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Well I Did It - Powder Coated D5's

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I powder coated the D5's Satin Black. I've been thinking about it for a while & I finally did it. Since I race with my factory front wheels (Satin Black) & tires now, I wanted to at least have the D5's rears for the track look close to matching in color so whether I'm on the street set up or race set up it looks the same. Their close but the stock fronts have a little more gloss to them. Had new set of 315's put on also. I talked to the guy who did them & he said the next time I need tires, he'll redo them with a little more gloss to match even a little better. But not a big deal, at 140 mph you'll never notice. :LOL:
 

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I powder coated the D5's Satin Black. I've been thinking about it for a while & I finally did it. Since I race with my factory front wheels (Satin Black) & tires now, I wanted to at least have the D5's rears for the track look close to matching in color so whether I'm on the street set up or race set up it looks the same. Their close but the stock fronts have a little more gloss to them. Had new set of 315's put on also. I talked to the guy who did them & he said the next time I need tires, he'll redo them with a little more gloss to match even a little better. But not a big deal, at 140 mph you'll never notice. :LOL:
Looks good from here.
 

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I powder coated the D5's Satin Black. I've been thinking about it for a while & I finally did it. Since I race with my factory front wheels (Satin Black) & tires now, I wanted to at least have the D5's rears for the track look close to matching in color so whether I'm on the street set up or race set up it looks the same. Their close but the stock fronts have a little more gloss to them. Had new set of 315's put on also. I talked to the guy who did them & he said the next time I need tires, he'll redo them with a little more gloss to match even a little better. But not a big deal, at 140 mph you'll never notice. :LOL:
why not skinnies on the front that match?
 

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QUOTE="vortecd, post: 198789, member: 1248"]why not skinnies on the front that match?[/QUOTE]


I use to have the Race Star drag pack set up with skinnies, sold them & went with Forge Star & didn't want to mess with swapping the fronts anymore since the skinnies are only worth 1/2 (.5) tenth, so not worth the hassle. So now I just have to change the rear wheels & back to stock.
I also drive to & from the track, 1 + hours away & through downtown Houston traffic, so a little safer on stock tires if I have to stop fast.

My PB is with the stock fronts, 9.77
When I had skinnies on front my PB was 9.83
Go figure.
 
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QUOTE="vortecd, post: 198789, member: 1248"]why not skinnies on the front that match?
I use to have the Race Star drag pack set up with skinnies, sold them & went with Forge Star & didn't want to mess with swapping the fronts anymore since the skinnies are only worth 1/2 (.5) tenth, so not worth the hassle. So now I just have to change the rear wheels & back to stock.
I also drive to & from the track, 1 + hours away & through downtown Houston traffic, so a little safer on stock tires if I have to stop fast.

My PB is with the stock fronts, 9.77
When I had skinnies on front my PB was 9.83
Go figure.[/QUOTE]

They are small enough to throw in the trunk and bring a jack and change them at the track. I did not like changing out the race star wheels for the short time I had them. The forgestar wheels I have now don't have any of those goofy lug washers. I'm close enough that I can change them out at the house and drive to the track. When I raced in Indy last year, I did bring the fronts and a jack. I have an aluminum 2 ton jack that is pretty light
 
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I use to have the Race Star drag pack set up with skinnies, sold them & went with Forge Star & didn't want to mess with swapping the fronts anymore since the skinnies are only worth 1/2 (.5) tenth, so not worth the hassle. So now I just have to change the rear wheels & back to stock.
I also drive to & from the track, 1 + hours away & through downtown Houston traffic, so a little safer on stock tires if I have to stop fast.

My PB is with the stock fronts, 9.77
When I had skinnies on front my PB was 9.83
Go figure.
They are small enough to throw in the trunk and bring a jack and change them at the track. I did not like changing out the race star wheels for the short time I had them. The forgestar wheels I have now don't have any of those goofy lug washers. I'm close enough that I can change them out at the house and drive to the track. When I raced in Indy last year, I did bring the fronts and a jack. I have an aluminum 2 ton jack that is pretty light[/QUOTE]


Yeah I could do the swap at the track but I like to just air down, race, air up & drive home. Simplicity is best for me & the work & expense not worth 1/2 tenth to me.
Then just swap the rears for the street.
I'm personally more impressed with cars that have done the least or closest to stock parts & get the most from that set up, vs. a car that has everything done, it should be fast. Not that I don't enjoy seeing somebody go all out too.
I am done with mine, as far as boost goes, just want to stay on 93. Simplicity again. :LOL:
 
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