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Thumbs up 17" "old-school" American Racing 200S wheels...look

Some of you have asked to see these on my car so here goes.
I have owned these 17" version of this wheel for well over a year and a half but just recently had the two 9.5" wide rear wheels made...they were on my '70 Z/28.These pictures were just taken last Saturday,the specs are as follows:

Fronts:
17x8 (4.5" b/s)
255-45's

Rears:
17x9.5 (5.5" b/s)
285/40's















The fronts are tight,tight,tight...no issues with the rears.

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that looks awesome
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Re: 17" "old-school" American Racing 200S wheels...look

I like the 200 series looks good. I have the 15" polished version on the '67.

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...I have the 15" polished version on the '67.
I have a set of one-piece 15x7's with the cast centers.
Having them blasted & polished,will mount 265/50 & 295/50 BFG T/A's

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Question OK...better on this car?

these...


or these...?


Or on this car...?


I've had them on this car too...but didn't like 'em:


That's the beauty of having three cars you can swap things back and forth.

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Re: 17" "old-school" American Racing 200S wheels...look

I've seen your car before...very nice! But please share with us what kind of turning radius you have up front with 255's and dropped what appears to be 2" . I realize you have 4.5 bs instead of the usual 4.75 for those size wheels, but........I can't picture making anything close to a sharp turn with that set-up. I would imagine it rubs the frame as well as the fender when making nowhere near a full turn.

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I've seen your car before...very nice! But please share with us what kind of turning radius you have up front with 255's and dropped what appears to be 2" . I realize you have 4.5 bs instead of the usual 4.75 for those size wheels, but........I can't picture making anything close to a sharp turn with that set-up. I would imagine it rubs the frame as well as the fender when making nowhere near a full turn.
I think you're right there man,turning radius has been compromised.
These have only been on since Saturday (they were on the rear originally) and I drove it to Laguna Seca and even though my Koni's are set on "kill",the tire/offset combo just isn't going to work on this car...sits too low.
No worries though,I can either swap a pair of 245/45's I have to gain that liitle bit I need...or the easier way would be to try the extra pair I have with the 235/45's rubber on them...I know those work.

My front fender measurement from the centers to the ground is 23.5"...FYI.

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Re: 17" "old-school" American Racing 200S wheels...look

Musclecar John you have some very nice rides, I like them, I like them alot. When you say "old school" and 17" though in the same sentence I get confused. Tractors had 17" rims in the old school days .

I think the reason the 200S rims look so good in the 17's is because the spoke width of these rims are wider, even in the real old school 15's.

That's why Torque Thrust Originals look funky in anything bigger than 15's, the spokes start to get spindly looking.

I guess I am a dinosaur 'cause I just can't get into the rubber band tire look. I think a body is hard pressed to do better than 15's with tall rubber.

Thanks for posting the pictures.... always like seeing your cars.
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When you say "old school" and 17" though in the same sentence I get confused....
I figured that would throw some...what I should have said was old school "look" since so many people only think of 15" wheels when they think of the old "coke bottle" styling of these wheels.
Funny you mention the thickness of the spokes.When I first got these,I thought the spokes were a bit too thick but they have since grown on me...

I'm torn however on whether I prefer the thinner spoke design of the V-40's over the thicker look of the 200S's...

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Re: OK...better on this car?

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these...


or these...?


Or on this car...?


I've had them on this car too...but didn't like 'em:


That's the beauty of having three cars you can swap things back and forth.
Top Pic 69 W/Daisy's all the way with center caps on,that car is "RIGHTOUS"....very nice,is that a 2'' drop on the front? And how much on the the back ?Thanks

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Re: 17" "old-school" American Racing 200S wheels...look

Musclecar, so you've got 285/40's on the rear with no problems? What brand of tire?
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these...

You know I'd vote for these.

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Some of you have asked to see these on my car so here goes.
I have owned these 17" version of this wheel for well over a year and a half but just recently had the two 9.5" wide rear wheels made...they were on my '70 Z/28.These pictures were just taken last Saturday,the specs are as follows:

Fronts:
17x8 (4.5" b/s)
255-45's

Rears:
17x9.5 (5.5" b/s)
285/40's















The fronts are tight,tight,tight...no issues with the rears.

PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: 17" "old-school" American Racing 200S wheels...look

Well what can I say - this looks great too! But then again all your cars look great. I also can't believe you're getting 285s in there with no rubbing issues. I know I can't. It just goes to show you not all these cars are created equal. Nice car no matter what wheel combo you run.

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