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: Draglites drilled for rims screws, do i have to use the screws?


bigdaddykane
9th-February-2010, 01:29 PM
Hi all
I came across some draglite rims that have been drilled for rims screws to be used with slicks and rims screws, if i buy them, do i have to use rim screws and or tubes? will they leak if i dont use rims screws and without tubes? should i buy or pass on them? i would be using MT Et street or hoosier quick time pro tires on them...there about 100 bucks for the rear pair....

Vin63
9th-February-2010, 01:50 PM
...if they're drilled correctly, you don't have to use screws.

Bad69Nova511
9th-February-2010, 03:06 PM
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/Bad69Nova511/100_0078.jpg My wheel's were drilled 16 holes per side I run hoosier QTP's W/ no tubes they hold air just fine. but i'm gonna put the screw's in rather than leaving a bunch of holes

bigdaddykane
9th-February-2010, 04:57 PM
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/Bad69Nova511/100_0078.jpg My wheel's were drilled 16 holes per side I run hoosier QTP's W/ no tubes they hold air just fine. but i'm gonna put the screw's in rather than leaving a bunch of holes

hi, what size are your quick time pro's? and how wide are are back rims?
also, would you have a closer pic of the 16 holes in the rim?thanks so much

Bad69Nova511
9th-February-2010, 05:24 PM
Hello the QTP's are 31x13.50 w/10" wheel's 5 1/2 " BS. I don't have any close up's but I can and will post .

Rich_1028
9th-February-2010, 06:44 PM
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/Bad69Nova511/100_0078.jpg My wheel's were drilled 16 holes per side I run hoosier QTP's W/ no tubes they hold air just fine. but i'm gonna put the screw's in rather than leaving a bunch of holes

sharp color!!

SUPRNOVA
9th-February-2010, 08:09 PM
They may hold air without screws, but your tires may slip on the rim if you hook when you leave. On an ill prepared track, a friend of mine spun his slicks probably 4" on the first launch, which was not impressive to say the least.:no:

If you're going to run without them, take some white marking paint and make a line from the rim to the tire, and see if they're holding after a few launches.

1slow64
9th-February-2010, 08:47 PM
I would run tubes and the screws. Then when your racing you can take the pressure way down if need be.:yes:

fatboyz toyz
9th-February-2010, 10:17 PM
what color is that looks slick

NOVACA1N
10th-February-2010, 01:23 AM
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/Bad69Nova511/100_0078.jpg My wheel's were drilled 16 holes per side I run hoosier QTP's W/ no tubes they hold air just fine. but i'm gonna put the screw's in rather than leaving a bunch of holes


Nice, looks similar to the color of mine





http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w132/SmallBlockNova/HPIM0395.jpg





I would run tubes and the screws. Then when your racing you can take the pressure way down if need be.:yes:


What? It isn't 1970, they now have adjustable suspension components to get a car to hook with the right amount of air in the tires, not 6lbs. I don't run tubes or screws and mine haven't budged 60 footing in the mid-low 1.30s. I also run 20psi air in my rear tires.

Bad69Nova511
10th-February-2010, 01:46 AM
The original question was whether they would hold air or not and they do. Maybe when I get the new combo dialed in thing's will be different but I've never had a tire move on the rim. Nice color Novacain can't wait to see it together

bigdaddykane
10th-February-2010, 02:16 AM
The original question was whether they would hold air or not and they do. Maybe when I get the new combo dialed in thing's will be different but I've never had a tire move on the rim. Nice color Novacain can't wait to see it together

to be honest i dont really plan to do any hard racing at all, i will be doing more regular driving than anything else. its just that i came across a pair of rims that are already drilled and i dont plan to run tubes so thats why i needed to know. and i probably wont even put the rims screws in even though the holes are there....so should i buy the rims in your opinion?

Bad69Nova511
10th-February-2010, 02:53 AM
Well (bigdaddykane) for what it's worth I bought mine used. B4 that I never ran tubes or screw's and as far as the screw's it's just my opinion that the screws look better than just the holes but look to see if they are evenly spaced. but being aluminum the holes can be filled and re-polished.I did take pic's of my rim's and will post tomorrow.

NOVACA1N
10th-February-2010, 10:03 AM
Nice color Novacain can't wait to see it together



http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w132/SmallBlockNova/damnn.jpg






...it is:D

1slow64
10th-February-2010, 11:22 AM
What? It isn't 1970, they now have adjustable suspension components to get a car to hook with the right amount of air in the tires, not 6lbs. I don't run tubes or screws and mine haven't budged 60 footing in the mid-low 1.30s. I also run 20psi air in my rear tires.

I guess I will tell the boys down at NBS(they built this car http://videos.streetfire.net/video/Shannon-Wren-Worlds-on_152455.htm and many others) to qiut waisting there time drilling rims cause it aint 1970:rolleyes:

Vin63
10th-February-2010, 11:45 AM
What? It isn't 1970, they now have adjustable suspension components to get a car to hook with the right amount of air in the tires, not 6lbs. I don't run tubes or screws and mine haven't budged 60 footing in the mid-low 1.30s. I also run 20psi air in my rear tires.

Unfortunately, it is because of the new suspensions, technologies and applications that more stresses are placed on the tire-to-wheel seat, and not just for launches but also sidewall deflection, which is why a lot of racers run and some classes require beadlock wheels. I've been sideways in my car before, and I'm pretty sure on one of those occassions when my wheel lip contacted the track surface if I didn't have rim screws I would've folded my slick.

But, back to the original question, he will not need to run screws to keep the tires inflated if the screw holes were drilled in the correct locations.

Bad69Nova511
10th-February-2010, 03:59 PM
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/Bad69Nova511/100_0097.jpghi, what size are your quick time pro's? and how wide are are back rims?
also, would you have a closer pic of the 16 holes in the rim?thanks so much Here are the pic's you asked for hope they helphttp://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/Bad69Nova511/100_0096.jpg

NOVACA1N
10th-February-2010, 07:06 PM
I guess I will tell the boys down at NBS(they built this car http://videos.streetfire.net/video/Shannon-Wren-Worlds-on_152455.htm and many others) to qiut waisting there time drilling rims cause it aint 1970:rolleyes:

Forget screws...He runs tubes? 99% of radial tire cars of that caliber run a beadlock wheel...Which is "a little" different then rim screws.

As far as de-beading a non-screwed wheel, I crashed my car on non screwed wheels and they didn't fold. Maybe I just got lucky. My old man has beadlocks on his 8.50 car...Not necessary, but we like the piece of mind for a 10.5" tire stretched on to a 15" wide wheel.

The Big Al
10th-February-2010, 07:41 PM
Screws

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MOR-90100/


Al

bigdaddykane
28th-June-2010, 01:16 PM
hey
quick question that i forgot to ask, on rims that are drilled for rim screws, would anyone know if the little screws just pass through the drilled holes? or do the screws actually make there own treads in the drilled hole of the rim and use the rim to hold the screws in the tire? like does the rim holes become treaded or is it just a hole that the screw passes through and grabs the tire only? thanks

maa66chevy2
28th-June-2010, 01:27 PM
Thats a damn nice car there!!! Here is a pic of my tires with screws in them. I would go ahead and put them in cause its a good thing to do and will finish off the rim rather leaving them with empty screw holes http://i925.photobucket.com/albums/ad98/maa66chevy2/DSC01822.jpg?t=1277742366

bigdaddykane
28th-June-2010, 01:58 PM
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/Bad69Nova511/100_0097.jpg Here are the pic's you asked for hope they helphttp://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/Bad69Nova511/100_0096.jpg

hi, check out my post #20 , i was curious if the drilled holes are treaded or just a clean stright hole? i was wondering if the hole in the rim strips out over time assuming its treaded?

GPR
28th-June-2010, 09:02 PM
They are self taping and leave threads in the rim. My wheels are drilled for screws but I don't use them and I run tubeless slicks with no leaks.

Bad69Nova511
29th-June-2010, 09:45 AM
Rusty's right self tapping screws they dig right into the soft aluminum

bigdaddykane
29th-June-2010, 12:14 PM
Rusty's right self tapping screws they dig right into the soft aluminum

and then what happenes over time? can they become stripped out? and then if they are stripped out will the screw still hold by catching the rubber part only?

Bad69Nova511
29th-June-2010, 05:34 PM
and then what happenes over time? can they become stripped out? and then if they are stripped out will the screw still hold by catching the rubber part only?

They should never strip out because you're not torqing the screw's you just make them tight enough not to back out. "DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN".The screw's will chase the original threads not make new ones. I don't know how often you plan on taking the screw's out but I would only do it during tire changes. How often do you change your tires? bigdaddykane rim screw's are nothing to worry about put them in snug them up and forget about them.
Hope this help's

Gary