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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 10, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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anyone running wilwood brakes w/ 17" or 18" rally wheels?

I have a '69 with new 18" wheels. The wheels are similar to torque thrust 2 type. i want them switched out for 17" steel rally wheels. with the wilwood brakes I have 2.5" from rotor to inside wheel clearance. I have not had them off to measure but seem to be 12 or 13" rotor. what kind of brakes are possible with the 17" rally wheels. at this point I am just trying to see if I can go down 1" and swap to a rally style wheel and keep the brakes.

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Re: anyone running wilwood brakes w/ 17" or 18" rally wheels?

I don't have ralleys but I do have 17'' torque thrust II's on my wilwoods. Why would you want to cover them up. I wanted mine to show through the rims. Had them powder coated red to go with my red car.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 10, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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what brakes fit w/ 17" or 18" rally wheels ?

its not so much that i am trying to cover up the brakes, just looking for a more correct looking wheel style. I just aquired the car and the wheels are literally brand new, tire stickers still on tread. I want different wheels, I just do not know what wheels work with these bigger brakes on front. I have seen posts with some 17" steel rally wheels. such as this pasted picture off old post.
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this is more of what I have pictured for my car. would trade straight across wheels / tires for a set of these assuming they would work. I am not 100% sure. I'll be in contact with wilwood to see what they can tell me.
I posted here to see what 17" wheels you all are running and what brakes are working with the 17". I am certain 16" would be too small for these brakes. I have 2.5" room from rotor to rim clearance with 18" on now.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 10, 09:47 PM
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Re: anyone running wilwood brakes w/ 17" or 18" rally wheels?

Without any personal experience - but what I have heard with the bigger steel rally wheels is that the inner hoop is the same dimension as the 15", and they just grew it out from there so that it is now a 16 or 17. Double check me on that, but if it's true, you'd be limited on which brakes you could fit behind it.

Wheel Vintiques makes a billet aluminum 17 & 18 rally wheel. Get out your wallet.


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