New Torq Thrust Original (VN309) 17" on a 69 SS - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 19, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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New Torq Thrust Original (VN309) 17" on a 69 SS

I bought my car last summer. It had Goodyear ST's on it, which haven't been in production in 22 years.

They look classic but were total crap, and likely unsafe. Vibrated too.

After looking at threads for a while I was originally going with larger 'magnum' style or rambler wheels but they just didnt seem that good to me after about 6-8 months of watching/waiting.

It came down to 17" ralleyes or torq thrusts. I ended up going with the TTO's because they were about $100 cheaper per wheel.

Went with BFG Sport comp 2s

Specs: suspension - stock as far as I know
Wheels: American Racing VN309 17x7 and 17x8
Tire: BFG sport comp 2 - 225/50/17 and 255/45/17

This is a 26" tire (vs 24.6) so I had to go a tooth up on a speedo gear. (3.42 rear)

The car is totally transformed. Rides better, handles better, significant grip etc. And I really like the look. At first I thought the wheels were too light and considered powdercoating them. I'll probably hold off for a while.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 28th, 19, 04:14 AM
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Re: New Torq Thrust Original (VN309) 17" on a 69 SS

I have always loved the classic Torque Thrust wheels. They look great Michael! It's amazing what a difference a new set of tires can make.

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Re: New Torq Thrust Original (VN309) 17" on a 69 SS

I like the overall look of your car. Something about black accents on white really works. The lighter color spokes on the TT's compliments and ties it all together. Great looking car, good luck with it!

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Re: New Torq Thrust Original (VN309) 17" on a 69 SS

Looks WAY better

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Re: New Torq Thrust Original (VN309) 17" on a 69 SS

It looks good but I prefer the original wheels. That wheel is one of my favorites on these cars. Classic good looks imho. Canít help but wonder how the ride would have been with new tires on the original wheels. I hope you kept them.


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Looks great! Do you have any potential tire rubbing on the rear quarter? I see your car is lifted up a bit. Mine is stock, but I'd like to use 255's if I can be sure they will fit. Thanks for sharing, super nice car!

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 19, 07:38 AM
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Re: New Torq Thrust Original (VN309) 17" on a 69 SS

Love the Torq-Thrust Original wheels the most. Ever since Steve McQueens Bullitt movie I have thought these were the best wheel design ever. I would miss the white lettering on the tires though!
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Re: New Torq Thrust Original (VN309) 17" on a 69 SS

They look great to me, I like them so much that ...

I also have them on my 67. Mine have been on the car for 22 years now.

I've like the Torque Thrusts for ever and a day.

I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.
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