SVE Drift 18X10 +43: The perfect track wheel?

Discussion in 'Boss 302 and S197 Technical Forum' started by zzyzx, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. ArizonaBOSS

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    I ordered a set of Drifts in matte black today.
     
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    Sweet 8) I love mine and the price is oh so right.
     
  3. Fomoco302

    Fomoco302 Life is short. Live well!

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    I plan to order a set in 19x9.5 all around and use my stock tires (lots of life left). Anybody see a problem with clearances or going to a front 9.5 vs. stock 9.0 width ?
     
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    hope this is not a dumb question but do I have to run TPMS with my track wheels?
     
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    No, you don't "have to". You will get the idiot light though. If you don't want that, get one of my canisters from eBay and a spare set of tpms to put in it and you are free to run whatever tire and wheel combo you like!
     
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    Ditto.


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    I don't see a problem running that setup. Nitto states that their 255/40/19 Invo can even be used with up to a 10 inch wide tire.
     
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    I'll echo Puffer. You'll get a light and a warning on the message center. I just reset the warning every time I start the car and live with the light. It doesn't bother me too much since I disable TC/AdvanceTrac every time as well. Just another item added to the list...
     
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    No, but you will get an "idiot light" on the message center after 1/2 a day or so. You can press "reset" to clear it. I cycle my message info to the blank screen by pressing "info" until blank while on grid.
     
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    I'm ordering mine today. Not worried about a light on the dash as I don't plan to be looking down!
     
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    I realize this is an old post, but what exhaust are you referring to? AR long tubes or Magnaflow? Any video with it?

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
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    Mike, this is the exhaust on that car:

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    Here is that car on track with the shorty exhaust.
    http://youtu.be/nI3QEhbs_h4
     
  14. Domestic Product

    Domestic Product Big fat tires and everything !

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    Sweet , tight track. Always good when you blow by a Corvette! Exhaust sounds great.
     
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    If they come in this finish...they WILL be perfect!!!
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    Whoa that could be pretty pimp.

    LMR just shipped out a replacement SVE Drift that I ordered as I managed to damage the lip of one during an off at the last track event.
    The wheel hit the backside of a raised curb, going sideways.

    To my pleasant surprise, despite the wheel lip being bent/misshapen, the spokes didn't fail and I didn't see any other noticeable damage. That's good to know these things can take an impact without completely disintegrating.

    And for those that are asking why I don't just repair this one: at $150/each for a new wheel, it's not really worth the effort.
     
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    Agree, I've been using the 19x9 Drifts on track days and as my daily driver wheels... they seem to be robust.

    And no way I'd repair one for $90 (or whatever).... then wonder if the repaired wheel was as strong as a new wheel.

    I've been waiting 6 weeks or so for the 18x10 Drifts to be back in stock, and they are as of yesterday. yay me. :)
     
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    Good to know Drew. Thanks for sharing your experience. It certainly makes me less concerned about how they'd fail. FWIW, a friend of mine with a perf pack V6 smacked a curb and shattered his stock rim.

    And if somebody would tell you to repair a $150 rim, I would not have anything nice to say to them.
     
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    Check your own link for pics of KB with the wheels! ::)
    I wouldn't mind a set in that color. Maybe once I retire the F14's I'll grab a set of these.

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