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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 05, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi there Everyone! Well I have a bit of a dilema, its time to upggrade to some better wheels. Im considering the Intro Pentia wheels for my '68. The problem is the wheel sizes i cant decide whether to go 17"s all around or 17" front 18" rear? or 18" all around? ive seen camaros with all those setups but i cant decide which is best... any pros or cons? all help is greatly appreciated [img]smile.gif[/img] thanx
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 05, 05:11 PM
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Iggy,
It depends,how are the roads where you live? Any potholes? 18s are real firm. That is A big factor to me. I am going 17x8/17x91/2 TT2s. Brian.


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There won't be a lot of difference between the two, I'd say choose what you like the best.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 05, 10:09 AM
 
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I am currently waiting on my 18 in Budnik Hammers to be delivered. Picked up my Nitto 555's today. No regrets, with the bigger opening on a 67 in the rear an 18 looks trick. I went 275/40 and 235/40. You could go 17 up front to make it more aggressive but mine is already lowered so I didnt' need to.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 05, 12:03 PM
 
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20's rear 17's front [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 05, 03:13 PM
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DREID I am positive that you will love your Nitto 555's. I have a buddy that has them on his supercharged mustang and they are the hardest gripping street tire around. THey are just as good as any drag radial and you will get more life out of them.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 05, 03:15 PM
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Both are nice,It is your personal taste. Either way the overal diamiter of the rim and tire will remain about the same.The difference is an inch. If the inch is in the rim, the car will handle A bit quicker. If the inch is in the sidewall of the tire the car will ride a bit smoother. That is why I asked you how are your roads. Either way the car will be smokin.Good luck. Brian

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 25th, 05, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey Guys! Thanks alot for the feedback...greatly appreciated. BRIAN the roads arent bad, there are few potholes. I think im goin with the 17" front and 18" rear, it should give it the aggressive look that DREID was talking about. I plan on lowering it but i want to get the wheels first. Well thanks again [img]smile.gif[/img]
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 05, 08:19 AM
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Iggy food for thought, lower it first to get a feel for the stance and then get your wheels, make affect your ultimate decision
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 05, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Phoneixdawg, thats a good suggestion had not tought of it that way. That is a very good idea, i wasnt sure if i should lower it first cuz im not sure how much? i will have to do a lil research on that. Thanks for the suggestion. IGGY
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 05, 05:37 PM
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Good idea because your offset or backspacing may change. You are lucky on the smooth roads. Enjoy and post pictures. Brian

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