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racenmotorsports
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 169
posted March 15, 2004 07:36 PM  
I have to use steel 15x7" wheels in my class. What GM Cars had these as stock 5 on 5 bolt pattern.

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Okie11m
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 287
posted March 15, 2004 07:46 PM  
Might try early 80s full size Cad. They are 5on5.

racenmotorsports
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 169
posted March 15, 2004 07:54 PM  
no, I'm an idiot...they're 4 3/4" bolt pattern. I just measured them...Do s-10's work?

bobaluuu
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 474
posted March 15, 2004 07:56 PM  
almost all chevy/gm trucks till 1994 used 15x7 5 on 5 bolt except 4x4 used 6 lug

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bobaluuu
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 474
posted March 15, 2004 08:23 PM  
s-10 blazers and 96 up s-10 used 15 inch but 15x6 I think most 70s big gm cars had 15 5 on 4 3/4 but again most were 6 inch except wagons. look up astros size and pattern

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racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted March 15, 2004 09:39 PM  
Stock wheels are not strong enough to race. The hubs will let go. order some racing wheels and save yourself and other racers around you a bunch of money.

19J
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted March 16, 2004 07:48 AM  
The rallys might be strong enough but do not go with the stamped ones. Gene is right you will break the center out of the right front in the center of the corner give or take. I know from first hand experience. I talked to about 5 people and they said we are lucky we didnt go end over end. Just think about that. A racing rim is $35. Spend the money it worth it.

24s52
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted March 16, 2004 07:51 AM  
A lot depends on the track configuration, too. I've been running stock rims for 3 years and the only one that ever let go was a BOP rally wheel. We even had her on 2 wheels a few times. Came right back down and kept going. I guess my Fords are good for something, huh? lol

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted March 16, 2004 08:02 AM  
using stock rims is NEVER A SAFE IDEA!!!!
only use racing wheels. only. i have seen alot of cars flip with stok wheels because they break the centers out of them.
buy the racing ones to be safe. or even get some used ones off another car.
i would talk to the track owner and try to get a 8 inch wheel legal so you can get old mod wheels cheap. it would save money for you guys.
good luck, and get the racing rims to stay safe.

Raz_900
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 635
posted March 16, 2004 08:55 AM  
I use Bart racing wheels on mine. For $35 ea, free shipping ($8 handling per order) and no tax (out of state) from Summit, I can't understand why anyone would even consider using a stock wheel. My life's worth a whole lot more than that $150 for 4 wheels. If you have to buy used wheels from a junk yard or whoever, how cheap are u really going to get them? $10 or maybe $20 a piece? Just not worth it.

Smitty77
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted March 16, 2004 09:18 AM  
2nd. generation Z28 are 15x7x4.75. Raced 300 lap Enduros on 1/2 mile paved track for 7 yrs. and now Bomber 1/4 mile dirt 4yrs. never had a problem with them coming apart. The promblem is there getting hard to find in these parts & when you do the cost is more or close to a racing wheel.

4racer19
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted March 16, 2004 06:33 PM  
while I agree that racing wheels are the best, if your rules prohibit them, Olds or Pontiac rally wheels work well. I have used them and never had one break, even with direct hits, or up on two wheels.

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