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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 11, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Got tired of the ralleys. Vintage 40s 17x8 w/235/45s & 17x9.5 w/275/40s
3" drop coils & leafs.


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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 11, 06:04 PM
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Re: My new wheels

looks good; got any more closeups of the wheels? I ordered the same ones!!!
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post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 11, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Re: My new wheels

No close up yet, just got them today!
There are photos on driverzinc's web site
http://driverzinc.com/product/vintage-wheel-works-v40/

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Re: My new wheels

Nice combo, red with the VWW 17. Do you have any issues with bottoming out when pulling into driveways and going over speed bumps?

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post #5 of 35 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 11, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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Re: My new wheels

Haven't done a speed bump yet, but I have long tube headers that are really low.Just have to go slow or at an angle on driveways.
I have Koni Classics on the first setting and it's pretty stiff.
Bill yours is nice as well I like the color!

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Haven't done a speed bump yet, but I have long tube headers that are really low.Just have to go or at an angle on driveways.
I have Koni Classics on the first setting and it's pretty stiff.
I have a 2 inch drop in the front and 1 1/2 inch in the back of my 68 and my long tube headers (3 1/2 inch collectors) only have a couple of inches clearance. I have to be really careful pulling in driveways, new style driveways are ok, but those old style driveways with the steep ramps are a nightmare for me and forget speed bumps, lol.

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post #7 of 35 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 11, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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I hear you..some of those speed bumps are brutal!

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I looked at the older picture on phtotbucket of your car with the rally wheels, wow, what a difference a set of wheels/tires can make on the appearance of a car.

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post #9 of 35 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 11, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Boy it sure does.I really liked the rallys but I thought it was time for a
change.

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Bill what product are you using to keep the spokes clean?

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Lookin great Bob!

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post #12 of 35 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 11, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Dennis..might have to change to the headers like you have though.

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VWW recommends Eagle Mag Cleaner, tried it and it does the job just fine for me.

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post #14 of 35 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 11, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks..I'll get some.

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post #15 of 35 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 11, 05:39 AM
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They look great bob, congrats. I think you just pushed me over the line to replace my rally's!
That is a great price for those in the link you posted. I saw them at 2x the price at Vintage (unless I'm missing something) http://www.vintagewheelworks.com/pro...heels/v40/17x8


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