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How about some tire/wheel suggestions.....I gotta run at least 16" wheels due to brake size......Thanks , Eric



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Well, I'd keep it at 16", then. American Racings, or those torque thrust styles that are all polished aluminum look great, IMO. Some 16" Hurst wheels would also look killer with your color combo. You know me, I'm not into big diameter wheels. I like an "old school" look, and that means a meaty side wall! If I could post photos, I'd post a pic or two of what I'm talking about. Cragars would look great, too........ Or, if you want to go really nasty, widened steel wheels with poverty caps!!! That would look great with the blower scoop sticking through the hood!!
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with GeeTee, 16's with something classic, five spoke torque thrust or cragers maybe, if you want a little pop (and i have a feeling that car of yours is gonna be all about pop) Billet specialties makes nice customs that are classic with some neat detailing, and will make to order to whatever offset you need. mine kinda remind me of the Pontiac arrow, or the old Hurst five spokes and have the fluted ribs like on the console of the 66' plus they are nice and light, also like the spokes because they will show off those nice wildwoods you are putting on there. they also have some twisted 5 spokes that will make it look fast standing still...

http://www.billetspecialties.com/subcategory.asp?cid=16
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Eric, while I like the torque thrust wheels, they are on everything nowdays.

With the killer ride you are putting together I suggest something a little different. I like the idea of the Hurst wheels in a 16" and I think Intro makes a wheel that looks very much like the Hurst. Foose also makes some killer rims, I considered his Nitrous wheels. Some wheel vendors let you put rims on a virtual car like yours to see what they look like.

Also I believe Year One or Wheel Vintiques sell large dia Billet Ralley 1's and 2's.

And a BIG +1 on the large steelies and poverty caps, that would be awsome.

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Thanks fellas....keep them coming. billet Spec is coming out with a wheel that looks like a Torque Thrust....



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How about some tire/wheel suggestions.....I gotta run at least 16" wheels due to brake size......Thanks , Eric
My personal tastes run towards making it look stock while simultaneously being very nasty. Both Wheel Vintiques and Specialty Wheel (and probably others) have steel Rallye II's in 16" sizes and different widths. There are even versions that are chrome/silver instead of silver/gray. At least one of them also has "billet" Rallye II's in even larger sizes (but in my opinion they start to look a little 'funny' that big).

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Thanks Bear, 16" wheels are not too hard to find. 16" tires seem to come in VERY limited size/selection....I got time!!! Eric



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Foose Nitrous II's FTW.

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Thanks Bear, 16" wheels are not too hard to find. 16" tires seem to come in VERY limited size/selection....I got time!!! Eric
Yes they are, but I don't know why. 15" wheels will fit over my Wilwood calipers, so that's probably the size I'll go with. I already have 4 "real" 15" Rallye II's but right now I'm leaning towards buying two of the wider versions for the rear. Wheel Vintiques has them up to 10" wide. I just checked both Wheel Vintiques and Specialty Wheel web sites, and it looks like they've almost completely dropped 16's. Specialty still has them, but only in the chrome/silver finish and in two sizes: 16x7 and 16x8. Actually, there's conflicting information on their site. In one place it says: Exclusive all chrome 16" and 17" versions available., but when you look at the detail for the chrome ones all they show are two 16's - no 17's. I emailed their sales department and asked for clarification on that.

Wheel Vintiques could probably make any size/width in this model, but they're a tad out of my budget.


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Torque Thrusts are way too played out. Don't even consider them... they came stock on newer Mustangs, do you need more convincing than that? Haha. I personally hate everything with Chip Foose's name on it, not because it has his name on it. It's just all gaudy. It's hard to find old school looking 16s, are you looking to keep it older looking? Or are newer styles on the table as well?

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