a BETTER match with the 255s in the front), but I don't think I read that 305s in the rear would work. This should be unrelated to the rim width, as I think a 305 works fine on a 10" rim.

    Is that still the thought?

    Although, if one was to stick 305/35s in the rear, I would probably go 265/40 in the front to match them appropriately.

    QUESTION: How does the '09V determine its MPH? Based on how fast the rear wheel(s) spin? Other?

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    Re: Horray, picked up my 18 inch rims and slicks.

    Are your slicks grooved or are they completely flat across the face of the tire? Like a full slick would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luna. View Post

    QUESTION: How does the '09V determine its MPH? Based on how fast the rear wheel(s) spin? Other?
    Of you're an 09, youre a sedan which has 9.5" rear wheels. Coupes have the 10" rears

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luna. View Post

    Thanks bud.

    If memory serves, I've read on this forum that a 295 will fit without any issues on the rear (which actually is a BETTER match with the 255s in the front), but I don't think I read that 305s in the rear would work. This should be unrelated to the rim width, as I think a 305 works fine on a 10" rim.

    Is that still the thought?

    Although, if one was to stick 305/35s in the rear, I would probably go 265/40 in the front to match them appropriately.

    QUESTION: How does the '09V determine its MPH? Based on how fast the rear wheel(s) spin? Other?

    Mickey Thompsons 305 35 19 drag radials work fine on the coupe and sedan rim. Tried and tested.

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    Re: Horray, picked up my 18 inch rims and slicks.

    I think Luna got his answer back in 2009.

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