BMR/Carlyle Racing 15-Inch Conversion Kits

In the world of drag racing, 15-inch tires and wheels offer several advantages over 17-, 18-, and 19-inch tire and wheel combinations. Not only does a 15-inch tire allow for more size options, but they also have a taller sidewall in most cases. A taller sidewall will absorb more suspension hit off the starting line better than a 17-inch or larger wheel, which translates to added consistency and better short times. Furthermore, 15-inch wheels are also lighter, with hundreds of styles and sizes to choose from. 

With all of the advantages of a 15-inch tire, you might be wondering why all racers don’t have them mounted on the rear. The problem with using this smaller tire/wheel combination on a modern muscle car is that they won’t fit due to the size of the factory brakes. However, BMR Suspension now offers kits for select models if you’re on the market for a 15-inch brake conversion for a new model Corvette, CTS-V, or Camaro. 

Recently, BMR acquired Carlye Racing, which previously offered 15-inch disc brake conversions. Allen Miller, President of BMR, said, “BMR Suspension will be manufacturing the 15-inch conversion kits in-house. We will fabricate, weld, powder coat, and assemble all of the rear suspension links at our facilities in Seffner, Florida, and Lakeland, Florida. Wilwood Engineering will continue to manufacture the calipers. The spindles will continue to be machined in Ohio. We believe that this manufacturing strategy will yield low-cost, high-quality products.”

Please visit BMR’s website for more information on their 15-inch disc brake rear conversion kits and other innovative products.

 

 

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