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Old 13-11-11, 16:40   #1
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Front runners for VL - what are you running?

G'day all, what have you found fits well and works as front runners on your VL. Where'd you buy rims'n' rubber from?
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Old 13-11-11, 16:57   #2
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Old 13-11-11, 20:13   #3
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15x4 Monaro space saver steelies. Tyres are 26" Moroso front runners
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Old 13-11-11, 21:44   #5
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15x4 Monaro space saver steelies. Tyres are 26" Moroso front runners
Whered you get those? I asked if they had them at holden and they told me they only had 15x4 alloys, no steelies
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Old 14-11-11, 10:29   #6
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Thanks all, what sizes and tyre brands are others running?
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Old 14-11-11, 13:25   #7
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Whered you get those? I asked if they had them at holden and they told me they only had 15x4 alloys, no steelies
When u go to spares at holden tell them you want a space saver wheel for a monaro . Ill be running black aluma stars with moroso tyres on the front of my VK .
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Old 14-11-11, 15:07   #8
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Found this:
Just letting others know that the use of space saver wheels is now prohibited by ANDRA.

It doesnt matter if you have proper drag racing front runners on them, the wheels are not allowed to be used.

ANDRA reckon they spoke to GM and GM said the wheels are not safe over 80kph.

Space Saver/Emergency Spare Wheels Deemed Unsafe
Friday, 31 July 2009 - Posted by Rob Sharp

(ANDRA Head Office)

ANDRA has confirmed that a ban has been placed on Space Saver/Emergency wheels and tyres effective immediately. ANDRA Officials as well as track staff have been briefed to inform competitors and, if required, make the appropriate Log Book entry.

The safety amendment to the current ANDRA Rules on wheels and tyres is as follows –

4.5.2 Tyres
Tyres must be considered free of defects prior to any run. All treaded tyres must have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm (1/16 inch). In classes with tyre width limits, the tread surface will be measured in all cases. All vehicles exceeding 160 mph (255 kph) are required to use tyres specifically built for drag racing use. Only dragsters, altereds and motorcycles may use motorcycle tyres. Cars quicker than 12.50 (1/4 mile)/8.00 (1/8 mile) using independent front suspension and cross-ply rear slicks are not permitted to use radial front tyres. Metal valve caps are required on all wheels. Retreading of any tyre on any vehicle quicker than 12.50 (1/4 mile)/8.00 (1/8 mile) or unsafe modification of racing tyres is not permitted. The use of speed limited tyres manufactured for space saver / emergency spare rims is prohibited.

4.5.3 Wheels
Hub-caps and clip-on trims must be removed during all competition. Scrutineers may check for loose wheel nuts and cracked or damaged wheels. Each car must be fitted with automotive type wheels with a minimum diameter of 12 inches (304.8mm) unless class regulations permit otherwise. Rim width for sedans is a minimum of 3 inches (76.2mm). The use of automotive wire wheels and centre-lock devices is restricted to cars on which they were originally fitted. Automotive type wire wheels or motorcycle wheels are prohibited on vehicles in Altered classes. The use of speed limited rims known as ‘space saver’ or an emergency spare is prohibited. Each wheel stud must protrude past the outer face of the wheel by a distance no less than the diameter of the stud used. The thread engagement on all wheel studs to the lug nut must be equivalent to or greater than the diameter of the stud. Length of the stud does not determine legality, length of engagement between the stud and hex portion of the lug determines legality. (eg. A 7/16-inch stud must be completely engaged through the threads in the hex portion of the lug nut a minimum of 7/16-inch). All cars quicker than 11.00 (1/4 mile)/7.00 (1/8 mile) must be fitted with open ended wheel nuts. Factory alloy wheels may use original wheel nuts/studs. Motorcycle or lightweight racing wheels must use spokes with a minimum diameter of 1/8 inch (3.2mm), properly cross laced to provide maximum strength. All spoke holes in hub and rim must be used.


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Old 14-11-11, 16:15   #9
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Whered you get those? I asked if they had them at holden and they told me they only had 15x4 alloys, no steelies
yeh wat a prick i went to sus it and he def said alloys not steelies i was like u sure im gonna go check at a diff holden dealer now
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Old 14-11-11, 18:14   #10
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Old 15-11-11, 08:56   #11
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oi shauno. how far away is your car from being driveable? when are we heading out to wsid to see you run the strip?
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Old 15-11-11, 17:27   #12
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Annndddddyyyyyy mate whats doin. I actaully drove my car 100m today from the trimmers getting the new carpet and hood lining in and took it down to get my gearbox, converter, new tailshaft, shifter and all that crap fitted. Im so so close, will be at Powercruise on 4th December, have got a carport, come for a spin if you want. Then im racing......

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Old 15-11-11, 20:24   #13
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mine are cut down chasers with nankang street tyres.
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Old 19-11-11, 10:31   #14
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Old 19-11-11, 22:42   #15
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Old 20-11-11, 07:59   #16
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VT brake upgrade with slotted rotors. Pulls up well.
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Old 20-11-11, 11:07   #17
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Old 20-11-11, 12:11   #19
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^^^ haha sik lol but i was running vt brakes they worked quite well indeed
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Old 20-11-11, 12:36   #20
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how are they going to know the difference between a 4inch wide monaro spacesaver and a modified 4 inch wide cop rim? they look identical to me.
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Old 20-11-11, 13:24   #21
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Im running VLT brakes its looks sick from the front brakes showing etc

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Old 20-11-11, 13:30   #22
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They are stamped 4" on the rim next to the valve.

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how are they going to know the difference between a 4inch wide monaro spacesaver and a modified 4 inch wide cop rim? they look identical to me.
Im running Billet Specialties Street Lite wheels. Not a huge fan myself but fairly light at just 4kgs each.
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Old 20-11-11, 18:32   #23
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Old 21-11-11, 08:32   #24
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Well, I bought a pair of 15x4 Convo pros with Moroso DS2s. I'll run 'em this weekend.
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Old 21-11-11, 19:22   #25
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Well, I bought a pair of 15x4 Convo pros with Moroso DS2s. I'll run 'em this weekend.
Put some pics up ....
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