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    Need wheels...

    Shortly I will be putting her up for the winter and during that time I will be doing suspension, brakes, wheels, and tires... (along with fising some of the several thousand other things that seem to be wrong...)

    So back to the thread at hand... I need wheels....

    For those who dont know what Car im talking about...


    What I want in a wheel... 17"... I'm pretty sure im maxing out at 7" front and 8" (or 8.5" what ever) in the rear... Like to keep it at like $150 a rim... and if possible USA made... I will pay a bit more for USA, but not gonna pay double... I like Coys C55's ok... (see below), but im a bit scared of the quality... And clearly they are Chainese made...



    I have looked at TT2s and some of the other popular wheels... I really like Smoothie 2's... and i also would consider something like below if i could find it in a 17"


    BTW they are rocket launchers...

    Suggestions? photo shopping your selection onto the car would also be AWESOME...

    -me

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    Wheels make or break a car imo. One of my pet peeves is seeing a really nice classic car wearing a set of assinine wheels and rubber band tires. That being said, I prefer "period correct" aftermarket wheels. Our '74 Corvette has a set of 10 spoke Westerns from back in the day. Choose carefully...

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    Most things from this period are like 15 x 6's... I am not trying to go too big here... just something to get away from wagon wheels... The thing currently doesn't handle worth a crap (not at all solely the wheels fault) and getting something that's a little more rigid would help that out... and I think a few inches bigger will make it look better...

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    It is a tough decision. I agree that a lot of the period correct wheels are limited in size. On our car, I replaced all the suspension bushings with PST Polygraphite pieces - made a world of difference. The car is nice and tight and handles great for '70s technology. Here's a pic from last year:


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