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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 09, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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I'm getting ready to make a purchase - want to order wheels and tires and I can't decide whether to go with Chrome or gray. I think they both will look good, but I have heard so many compliments of gray centers on blue cars. I'm down to Am Racing CL205's, Rocket Boosters, or Billet Street Lites on Nitto 555's. Please help me to decide; I hope you can see the attached pic. Thanks for your opinions!
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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 09, 10:38 AM
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I hate suggesting other rims than what you are focusing on, but I love these so much I have to post them to make sure that these were considered yet

http://www.newstalgiawheel.com/wheel...ubcat3=1081106

I will be putting my money where my mouth is on these

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Thank you; so I guess I can deduct that you're also of the opinion that chrome centers will look better than gray on a Glacier Blue paint? I will certainly consider these as well; hadn't seen them until you pointed them out...
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I'm a chrome fan. But then again, im a little conservative on rims and a few other things. I know that if I do straight chrome, i cant go wrong. I may not like the look of a colored rim, and it would cost me a bundle to replace them when i cant handle it anymore

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I'm getting ready to make a purchase - want to order wheels and tires and I can't decide whether to go with Chrome or gray. I think they both will look good, but I have heard so many compliments of gray centers on blue cars. I'm down to Am Racing CL205's, Rocket Boosters, or Billet Street Lites on Nitto 555's. Please help me to decide; I hope you can see the attached pic. Thanks for your opinions!
I have a 67 that's Marina Blue and had planned for 3 years to go with chrome/polished wheels. But at the last second Voxx came out with their "Old School" model (in both polished and with gray spokes) and I just had to jump ship to go with the gray/polished look. I don't regret the decision for a second...just something for you to think about:


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I went with chrome wheels (Foose Legends) and Nitto 555. The good comments just keep coming each time I drive the car...

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I am going vintage 40's. These are Torque thrust with gray centers. My 40 will polished lips and grayish charcoal centers.


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If you can I'd suggest you look at the wheels you are considering in person. It made a big difference for me. As what I was considering by pictures was completely different having seen the wheels in person. Local car shows or a big retailer might have what you are looking for and can see them in person.

On a blue car, I think grey centers on the rim give it a nice contrast along with chrome outer rim.


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Those wheels look sharp!

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I have a 67 that's Marina Blue and had planned for 3 years to go with chrome/polished wheels. But at the last second Voxx came out with their "Old School" model (in both polished and with gray spokes) and I just had to jump ship to go with the gray/polished look. I don't regret the decision for a second...just something for you to think about:


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I went with these: And this is the reason. I think it will look killer on that car.
BTW: Is it a real Z. I have always wondered what a Glacier blue Z would look like. I had a documented Canadian car but it was painted Black.
http://www.newstalgiawheel.com/wheel...ubcat3=1111101

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I am going vintage 40's. These are Torque thrust with gray centers. My 40 will polished lips and grayish charcoal centers.

I like these newer Torque Thrust D's. I like chrome but chrome will rust, just let fido get around those wheels one Saturday morning. I like the minilites too but make sure you have clearance for disk brakes.

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i just purchased the 17inch street lites...i should have them on the car tonight.... ill snag some pics if you would like.
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You guys are killin' me! I thought this was supposed to make my decision easier, not harder... lol. Just kidding; great feed-back and I really appreciate it, I think I just realized that I'm not as close to making a decision as I thought. I am, however leaning toward the Street Lites; I think they look awesome, lightweight, and from what I'm told of very good quality.

Brian; I'm 99% she's a real Z - everything I've looked into on the car has checked-out. I've been trying to post the Cowl Tag, but I'm afraid I'm much better under the hood of my car than behind a camera - I'm having difficulty getting the pictures small enough to post her. Running a 350 right now, that's what was in it when I bought it, but I have a 302 on order right now with an October build as I continue to search for her born with motor.
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68BigBlock; thank you, I'd love to see them on your car. Please post!
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John; how do you post your picture like that? Mine is all blurry and makes my car look like crap???
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