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post #1 of 87 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 06, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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66 Chevelle wheels and tires - show your stuff!!

Fellow 66ers.....looking for wheel/tire setup ideas for my 66. Any pictures and links to pics appreciated. I'd especially be interested in seeing some 66s running 16 inch rims front and back. Include backspacing info also much appreciated. I checked the wheel/tire database but dont see many folks running 16s. Don't hesitate posting all tire size pics....might be persuaded off the 16s! Thanks ahead of time....so...show your stuff!!

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I don't have a '66 but I will steer you towards 17" wheels-- 16" is now a "bastard" size and not many tires, especially good ones, are made in 16" any more.

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I don't have a '66 but I will steer you towards 17" wheels-- 16" is now a "bastard" size and not many tires, especially good ones, are made in 16" any more.
So I have heard about 16s. To bad because I think it's a nice compromise between the retro chassic 14 and 15 size and the more modern wheels being put on muscle cars these days (17s and 18s). Still like to see some 66s posted with 16s though.

1966_L78...those do look sweet! Thanks for sharing! Beautiful car and I Like the classic "mag" look too!

Anyone have some pictures of the solid centerline type (solid aluminum no spokes or holes whatsoever) wheels in 16s or 17s with a semi-slammed stance?? Kind of leaning in that direction. Thought it might look pretty good on a jet black 66..

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I'm trying to achieve a "stock" look. Picture the wheels painted body color (danube blue) with the correct 66 caps. While you're at it picture the body complete and painted . Sizes are 245/45-17 front and 275/40 rear.

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Would love seeing some pics of these centerlines installed in either a 16 or 17 inch rim...these are what I'm thinking of going with for my 66.


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I'm trying to achieve a "stock" look. Picture the wheels painted body color (danube blue) with the correct 66 caps. While you're at it picture the body complete and painted . Sizes are 245/45-17 front and 275/40 rear.

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Yup, just like that . That's a beautiful car. I do like the color. My car is originally Danube blue, but it was not the original color when I got it.The 17's will be the only difference that will be easily seen. That and possibly the 3" pipes tucked behind the rear bumper, hehe.

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still love the classic

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Here are those wheels in 15x8 on a 67

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I know its old school, but a black SS with with old S/S rims is what i like

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Bob...very cool look...those Cragers are nice indeed and the ultimate for the classic look. Love that shiny Black! Looks Badddddd to the bone!!

Don...thanks for the pic....those also look smokin hot on your Camino!!.....gotta believe in a 16 inch version those centerline wheels on a jet Black 66 would really make them pop!

Thanks again guys!

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Would love seeing some pics of these centerlines installed in either a 16 or 17 inch rim...these are what I'm thinking of going with for my 66.

I have polished Centerline Auto Drag III's on my 66SS. They are actually 15inch though. Ill try to get a few pics together.

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what size are the cragers front and rear i got to have a set for mine now ? thanks joe
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