Bravado Tribute 18" rim question.

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  1. Challengerfarmer

    Challengerfarmer Silver Member

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    I was going to order a couple of Bravado 18" Tribute rims from Summit this morning, to mount drag radials on for my 2016 Hellcat Challenger. There was a review listed from a Hellcat owner that did not think the Bravado cheap cast rim was a safe way to go. How many out there are running these rims? Are they safe for our Hellcats on the drag strip?
    Even if I order today, they won't ship until the first week in April. The Mickey Thompson ET Street R drag radials I was going to order to go on them won't ship until the end of March. I'm still planning to make the first race at my local track in mid April.
     
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    DO NOT USE ON THE DRAG STRIP!!
    these are meant for normal street driving...period.
     
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    Thanks for your reply. Can you expand on your answer, have these rims failed on the drag strip? Do you recommend the Replika rims for racing then?
     
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    I don't follow this comment; at the drag strip you will NEVER encounter a pot hole, speed bump, or other obstacles that can damage the wheel. My "normal" street driving must be very different than yours; I don't trust "cheaper" wheels on the streets due to risk of them bending, cracking, or becoming compromised by heat.
     
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    I was in contact with an actual tech suport guy from Replika wheel company itself a few weeks ago and he surprisingly steered me away from his product for a Hellcat for drag racing purposes, and advised me to use a forged wheel . So I will.
     
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    Exactly,,,they are not meant for drag racing, the forces put on them when launched with slicks will at some point have them either stress crack or worse completely fail.
     
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    Drags racing is harder on rims than pot holes or speed bumps.
    Buy a forged wheel, not a gravity cast ( or even pressure cast for that matter)
     
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    If a set of used stockers I am after falls thru, I might get 2 brass monkeys from Speedlogix for 720 ea and send them to Detroit Wheel for powdercoat for 125 ea plus shipping. Or I could paint them matte black myself and call it good enough for now. I would have about 1500 in 2 stock new wheels doing the latter.
     
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    I have a pair on my car now and did research on other forums. GM, GT500, and BMW guys have been daily driving and dragging with these at the track since 2011 when they came out with no issue. They are a Konig product. Sure they might not be as strong but I have yet to read or hear anything about one failing. I'll know soon enough.
     
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    remember too, you have much more torque that say a BMW, with DR's that is a hell of a lot of stress on a rim.
    You may go down the track 1000 times and never have an issue.
    I have the Replikas for around town, car shows etc, they were not purchased for drag racing.
     
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    You make a very good point and I didn't even think about it from that perspective; that made me wonder about the difference between drag radials, and slicks. Slicks typically have very soft sidewalls that help to dampen the extreme torque, while DR's are more ridged, don't bite as well as slicks.

    Which one is will put less stress on the kitty in the long run?
     
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    what are you trying to do. Weekend warrior or full fledged drag racer?
     
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