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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 12, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
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Need help with wheel choice

It's nearing time for new wheels. My budget/goal is to find a set for around $1000 +/-.

Foose Legends are nice but I want more of a deep dish look.
Chrome and 17 or 18" would be perfect.

I really like the Rushforth wheels but the only way I can ever justify buying a set is if they are used. This isn't a show car, I drive it several times a week.

Any help with ideas or pictures would be great.

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 12, 07:01 AM
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How about this one?

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ARE-605M7861C/

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Depends really on the look you are after.
2 Pc wheels are double plus your budget, but that is where you have to go to have wheels not every car at every cruise in and car show is wearing....

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Depends really on the look you are after.
2 Pc wheels are double plus your budget, but that is where you have to go to have wheels not every car at every cruise in and car show is wearing....
Agreed, with reading what you have done to the car, you definitely don't wanna scrimp on wheels. They really make the look of the car and if you buy a cheaper set that you "kind of" like you'll regret it and end up buying another set a year or so down the road.

I have spent months looking up 2 pc wheels and rushforth is actually very well priced compared to some companies. i ended up going with these:

http://wheelandtirepros.com/BoydCodd...T-22Chrome.jpg

very similar to the rushforths and were 575 a piece for polished.
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Check out the billet specialties street lite series. I just ordered the 17x8 and the 17x9-1/2 from summit.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/BSP-RS037806145N/
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I really like the xxxxxx wheels......
I think many people make a basic mistake when choosing wheels....so often wheels are choosen cause look good in a catologe, then when put on the car overpower the lines of the car.....more the wheels are the feature rather than enhance the car.
Illustarted by comments
" nice rims " as against "nice car, like the rims to"
Often a rim that one doesnt like on its own, blends very well with the car.

Too many cars are spoiled by nice rims that dont go with the car.

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Agreed, with reading what you have done to the car, you definitely don't wanna scrimp on wheels. They really make the look of the car and if you buy a cheaper set that you "kind of" like you'll regret it and end up buying another set a year or so down the road.

I have spent months looking up 2 pc wheels and rushforth is actually very well priced compared to some companies. i ended up going with these:

http://wheelandtirepros.com/BoydCodd...T-22Chrome.jpg

very similar to the rushforths and were 575 a piece for polished.
Awesome, do you have any pics with them on the car?
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I think many people make a basic mistake when choosing wheels....so often wheels are choosen cause look good in a catologe, then when put on the car overpower the lines of the car.....more the wheels are the feature rather than enhance the car.
Illustarted by comments
" nice rims " as against "nice car, like the rims to"
Often a rim that one doesnt like on its own, blends very well with the car.

Too many cars are spoiled by nice rims that dont go with the car.
True but in this case I know the look I want and won't settle, reason I didn't buy the Legends. I like the TTII's on the car now but the 15" tires suck for auto cross and everyone has TT II's. I don't mind spending the extra money if I have too but want to make darn sure the wheels are my style before I do.
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One thing I notice with the late 60s early 70s American muscle cars is the curved /rounded type rims tend to flow with the curved lines of the cars of that era...which I suppose why the crager SS where released in 69 and still around..and other popular similar designs are also....
The rims that are more square in design just dont look quite right, espec with vert low profile tyres....one sees the wheels before the car, if u know what I mean???

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I recommend increasing your budget then, and photoshop different wheels on your car. It's something you have to live with a long time.

I went with polished Rushforth Livewires 18x8 and 18x10 (mini-tubbed)

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I don't have a link to them, but also check out Showwheels Streeters. They are very reasonable price and a classic look.
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Discount Tire has some decent ones. I kinda like the new BG Rodworks Gasser for $600 a set. The color and trim level of the car comes into play for wheel finish. Some just don't look right together while the same wheels may look awesome on something else.
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...heelsBySize.do


Their MB Wheels brand have some decents ones reasonably as well but the chrome ones have gone throught the roof. The gunmetal with machined lip Old School looks pretty good. Sometimes wish I'd gotten those instead of chrome.










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Schott makes a pretty good wheel.
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Re: Need help with wheel choice

Terry,
Those are nice rims. What sizes did you end up with, and are you running stock suspension? I'm running Caltracs out back, and tubulars up front...don't want to go with 18s. Originally was thinking of 16s, but lack of choices will likely push that up to 17s.

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post #15 of 33 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 12, 04:27 AM
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I am an old school guy so don't take me too seriously! i get more comments on my wheels on my 69 RS/SS vert. Corvette rally wheels with 67 short caps. Perfect fit and gives that deep 8" look. 225 x 60 fronts and 235 x 60 rears. Everyone has late style wheels! How about IROC Chrome wheels!
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