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    Looking for new wheels... HELP

    Ok, im selling my factories, and i need to know what i can fit on my car..

    im looking to go with a nice drag/driver wheel. I plan on keeping the 3.55s, and will eventually be fbo and procharged.

    What size wheels and tires can i fit out back? Anyone running a drag pack style setup?

    Seems most people keep the stocks, but i just cant do it. Lol

    thanks for any help
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    You can widen the factory rears x 1.5" and run a 305/45R18 drag radial.
    You "feel" the difference because you want to "feel" the difference. Since you just spent money on the upgrade you "have" to feel the difference

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    Drag radials do not make good daily driver tires..they can be very poor in rain and wear fast, maybe 5k miles and are pricey
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    I have no desire to keep the factory wheels, so i definitely dont want to spend more money on them. I dont want some psychological trickery that i “feel”.

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    Not terribly concerned with tread wear. Just trying to figure out how big i have to be to clear brakes, how wide they CAN go, what offset or backspacing is required, etc.

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    You can use 16 inch wheels and clear brakes if factory brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubberCtyRauder View Post
    You can use 16 inch wheels and clear brakes if factory brakes.
    Any other requirements?

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    the_a1ch3mist - Any other requirements?
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_a1ch3mist View Post
    Any other requirements?
    15 inch will fit on rear. But not clear front brakes. Drag radials are more plentiful in 15,16,17 inch and some 18 inch. Width will all depend on offset. Best off finding offset calculator online, plug in the Marauder wheel max, 50 offset, 9.5 wide and find what converts
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    Im surprised nobody has pics they are sharing of this type of setup

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    Stock wheels are 8"wide --lot of us have widen them to 9.5 and run up to 295/45/18 as daily with no problem or needing any spacers--Would not want to go wider even though some have and do--its just not what you want--another story--trust--ok- I have 10 inch ones I use for 305 drags for just that- Either mufflers are popular -18"- is preferred- As for different wheels --its up to you--most keep the factory as they in their own right are limited run and set the car apart--however--a lot of "other" type wheels tend to make the car appear other than a Marauder--which most don't want to do--but like I said --it yours so look around to no wider that 9.5 wheel is my suggestion.

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    HE890 20X8.5 5x4.5 S-BLK 35MM
    He890 20X10 5x4.5 S-BLK 40MM
    Rear 2954020
    Fronts 255352

    That's what I run on thexstreet with no modifications to clear.

    I run a 15x8 et20 mt etss in the rear at the track. . 2756015.



    I use www.willtheyfit.com as my go to for figuring out offsets and clearance etc.


    I've been considering going back to stocks with a widenend rear. I like my rear tire appearance but not the Fronts. And a smaller rear tire is more fun in the street.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheapthrillb2 View Post
    HE890 20X8.5 5x4.5 S-BLK 35MM
    He890 20X10 5x4.5 S-BLK 40MM
    Rear 2954020
    Fronts 255352

    That's what I run on thexstreet with no modifications to clear.

    I run a 15x8 et20 mt etss in the rear at the track. . 2756015.



    I use www.willtheyfit.com as my go to for figuring out offsets and clearance etc.


    I've been considering going back to stocks with a widenend rear. I like my rear tire appearance but not the Fronts. And a smaller rear tire is more fun in the street.
    I was told 15s wont fit. Lol

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    15s fit the rear no problem. Just have to watch offset, specifically at the axle shock mount.
    2003 budget built marauder-LM7 5.3 SBE 4L80E VS racing 78/75 turbo and other things
    1.56 60' 6.90 1/8 @ 101 mph 10.7 1/4 @126 mph
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