Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: San Bernardino, CA
Ok guys I really want to buy some wheels for my car. I have a 69 camaro with minor rear lip work. I was hell bent on getting some 17" torque thrust IIs when I noticed that I could score some cragers for way cheaper. I am looking to purchase them from summit racing, only because I usually get my parts within 2 days. I am trying to get my car finished for a show in 2 weeks. Getting these wheels ordered will take a load off my mind. Here are the sizes and options that I have found on summits web site.
TT II polished
ARE-405-7956155 Wheel, Series 405, 17 in. x 9.5 in., 5 x 4.75 in. Bolt Circle, 5 1/2 in. Backspace $386.99
ARE-5057863 Wheel, Series 505, 17 in. x 8 in., 5 x 4.75 in. Bolt Circle, 4 3/4 in. Backspace $269.88
Crager SS Chrome
CRR-617934 Wheel, Series 61, 17 in x 9 in., 5 x 4.75 in. Bolt Circle, 4.5 in. Backspace $209.95
CRR-617934P Wheel, Series 61, 17 in x 9 in., 5 x 4.75 in. Bolt Circle, 5.5 in. Backspace $209.95
CRR-617834P Wheel, Series 61, 17 in x 8 in., 5 x 4.75 in. Bolt Circle, 4.5 in. Backspace $199.95
As you can see I can get the rear cragers for almost the price of one TTII! I dont mind the chrome finish over the polished. My car is Black with no stainless trim other then the windows (might have it painted body color) and chrome bumpers. If I went with the cragers what rear spacing would be the best? 5.5 or 4.5? will a 8 inch front rim with 4.5 spacing still fit? car is lowered with hotchkis front springs. Im leaning towards the Cragers only because of the $$ factor. Let me know what you think, Thanks for stayin with me guys.