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Old 05-09-2018, 10:22 AM   #1
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Looking forward to track days soon and was curious who has any thoughts on some cheapie steelies that would fit my 240. I plan to purchase the biggest street style slicks that will fit. Ideas ?
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What kind of slicks?
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Track days or Drag Days? Two completely different things...

And really you want 15" alloys as they are much lighter for drag slicks
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Track days or Drag Days? Two completely different things...

And really you want 15" alloys as they are much lighter for drag slicks
I'd get some Method 15x8-9s for track days, stick with the cheapest, widest wheel for drag slicks.
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I got 8 inch wide M/T drag slicks on 7 inch wide 15 inch aftermarket aluminum wheels. Hard to find a stock aluminum 7 inch wide 15 inch wheel. I think the only ones are the 780 bertone wheels. 9 inch wide drag slicks don't fit on a 240 too well, but might with a big hammer or just the right offset.
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I got 8 inch wide M/T drag slicks on 7 inch wide 15 inch aftermarket aluminum wheels. Hard to find a stock aluminum 7 inch wide 15 inch wheel. I think the only ones are the 780 bertone wheels. 9 inch wide drag slicks don't fit on a 240 too well, but might with a big hammer or just the right offset.
Bmw wheels are cheap and easy to adapt. 15x7 and 15x8 available for next to nothing.
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Ok, get some e34 15x8s
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Old 05-10-2018, 12:17 PM   #11
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Get cragar unique 83s, 40 bucks each from summit and they have the 5x108 and 5x114.3 bolt pattern I run them on my drag car
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Old 05-10-2018, 12:21 PM   #12
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Didn't a couple people put 24x8 ET Drags on MSWs or stock 740 steelies?
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Diamond Racing are cheap and you can spec out diameter, width, offset, and bolt pattern to suit whatever you've got. The SC series wheels are like $70 a piece or something.

I hear they don't make good street wheels but for a dedicated drag set I think they'd be cheap and functional.

Call em up and ask for a quote on some 15x8 or 15x10 with -12 offset and a 5x108 bolt pattern
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In the same boat. Just started pricing out a multi purpose semi-slick or DOT legal road slick. 15x8 seems to have the most options for tires, but finding steelie 15s with adequate brake clearance is a giant pita.
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Old 05-11-2018, 09:16 AM   #17
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A better idea than running slicks would be a sportsman pro. I've been running them for years. They are a drag slick compound, wrinkle wall design but with full tread. Cheater slicks aren't fun if you get so much as a sprinkle of rain.
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:39 PM   #18
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I had some used Hoosier Cantilever 23.5"x10" designed to fit on a 6" rim. I think they were made for a Miata? I had an issue with them hitting the upper shock bolt at standard ride height but we're ok with it lowered after some wheel well hammering before I lifted it back up and ruined the sidewalls.
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