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Hi everyone, can't seem to make up my mind between the chrome Crager or Crager-like wheels and the American Racing type gray-center wheels. How about some opions? The chrome will pop out against the dark green body, but...... The car is a modified '65 convertible. Slightly lowered. T5 trans, 3.40 Trac. lock rear. Blower motor going in sometime late summer. Thanks. Victor
 
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if you mean the torque thrust stye when you say "the American Racing type gray-center wheels", that is what I would like to put on my 66

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Check my pic out. American Torq-thrust.

http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1571478&a=11942550&p=42927727.jpg


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nice ride, thats the wheels I want

TJ -wrenchhead wannabee or is it neverwere

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94 GT vert -SWMBO's
93 Aerostar - hauling stuff
50 Mercury Pickup - waiting to be restored, stored back home
 

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I vote for the TTDs. I like Cragar's on a '67 or later, but somehow the TTDs just look "right" on a '65/'66. I have them on my '66.

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These were the wheels I was talking about.... Jay says diversified Products carries them for about 115-125 a piece...I think they are WAY cool....

http://abacus.sj.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/49c82a1fe507617f664813c750/i-1_B.JPG

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The are $135 each like that or $165 with silver spokes and mirror lip. Pic below. Next question will be how do you get them to fit... use search I answered it the other day.

http://www.mustangweekly.com/2001/February/news/bullittsilver.jpg

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TTD's are real nice, but everybody's got them. I've been looking for an adequate alternative, but I'll probably end up buying the TTD's also. If you want something different, try Radir Wheels at http://www.radirwheels.com/.

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My personal preference is the Torque Thrust D's for two reasons. The first is, like mentioned by others, this rim was made for that body style! secondly, the Torque Thrust doesn't have bad chrome to chip and peel off. I can always polish an aluminum wheel, but chipped chrome equates to rust and a sloppy look.

If you really want to get a cool look, check out the new rims being distributed through Edelbrock. They have one style that looks like a Hildebrandt, and it is very cool...and very pricey too!

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My personal fave is the classic Torque Thrust look but, if you were doing a polished Rootes huffer through the hood I thought chrome would set it off better...

I like that sleeper look though, with everything under the hood...

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I vote for Vintage 45's. It's what I bought for my car. They look just like torque-thrust Ds, but come in 16X8 sizing with the right backspacing for old Mustangs. The TTIIs are nice, but I like the raw, unpainted or polished center which you can't get in the TTII (torque thrust 2s). The new Bullitt wheels are cool, but the backspacing is all wrong, so you have to run spacers, which I really dont like. They also aren't as "deep dished" so they can accomodate the new Mustang suspension. They are darn cheap though. I paid 895 plus shipping for my Vintage 45s, but I really like them.

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Have you checked out the Centerline Warrior rims? I think they look pretty cool for that style of rim. Here's some pics of a 95 GT with Warriors. http://www.geocities.com/motorcitymustang/95.html

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I've been worrying about wheels for quite awhile myself. I was gonna do 16 or 17 inch TTII, but now lately
everybody has them. Cragar has their original SS wheels in 16 and 17 now, and those are really cool.
Then I saw pictures of the shelby 10-spoke that vintage-wheelworks has in 16 inch, really cool... and
would fit in as a period correct kind of mod, which is kind of where my restomod is. Alas, I have passed all
of these up and found 16 x 8 Magnum 500, of which two are on a UPS truck to me now. I'm going to put
235-45-16's on them and see how much room I have front and back, then decide if I need to change
to a 225-50-16 on the front.

64.5 convertible (restomod in progress)
sold the COBRA for family sedan (new addition)


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