Light Weight Drag Wheels

Discussion in 'Chassis / Drivetrain / Suspension / Wheels' started by online170, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. online170

    online170 G-Body Guru

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    Im looking to see what you guys are using for drag wheels. There is some ET and HP to be saved from having to spin these heavy wheels and I'd like to benefit from that. I bet a lot of you have done this homework already an could save me the searching.

    Cost is obviously a factor. Billet Specialties stuff is a bit expensive.

    If you could post part numbers, cost and weight if available it would be great.
     
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  2. onyxxtreme

    onyxxtreme Greasemonkey

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    bogarts are some of the best drag wheels
    pricey though
     
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  3. Csilvy2000

    Csilvy2000 Greasemonkey

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    Can't go wrong with some used Weld wheels. They're a lot of sets out there priced between 400 and 800 bucks. They're light weight and in my opinion hard to beat.

    Another option I would look hard at are the cheap offerings from Jeg's and Summitt. The prices are very reasonable and the wheels look really good.
     
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  4. online170

    online170 G-Body Guru

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    Agreed welds are some of the lightest ive ever seen.

    I was looking at the summit brand ones but have no idea on the weight. I dont want them to be like some of the centerlines which end up heavier than steelies.
     
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  5. 565bbchevy

    565bbchevy Royal Smart Person

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    Typical drag only wheels usually run about $400+ per wheel (Bogarts, Weld Magnum etc.) while these wheels are extremely light they were not designed with street use in mind.
    I will assume you are looking more for a street/strip type aluminum wheel especially if you are saying cost is a factor.
    You didn't mention sizes so I am going to go with a typical Gbody 15 x 4 in the front and 15 x 8 in the rear and for a set expect to pay from $750-$1000.
    I think Weld Racing and Centerline both have a good selection of sizes and I both have a lot of backspacing choices so you shouldn't need spacers or adapters.
    Welds rims have the Prostar and Draglites for reasonable pricing and for a little more you can get the RTS forged.
    Centerline has the Convo Pros, Auto Drag, Qualifier, and the Rev.
    I have used both of these companies rims and they are made well and are lightweight and are what I consider affordable for what I need them to do.
    There are other companies like American Racing and the Summit and Jegs brands that have lower priced aluminum rims but probably weight more.
    My rims right now are Convo Pros with a 15 x 8.5 rear @ 13lbs and a 15 x 4 @ 9lbs.
    If you search your local Craigslist you might find a decent used set, maybe even with tires or slicks but typically the rims will need polishing
     
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