Drag racing wheel size and width

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  1. FastMikeR1

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    You have to change the rear sway bar link to shorter ones. I know some are cutting them and re-welding them, but i would buy new ones. Not sure if it is Bwoody or other brand who offer the shorter ones.I think it is something like 1,250'' shorter, or 1 inches and a quarter.
     
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    I’m gonna have to find something ASAP track is 1 week away
     
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    I'm running that set up and my wheel will just touch when the car weight is off but when the cars on the ground it's fine . 2016 may be a little different ?
    A bit hard to tell but the one with the jack has clearance.
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    Man that looks sick. And yes it is the fit as you have. I guess once I load the suspension then it will clear. Do you tighten the lugs down while it is barely touching or do you put it on jack stands then use the jack to pre load the suspension and then put the wheel on and tighten the lug nuts down?
     
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    I just had that jack stand in as a test . I just treat them the same as stock wheels , you can feel them sit flat on the hub up in the air . Then I nip them up on the ground .
     
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    I guess I’ll still look into the shorter sway bar end links, but in the mean time I’ll roll just like you.
     
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    Do they dead hook for you on the track. And have you tried them on the street. The skinny’s Up front look really good on your car btw.
     
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    I found that picture showing the modification on the sway bar link
     

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    I didn't run into that issue, but mine is a 2015 Scat Pack. Mine seemed to fit fine. It's tight, but clears everything. You might need shorter links then. I would opt to do that over modifying your stock ones.

    I loosen the lugs while the car is on the ground, then I jack the car up, then I take the lugs off and the wheel. Put the new wheel on, snug them down a bit, lower the car down to the ground, then tighten them up with a torque wrench. Did that all last year with no issues or lugs coming loose.

    If you get more serious look into getting some front skinnies too, you'll shave more weight and go a little faster.

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    Mine will dead hook at the track provided it has been prepped decently. Sometimes on test n tune day after street tire cars drag water up to the starting line they will spin a bit off the line. On Sundays when it's just serious guys it will dead hook every time. It should pull high 1.6 to low 1.7 60ft times on the stock tune depending on the air and traction. You can pull low 1.6's with a tune or if you add front skinnies or have some really super cold air.

    I got the best ET/MPH running 22psi in the rear on a day when the track was prepped decent. You can run anywhere from 17-26psi depending on what your car wants. The higher the better provided you can hook, you'll ET a bit quicker and get more MPH from less rolling resistance.

    On the street they will hook up pretty good too, but not like at the track obviously. I've pulled 3.7 seconds 0-60 on the street with them on the back. Fastest I've done on the 20" drag radials on the street was 3.9 seconds.

    With your SRT having 3 mode suspension I would imagine leaving the suspension in street mode and the trans in track mode would be the best setup. My Scat Pack doesn't have the adjustable suspension, but I"ve found track mode for the trans to be good for about a tenth quicker over sport mode.
     
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