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View Poll Results: Vintage 45's or Vintage 40's
Vintage 45 23 58.97%
Vintage 40 16 41.03%
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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 09, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Vintage 45's or Vintage 40's poll

It's been a long road to figure out what wheels I want. It all started with finally deciding on Torque Thrust "D"'s or TTO's. After not being able to get the back space I needed I started looking again. I have been back and fourth to the Vintage Wheel Works site and finally called them about fit. I feel very good about what they have told will work.

I am going with 15x7 235/60/15 in the front and 15X8 255/60/15 in the rear. Now I have to choose between the vintage 45 and the Vintage 40. let me know what one you like.

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Re: Vintage 45's or Vintage 40's poll

The car looks tough! But the wheel choice is like an eye exam- hard to tell much difference. I chose the V45's.

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Re: Vintage 45's or Vintage 40's poll

Not a whole lot of difference. The center cap areas are shaped differently (something to consider since you wont be running caps), and the 40 has a slightly straighter/thinner spoke.

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40 I'm out!


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Re: Vintage 45's or Vintage 40's poll

Tough choice because they're very similar. I went with 45 because the curve in the spoke looks tougher. Don't care for the straight spoke.

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Re: Vintage 45's or Vintage 40's poll

I like the 45 because when running no caps or caps will look much better on them, I like the 40 because the wheel will look bigger or not as squaty....is that even word? I don't think no cap or flat caps will look right on the 40's. I am leaning 45 but have not voted! Keep those opinions and votes coming. This could lead to Team Camaro picking wheels for my car because I sure as heck can't make up my mind.

Picking wheels is almost as bad as choosing the color!!!! No it's worse, at least I could spray test panels for paint. Chosing wheels sucks!!! Well not really but you know what I mean.....

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Re: Vintage 45's or Vintage 40's poll

I'm partial to the 45's with flat caps

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Re: Vintage 45's or Vintage 40's poll

I went with the V45's on my old 68 but I ran 16x8 both front and back. 245's up front and 255's in the back. They look more like 15's than 16's, but the modern tire made the car handle great. The only problem with 16's is you lose the raised white letter tire option.


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post #9 of 41 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 09, 07:36 AM
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Joe, I think they will both look very nice, but I think the 45's have the edge.

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Re: Vintage 45's or Vintage 40's poll

Very easy decision,with an early 1st-Gen car,it's got to be the straight-spoke V-40's...very period correct.






Trust me...V-40's are what you want,curved-spoke V-45's look best on 2nd Gens,IMHO.

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Re: Vintage 45's or Vintage 40's poll

I agree with John. v40's all the way.
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Re: Vintage 45's or Vintage 40's poll

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I agree with John. v40's all the way.

Yep...John's car is the reason that I went with V40's as well. Can't beat the look...especially with polished flat caps (or no caps like John's).

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Re: Vintage 45's or Vintage 40's poll

V45's get my vote
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Re: Vintage 45's or Vintage 40's poll

I think I prefer the 40's as well but you might consider going 225x 60's on the front so you have no tire rubbing to deal with. I have tried 235's on 3 different 68's and they always rub.

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