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Which wheel looks best on my car?

  • Minilite

    Votes: 10 30.3%
  • Vintage Wheel

    Votes: 15 45.5%
  • Neither

    Votes: 8 24.2%

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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
The first set of pictures is a satin black Minilite and a photoshop of them on my car. These will cost at least $1800 to get.

The second set of pictures is Vintage Wheel Works Vintage 48's and with them on a similar car. I will have to get the spokes powder coated, so total cost will be around $1400-1500 by the time I'm done.

I should add that I want to stay away from the traditional 5 spoke designs, the 10 spoke Shelby and the Magnums. I know they all look good but I want the car to be a little different but still have a classic look. If you're going to vote neither, do you have a suggestion? As long as its not contrary to what I'm trying to avoid.

What do you all think?
 

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Man, choices like that make my head hurt. I cant fault either of them. The first is cool, the second looks more period race...
 

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Those LT III's are a nice combination of the mini's and the vintage's. They don't list a 16x8 but it does say other sizes can be made. I wonder if they can do a satin black with the chrome ring. I'll certainly email them. Thanks for the link!
 

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That is their origin. They were also popular race wheels back in the day. In fact, to order from them you go through a U.S. distributor who imports them from England. I was given an estimate of 10-12 weeks. I saw a set on a camaro at a car show and they looked good.
 

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I much prefer the Vintage Wheels. The minilites look alright, but I'm not big on them for the same reason that was already mentioned, too busy.
 

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It looks like the Vintage wheel is winning. I think I might be leaning that way as well. I do like that the minilites come painted from the factory though.

Based on some recommendation from other users I want to post up two more wheels for consideration.

The first one is made be Konig and the second is made by Team III.
 

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I love the Minilites and think the painted ones look awesome on your car. If it was good enough for the T/A Boss 302s...
 

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Another vote for the Minilites.

I like that they're factory painted, and I'm a sucker for the name brand (read: genuine article)

I'd also take the weight of the wheel into consideration, if you have that information.
 

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Speaking of the T/A Boss 302, does anyone know what wheel and tire size was typically used. I'm sure it varied some, just curious.
 
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