: Lets see your drag pack setup.



StormTrooperFRC
04-12-11, 12:12 AM
Waiting on a set on C5 Z06 rears that should come in tomorrow. Got a set of 555's to go on it,...then heading to track on Wednesday night to test them out. Didn't go with a more track purpose tire since some street driving will be done on these and in south florida,..you need a realistic rain safe tire besides, these tires did well with nearly 800 wheel on the street in my white car. Anyways's were getting pretty excited and I'm pretty curious to what some of your setups look like. I've heard of the C6 spider wheels,..waiting on a friend to get his but, I haven't really seen in person or a good pic of one.

Post up a pic if you've got the time. Hoping to post something tomorrow....and i'll see the car on Wednesday ...be @ PBIR in west palm later that night testing them out.

Thanks. :lildevil:

BluMachine
04-12-11, 01:03 AM
I'm using oem 2001 forged C5 Z06 rears with the 305 Mickeys. PBIR hooks good so the 555 should do OK by you if they are the Rs. The oem wheels cleared the caliper and lower A-arm without a spacer. After some hard launches, I noticed they were rubbing the A-arm slighty and took a little metal off the wheel on the inside inner edge of the shoulder. You will need to grind a small notch in the A-arm to prevent this contact or else get some spacers. You can search on here for the summit part number for the spacer. Also need to zip tie the emergency brake cable to the roll bar.

Good luck and let us know how it runs.

cbloveday
04-12-11, 06:07 AM
I got the same setup as above and used a spacer instead of grinding the A-Arm. Got the same slight rub on the right wheel only.

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum-2009/210982-17-pictures-my-drag-wheel-tire.html

Domsz06
04-12-11, 07:51 AM
i have the same set up as cb but no pics right now, no rubbing and no need to tie the brake line back either.... odd.

Domsz06
04-12-11, 07:53 AM
Waiting on a set on C5 Z06 rears that should come in tomorrow. Got a set of 555's to go on it,...then heading to track on Wednesday night to test them out. Didn't go with a more track purpose tire since some street driving will be done on these and in south florida,..you need a realistic rain safe tire besides, these tires did well with nearly 800 wheel on the street in my white car. Anyways's were getting pretty excited and I'm pretty curious to what some of your setups look like. I've heard of the C6 spider wheels,..waiting on a friend to get his but, I haven't really seen in person or a good pic of one.

Post up a pic if you've got the time. Hoping to post something tomorrow....and i'll see the car on Wednesday ...be @ PBIR in west palm later that night testing them out.

Thanks. :lildevil:

I hope you have better luck with the 555's then I did. I have them for my drag pack on my vette wit only 553 to the wheels and it was wheel spin galore... the MT's stuck much better on my v with about 80 less rwhp. We will see how the MT's handle when I up the anti to 600 rwhp....

gnxs
04-12-11, 08:53 AM
Waiting on a set on C5 Z06 rears that should come in tomorrow. Got a set of 555's to go on it,...then heading to track on Wednesday night to test them out. Didn't go with a more track purpose tire since some street driving will be done on these and in south florida,..you need a realistic rain safe tire besides, these tires did well with nearly 800 wheel on the street in my white car. Anyways's were getting pretty excited and I'm pretty curious to what some of your setups look like. I've heard of the C6 spider wheels,..waiting on a friend to get his but, I haven't really seen in person or a good pic of one.

Post up a pic if you've got the time. Hoping to post something tomorrow....and i'll see the car on Wednesday ...be @ PBIR in west palm later that night testing them out.

Thanks. :lildevil:
Nothing fancy......C6 Z06 fronts (18x9.5) and MT 305/35/18 DR's. Bolt-on and go.

RIGHT CLICK, SAVE AS:
http://home.comcast.net/~gnxs3/gnxsrace2.wmv (http://home.comcast.net/%7Egnxs3/gnxsrace2.wmv)

Personally I never had luck with 555R's. They're a more forgiving street tire, but they didn't hook for crap on my Cobra with only 600 rwhp. The MT's were much better, although I'd never consider them if I had to spend any time driving in the rain.

whisler151
04-12-11, 09:29 AM
RIGHT CLICK, SAVE AS:
http://home.comcast.net/~gnxs3/gnxsrace2.wmv (http://home.comcast.net/%7Egnxs3/gnxsrace2.wmv)

What happened to the Challenger?

Nice video as always.

cbloveday
04-12-11, 10:19 AM
Is it safe to file a little material off the that A arm where I am pointing?

I would like to run my setup without spacers.


http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/Z06%20wheel%20install/DSC_0615.jpg

gnxs
04-12-11, 12:28 PM
What happened to the Challenger?

Nice video as always.
He broke a half-shaft. Fast car, Tim had beaten me earlier in the day.

BluMachine
04-12-11, 01:11 PM
Is it safe to file a little material off the that A arm where I am pointing?

I would like to run my setup without spacers.


http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/Z06%20wheel%20install/DSC_0615.jpg

Yes, I believe so. The lower control-arm is a 2 piece welded steel design. Where you are pointing is the flange for the top part. If you look from the bottom side of the lower control-arm, you can see where it's welded together (edit: see below one of your pics). Where mine were knotched, the top flange extends beyond the bottom flange and a fillet weld sticks the two parts together. The knotch only removed around an 1/8" of the top flange, 3/4" long in a smooth arc and didn't affect the weld. The knotch was painted and is almost unnoticable. I'll try to remember to snap a picture later. To me, this is a better option than running a spacer.

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/Z06%20wheel%20install/DSC_0606.jpg

cbloveday
04-12-11, 01:32 PM
That would be terrific if you could post a photo of the work. Also, what tools or method was used to accomplish this?

I would love to do this and get rid of my spacers.

Bowtye8
04-12-11, 07:50 PM
Nothing fancy......C6 Z06 fronts (18x9.5) and MT 305/35/18 DR's. Bolt-on and go.

RIGHT CLICK, SAVE AS:
http://home.comcast.net/~gnxs3/gnxsrace2.wmv (http://home.comcast.net/%7Egnxs3/gnxsrace2.wmv)

Personally I never had luck with 555R's. They're a more forgiving street tire, but they didn't hook for crap on my Cobra with only 600 rwhp. The MT's were much better, although I'd never consider them if I had to spend any time driving in the rain.

Nice run!!!. Love the look of Bryon....Looks like it down hill. I raced my 85 Vette there a few times back in the late 90's.
I was looking into the Z06 Spyder or regular Z06 split spoke also. I started a thread about a month ago. Still did not purchase Track pack yet. I believe this is the best setup though..
C6 Z06 fronts (18x9.5) and MT 305/35/18 DR's. Bolt-on and go

Have to get my tune in order first. Dont like the Jesse tranny tune.

StormTrooperFRC
04-12-11, 07:55 PM
Awesome guys,..thank you for the response's and spot on info. I appreciate that. Before we ordered anything, I put the car up in the air and put a set of C5 Z06 rears we had laying around with a 295 on it,...at first, I tried it with the spacer,..cause I heard you needed one. We then for kicks, pulled the spacer off and tried it, and just as you gents said, you need to strap back the E brake cable and possibly notch the lower control arm,...ever so slightly. We then made the decision to order them, and we ended up getting them today finally. Thrilled. I should see the car tomorrow, which is when I will do the notch(already strapped the e brake cable last week). We are running only a 285 but, it is a 555R which will be ten times better then the factory tires that are still on it. Those tires(555R's) worked well for me on the street with my white car(turbo 780+rwhp) from a 35mph roll(would spin @ 4800+rpms-shift to second while it was spinning and it'd hook)... and that worked pretty well for being a whatever kind of drag radial but,...again, safe in the rain.

Thanks for the pics again dudes,..gnxs,..sick ride man,..that thing is sick.

Lemme see if I can get a pic or two loaded of the tires/wheels.

As far as tools needed, hoping my dye grinder will handle the task with ease,...you could use pneumatic or electric but,...unless the electric one is a hard core grinder,...stick with air. (safety glasses too lol)

Cowan480
04-12-11, 08:26 PM
Same set up will be delivered to my house tomorrow and thurs. I drive 6MT stocker...


Nothing fancy......C6 Z06 fronts (18x9.5) and MT 305/35/18 DR's. Bolt-on and go.

RIGHT CLICK, SAVE AS:
http://home.comcast.net/~gnxs3/gnxsrace2.wmv (http://home.comcast.net/%7Egnxs3/gnxsrace2.wmv)

Personally I never had luck with 555R's. They're a more forgiving street tire, but they didn't hook for crap on my Cobra with only 600 rwhp. The MT's were much better, although I'd never consider them if I had to spend any time driving in the rain.

StormTrooperFRC
04-12-11, 09:09 PM
here we go.

Updates on the vehicle tomorrow.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i86/V-seriesTech/IMAG1247.jpg

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i86/V-seriesTech/IMAG1251.jpg

cbloveday
04-12-11, 10:03 PM
I am ready to grind. :)

I bought a 22,000 RPM, 90 psi Husky Die Grinder. The grinding stones I bought are aluminum oxide for grinding steel and other hard metals.

I also got some Rustoleum Metal primer and black protective spray paint.

Looking forward to some example pics of grounds done.

StormTrooperFRC
04-12-11, 11:14 PM
Awesome. Sounds like your ready. Pics will be up tomorrow asap.

That is unless you beat me to it lol.

BluMachine
04-13-11, 12:59 AM
The best I could do at night. Camera wouldn't focus, but you get the idea.
It seems GM planned for us to do this as there is no fillet weld where the knotch needs to be!
http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/30/p4130019800x599.jpg

What happens if you don't knotch the lower control arm w/o spacer lol
http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/9964/p4120012800x599.jpg

BluMachine
04-13-11, 01:05 AM
Nothing fancy......C6 Z06 fronts (18x9.5) and MT 305/35/18 DR's. Bolt-on and go.

RIGHT CLICK, SAVE AS:
http://home.comcast.net/~gnxs3/gnxsrace2.wmv (http://home.comcast.net/%7Egnxs3/gnxsrace2.wmv)

gnxs your car rides out. Nicely done. Looks like it was a great day for drag racing. Downhill drag racing FTMFW!

What track is that? What was the DA that day? What are your mods?

cbloveday
04-13-11, 01:12 AM
Blu, thank you very much, you are correct in that is minimal knotching. I'm gonna measure twice and grind once. I know each vehicle will have slightly different clearance points, but I wanted to see what you did before I have at it. It will be great to run the additional power without spacers, one less thing (and I have many) to worry about.

This is truly a great idea and I thank you very very much for the post!

gnxs
04-13-11, 09:01 AM
gnxs your car rides out. Nicely done. Looks like it was a great day for drag racing. Downhill drag racing FTMFW!

What track is that? What was the DA that day? What are your mods?
http://home.comcast.net/~gnxs/byrondragwayelevations.pdf (http://home.comcast.net/%7Egnxs/byrondragwayelevations.pdf)

(http://home.comcast.net/%7Egnxs/byrondragwayelevations.pdf)

600+ CTS-V
04-13-11, 01:29 PM
If you use fronts wich is what I have you don't need to do anything. Bolt on.

BluMachine
04-16-11, 09:51 PM
Some better pictures for you Curtis. This is the passenger side shot from behind.
The C5 Z06 rears are 10.5" wide so a better match for the 305 Mickeys versus the C6 Z06 fronts at 9.5" wide.
The tire will also be a little shorter when mounted on the wider rim.

From the top
http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/2302/p4160004800x599.jpg

From the bottom
http://img852.imageshack.us/img852/5299/p4160006800x599.jpg

From the bottom
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/3306/p4160007800x599.jpg

cbloveday
04-16-11, 10:14 PM
I did the grind last night but removed a little more material than you just to make sure.

It is going to be great to run the C5 Z06 drag set up with out spacers.

Thank you again! I will take pictures of my work when I return tomorrow from the Drag Strip and remove the wheels for a better view.

vseries
04-16-11, 10:24 PM
not to go off topic but would these work?
http://www.beverlywheels.net/incEngine/?product=1030213166

seem cheap 320 a pair , do you think they weigh a ton?

thanks, Benny

cbloveday
04-16-11, 10:30 PM
Benny, I bought original C5 Z06 rims stamped "GM" "SPEEDLINE" & "MADE IN ITALY". They were $324 a piece.
Midwest wheel and Tire (ask for MIKE).

I believe the offset for Speedline rims are 58 for the 18X10.5

The '01 Z06 Alcoa forged wheels were 19.6 lbs/21.4 lbs (front/rear). The '02-'04 Speedline cast Z06 wheels were 19.2 lbs/21.0 lbs (front/rear).

2001 to Early 2002 - Alcoa Z06 Forged Wheels
Front: 9593803 & 9593804
Rear: 9593805 & 9593806

Early/Mid 2002 to 2004 - Speedline Wheels Z06 Spuncast Wheels
Front: 9594808 & 9594809
Rear: 9594810 & 9594811



Here is a discussion on Speedline vs Alcoa wheels.
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c5-z06-discussion/2506747-z06-wheels-differance-of-2001-and-2002-a.html

Here is the Midwest Wheel and Tire Site.
http://www.midwestwheelandtire.com/product/879

vseries
05-13-11, 08:32 PM
Curtis thank you for the info but i was really looking to do this on a budget. I ended up going with C6 Zo6 wheels in black 18x10.5 58mm offset and the MT ET street II in 305/35R18 as this is the size most of you guys went with. I did need to notch the lower arms (very easy) although at first it appeared to clear. I am very impressed on how well these tires/setup works.. very sticky! Wheels cost 400.00 pair shipped tires 600.00 , Total spent 1000.00

vseries
05-13-11, 08:37 PM
last pic

cbloveday
05-13-11, 09:30 PM
Very Nice! Your going to enjoy the next day at the track. :)

6speeder
05-14-11, 08:58 AM
I picked up a pair of C5 "thin spokes" (off a 2000 Corvette). They are 18 x 9.5" and fit perfectly, no spacers or grinding required. With BFG 295/35-18 drag radials at 17 PSI I can launch at 1500 rpm (stock torque convertor) and dead hook.

I only paid $100.00 for the pair of wheels, they are blems. But hey, if they aren't going to match the fronts and I'm only running them at the track, why pay a bunch for them?

StormTrooperFRC
05-16-11, 08:06 PM
Better late then ever...

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cbloveday
05-16-11, 09:09 PM
Congrats! Looks good.