New Summit wheels just arrived (Drag-Thrust)

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by BeefTip, May 9, 2013.

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    BeefTip Veteran Member

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    Skip Im actually going go try to weigh them this afternoon, my grandfather has a commercial scale that is pretty accurate so I will take them over later.

    Also, here is a pic of the 15x8 and 15x10.
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    I know my cast 15" snowflakes are around 23-24#. 16x8 GTA mesh around 22 for the repops, the originals look a little lighter.

    My Pro Stars are way lighter.
     
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    Those dont look like they hace the correct offset it may just be the pics
     
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    Very nice looking wheels. What center caps are you using?
     
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    Those are nice :bowtie: Cant wait to see them with tires.
     
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    Backspacing is supposed to be 4.4 and 5.5 respectively, I will check later. They do however look correct to me from what i have seen of these wheels online.


    Btw, I just weighed the wheels and the are not exactly lightweights.
    15x10 came in at roughly 19.5 lbs
    15x8 was just over 18 lbs
     
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    The wheels come with center caps and km just going to use those. I'll post a pic of them later
     
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    I just checked the backspacing and it is in fact correct. The 15x10 are 5.5 and the 15x8 are 4.5.

    However, I do see what you are talking about, it seems that both wheels should be set deeper toward the center of the wheel. I had noticed this on other summit wheels, especially the fast-fives, they just do not sit that deep. The way these wheels are cast, the mounting plate sits almost another inch deeper than the backside of the face of the wheel, which makes it closer to center (hence the illusion of these not being deep enough). Basically it makes the 15x10s look like they are closer to a 6.5" backspace visually.
     
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    Tires just came in.... I will be running m/t radials 235/60 in the front and these monsters in the back..Mickey Thompson S/R 28x12. Im waiting to get my car back within the next week or two, then I will test fit the new wheels before I mount the tires.

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    Do these rims have a conical seat for the wheel nut. It appears that they may.
    If so do you have stock wheel studs?
    How much thread engaement do you have?
     

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