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Old 08-11-2011, 02:38 PM
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Weld Prostar Streetable?

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I have a 1980 Camaro Z28 and purchased a set of Weld Prostar's due to the fact I got a great deal on them. I showed my first start video and recieved multiple messages saying these wheels are dangerous and not streetable, only for the drag strip. Have any of you run these wheels on a street car without issue? Should I be looking for a new set of wheels? If so, how much should I ask for 4 wheels that are basically new but been on the car for 5 years, never in weather though and the car was just a roller.

I am so close to driving this car, but I want to be sure it is safe. Thanks

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Here is a product overview from the Weld web site.

"The Pro Star is one of the longest produced five-star style drag racing wheel for a reason, its storied past makes it one of the more iconic wheels on the marketplace. These wheels used to be the norm in NHRA Pro Stock and eventually made its way down to the streets on muscle cars and late-model vehicles. The two-piece cold forged and welded construction allows the wheel to be lightweight but hold up to the rigors of daily drivers."

I've had them on our hotrod for 5 years and we have had no problems. One bit of advice, keep your lug nuts tight, check them often.
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I must add another bit of info from their site concerning the Prostar wheel,

"Maximum load rating for street applications is 1200 lbs per wheel (2400 lbs per axle) with a 28" tire."
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Forgive me for being unkowledgable, so would my 1980 Camaro be ok with these. The car is heavy, I know that. Do the lugs loosen alot? Thanks for the help. I just put an ad in the suspension section of the forum. Maybe someone will have rally wheels they want to trade for drag wheels. If you were me, would you keep them or trade them?
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I doubt your Camaro will weigh over 2400# on either axle. Take it to a scale and have it weighed end for end.

No, they don't come loose very often. I've never found mine loose, but I still check them. The quickest way to ruin a good wheel is to let the lugs get loose, not to mention dangerous. But that goes for any wheel you use.

I heard the same talk when I researched the Prostar for our Pro-street S10. We have 6X14s on the front and 15X15s on the back. We run the truck all over central Il roads, which are terrible, with no problems.

Your Prostars are fine for the street. Run them, have fun. Great looking wheel IMO.
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The curb weight of a 1980 Camaro Z28 is 3600#. If the weight ratio is 60/40, that puts the front at 2160# and rear at 1440#. Both well within the limits of the wheel.
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thank you so much for your input. It seems like as soon as I am ready to start driving the camaro, something else would come up. Thanks for taking the time out to help me, I really do appreciate it.
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