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post #31 of 45 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 19, 12:48 PM
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Re: Chrome or Gray

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The chrome matches the existing bright work, as mentioned before. Also, as mentioned before, the grey introduces another color to the equation....which I don't think makes sense. But it's a free Country.

A painted wheel is almost always easier to keep clean than a chrome wheel, though.

Now, we do get to vote on using a 17" wheel instead?
<Opinion>YES, 20 is too big.
Personally I think 16"-18" is the sweet spot. I wish I went 15" instead of 14" I love them, but tire choices are there for wide tires. Everyone will say that 15" has limited choices, try 14s!
For some reason I don't like 17" or 19" wheels, prime numbers I guess.
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Thanks all. I went with the gray. Chrome made the wheels look too big. Chrome did not match the trim. The chrome made the trim look old. Polished would of been perfect but I had enough of polishing wheels. I dont like black wheels so gray it is. 20's in the rear and 18's up front. I like the Pearl white next to the gray.
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I'm sure it's going to look great, everyone has different taste in wheels that's what's nice about having so many to choose from
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Re: Chrome or Gray

I'm with you on the polished wheels. I have 17" Torq Thrust IIs (like a lot of others) on my White '67 and it requires constant up keep. My car came with 18/20s and it just didn't look right so I downsized. Looking at some chrome because it is way easier to keep looking good than polished aluminum.
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Thanks all. I went with the gray. Chrome made the wheels look too big. Chrome did not match the trim. The chrome made the trim look old. Polished would of been perfect but I had enough of polishing wheels. I don't like black wheels so gray it is. 20's in the rear and 18's up front. I like the Pearl white next to the gray.
That combo should look really good on your car, Steven.
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Definitely grey but I prefer a lighter shade, hereís a pic of mine.


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I'm sure it's going to look great, everyone has different taste in wheels that's what's nice about having so many to choose from


But I do like the gray better...

IMO (my style), while I like a little more modern touch (like wheel size), I also like a touch of nostalgia, which that gray wheel brings...
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post #38 of 45 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 19, 7:21 AM
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Re: Chrome or Gray

To me the grey/gray looks good not just because of the grey vs chrome, but the machined finish of the rim is what sets it off to me.
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post #39 of 45 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 19, 6:14 PM
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Just to weigh in on this one more time. 64/65 have awesome brightwork and your white paint is fantastic. Chrome on white is classic; means that will look good today and then again 10 years from now. Donít get me wrong, that other wheel looks good tooó-but itís more in line with the pro-tour look that is on trend right now.

Hereís an idea,,,just buy both and change the shoes on her whenever you get bored. That strategy seems to work for my wife.
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<Opinion>YES, 20 is too big.
Personally I think 16"-18" is the sweet spot. I wish I went 15" instead of 14" I love them, but tire choices are there for wide tires. Everyone will say that 15" has limited choices, try 14s!
For some reason I don't like 17" or 19" wheels, prime numbers I guess.
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Ed yea 20 is big I agree. I am going into this with a open mind. Plus on a 64/65 the 1/4 panel eats those wheels up and look smaller if you get the stance correct. I see all these Kundig-it .Foose and Iron Resurrection builds and they all use 20 inch wheels. All look awesome. I figure if it gets to me I can always change the rears to 18 but I doubt it.

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Ed yea 20 is big I agree. I am going into this with a open mind. Plus on a 64/65 the 1/4 panel eats those wheels up and look smaller if you get the stance correct. I see all these Kundig-it .Foose and Iron Resurrection builds and they all use 20 inch wheels. All look awesome. I figure if it gets to me I can always change the rears to 18 but I doubt it.
The problem you run into with 20" rears, on a 64-65, is they have really tight fenderwells and have more issues with a taller tire. For example, a 27" tall tire on a 20" wheel will have a 3.5" or shorter sidewall. If you run an 18" front wheel, you will need a 25" tall tire to have the same height sidewalls, front & rear. That's not a big issue with the 66-72's, with their larger wheelwells, but can be a problem on 64-65's. Just something to think about.
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The problem you run into with 20" rears, on a 64-65, is they have really tight fenderwells and have more issues with a taller tire. For example, a 27" tall tire on a 20" wheel will have a 3.5" or shorter sidewall. If you run an 18" front wheel, you will need a 25" tall tire to have the same height sidewalls, front & rear. That's not a big issue with the 66-72's, with their larger wheelwells, but can be a problem on 64-65's. Just something to think about.



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What will be the issue with tall tires? I run (275) 28 inch on rear now and 26 on front with no issues. What will the taller rims cause if the tires are the same height? I have 275 40 20 and 245 45 18 for front. Tires now are 215 70 15 and 275 60 15

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Clint, what will be the issue with tall tires? I run (275) 28 inch on rear now and 26 on front with no issues. What will the taller rims cause if the tires are the same height? I have 275 40 20 and 245 45 18 for front. Tires now are 215 70 15 and 275 60 15
Not many people have been able to squeeze a 275/60/15 under the rear of a 64-65, with stock wheelwells. Are your 64 rear fenderwells, untouched? What width rear wheel?
An 18" tire that is 26" tall will have the same height sidewall as a 20" tire that is 28" tall. Do the math. 26 - 18 = 8". 28 - 20 = 8". Divided by 2 = 4". That's your sidewall, front and rear. A taller sidewall in the front looks bad.

On my Z06, I'm running a 265/35/18 front tire (25.3" tall) and a 305/30/19 rear. (26.3" tall) Sidewall height is the same, 3.65".
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Not many people have been able to squeeze a 275/60/15 under the rear of a 64-65, with stock wheelwells. Are your 64 rear fenderwells, untouched? What width rear wheel?
An 18" tire that is 26" tall will have the same height sidewall as a 20" tire that is 28" tall. Do the math. 26 - 18 = 8". 28 - 20 = 8". Divided by 2 = 4". That's your sidewall, front and rear. A taller sidewall in the front looks bad.

On my Z06, I'm running a 265/35/18 front tire (25.3" tall) and a 305/30/19 rear. (26.3" tall) Sidewall height is the same, 3.65".

Got it. We are on the same page. I do have stock wheel wells. Plenty of room for 275 60 15. Tires have been on the for years. Drag radials as well.


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Gray! Beautiful! Did you have your fenders rolled?
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