how big is too big?

Old 10-09-2009, 09:19 PM
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I have a '72 chevelle that needs some new rims. I was looking at the American Racing Torq-Thrust M Wheels. I am thinking about going with either the 17x8s or the 17x9s. It is pretty much stock and was wondering if the 17x9s are too big and if I should go with 17x8s or look at something even smaller? I am planning on getting a pretty low profile tire to put on them. Any direction would be great. Thanks.
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:43 PM
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I think they look best with 15 x 8's but that's just me.
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Tod74
I think they look best with 15 x 8's but that's just me.
X2 on the 15x8's. ya dont want to turn it into a donk :shock: :shock:
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:21 AM
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17" rims on a 72 Chevelle? Seriously? Buy a Honda..........
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Old 10-11-2009, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by johnracer
17" rims on a 72 Chevelle? Seriously? Buy a Honda..........
X2...AMEN!!!

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Old 10-11-2009, 07:54 PM
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Are you going the Pro Touring route ? If so, It'll need to be lowered at least 3" all around to look right. 17's at stock ride height just does not work. IMHO
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by DrivingMissDD
Are you going the Pro Touring route ? If so, It'll need to be lowered at least 3" all around to look right. 17's at stock ride height just does not work. IMHO
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:50 PM
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now it needs a fart can bra & disco lites :?
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by MEMRACING62
Originally Posted by Tod74
I think they look best with 15 x 8's but that's just me.
X2 on the 15x8's. ya dont want to turn it into a donk :shock: :shock:
If you do go the DONK route...make sure you paint

CHEVELLE down the side and

1972 SS
on the trunk.
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Tod74
Originally Posted by MEMRACING62
Originally Posted by Tod74
I think they look best with 15 x 8's but that's just me.
X2 on the 15x8's. ya dont want to turn it into a donk :shock: :shock:
If you do go the DONK route...make sure you paint

CHEVELLE down the side and

1972 SS
on the trunk.
Plus a 6" tall CHEVELLE decal on the windshield.
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