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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old May 26th, 19, 5:36 PM Thread Starter
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New wheels & tires, all new look!

Finally pulled the trigger on a modern set of wheels & tires. I’ve always been about weld wheels & the old school look with thicker rubber. I still love that look & always will, but the last couple years, I got closer & closer to going bigger wheels.
So I ordered a set of Bonspeed Crokus X wheels. Fronts are 18x8 5 3/8 BS with 235/40’s, rears are 19x10 6” BS with 275/35’s. Really happy with the new look. They’re polished hoops brushed & powdered clear centers...wheel quality is very nice!
I lowered the front another half inch. Smaller tire sidewall needed to be covered a little more to look right.
Lots of massaging in the rear to give me fair clearance. I ended up with 1/4 on the inside to the frame & 3/8 on the outside to the fender lip. Inner wheel well on passenger side was fine, but driver side was stamped different so I fillet & stretched then sealed it all back up...worked great!
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old May 26th, 19, 6:03 PM
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Re: New wheels & tires, all new look!

Chad you really squeezed those back there. WoW love the look. Nice choice except for your pocket LOL. 64/65 look so good with big wheels. I beleive the low rear quarters make the difference IMO.
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God I love it. Cant stop looking
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I like it! Bet you can't stop looking at it.
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post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old May 26th, 19, 6:43 PM Thread Starter
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Re: New wheels & tires, all new look!

Thanks fellas! Yeah I squeezed them in for sure. I took her out for a good ride around town...hugging a bit & a good burn grabbing sideways to try & get the rear end movement going & I canít find any rubbing issues in the rear. I wonít be driving it any harder than this test ride, so I should be good lol!
Yeah the pocket was hit big time! Iím glad I did it though...now my wife wants to upgrade on her 70 c10 from her boss 338ís lol!

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You chose wisely.... Those look amazing!
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Thanks bud...OCD was in full effect for sure ha ha!

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Re: New wheels & tires, all new look!

Chad hate to say but Boss 338 been gone for a while now. Tryed to find a set for my 64 and no go.

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Chad hate to say but Boss 338 been gone for a while now. Tryed to find a set for my 64 and no go.
No kiddin I didn’t know that! I meant she has them & want to upgrade to s set of Bondpeeds lol!
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No kiddin I didnít know that! I meant she has them & want to upgrade to s set of Bondpeeds lol!
Oops guess I read that wrong. LOL
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Very sharp! Get up some better non-cell phone pics, though.
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Very sharp! Get up some better non-cell phone pics, though.
Ha ha I hear ya bud! Just had to take a couple quick ones in the driveway. A friend is gonna do a whole shoot with my car with the driving vids, drone & all the good still stuff...weíll see when now lol! Cell phone pics have come s long way but itís just not the same 😬
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Re: New wheels & tires, all new look!

Nice choice! It's really hard to pick a rim with a modern twist and end up with something that looks that good. So many folks go the Forgeline route which I def didn't want to do. Looks really good.
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Nice choice! It's really hard to pick a rim with a modern twist and end up with something that looks that good. So many folks go the Forgeline route which I def didn't want to do. Looks really good.
Thanks bud! I appreciate the response. Iíve debated back & forth on this for a few years & finally said F it ha ha. I used to want nothing to do with anything but weld wheels, or that sort of wheel...old school. Started getting more & more attracted to the newer looking stuff with smaller sidewall. Finally went for it & Iím really happy with the decision!

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Ha ha I hear ya bud! Just had to take a couple quick ones in the driveway. A friend is gonna do a whole shoot with my car with the driving vids, drone & all the good still stuff...weíll see when now lol! Cell phone pics have come s long way but itís just not the same 😬
You're right that cell phone pics have come a long way, cell phone video, too. Was at a cookout yesterday and my friends daughter was showing us cell phone video from a concert. I was amazed at how well it came out.
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