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Custom Drag Wheels

I have some test wheels being made as of TODAY in the below spec/style.

Terminator Series Centerline Rotary Forged 2pc custom wheel.

They will be a direct bolt on wheel. No need to change studs or lugnuts, etc...Still have to do some test fitting but I see little to no surprises. I am posting this up to gauge interest. The prices are the absolute best I can do, I only wish I could do better...I was looking at doing a WELD Racing wheel but they are impossible to work with...Not to mention the fact that you have to change your lug studs and lugnuts to run them...IMO this is a better option AND they are willing to get things MOVING as well...heh

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$280ea Rears
$250ea Fronts

15X4 FRONT 13lbs 1.65" backspace Polished 5-4.25 bolt pattern
15X8 REAR 17lbs 5.50" backspace Polished 5-4.25 bolt pattern



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15x6???? how bout 15x3.5 or 4

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15x6???? how bout 15x3.5 or 4
Yea...I can get it done in a 15X4 if that is more desirable.

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Brad, I'm not in the market for them, for the guys who might be ... is the barrel on the 15x8" large enough to clear the 11.65" rear Cobra brakes? I know that some aftermarket 15" wheels do.



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Brad, I'm not in the market for them, for the guys who might be ... is the barrel on the 15x8" large enough to clear the 11.65" rear Cobra brakes? I know that some aftermarket 15" wheels do.



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Good point ED.

I could not say for sure...Will have to wait for the test wheels to show up. Then we can explore from there I guess.

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Yea...I can get it done in a 15X4 if that is more desirable.
Thanks for the input..
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yea the 4" is much better to put a 165r15 or mt front or d-10 tire on. the 6 is way to wide for a drag front.

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Any idea on how much they'll weigh?

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How 'bout 16"?
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Any idea on how much they'll weigh?

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Yea ROD...I posted a bit hastey I guess...heh...I edited the post.

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How 'bout 16"?
This combination seems to be the most sought for and desired so that is what I decided on. I am sure its not going to be the answer for everyone unfortunatley.

What makes the 16" drag wheel so appealing to you??


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This combination seems to be the most sought for and desired so that is what I decided on. I am sure its not going to be the answer for everyone unfortunatley.

What makes the 16" drag wheel so appealing to you??


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yea slicks are much more expensive for 16's and you dont get the big sidewall that the 15's have.

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I like those as well. I would also like to know if those will clear the rear cobra brakes however.
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This combination seems to be the most sought for and desired so that is what I decided on. I am sure its not going to be the answer for everyone unfortunatley.

What makes the 16" drag wheel so appealing to you??


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The Mark VIII has 16" wheels.

I guess the real question is will the 15" wheels clear the brakes on the FN10 chassis?
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The Mark VIII has 16" wheels.

I guess the real question is will the 15" wheels clear the brakes on the FN10 chassis?
I am pretty damn sure that the MarkVIII guys have been using Tbird 15X7 wheels for drag tires for quite some time now...??

Yea...I know that the mark uses a 16" wheel...haha...And that the brake clearance is a lil differant. Its not THAT differant though. I don't think fitment will be a problem at all, front or rear.


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I don't think the 15s will clear the Mark VIII front brakes, but the different shape of the barrel on the aftermarket wheels might be the difference.


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I don't think the 15s will clear the Mark VIII front brakes.
They could always upgrade to PBRs for the "LX" brake rotor.




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Did you look into 6 inch BS for the rear? They fit fine on mine. If a problem, maybe 5.75? I hate to get the tire sticking out.

Here is 15x8 with 6 inch BS.









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Max backspace for the barrel is 5.50"...Even when I was working with WELD 5.50" was going to be the max on their barrel as well.


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Brad, I'm not in the market for them, for the guys who might be ... is the barrel on the 15x8" large enough to clear the 11.65" rear Cobra brakes? I know that some aftermarket 15" wheels do.



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If you get the grinder out,then the 15x8 Telstar will clear.I'm using your brackets with the rear cobra rotor,and I had to get happy with the grinder on the rear calipers to get it to work. I'm using a 15x8 with a 5.5" BS in the 5x4.5 pattern.
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I am Ready.......

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I am Ready.......
I am glad that the ball is actually rolling on this. When I SEE the test wheels I will be EXCITED...

I believe that its just a matter of time at this point.

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I am Ready.......
Do you want to sell the rear wheels you have now? The widened spare wheels?

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any updates...... I really like the idea of drag wheels in tbird bolt patterns for once.
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any updates.......???
Actually YES...I failed to update the thread here at the TCCoA.

Recieved the TEST WHEELS on Friday (Last) and have done Test fitting Saturday (Yesterday). Only a matter of time until I place an order.


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well let us know when you get them.....christmas is soon lol!
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YES!!! let us know!

i will be purchursing(sp)!!!!!

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