Anyone running 18" wheels on the street?

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  1. terryturner

    terryturner Silver Member

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    Considering switching to 18s to give me a little more sidewall. Thinking 275/50 on 18x9 up front and 305/45 on 18x10.5 in rear. Any thoughts? Pix? I have read that the rear wheel may require a shorter sway bar depending on offset. Prolly will go with the shorter sway bar so I can tuck the wheel a little more than it sticking out.
     
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    Terry I'm running 18" for my drag set specs are Thriumph 18x10.5" with 27mm offset and yes you need shorter sway at links in rear I shortened my stock links 1 1/4" to fit the wheel I'm running a 305/45/18 MT Street R hook up is way better than the 20's 1.49 60'
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    Did you shorten them and did you do it yourself?
     
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    Yes I did shorten them 1 1/4" and did it myself ;)
     
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    You must be a good welder.
     
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    I have 18X10.5 +25MM offset and I had to have shorter sway bar links too. I installed the ones from HHP ($85). But they are way shorter than needed because they are designed to clear 17" wheels. I would think they are about 1-1/4 inches shorter, but I did not measure the difference.

    The Bravado Tribute wheels just barely clear if your car is stock ride height. They are 18X10 with a +20 offset. So adding to the offset and width makes the wheel hit the sway bar.

    My tires are 305/40R18 ET Street S/S.

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    Also, 18's won't fit on the front of a Hellcat. Not sure what you have???

    Be sure and relocate your SHOCK control wires out of the way so they don't rub on your wheels. They can be pushed to the center of the car and tie wrapped etc. In some cases they can be slid in the existing holders with some effort.
     
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    18s won't fit on the front due to the massive calipers?
     
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    CCW and Bogart are making a 18x6" wheel for the front. (wheel has shallow well that clears calipers) Otherwise need to change brakes to a smaller pkg.
     
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    Screw that. I'll stick with the 20s then. Thanks for the info everyone
     

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