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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 06, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel opinion

My car is just about ready for some new shoes.

With a million choices out there I am confused. Looking at color combo of my car, is there a wheel (black or chrome) that would be a nice finishing touch? Please post a pic if you have one. I probably would not go bigger than a 17. Thanks for any opinions.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 06, 06:43 PM
 
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Those are 17"... I had my eye on them.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/17-BL...65180116QQrdZ1
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They look cool but I wonder who makes them. Cragar style but not Cragar or affiliated with Cragar. For that price, I guess it doesn't matter though. Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Wheel opinion

Personally I really like the Vintage Wheel Works V45's, although they're not black or chrome like you mentioned. Kind of a classic style but in a modern size, similar to the Torque Thrust II but just different enough, and not as overdone, in my opinion anyhow... I think there's a few people on this site with them.


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They look cool but I wonder who makes them. Cragar style but not Cragar or affiliated with Cragar. For that price, I guess it doesn't matter though. Thanks for the tip.
Wheel Replicas. I'm looking at them too.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 06, 10:02 AM
 
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I still can't decide for myself if I want to stick with the stock size, or upgrade for a little bigger. Mike, I DEFINATELY like those wheels...
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 06, 11:39 AM
 
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Fwiw, Verda make's a Chevy pattern wheel that is a duplicate to the Mustang Pony-car "Bullitt" wheel if you are interested!!

I like Bullitt's so much that I changed everything over to the Ford pattern and even 1/2" studs so I could use them before I found out about Verda..

The Light gray/silver Bullitt's are on my car now.............

And to me, the dark centered Bullitt's are prettier still!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 06, 05:45 PM
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I like the black wheels the best and the price is good. I have a black Rally Sport and they would look good on the car, but I am already committed to the stock Rally Sport look.

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Re: Wheel opinion

Roadman,

I'm taking your advice. After thinking about it, I decided the car is the "Show" and the pretty much the wheel should look nice but blend. Although I love a super shiny wheel I think I'm going to go old school now.

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 07, 06:06 PM
 
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"Old-School" you say!!

Then run stock steel wheels that use "3-dog-knot", dog-dish hubcaps, paint them black and install "Baby Moons"

Talk about "Old-School"!!

He, He!!

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that car will look good with any wheel
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Re: Wheel opinion

I think an original torque thrust style wheel or the Vintage Wheel works in a 16" would look really nice on there. Something in an "as cast" or media blasted finish, nothing too shiney or blingy to take away from the car itself. For some reason those "cragar" style wheels look too modern to me, probably because the dish doesn't look quite right to me - too flush. Here's a link to CarlC's camaro on the Vintage Wheel works photo gallery with 16x8" V45's.

http://www.vintagewheelworks.com/vie...dir=0&img_id=5

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I hadn't thought of those but they do look really nice. Thanks for the link.

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24" spinners. That was even tough to type.

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I saw the extra "Pimped Out" wheels today. Big Dollar sign wheels (not joking). They were really shiny with some gold trim and a huge dollar sign in the middle. I would love to see who buys those!

Okay, call me a flake but I've back-tracked again. I am now planning to go with the Billet Specialties Qualifier wheel. 16 by 7's all the way around. 235/55/16 front and rear.

That tire ratio should keep my speedometer reading near perfect from a 215/70/14 stock tire.

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