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I have almost closed a deal with a sponsor of mine on a new set of front wheels (and frontrunners to these) for my 3rd gen.

I can choose between MT and MT.
They seem to have 2 different one´s, Drag and Pro5?
Anyone have any of these on a 3rd gen?,pics please!
Opinions of them?
Which one should i choose, is the Pro5 worth the extra $$ ?
And does anyone know if they will take the load?, my car is pretty heavy and weight´s about 2160 over the front end.
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What size are going to use?
The rims is only available in 15x3,5".
Size of the frontrunners?..hmm..have 205.75.15 on 14" original steel rims today..something similar in height i think.
Thinking of rollout or?
 

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While I´m waiting for u guys here with experience or knowledge about these rims to find this thread..ivé e-mailed MT..no answer yet :)
 

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Bump,hey..no one here with these rims?
Generally..can a pair of 3,5-15" dragrims with frontrunners take these kind of loads?
MT seems to ignore their e-mails :(
 

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NOVACA1N/Yes,MT have those you have..and the new "pro5".
It will probably be the ones u have depending on specs of course (thanks for pics!).
I can´t find any specs on max load on the rims or on the frontrunners,and weight numbers for the rims are different depending on where u look.
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I had to abort mid-wheelstand when I sheared the centering pins off the leaf springs and the rear alomost came out of the car. I'd say the load rating is pretty good! Still spin true, no damage whatsoever..
 

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I had to abort mid-wheelstand when I sheared the centering pins off the leaf springs and the rear alomost came out of the car. I'd say the load rating is pretty good! Still spin true, no damage whatsoever..
does your front tire look flat because you came down from a wheelie? are you referring to the front leaf spring bracket pocket bolt when you say "I sheared the centering pins off the leaf springs"? also just curious, what the part number of the fron ttire you have? thanks
 

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does your front tire look flat because you came down from a wheelie? are you referring to the front leaf spring bracket pocket bolt when you say "I sheared the centering pins off the leaf springs"? also just curious, what the part number of the fron ttire you have? thanks
It is flat because I lifted midway through a wheelstand when the pins broke. I'm not referring to the pocket, I'm referring to the centering pins...The pins that go through the spring and the rear sits on top of it...Not sure how much more clear you want me to make it. Tires are Kumho Power Star 758 165/80R15..
 

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NOVACA1N/Thanks, then i think the front wheels will take my heavy front.
Question though..why radials on your front rims?..why not frontrunners..those are lighter and have less roll resistance huh?
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NOVACA1N/Thanks, then i think the front wheels will take my heavy front.
Question though..why radials on your front rims?..why not frontrunners..those are lighter and have less roll resistance huh?
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Street car. I used to have Mickey Thompson Sportsman front runners and since they're a bias play design my car was all over the road on the street. Any crack in one of NY's finest roads would pull the car, so bad that I once got pulled into oncoming traffic and that was enough for me..Went back to the VW radials, rides a lot better on the street. The problem with VW tires though is that they always look flat because they're sort of overloaded...

Not sure why the bias ply front runners didn't work out for me, many people run them without issue..Could have been because I have radials on the back, but I always thought that would only make a difference if they were mixed on the same axle..
 

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Joe..what caused the pins to fail..and how are ya gonna keep it from happening again ??
Cal Trac bracket not sitting flat due to moving my rear ahead, and too light a spring causing excessive wrap. The Calvert splits will work much better, and they won't break after I redrill the Cal Trac bracket and move it back..
 

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Street car. I used to have Mickey Thompson Sportsman front runners and since they're a bias play design my car was all over the road on the street. Any crack in one of NY's finest roads would pull the car, so bad that I once got pulled into oncoming traffic and that was enough for me..Went back to the VW radials, rides a lot better on the street. The problem with VW tires though is that they always look flat because they're sort of overloaded...

Not sure why the bias ply front runners didn't work out for me, many people run them without issue..Could have been because I have radials on the back, but I always thought that would only make a difference if they were mixed on the same axle..
I just switched to the VW tires for the exact same reasons as you stated!:yes:
 

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What do mean by "vw" ?

NOVACA1N/ what backspace do u have on your MT frontrims?

Seems like my original steel front rims i have now is about 6" wide and have 3,5" in backspace.
MT frontrunners is available in 1.75 and 2.25" backspace..which one should i choose?
My front radial tires i have now is 205.75.14 and about 26.1" in diameter (high).


Wheelstuds are 7/16".
Anyone know if the MT "cup" that is available from MT will fit my standard front spindle? or does it attach to the rim in some way?

And just to doublecheck..what bolt pattern is it on a -68 ?
 

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VW = Volkswagon. 165R15 and 165/80R15 are old VW bug tire sizes. I have the 1.75" backspace wheels, 2.25" would bring them in .5"...It's preference really, I got the backspace I did because I bought them used:D

The center caps fit my stock spindles/rotors, which are off a '68 Camaro. The cap slides into the rim from the back, then you put the wheel on. Bolt pattern is 4.75". You will need short shank style lug nuts.
 

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NOVACA1N/Thanks:)
If it´s possible can´t you please take a close up pic of the centre of your rims mounted on your Nova?
Thanks again.
 

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What size of frontrunners then..rims will be 3.5-15" with 1.75" bs.
Have stock inner fenders.
My radials is 26" tall (205.75.14)..i choose between 26" and 27.5" tall frontrunners..opinions? (don´t mind rollout)..space and looks is what i´m thinking about.
 
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