I have my deceased fathers 69 pro-street, 671 blown camaro and i am looking to update the 15x14 welds to a more modern look when i change over to air-ride shockwaves. The car is tubbed and the rear-end is narrowed.
My ? is-cna i run a 17x12 or something like that without changing the rear-end? If so, does anyone know who makes this wheel?
My idea was a classic muscle car like wheel-torque thrust?- but updating to 17x12 and 17x7. My only hang up with torque thrust is everyone has them.
Really, it all depends on your current setup, especially the width of the rear end and the backspacing on your current wheels.
And as mentioned, your current rear end gear ratio vs tire diameter.
If you get a wheel that doesn't end up in the same location (side to side), your tire may be too far inboard or too far outboard and look stupid.
I'd suggest you first get your backspace measurement, wheel width, and overall tire diameter, and rear axle width (flange to flange).
Then you can start talking about specifics. And you may wish to call a wheel company tech and get a general idea of what wheel specs you should be looking at to get something that will work without changing rear gears or rear end housings.
BTW: I'm going through a similar exercise, as I want to change from the Weld Prostars to something that is different and requires less maintenance.
Good old fashioned Chevy Rally's are on the top of my list right now. Simple, clean, a classic look, etc.