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Hey Guys,

I'm close to finalizing the project, and I'm working on deciding what wheels to run. I've narrowed the search down to Legendary Wheels LW20, but cannot decide on whether they should be 16" or 17".

The car is white with red accents, and I'd really like to run a set of redline tires.

The options are 16"x8" Legendary Wheels LW20 with a Coker American Classic Redline Radial Tires in 215/55R16. This same set up is seen below:
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Or, option 2 would be to run the same wheels in 17"x7", and since I couldnt find a Coker redline wheel in 17", I was thinking of a set Diamond Back FT in 225/45 (Diamond Back FT 17"-18"-20" Sizes -)

This 17" wheel is seen in the picture below, but I would run a redline tire:
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The price for option 1 is $1,556

And option 2 (17" wheels) is $1,957


Which option would you guys roll with?
 

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I personally dig 17’s, but if red lines are preferred, you’ve got to run 16’s. My buddy has 16’s on his 65 vert and they look great.
 

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I like the 16s, but then again I’m biased because that’s what I run with BFG redlines on my car.
 

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Im probably the only one that thinks you should run a 15. There isnt enough sidewall on a 16 or 17 and the red stripe seems irrelevant.
 

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I'm sort of disappointed I didn't get the 16s as I have the legendary 15x7's on mine. The 16s seem to have nicer proportions!! I too will be going red line or whitewall on them with the next set of tires.
 

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The 16s look natural. The 17s look … well, not that good; just too little side wall IMHO. Maybe it's the stance of the second car; it seems to sit higher even though the tires have slightly smaller diameter (per the chart you linked to). Or maybe 225/50x17 would look better.
 

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I ended up going with 17” x 7” and 17” x 8”. Mainly because the 16” were on back order for an uncertain amount of time. But, I am very excited I went with 17”. Matched with the redline tire, I think they look really good

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for those running the 16x8 on a 65/66 what suspension changes if any did you make? I am having trouble with the upper control arm hitting the very outside edge of the rim at full lock. My car has the Shelby drop (think it is 1 3/4) and wedge kit. Maybe 1 inch drop springs. Stock arms. the suspension mods were made before I bought the car which adds to the unknowns. Would like to run 225/50. Had to add 1/4 of washers to shim the spring perch to get adequate clearance at the top of the tire to the bottom of the fender.
 

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I would go 16s...but from a practical perspective, you have a lot more tire options with 17s
 

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Thanks!

For those asking, the tires are 225/45/17 in the front and 245/40/17 in the rear. No rubbing at all
 
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