Buying Pro Star wheels. Couple of questions.

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  1. Nacho

    Nacho Active Member

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    I want the 10" wheel so I'll be getting the 15x10 but I don't know what backspacing to run. I will run 26" tires and would like for them to line up nicely with the fenders. Will a 5.5 backspacing do or is 6.5 more appropriate? Also what is our lug pattern, 5x4.5 or 5x4.75? Thanks
     
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    A couple of old pics of mine. Back spacing is 6.5 and that's also a 15x10 with a 295-50 (next is a 275-50 dr since these tires were free) and if i remember correctly the lug pattern is 5 x 4 1/2".

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    maybe it's just my eyes, but they seem to sit a lil inside the fender. is that due to the 6.5 back spacing. would 5.5 push them out more?
     
  4. scarface

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    looks to me like if he hits a hard bump or launches hard he will cut the sidewalls? Do you want to make it so you have to roll your fenders when you run the tires?

    the 26 inch is the diameter...what tread width do you plan on running?

    Im probably looking at rolling my fenders with a 26x11.5 on a 9 inch wheels with 5.5BS so it doesnt scrub durring a hard launch.

    a 295/50/15 is a 26.7x10.1x15 tire
     
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    I really don't know how wide tires I need. What do you guys recommend on the 10"?
     
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    11.5
     
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    i had 15x10 with 6in back spacing with 275/50-15 bfg dr,s looked right
     
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    back tires are actually flush with the car, i dont have them on now or i'd take pics. On the launch i'm sure they'd rub just not on my car since it has no balls ;), but on hard bumps (not great roads by me) I have yet to rub, only time i've had a problem was pulling into a store at an angle and the inside of the tires rubbed the inner wheel well.

    Bluecobra - do ou have any pics of when your car had the 275's on the 10 inch wheel? that'd be cool if so.
     
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    i think i have some somewhere my car was white then i take a look
     
  10. 94Gt5.0

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    I have the Pro-Stars in 15X8 w/ a 5.5, 5-4.5 lug pattern backspacing and 28X11.5/15 M/T et streets and they sit about an inch and a half inside the fenderwell
     
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    Thanks for the info ^^
     
  12. scarface

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    Just go with a 6 inch backspacing and 26x11.5s Over on corral they were talking about those making it flush
     
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    Good to know as well.^^
     
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    lol if i but dr on my car it would run slower haha... thats funny ^_^

    >>> pretty much stock GT <<<<

    they look realy nice tho.... makes me mad i dont have that kindof power...
    soon.... soon...
     
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    You'd be surprised Hicks. These wheels are SUPER light. My friend wrapped his slicks aroun 15" v6 wheels and the pro stars were much lighter.
     
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    lol, yea.... they look so cool... :( arnt they drag purpose only tho? not streetable?
     
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    No sir. If you want to use them for stree purposes, you just need to get a street tire.
     
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    eh... whatcha mean? You know eny pics of streetable grip tires??? im buuilding my car for a dig and i wanna be able to hold the ground
     
  19. scarface

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    any tire that is stamped DOT can be run on the street. If you want all around performance, go with a drag radial.
     
  20. 94Gt5.0

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    The M/T ET Street Radial is a bad-ass street tire, BFG Drags are also another great tire that are a little more street oriented than the M/T's. The size you will want is the 275/50/15 and they will sit nice and flush.