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View Poll Results: Which Drag Wheels?
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Pro Stars vs Draglites.

Are there any differences between these two rims besides the looks? Ive heard that the ProStars are a little lighter. Besides that, if you guys owned a 97 Rio Red Cobra, what would you put on the car?



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I have the Pro-stars and I love the way they look on my 98 rio-red GT. I also like the alumi-stars, and the magna drags are nice also but they are both more money.


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Well I went with the ProStars. They are sitting in the boxes in the garage. I went with 15x4 for the front, and 15x10 with the 6 1/2" backspace for the rear. Planning on putting 295/50/15 tires on the rear. Now for the bad news. It takes a 7/16" spacer and I am doing the longer studs on the front. Studs just came in from Baer and were $7.25 ea. that times 10. These are the ones that go in without drilling the hubs. The rear is tight and may need a 1/4" space until the quads come off. Will post what I come up with when I get them on.

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Go with pro-stars. Draglites are puh-LAYED OUT!
Pro-stars are getting there too, actually. Anyway, to answer your question, I think they are stronger than draglites as well as lighter?
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nitz: what size tire is that?? 165/75/15??

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nitz: what size tire is that?? 165/75/15??

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Does anyone know where I can get the caps for Welds?


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Does anyone know where I can get the caps for Welds?
Are you talking the center caps or the little one that cover up the lug nut holes. SpeedTek on Buckner has the little ones. I would guess they have the center caps too.
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Studs just came in from Baer and were $7.25 ea. that times 10. These are the ones that go in without drilling the hubs...
Bud,

Why did you order them from Baer for $7.25 a piece. They are not specially made. ARP makes them in the stock Ford knurling: .625

They are 3" hardened ARP Studs, and per pack of 5 they are $9.95. They do not require any drilling. The Moroso studs do require drilling because they do not make a .625 knurl size, they only have .615 and .687. The ARP studs fit.

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Here is a pic of my Rio Red Cobra with 3.5" Pro Stars in the front. Downgraded to GT brakes with a 5/16" spacer...had to do some grinding. The rears are 15x10"..no spacer, but had to grind a bolt on the brake calipers. Quad shocks are reversed to clear the tires.

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Bud,

Why did you order them from Baer for $7.25 a piece. They are not specially made. ARP makes them in the stock Ford knurling: .625

They are 3" hardened ARP Studs, and per pack of 5 they are $9.95. They do not require any drilling. The Moroso studs do require drilling because they do not make a .625 knurl size, they only have .615 and .687. The ARP studs fit.

Just an FYI.
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Joe,

Im about to order the studs for the front of my car as well. I was under the impression that the Baer studs are the only ones that will press into 94+ front hubs. If you can let me know where to purchase the ARP 3" studs for $9.95 (per 5 pack) I would appreciate it. I was going to order tonight, but I will wait til you respond.


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I like my Centerline Telstars....

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Are you talking the center caps or the little one that cover up the lug nut holes. SpeedTek on Buckner has the little ones. I would guess they have the center caps too.
Im talking about the center caps. You have any contact info?


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How much are those tires at Pep Boys? Gonna buy some to replace mine...

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Does anyone know where I can get the caps for Welds?
Umm yeah you get them when you buy the wheels.

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Does anyone know where I can get the caps for Welds?
Umm yeah you get them when you buy the wheels.

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This isn't meant to offend those who have them, but as played out as the Draglites seem to be, I would never put Drag stars on my Cobra. The drag stars just look cheap and like crap, JMO.
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Why did you order them from Baer for $7.25 a piece. They are not specially made. ARP makes them in the stock Ford knurling: .625
Joe: Your suppose to tell me this before I buy them!!! lol I did post this somewhere the other day and nobody said that. I called Ford even to try and find out the size and didnt get anywhere. What I did find out was that Jegs sells the .625 . Summit Has the .618 . And Napa told me they were a .582 knurl stud on the front. Somewhere on here it was posted that Baer had the only ones that would fit. So I ordered them. I also called ARP and they could not tell me what size fit the car either. I was going to get a measurement on these and post it. Now Ford did tell me the front and the back had different part numbers. Oh well. Maybe we can save someone else from this knurl nightmare.

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Weld draglites may be "played out" but no more so than the dime a dozen "Cobra R" wheels. Besides, theres a good reason for them being played out, they look wickid on most anything!
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I would never put Drag stars on my Cobra. The drag stars just look cheap and like crap, JMO.
To each his own......
I agree.. that's why I went with Pro-Stars.
Sheeit, rims in general are played out. I'm thinking about just wrapping my tires around my brake rotors and going rim-less. I wonder if the NHRA would accept that?

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Joe: Your suppose to tell me this before I buy them!!! lol I did post this somewhere the other day and nobody said that. I called Ford even to try and find out the size and didnt get anywhere. What I did find out was that Jegs sells the .625 . Summit Has the .618 . And Napa told me they were a .582 knurl stud on the front. Somewhere on here it was posted that Baer had the only ones that would fit. So I ordered them. I also called ARP and they could not tell me what size fit the car either. I was going to get a measurement on these and post it. Now Ford did tell me the front and the back had different part numbers. Oh well. Maybe we can save someone else from this knurl nightmare.

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P.S. I am going to call you before I buy anything else!!! lol
Bud, I am sorry, I did have my numbers mixed up here. The fronts are in fact a .582 knurl, and the rears are a .625 knurl. The .625s worked on the front, and all I did was dremel the holes for a minute, and they went right in. The rears were a direct press in for the .625s, on the stock axles, and the Superiors.

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The rears were a direct press in for the .625s, on the stock axles, and the Superiors.
Joe: I got my 31 spline Moser (sp) axles in yesterday and they have a, looks like grade 8 bolts for the lugs screwed in them. Putting it in the shop Monday to get all this put together!!!


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