: drag dr-37



rgp6373
08-03-12, 03:16 AM
drag extreme alloy dr-37

has anyone used these rims on all 4 corners? i was thinking of the 19x8.5 front and 19x9.5 rear and run pilot ss 2555/40/19 and 295/35/19 then use stock rears for mt drag radials 305/35/19 . i am just curious why they are so cheap compared to everything else for our cars. are they poor quality? also seems strange that they are on the discount tire website but not on the drag extreme alloy website

Mikes2009V
08-03-12, 12:57 PM
I have heard mixed reviews on the dr37 wheels. I bought a set of 18inch rears with a set of Nitto NT05R drag radials on them. Got them from discount tire. I have been to the track 3 times with them (about 100 miles or so plus about 12 1/4 mile passes) and have nothing but good to say about them. The finish is nice, they are light weight and ride nice and smooth. If I had any complaint it would just be that the were tuff to find lug nuts for. The area where the lug nut goes is very narrow so I had to get a tall acorn type lug nut and a thin wall socket to install. Don't know if there is any truth to it but I was told by discount tires rep that they are cast from the exact mold that they use for TSW Nuebering (??) but the cost is much less.

AlphaKing
08-04-12, 01:59 PM
I use 19 x 8.5 in black finish for my winter setup. Only used them for a month or so last winter, but they look great and I haven't had any problems. Great wheel especially for the price. +1 on the lug nuts. I got the Gorilla brand and they look nice and work very well.

Stillborn
08-04-12, 03:02 PM
check out other options.... 7 pgs of fantastic! (all fit our car)

http://www.elementwheels.com/vehiclesearch.asp?nobox=&scat=&dropshipper=&posted=1&sized=19&color=&stagg=ON&clear=&year=2009&make=6&model=817&stext=&stype=&sprice=&pg=1

rgp6373
08-05-12, 09:06 PM
Yes some of those are really nice for $1000 a rim these look good and are only $190 a rim

Mikes2009V
08-05-12, 09:57 PM
Yes some of those are really nice for $1000 a rim these look good and are only $190 a rim

I think the price you are looking at on that site is for a set of 4 staggered (2 front size and 2 rear size) not per individual wheel

thebigjimsho
08-05-12, 10:40 PM
I have heard mixed reviews on the dr37 wheels. I bought a set of 18inch rears with a set of Nitto NT05R drag radials on them. Got them from discount tire. I have been to the track 3 times with them (about 100 miles or so plus about 12 1/4 mile passes) and have nothing but good to say about them. The finish is nice, they are light weight and ride nice and smooth. If I had any complaint it would just be that the were tuff to find lug nuts for. The area where the lug nut goes is very narrow so I had to get a tall acorn type lug nut and a thin wall socket to install. Don't know if there is any truth to it but I was told by discount tires rep that they are cast from the exact mold that they use for TSW Nuebering (??) but the cost is much less.Discount Tire included lugs and hubcentric rings for my TSWs when I bought mine from them. I thought this was included, free? It was for me. Maybe you need to buy for all 4 corners??

Stillborn
08-05-12, 11:15 PM
i like these, picture the centers matt black and the lip painted diamond white (color of car) along with the calipers. (diamond white) sexxxxaayyyy!

http://www.elementwheels.com/proddetail.asp?prod=m2051990blklipm2051910blklip

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s261/zx9mic/WP_000498.jpg

Mikes2009V
08-05-12, 11:17 PM
Discount Tire included lugs and hubcentric rings for my TSWs when I bought mine from them. I thought this was included, free? It was for me. Maybe you need to buy for all 4 corners??

They gave me a great deal on the setup I bought but it was just the rear wheels and tires. They included the centering rings and heat cycled the tires for free and gave me a $60 discount off website prices and free shipping. They were by far the best price around real easy to deal with. I think if you buy the 4 wheel package they do include free lugs with the order. The lugs only cost me $25 for a full set with locks, it just took a little shopping around local auto parts stores to find a set that fit the wheel correctly.

MacBuster
08-06-12, 07:45 AM
I use 19 x 8.5 in black finish for my winter setup. Only used them for a month or so last winter, but they look great and I haven't had any problems. Great wheel especially for the price. +1 on the lug nuts. I got the Gorilla brand and they look nice and work very well.

How timely.

Did you check to see if the 18's fit? Also: what tires are you using, and did you get OEM tire sizes, also? Did you go with narrower tires in the rear?

MacBuster
08-06-12, 07:56 AM
I have heard mixed reviews on the dr37 wheels. I bought a set of 18inch rears with a set of Nitto NT05R drag radials on them. Got them from discount tire. I have been to the track 3 times with them (about 100 miles or so plus about 12 1/4 mile passes) and have nothing but good to say about them. The finish is nice, they are light weight and ride nice and smooth. If I had any complaint it would just be that the were tuff to find lug nuts for. The area where the lug nut goes is very narrow so I had to get a tall acorn type lug nut and a thin wall socket to install. Don't know if there is any truth to it but I was told by discount tires rep that they are cast from the exact mold that they use for TSW Nuebering (??) but the cost is much less.

Looks like you put some 18 inchers on your V2. No clearance issues?

Mikes2009V
08-06-12, 09:39 PM
Looks like you put some 18 inchers on your V2. No clearance issues?

I did use the 18 inch Dr37's. If you go on discount tire direct and probably many other tire sites, they have a tire size calculator. I used a Nitto NT05R drag radial. The wheel clears the calipers fine and sits on the car almost the same as stock. With the 285/40r18 the ride height is almost identical to stock with the factory 19's. Factory ride height is 26.85 inches and with the 18's it's 26.98 inches.

thebigjimsho
08-07-12, 12:04 AM
They gave me a great deal on the setup I bought but it was just the rear wheels and tires. They included the centering rings and heat cycled the tires for free and gave me a $60 discount off website prices and free shipping. They were by far the best price around real easy to deal with. I think if you buy the 4 wheel package they do include free lugs with the order. The lugs only cost me $25 for a full set with locks, it just took a little shopping around local auto parts stores to find a set that fit the wheel correctly.

Even if they weren't free, I'm surprised they didn't offer to sell you the lugs. They obviously stock them...

thebigjimsho
08-07-12, 12:05 AM
Looks like you put some 18 inchers on your V2. No clearance issues?

Many of us are. 18x9.5" TSW Nurburgrings w/ +40mm offset. I've got Hankook C214 slicks in 275/35 18 size...

MacBuster
08-07-12, 01:59 AM
Many of us are. 18x9.5" TSW Nurburgrings w/ +40mm offset. I've got Hankook C214 slicks in 275/35 18 size...

I would be using them for a winter setup, so I would want square.

Any issues do you think with going 18x8.5 with 255's or so all around?

I'm no good with wheels, unfortunately.

thebigjimsho
08-07-12, 02:37 PM
I would be using them for a winter setup, so I would want square.

Any issues do you think with going 18x8.5 with 255's or so all around?

I'm no good with wheels, unfortunately.

If the wheels fit, you're good to go.

MacBuster
08-08-12, 06:55 AM
If the wheels fit, you're good to go.

Good stuff. So the CR-37 has a 40mm offset. That means that I need a spacer for the additional 10mm to get to stock up front, and a different spacer for the back wheels?

/confused.

V locity
08-10-12, 09:24 AM
I have heard mixed reviews on the dr37 wheels. I bought a set of 18inch rears with a set of Nitto NT05R drag radials on them. Got them from discount tire. I have been to the track 3 times with them (about 100 miles or so plus about 12 1/4 mile passes) and have nothing but good to say about them. The finish is nice, they are light weight and ride nice and smooth. If I had any complaint it would just be that the were tuff to find lug nuts for. The area where the lug nut goes is very narrow so I had to get a tall acorn type lug nut and a thin wall socket to install. Don't know if there is any truth to it but I was told by discount tires rep that they are cast from the exact mold that they use for TSW Nuebering (??) but the cost is much less.

Mike,

What size & offset did you get for the rear setup? Do they tuck or are they sticking out at all?

Thanks Man!!!

Mikes2009V
08-10-12, 11:47 AM
Mike,

What size & offset did you get for the rear setup? Do they tuck or are they sticking out at all?

Thanks Man!!!

Here is a link to the exact wheel I bought. Back space is 40mm and I used the silver with the machine lip. I was trying to stay as close to stock looking and fitting as possible without paying $500+ per wheel. The ride height is almost exactly the same as factory and they sit perfectly flush with the wheel well. Let me know if you need nothing else.
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/wheels/drag/product/submitProductSize.do?v=018203%7C2009&pc=62865&tmn=DR-37&typ=Car%2FMinivan

V locity
08-10-12, 11:54 AM
Here is a link to the exact wheel I bought. Back space is 40mm and I used the silver with the machine lip. I was trying to stay as close to stock looking and fitting as possible without paying $500+ per wheel. The ride height is almost exactly the same as factory and they sit perfectly flush with the wheel well. Let me know if you need nothing else.
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/wheels/drag/product/submitProductSize.do?v=018203%7C2009&pc=62865&tmn=DR-37&typ=Car%2FMinivan

The link is to an 8.5" wide rim. Is that what you're running on the rear?

Mikes2009V
08-10-12, 12:05 PM
The link is to an 8.5" wide rim. Is that what you're running on the rear?

Yes. Thats the widest wheel that they make in a dr37. I have the Nitto NT05R drag radial in a 285/40/18 which keeps almost all the specs very close to stock. Here is the tire size comparison.
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/brochure/info/tmpInfoTireMath.jsp

201Vwagon
08-18-12, 11:09 AM
Do you have any pics from a side view?

Forgot to ask. What track do you go to? I usually go to Englishtown, but also go to Island and Atco on certain occasions.

Lenvo65
08-21-12, 01:11 PM
So I thought I would buy these wheels to put winter tires on - of course now the problem is Discount Tire does not have any 18" snow tires to fit! :(

Purple87SS
10-25-12, 05:14 PM
Just to confirm (and beat a dead horse) before I order...these will fit all fours corner for my winter setup

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findWheelDetail.do?bp=5-120&pc=62858&counter=6&wd=18&rw=8.5

18x8.5
5x120
40 offset


What size snow tires do you guys recommend with these specific wheels( I know narrow is better)?

OK- thinking of running these for winter tires.
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireDetail.do?pc=12752&ar=45&wd=18&rd=18&rw=8.5&cs=255

255/45/18...thoughts on these too?

luderchris
10-25-12, 07:10 PM
Just to confirm (and beat a dead horse) before I order...these will fit all fours corner for my winter setup

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findWheelDetail.do?bp=5-120&pc=62858&counter=6&wd=18&rw=8.5

18x8.5
5x120
40 offset


What size snow tires do you guys recommend with these specific wheels( I know narrow is better)?

OK- thinking of running these for winter tires.
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireDetail.do?pc=12752&ar=45&wd=18&rd=18&rw=8.5&cs=255

255/45/18...thoughts on these too?

This is exactly the wheel/tire setup I am looking to get, except I want the wheels in Hyper Black. From my research, this setup should work well.

Low_ET
10-25-12, 08:37 PM
Good stuff. So the CR-37 has a 40mm offset. That means that I need a spacer for the additional 10mm to get to stock up front, and a different spacer for the back wheels?

/confused.

You don't need a spacer for a smaller offset. Stock front is 51 mm. The 40 mm offset on the CR-37 wheel will make the wheel stick out more than the stock front. If you do the math (I did), it will stick out 5 mm more than stock. In the rear, it will stick out 3 mm more than stock. You won't even notice the difference.

With my TSW Nurburgring wheels, they stick out almost 20 mm farther than stock. It still works fine - even on the track.

luderchris
11-16-12, 05:55 PM
Just to confirm (and beat a dead horse) before I order...these will fit all fours corner for my winter setup

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findWheelDetail.do?bp=5-120&pc=62858&counter=6&wd=18&rw=8.5

18x8.5
5x120
40 offset


What size snow tires do you guys recommend with these specific wheels( I know narrow is better)?

OK- thinking of running these for winter tires.
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireDetail.do?pc=12752&ar=45&wd=18&rd=18&rw=8.5&cs=255

255/45/18...thoughts on these too?

Purple, did you pull the trigger on this setup? 18x8.5 and 255/45???

Purple87SS
11-16-12, 08:56 PM
Yes got a smokin deal on the combo wheel/tire package from discountiredirect.com. Included lugs and mounting and balancing, shipped to my door. They are sitting in the garage waiting to be installed. Prob going to go on thanksgiving weekend, as the temp are still in the 50s in S jersey.

luderchris
11-17-12, 06:52 PM
Yes got a smokin deal on the combo wheel/tire package from discountiredirect.com. Included lugs and mounting and balancing, shipped to my door. They are sitting in the garage waiting to be installed. Prob going to go on thanksgiving weekend, as the temp are still in the 50s in S jersey.

Nice. Which lug nuts? Do they match the wheels? Were TPMS sensors included?

Thanks.

Purple87SS
11-18-12, 09:08 AM
They sent hub rings and gorilla locking lug nuts in chrome. I inquired about black lugs but the rep said it would delay my order as they were out of stock. No tpms installed for me.

luderchris
11-18-12, 11:57 AM
They sent hub rings and gorilla locking lug nuts in chrome. I inquired about black lugs but the rep said it would delay my order as they were out of stock. No tpms installed for me.

Without the TPMS sensors, do you have the dash light on all of the time???

Low_ET
11-19-12, 09:28 AM
Without the TPMS sensors, do you have the dash light on all of the time???

Without TPS in the wheels, the light flashes when you start the car then switches to constantly illuminated after a while. I see it whenever I have my track wheels mounted.

Purple87SS
11-19-12, 05:29 PM
^What he said. I will be installing mine this weekend.

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^What he said. I will be installing mine this weekend.

Purple87SS
11-26-12, 12:24 PM
Any they are on. Had to Plastidip the ugly center caps before installing.
All came from discounttiredirect.com mounted and balanced

Drag DR-37 wheels
18x8.5
5x120
40mm offset
Hankook i-cept 255/45/18 winter tires
Lugs with Wheel Locks/hub rings used were discount tire direct supplied with purchase

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/purple87ss/CTS-V%20DR37%20wheels/A87E7DC2-965C-4075-BF59-7F798DB377F4-10691-000003DCFA735783.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/purple87ss/CTS-V%20DR37%20wheels/911F5BF1-0A22-4098-B8D1-C8FAD67D5BB8-10691-000003DD19372039.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/purple87ss/CTS-V%20DR37%20wheels/CEB4443A-9391-48F2-ADD2-2C334A44DFCA-10691-000003DD14548AB4.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/purple87ss/CTS-V%20DR37%20wheels/D2EFA2AD-9C5C-4B7B-940A-B23C700FD6ED-10691-000003DD2BD76F83.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/purple87ss/CTS-V%20DR37%20wheels/84638935-C28F-4B8C-BA49-E8305D467094-10691-000003DD21E31503.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/purple87ss/CTS-V%20DR37%20wheels/3D8C8B15-C73A-4B9E-A959-FC077E42C477-10691-000003DD38422B32.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/purple87ss/CTS-V%20DR37%20wheels/1596A8F5-6124-4F82-9C08-F96BE22B8D46-10691-0000043A99557BBF.jpg

Jayfrigginjones
11-27-12, 11:52 AM
Damn that looks great

luderchris
11-27-12, 05:46 PM
100500

My Hyper Blacks are here. I'll try to put them on tonight and take a few pics tomorrow.

luderchris
11-27-12, 11:29 PM
I'll take a few in the daylight tomorrow.
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Jayfrigginjones
11-27-12, 11:34 PM
I love how meaty the tires look with this setup. Reminds me of old-school muscle car tires.

luderchris
11-28-12, 01:31 AM
I love how meaty the tires look with this setup. Reminds me of old-school muscle car tires.

Yeah, a little more sidewall than I typically like, but it should work well if we have a shitty winter.

luderchris
11-28-12, 01:23 PM
Couple more pics. I like the way it looks.
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IBMike
12-09-12, 09:28 AM
subscribed to this thread so I'm ready for NEXT winter when I have my V in Colorado!!