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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 06, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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What do you think of these 17s on my 68?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/17x8-...QQcmdZViewItem
I need a set for my 68 vert with stock suspension and 4 wheel drums. What do you think or have you seen any camaros with these. Also what size tires would be the best with these?

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Re: What do you think of these 17s on my 68?

I like 'em and think they'd look good on your car. Something in the range of a 255/45 for a tire.
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Re: What do you think of these 17s on my 68?

I like them also but think your car needs needs a brighter wheel in say chrome since it's a dark color with a black top. They make that wheel in chrome also just look around e-pay for them. Same people. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/17-CR...mZ330018694129

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Re: What do you think of these 17s on my 68?

I was thinking about those wheelz yesterday. I think they are gone now. You buy em?


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Re: What do you think of these 17s on my 68?

No there is another set back up
here is a pic of the chrome ones

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Re: What do you think of these 17s on my 68?

Like I said before i like them. I have looks extensivly at these wheels and I like the pinted ones but just can't get the for lack of any better word "cheap" look out of my head. Don't get me wrong I like the first one you pictured. It looks nice. The chrome ones just don't have that "painted" finish look to them. I think the chrome will also look good for the long haul, the painted wheel may fade or stain after time. I say this because you do have to consider cost of the wheel (they are a great deal) and sometimes (more times than not) you get what you pay for. I might buy these wheels for my 67 to get 17's and then save up for the wheels I really want, then sell these and only loose about 150-200 bucks.

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Re: What do you think of these 17s on my 68?

I like em, butg, the center is way too open for a 4 wheel drum car, they need some nice blingy disks back there to show off thru the holes.

Also, 255 is good on the back, but trying to stuff a 255 in front on a 68 will take a crowbar. Stay with 225/235 in front.





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Re: What do you think of these 17s on my 68?

I like these wheels but I would have to save a for a year or two for them. About $2800 with tires.

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Re: What do you think of these 17s on my 68?

I was looking at those same wheels last winter. They look good, but I agree with Jim they need brakes behind them. That was part of the reason I didn't go with those or the Coys. Because I will probably always have rear drums. As for the tires. 225/45 or 235/45 for the front, and 255/50 or 275/40 for the rear.


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Re: What do you think of these 17s on my 68?

I have been 'watching' those. I know they are a knock off brand, but what are they? Is this company making their own generic knock off wheels? That's my take on it.

I'm thinking about it, just to get into set of 17"s for my '68. I only drive 300-400 miles a year, and of course it's kept under wraps in a garage, so I don't know how durable they really need to be.
I may be missing something though.


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They aren't Verda's are they??

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Re: What do you think of these 17s on my 68?

I don't know what they are.

http://stores.ebay.com/Custom-Wheels-Market
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Re: What do you think of these 17s on my 68?

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I like em, butg, the center is way too open for a 4 wheel drum car, they need some nice blingy disks back there to show off thru the holes.

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This is a good paoint. Thanks for the replies. I think I will just put on 15x7 ralleys.

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Re: What do you think of these 17s on my 68?

Can't go wrong with a set of ralley Wheels for sure!! Look around in the classifides here I have seen some pretty good deals with tires for around 400 to 500 bucks!

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Re: What do you think of these 17s on my 68?

I have front disc, and have my rear drums painted with high heat black. I don't think they'd look too bad.


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