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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 07, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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American Racing Torq-lite

Found a pretty good deal on a set of American Racing's new Torq-lites.
http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...95642_-1_36656

Thinking of 17 x 8's in rear, either 17 x 8 or 17 x 7 in front, have not decided yet. Polished.

Anyone install/see a set of these yet? Everyone and their brother has Pro-stars, plus I like the larger, more open wheel of the same style.

After measuring/mock-up/checking other 67 camaro, I am undecided if I want to risk running a 275 or play it safe with a 255 I know will fit. Original plan was for a set of drag radials, I think I'll just buy some cheap tires for this set of rims, and install slicks on a spare set of rears. Not ideal front tire set-up, but hey, it's not a bracket car.

Love to see some pictures of this rim mounted on a first gen. American Racing's website shows no pictures of this combination. Anyone running something similar?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 07, 08:37 PM
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Re: American Racing Torq-lite

I could not find one camaro with these buggers!

I like the chrome version but like the version with the centers painted best. However the grey would have to be repowdered with black imo!

No camaro but 2 rides sporting diff versions of the wheels!
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e9...Lite18s006.jpg

http://www.fquick.com/images/vehicle.../758044302.jpg

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Re: American Racing Torq-lite

I really like the look of black rims with a machined outer lip. Thanks for the pics!
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 07, 06:10 AM
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no prob! I have a feeling if they make the wheel in black with machined lip instead of grey, that it would be a very popular wheel at the price its running.

I could see those looking pretty nice with black center on a 1st gen!
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Let me show you what we did with the wheels on my Road Runner.
My painter can paint the centers of the wheels flat black for you, if you want to order them that way. Let me know:




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hehe! Jon, your roadrunner was one of the only 2 cars I found with the wheels.Your car is the 1st link in my prior post.

Love the black centers on your RR!
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Thanks! Was the other car this car:




This was one of our customer's cars!

I usually have TorqLites in stock, but they've been moving fast. Keep in touch, we'll hook you up with black if that is what you want and I have Jeg's WAY beat in pricing!

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Yup, it appears the only 2 cars I found wit hthe wheels, are ones from your shop.
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Yup. I have some Baer Brakes that will be going behind some of those very soon! Those should make for some nice pictures.

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Just finished my order this morning, got a great deal on them. Roughly $500 shipped to my door! Went with the polished, but it was a VERY tough decision, one I'm still not 100% on. If I don't like em, I guess I'll sell em on racingjunk and buy some plain rims to paint black myself. Jon's pricing is fantastic as well, JEGS has these way overpriced compared to the retailers. But, payment is complete, so we'll see if I made the right decision early next week! Now, I've got to figure out what size tires I'm going to put on these rims. Jon, what is the aspect ratio on that monte?
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Just finished my order this morning, got a great deal on them. Roughly $500 shipped to my door! Went with the polished, but it was a VERY tough decision, one I'm still not 100% on. If I don't like em, I guess I'll sell em on racingjunk and buy some plain rims to paint black myself. Jon's pricing is fantastic as well, JEGS has these way overpriced compared to the retailers. But, payment is complete, so we'll see if I made the right decision early next week! Now, I've got to figure out what size tires I'm going to put on these rims. Jon, what is the aspect ratio on that monte?
Well, sounds like you stold those wheels. Still wish I could have won over the sale, but I understand the bottom line is it, and I extended the best deal I could. The tires on the rear of the Monte is a 275/40/18 and the fronts are a 245/40/18, all Nitto 555's. Need me to get you the tires???

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 07, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Check your pm's, if you can get what I want at competitive pricing, I'd love to support a forum member
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What size rim and tire did you end up going with?
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