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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 17, 8:41 AM
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I've heard that a lot, but its BS. I bought my Cragar SS's in 2002 and have had them on the car since then.My car is parked in the garage at night but I put a lot of miles on it, rain or shine, of course I don't drive it on salted roads. The wheels look as good as they did the day I bought them, not a single pit or spot of rust. They balance perfect too, they are the unilug style but they balance perfect. I can drive as fast as want with no vibration.
If you don't like the wheels that's fine but don't condemn them if you don't have them.
BTW, this is probably my 5th set of them, I have had them on one car or another since 1974, never had a problem.
I do like the look of the wheels pictured. My statement was from actual usage of the SS style wheel back in the 80's and I'm not the first to make the statement. I had them on multiple cars back then as they were probably the most popular wheel out there. I had to go through multiple wheels to finall get some that would balance, drove Supershops nuts.

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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 17, 10:37 AM
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I haven't had any problems with balance, but the rusting is a constant problem.
I would really like to know how you keep yours from rusting, Ron.
I really like the old-school look of the Cragars.
That's why I bought them in the first place.

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I haven't had any problems with balance, but the rusting is a constant problem.
I would really like to know how you keep yours from rusting, Ron.
I really like the old-school look of the Cragars.
That's why I bought them in the first place.
I don't do anything special, I use car wax on them about once a year. I do park the car inside my garage which is always heated and cooled year round. I don't even clean them after every cruise. I just don't have any trouble with them. You have to figure, if they were as bad as some people say they are there is no way they could sell as many as they do..
Good luck with yours
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Im sure I dont imagine mine pitting when I can clearly see it.I guess theres a difference in where you live.
Maybe they should put a warning label on them.
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im sure i dont imagine mine pitting when i can clearly see it.i guess theres a difference in where you live.
Maybe they should put a warning label on them.
"our chroming process now sucks.if you live in a four seasons area,you might have problems with our cheap chrome".
ok...

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I don't do anything special, I use car wax on them about once a year. I do park the car inside my garage which is always heated and cooled year round. I don't even clean them after every cruise. I just don't have any trouble with them. You have to figure, if they were as bad as some people say they are there is no way they could sell as many as they do..
Good luck with yours
Mine are garage kept, but it isn't heated except for the hot, humid Houston weather.
That may be a factor, too.
I can polish them up and literally have rust peeking through the next few days.
I've tried several different chrome polish manufactrurer's products and a few different car waxes.
These were bought in 2005.
I also have a set of Keystones on my 67 Cougar and they do the same thing.
That's why I bought the Torq-Thrust D's.
No chrome.
Thanks for the information.
BTW, your car is really nice.
That picture of it on Gearz is really cool.

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Im sure I dont imagine mine pitting when I can clearly see it.I guess theres a difference in where you live.
Maybe they should put a warning label on them.
"Our chroming process now sucks.If you live in a four seasons area,you might have problems with our cheap chrome".
got any pics of yours pitting?

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got any pics of yours pitting?
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Anyone running cragars?

A set of cragars came up for sale locally with tires already mounted for a decent price. They are coming off a truck but I think they will work on my chevelle too.

Thoughts on 225/70R15 & P275/60R15 on a cragar with 4" backspacing? Will it work without rubbing? Will they look good on a 69 chevelle?!? Thanks in advance for your feed back.


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A set of cragars came up for sale locally with tires already mounted for a decent price. They are coming off a truck but I think they will work on my chevelle too.

Thoughts on 225/70R15 & P275/60R15 on a cragar with 4" backspacing? Will it work without rubbing? Will they look good on a 69 chevelle?!? Thanks in advance for your feed back.


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My front wheels have 4" back spacing and are 7"x 15s, my rears are 8x15s with 4 1/4 back spacing with 275/60/15s , the tires are very close to rubbing the outer lip. The fronts will be fine but the rears may not. Are all 4 wheels the same?

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My front wheels have 4" back spacing and are 7"x 15s, my rears are 8x15s with 4 1/4 back spacing with 275/60/15s , the tires are very close to rubbing the outer lip. The fronts will be fine but the rears may not. Are all 4 wheels the same?


They are not all the same. Well my dad wanted them bad so they will be going on his 67! I'll figure out something for my chevelle - I'm in no hurry!


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