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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old May 17th, 12, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Guys -

Attached is a pic of my car. Looking to upgrade the wheels to either 17s or 18s. Thinking that given the color of the car and the black stripe that a black wheel with a chrome/polished lip would look cool. Something like this.

http://www.wheelwarehouse.com/p-3419...t-m-black.aspx

or this

http://www.wheelwarehouse.com/p-5204...oss-black.aspx

What do you guys think?

68 Camaro RS/SS 540/660 4-Speed Muncie

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old May 17th, 12, 04:58 PM
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First off, very nice looking car and great color combo. I think if I were to choose personally, it would have to be the first ones. I like the more rounded spokes on these cars, they just seem to flow better than the more squared off ones. I think you are definately on the right track as far as color choice.
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I would agree, the 1st pic is what I would choose. I would go with 18s over the 17s.

Is your car lowered at all?

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i would go with the first pic for a 67-68
second pic for a 69

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Thanks guys - that seems to be the concensus with my buddies also! Do you like the black with the chrome/polished lip? I think it accents the black stripe.

And no, the car is not lowered. It is actually sitting higher than it should be unfortunately

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yes black center to accent the stripe thats how im doing mine

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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old May 18th, 12, 06:11 AM
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If you're going for more of a "classic" look, then the first one are the way to go. Then again, if you're looking to give your car a little more contemperary look, then the second ones would do the trick...me personnally, I like the second set better...but it really comes down to what YOU like...
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old May 18th, 12, 07:32 AM
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I like the car just the way it is......
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old May 18th, 12, 07:37 AM
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I like the car just the way it is......
Me too. I'm a sucker for the ralleys on an otherwise stock looking car.

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Me too. I'm a sucker for the ralleys on an otherwise stock looking car.
That's what we're going with on the '69 we're building for my daughter- 15" rallyes. While I know the low-profile tires handle better than than tires with tall sidewalls, they also cost a fortune, ride harder, and don't take to potholes, etc. very well. I'm building a driver- not an autocross car.
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I personally like option #1 a lot for your car.

Progressive/Modern looking wheels just don't do a 1st Gen justice in my eye/opinion. If you're going primarily for the new-age race-car look that's fine but for a street car not so much. I think option #2 is a very nice lookin wheel but most modern designs (anything that strays too far from a 5-spoke Cragar or Magnum 500 wheel style wheel) are better suited for Porsches and BMWs (nothing against either). Similar to a Gibson Les Paul or a Fender Strat - certain wheel designs sustain the test of time and endure through current trends and fads while others blaze in and fizzle out.
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Re: would like your opinion

Just to throw my 2 cents in, I think a set of Vintage Wheel Works V45's or V40's would look awesome on your car - of course I am a bit biased.

http://www.newstalgiawheel.com/wheel...ubcat3=1111101
http://www.newstalgiawheel.com/wheel...ubcat3=1111100

Here is their website, seems to be a bit slow at the moment: http://www.vintagewheelworks.com/

They have a shot-peened finish to the spokes and a polished lip, not black like you're looking for. I happen to really like them and think they'd really suit your car.

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Just to throw my 2 cents in, I think a set of Vintage Wheel Works V45's or V40's would look awesome on your car - of course I am a bit biased.

http://www.newstalgiawheel.com/wheel...ubcat3=1111101
http://www.newstalgiawheel.com/wheel...ubcat3=1111100

Here is their website, seems to be a bit slow at the moment: http://www.vintagewheelworks.com/

They have a shot-peened finish to the spokes and a polished lip, not black like you're looking for. I happen to really like them and think they'd really suit your car.
Agreed - Those are beautiful! I'd have gotten them for my car if money wasn't a factor.
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old May 18th, 12, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Agreed - the V40s are very nice. I also like the stockers but I need new wheels regardless as the 215 tire won't cut it anymore!

For those of you running a 275 tire, were you as nervous as I am before purchasing? I can't fathom how they are going to fit...

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I'm running 275 BFG's on 15x8 ralleys with stock suspension and have had no problem.

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