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Old Torq Thrust wheel question

I have been told that this wheel may be an old Mickey Thompson torq thrust wheel .
It is a 15x8 or 8.5
Anyone know what this wheel may be for sure ?
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Re: Old Torq Thrust wheel question

It looks like an old Keystone mag. I put a set on my '67 Camaro back in 1968, still have them on it.
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American Racing made Torque Thrusts and unless it says American Racing somewhere on the back of the wheel it's some other brands knock off. Lots of companys made them back in the day...

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Re: Old Torq Thrust wheel question

I thought Keystones had some wording on the back as I have a 14x6 Keystone torq thrust......

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Re: Old Torq Thrust wheel question

I know there are a lot of knock-offs but most if not all have some mark or wording on the front or the back......I was told by a wheel guy that he thinks this was a M/T torq thrust, but was not sure........

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I would expect M/T's would have some identifying mark like most AR's, ET's and US wheels do. No identifying marks really says off brand, as well M/T was not really a copycat manufacture. Look at these old ad pages to see what I mean...




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Re: Old Torq Thrust wheel question

Thanks Dennis,
There used to be a guy with a torq thrust website . But I can no longer find it . He listed the different old styles and brands etc . He seemed pretty knowledgeable.......

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Re: Old Torq Thrust wheel question

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Thanks Dennis,
There used to be a guy with a torq thrust website . But I can no longer find it . He listed the different old styles and brands etc . He seemed pretty knowledgeable.......
Try this guy:

http://mysite.ncnetwork.net/restdtpg/id2.html

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Re: Old Torq Thrust wheel question

also: http://www.roadsters.com/wheels/

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Re: Old Torq Thrust wheel question

Just bought a set of these, they look somewhat close to one of those in the Micky Tompson ad at the bottom.

They are Crager Eliminators, I really like the look of them and I have not seen many of them on Camaros or older Muscle cars.


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Re: Old Torq Thrust wheel question

Does anyone know where to get the correct original style lug nuts(short shank) for the old original American Racing torq thrust ?
The ones I find now are to long and bottom out on the brake rotors before being tightened down .

The Crager Eliminators kinda look like the old Radir wheels......they look neat.....

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