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    looking for skinnies for 5" bolt circle

    It seems as if noone makes a 3.5" or 4" wheel for a 5 on 5 bolt pattern.I would like to get rid of some rotating weight by going to a smaller tire but I can't find anything. I would like to match the Weld Draglites I got on the back,but I'm pretty sure that ain't gonna happen. Anybody know where I can find a "skinny" for a 5" bolt circle? If not,who has has experience with wheel adapters? Are there any problems with them? Thanks Eric
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    CAN NOT DRAG RACE WITH WHEEL ADAPTERS!!!!
    I BET YOU COULD LENGTHEN THE BOLT HOLES TO A 5" BOLT CIRCLE IF YOU KNEW WHAT YOUR DOING WITH THE " GRINDER" ops: ops:

    LIVELY

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    SKINNIES

    I would probably look for a different hub that had a 4 3/4 or 4 1/2 inch pattern. What type of vehicle are you running?

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    Jegs has a 15x5
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    What about centerlying? :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tod74
    What about centerlying? :lol:
    :lol: :lol: The car is a 1948 oldsmobile.Front end weight is right at1500 lbs.Hey Lively,the "cannot race with adapters"is that an actual regulatoin,or just good common sense...or both? Seems to me that a good billet adapter(emphasis on GOOD) would actually be as strong/stronger than the wheel itself.I don't know,just looking for a cheap and easy solution.But also a safe one.
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    i think it is a rule in nhra classes 8) 8)

    safe is nice [ steering tires falling off can be exiting :roll: :roll: :roll:

    lively

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    I have ran Super Street at many NHRA national events as well as divisionals and big bracket races for the last 5 years with a set of adapters on my Toyota Tow truck. You should try to find wheels for that funky bolt pattern...lol My truck runs 10.0's or 10.90 on the throttle stop at 131 mph.

    Never had any issues, mine are billet aluminum.

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    Thanks for the info,Josh. Very cool truck! What are the mechanicals on that puppy?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lively

    safe is nice [ steering tires falling off can be exiting :roll: :roll: :roll:

    lively
    I hear ya! Me and my buddy Josh built a muddin' truck in high school.It was a short bed 1/2 ton Chevy with 10 bolts on both ends.A Caddy 500 motor,700r4 and a set of EXTREMELY heavy bias-ply 44x18.50 Ground Hawg tires.The paint was factory "doo-doo brown"(I beleive that is what GM actually called it) and was known as the Flying Turd We were cruising down main street down town,which in our little hillbilly town consisted of 2 gas stations,1 car wash,1 tire shop and stretched for about,ohhh...1 1/2 miles with a few cracker-box houses here and there ops: ,when the truck started shimmying(worse than usual,45 mph top speed :? ).We figured we'd pull into the one and only tire/auto parts shop and get his uncle,who owned it,to help us check it out.Well the steering knuckle broke clean off the axle tube(with the EXTREMELY heavy Hawg on it :lol: ) as we entered the parking lot,rolled ahead of us,bounced of his uncle's shop and then proceeded to take it's only little joy ride back down main street :shock: much to the surprise of the local black and white parked across the street at the filling station.Luckily,it didn't hit anyone,since we don't really have any traffic much.Well,the friendly officer helped us roll it across the street to where we were "parked" and started telling us how he was gonna write Josh a ticket for failure to maintain control of his vehicle. :lol: :lol: Josh said"How am I supposed to maintain control of parts of my vehicle that decide to just fall off?I know why you're harassing me".Now you gotta know josh.Boy is teflon,nothing sticks.Can get away with anything.And an absolute nut to boot.Cop asked him "Whys that?".Josh says "'Cause you're a racist and don't like our kind!" Me,Josh and the cop are all white as snow. He just kinda looked at Josh like a cow looking at a new gate,shook his head and told us to be careful as he walked back across the street.You couldn't hear him laughing,but you could see him shaking trying to hold it in!Coolest part was,the wheelbase was so short,and the truck so tall that the thing didn't even fall!It just kinda sat there in mid-air and bobbled up and down!That was the demise of the Flying Turd as we had no $,plus we had had our fun with that truck.Ended up a 2wd ground hugger after that :cry: .Yep,Lively!You're right!Steering tires falling off can be very exciting,ecspecially if you keep the right company! :lol:
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