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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 13, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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What size rims??

So on my current 68 project eventually we will be getting new rims and tires as some stage of the game. The harder decisions i seem to be facing is what size rims to put on it and what type. One option for me would be to put the stock 15 Rallye's on front and rear with a slightly wider rear which is pretty straight forward. However my second two options are up for grabs. If I were to put something like american racing (Which is what it has on now just to worn to refurbish) or Cragers on Im stuck on if I should keep the 15 inch size and put a big meaty rear tire on to give it a bit of 80's era drag look. Or if I should go big like 17's or 18's and give it that pro touring look. The suspension was not lowered so my major question would be IF I went with the pro touring option of wheels, would it look silly on a stock height 68?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 13, 09:08 PM
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Re: What size rims??

Both options can look good, but it all depends on the intentions for your car and your style. Personally, I've always liked subtle muscle car looks. Maybe the rallys with a Mickey Thompson 275 radial or similar size tire on the back? That option always seems to maintain the classic look of the car while adding a subtle twist. Sometimes slapping an aftermarket set of biggies on a classic car can set it off, or give it an awkward look. The right wheels and stance are key. Decisions, decisions...

I'd just suggest asking yourself which of the two styles you enjoy more, and best fits your personality, and go that direction.


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Re: What size rims??

I too am old school. If you want the pro street look it should be lowered and the rest of the car to match. I am partial to 15x8 rallys on the back and 7's on the front. 245x60 on the back and 225x60 on the front. . . .just enough to give it that muscular look, good luck.
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Depends a lot on how you want the car to handle. Low-profile tires on bigger rims will handle better than a 60-series tire of the same overall diameter on a smaller rim.
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Both options can look good, but it all depends on the intentions for your car and your style. Personally, I've always liked subtle muscle car looks. Maybe the rallys with a Mickey Thompson 275 radial or similar size tire on the back? That option always seems to maintain the classic look of the car while adding a subtle twist. Sometimes slapping an aftermarket set of biggies on a classic car can set it off, or give it an awkward look. The right wheels and stance are key. Decisions, decisions...

I'd just suggest asking yourself which of the two styles you enjoy more, and best fits your personality, and go that direction.
I've always liked the rally look with the 275 mt. I would love to go with a 10" rally rim on rear with a 275 mt tucked. I just can't see a rally rim on my silver car. Guess I'd have to see one.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 13, 10:12 AM
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Cragers look awesome.





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So on my current 68 project eventually we will be getting new rims and tires as some stage of the game. The harder decisions i seem to be facing is what size rims to put on it and what type. One option for me would be to put the stock 15 Rallye's on front and rear with a slightly wider rear which is pretty straight forward. However my second two options are up for grabs. If I were to put something like american racing (Which is what it has on now just to worn to refurbish) or Cragers on Im stuck on if I should keep the 15 inch size and put a big meaty rear tire on to give it a bit of 80's era drag look cheap tires. Or if I should go big like 17's or 18's and give it that pro touring look. The suspension was not lowered so my major question would be IF I went with the pro touring option of wheels, would it look silly on a stock height 68 Camaro?

P.S. If your read this all I thank you and apologize for the lengthy post, i just didn't know how else to explain my situation.


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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 13, 04:47 PM
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Cragars FTW. I like the muscle car look myself but hey if you like the foosemobile look go for it.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 13, 04:38 PM
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Re: What size rims??

Like others have said, it's all personal choice and there is no right or wrong... unless you put 24" truck wheels on it. I was looking at 17's but decided to stick with 15x7's front and rear as I just liked the more old school look. Running 225/60's up front and 245's in rear but could easily go 255 or 265, maybe 275 on 8" rim.


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