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Old 02-07-2008, 12:06 PM   #1
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Q. Used Weld draglites fitment

Hi, I have ANOTHER will these wheels fit question... sorry but i searched and cant seem to find the answer.

So I was browsing on craigslist and came across some Weld Draglites... here is what the ad said.

"Up for sale is 4 Weld Draglite racing wheels.
2 Front Universal lug pattern Rim Size:28 Tire Size:4.5x15 with Moroso tires.
2 rear 5 lug chevy. Rim size:28 Tire Size: 10.5x15
The Rears have Micky Thompson Slicks."

I am assuming he made a confusion with the rim size and tire size. I think he meant that the tirse size is 28" tall and the rim size is 15" and 10.5" wide same with the front.

That is all he said about them. So obviously from this information you cannot tell me wether or not they would fit... SO I emailed him and asked him what the offset of the rim was.

He told me for the rear it measured 6"... He also told me he was running them on his 66 Nova and was going to run them on his 69 camaro but decided to go with a different rim and tire combo.

I have a stock width rear end and am currently running 2" spacers (for the 4th gen wheels.)

What would be needed to CORRECTLY fit these rims on my car??? The price is very good and I would like to act fast.
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Re: Q. Used Weld draglites fitment

i think the 10.5" rim would need 7" of BS to fit "nicely tucked" in the wells with a 3rd gen rear.

with drag tires, usually people run 8" wide wheels with 5.5" of BS, or 10" wide wheels with 6.5" of BS on a 3rd gen rear.
with the 4th gne rear you need a LOT of BS
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Re: Q. Used Weld draglites fitment

The listing isn't informative enough.

Front tires are 4.5" wide 15" rims with a 28" tall tire. Mine are only 27.5" and they rub when making a sharp turn. They have the dual bolt pattern for the Ford 5 on 4.5" and Chev 5 on 4.75"

Rear tires are 28 x 10.5" mounted on unknown width, 15" rims. Assume any width and backspace. You don't want any more than 5.5" of backspace if they're 10" or even 8" wide rims. I'd guess a 10" wide rim based on the tires but if they're an ET Street, it could be an 8" wide rim. 5 lug Chev pattern and not dual pattern on a Draglite tells me it's a 5 on 5 bolt pattern. Large Chev pattern for B-body cars and pickup trucks but being on a Nova, it's possible they're 5 on 4-3/4" but I've never seen only the single small pattern on a Draglite.
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