I have read quite a few posts here about wheel size, and know this topic has been exhausted, but I still have a questions. Seems that the general concensus for 15" wheels is 15x8 w/ 4.5" BS for the rears and 15x7 w/ 4 - 4.25" BS for the fronts. I would like to run Weld Prostars on my '68 and they only offer 3.5 and 4.5 BS. So what do I run on front? I do have disc brakes on the front. My initial feeling is to run a 15x6 w/3.5" BS. Are there any others out there running the Prostars? I know Doug G runs 15x5's, but that may be a bit skinny for my driver. Thanks for any response.
I have the prostars on my 69 camaro... 15x8 on rear with 4.5 inch backspacing and 15x3.5 on front with 1.75 inch backspacing on front... If you need a picture I can email you one or just go to Classic Chevy 5 speed and look under customer car for James Camden... I also have a picture of my 68 red camaro with the same wheel on it if you need me to email you a picture of that... Good Luck..
For you guys running Pro Stars. What kind of thoughts do you have about the polished wheels versus the chrome plated wheels. For those of you that have polished wheels would you buy them again or prefer chromed ones?
Thanks for the info and pics everyone. That does help in my decision a bit. 3.5" wide is a bit too narrow for my 90% street car. Looks like 5" seems to be what most are going with on the fronts. I wonder if I could do 6" or would I not be gaining much? Do the 5" wheels perform well on the street & what size tire could you run on a 5"?
I am also curious like redvetteharley on the chrome vs polished. Polished definately looks good, but nothing shines like chrome.
When nicely polished up, the Welds almost look chrome but still have a different tint to them compared to a bright chrome wheel. I personally, think true chrome wheels look kind of cheap. Not trying to offend anyone, just my personal taste/opinion. Plus I don't like the fact that the chrome can potentially rust and or pit, at least on chrome plated steel rims. My vote is for the polished aluminum. It doesn't take too much effort to keep them looking good, but I don't drive mine every day either which you need to take into consideration. It all boils down to what you like. There are probably many others out there with the exact opposite opinion of what I stated and I can respect that. To each his own...