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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 09, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Help me pick some wheels

Looking to get some suggestions for a new set of wheels and tires. I do not want to lower the car, it is stock suspension all around now and I do not want to increase the ride height.

I would like to go with 16's same size all around. Pictures of your suggestion on a car would be helpful. Please include your wheel and tire dimensions.

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 09, 05:46 PM
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You 've got the best looking wheel for a '69 camaro that you can buy , wish I had them.
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 09, 07:22 PM
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I would like to recommend not getting TT2's! Everyone has them.

Oh crap, let the beating begin!

Let me try to redeem myself. Those of you that do have TT2's they look great on your car. . Please don't hit me too hard. lol

I think there is a "tire and wheel'' sticky.

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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 09, 07:40 PM
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I like the Vintage wheel works 45. They look simmilar to the Torque thrust but there a one piece design up to 17/9.5 with an as cast center and machined lip. They will give your car that vintage Trans am racing look.
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I would like to recommend not getting TT2's! Everyone has them.

Oh crap, let the beating begin!

Let me try to redeem myself. Those of you that do have TT2's they look great on your car. . Please don't hit me too hard. lol

I think there is a "tire and wheel'' sticky.
Patrick, I do love the TT2's but agree there are way to many out there.

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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 09, 08:20 PM
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Everyone likes the Torque thrust II because there one of the best looking wheels on the market. You have to run a 17" or larger wheel with them though, they dont look good in sizes under 17".
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I like the Billet Specialties Street Lites...
http://www.billetspecialties.com/pro...id=16&scid=251

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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 09, 05:22 AM
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Re: Help me pick some wheels

Considering the discussion above I hesitate to do this, but here is a photo with 16" TTII. But one of these days I would like to put Ralley wheels on the car as they really look the best.
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Considering the discussion above I hesitate to do this, but here is a photo with 16" TTII. But one of these days I would like to put Ralley wheels on the car as they really look the best.
Andrew, That car looks awesome. Can you give me the rim and tire dimensions please. What did you do to lower it? It is a shame you don't live closer we could have swapped wheels LOL.

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I have always liked TTO's or TTD's.....
I like 'old-school'.

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In case you already haven't, check out the 69 sticky under Wheel & Tires. Lot's off good pics. When I got my wheels, I researched for a while. Actually printed out a bunch of pics from here and put them side by side so I can compare. I agree with the earlier comments that everyone has the TT2's. I ended with Foose Legends.

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Here are a couple with Vintage wheel works 40 wheels.. The 45 design has curved spokes and 40 are straight.


Here is one with 17" Torque thrust II...

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Andrew, That car looks awesome. Can you give me the rim and tire dimensions please. What did you do to lower it? It is a shame you don't live closer we could have swapped wheels LOL.
The front coil springs are the Hotchkis 2" lowering springs. The rear leafs were re-arched for about a 2" drop. I got lucky in that the car sits pretty level, but I would like to drop the front another 1/2" or so. I wonder how much spring I would have to cut off to drop just a little bit?

Front wheels: 16 x 7" with 4" back space. Tires: 225/55-16
Rear Wheels: 16 x 8" with 4-3/4" back space. Tires 255/50-16

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Here are a couple with Vintage wheel works 40 wheels.. The 45 design has curved spokes and 40 are straight.

Hey those cars look familar,lol...

Only advise I can give you is to avoid running 16" wheels if you can,tire selection is slim and getting worse by the day.

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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 09, 10:24 PM
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nobody can heip you pick a wheel. you have to have a idea in your head of how you want your car to look old school, protour or prostreet. what is you budget? you need to search the web sites look at rim books. just dont put on (tts ) unless you live in a small town lol. start by looking at the rim stickeys on here
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