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MYBAD79
02-25-2011, 01:06 PM
Decided against 20", instead going with 17" but a little wider

These are for the rear: AR 17x11" 3 1/2" BS :nuts::nuts:

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This should be wide enough:

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and these are the tires that are going on these:

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Kumho XS in 335-35-17 :D


On the front it's going to be 17x9.5 with 285-40 :bounce:


Edit:

polished the rims and checked fitment - tight but it fits :D


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time to buy the tires now..... :)

mrvette
02-25-2011, 03:18 PM
You sure it's ok to change the wheel centerline all that much??

using my '89-72 vette wheels, I wound up with 2.5" adapters, and so a net of 4.5 inches on the offset....just about same centerline as stock....

you not worried of overloading the IRS in the rear??

:huh::goodevil:

I DO like the brushed aluminum spokes and rims though...looks really GOOD.....

Twin_Turbo
02-27-2011, 05:32 PM
Do you think they're wide enough? ;) nice!!! Now have the center powdercoated gunmetal and they'd be perfect

MYBAD79
02-27-2011, 09:52 PM
I think for now I leave it polished but I think gunmetal would look cool too ... how about having the center section anodized gold ??? :D

wickd
02-28-2011, 01:37 AM
Hey those wheels look nice!! What are you doing for body work to cover them with? Be sure to post pics when you get them on, I would like to see a good side view to see how they fill the wheel wells. I am building a new frame for my 72 with c4 front and rear suspension with 335/35/18's on the rear and I am thinking they might be a little short for the wheel well.

MYBAD79
02-28-2011, 02:48 AM
I've already installed the rear 2" flares, hopefully this is enough to cover these massive tires...
The flares are from Vanacor, 1" front and 2" rear, "no mudflap" design....

mrvette
02-28-2011, 11:29 AM
I think for now I leave it polished but I think gunmetal would look cool too ... how about having the center section anodized gold ??? :D

Some guys will say anything when drunk.....:nuts::rolleyes:

Twin_Turbo
02-28-2011, 04:11 PM
That's what I would do, anodized or powdercoated gold. I'm doing that on the trans am too.

mrvette
02-28-2011, 05:35 PM
That's what I would do, anodized or powdercoated gold. I'm doing that on the trans am too.

Pimp wagon......

CASE CLOSED.......:clobbered::banned:

enkeivette
02-28-2011, 10:35 PM
I've already installed the rear 2" flares, hopefully this is enough to cover these massive tires...
The flares are from Vanacor, 1" front and 2" rear, "no mudflap" design....

I owned a set of the polished torq thrusts for a while. I hated having to polish them, had to do it about once every two months to keep them looking good.

If I were you, I'd scuff them with 600 grit now, while they're new and off the tires. And clear coat them with scratch resistant clear.

I'll never buy another set of polished rims. Too much work. But then again, I don't enjoy washing my car, some do. So it's really a matter of taste.

MYBAD79
03-01-2011, 03:11 AM
I usually remove the clearcoat from aluminum rims, then polish with chrome polish :D

On a daily driver it can be a pain in the rear but on a car that's a weekend toy it's ok.....

I use "the worlds easiest metal polish" by "satingloss" ... it leaves a wax on there so dirt doesn't stick.... and "Mother's" power ball and power cone ..... :waxer::waxer::waxer:

MYBAD79
03-13-2011, 02:50 AM
Holy shit... just unpacked the rear wheels today, f%^&ing HUGE..... it does seem to fit though :D

I'll post some pics tomorrow :D :D

added two pics to the first post.....


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MYBAD79
03-15-2011, 01:15 AM
Found out that the Kumho XS tires in 335-35-17 are on nationwide backorder with no estimated ship date :crap:

Decided to go with 315-35-17 and 275-40-17 instead.... should get the rear tires mounted Wednesday :)

SmokinBBC
03-15-2011, 02:34 AM
I've already installed the rear 2" flares, hopefully this is enough to cover these massive tires...
The flares are from Vanacor, 1" front and 2" rear, "no mudflap" design....

How far do they extend outside the flair?

mrvette
03-15-2011, 09:23 AM
Found out that the Kumho XS tires in 335-35-17 are on nationwide backorder with no estimated ship date :crap:

Decided to go with 315-35-17 and 275-40-17 instead.... should get the rear tires mounted Wednesday :)

You know, just a thought, what with that Quake in Japan, there maybe a ton of shit we USED to get, very shortly.....what? Toyota shut down 4? plants, and lord know what else got screwed up.....

all it takes is one supplier to get gone, and no one shipping shit anymore....

:surrender::censored::crap:

MYBAD79
03-16-2011, 01:14 PM
I've already installed the rear 2" flares, hopefully this is enough to cover these massive tires...
The flares are from Vanacor, 1" front and 2" rear, "no mudflap" design....

How far do they extend outside the flair?


the rear tires fit and don't stick out at all (photos below)

MYBAD79
03-16-2011, 01:17 PM
Got the tires (315-35-17) mounted and the wheels fit just barely under the flares....

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The suspension has not settled yet so it should come down another half inch or so....

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hopefully the front wheels fit as good as the rears :)

mrvette
03-16-2011, 06:40 PM
:cool:

Evil, wicked, mean, and nasty.....gotta love it.....:hi::yahoo:

MYBAD79
03-16-2011, 11:12 PM
:cool:

Evil, wicked, mean, and nasty.....gotta love it.....:hi::yahoo:


:thumbs: agree..... it looks pretty good, here's the passenger side:

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SmokinBBC
03-17-2011, 11:23 PM
Nice! After you take it for a spin and settle it, take some pics from the rear and front.

Arthur Brown
03-19-2011, 01:00 AM
I am jealous !! The wheels look awesome !!

MYBAD79
03-22-2011, 01:16 PM
Got my front wheels :D

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MYBAD79
03-24-2011, 12:36 PM
I had to swap the wheel studs to get the front wheel mounted. The 5/8" studs didn't fit thru the holes in the rims and the nuts were too big so a socket wouldn't fit between nut and rim ... oh well.... I installed 1/2" studs with the same knurl size so at least it was a simple swap.
Anyways.... here's the front wheel fitment (9.5x17 with 4" BS):

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arneoe
03-27-2011, 08:05 PM
Very nice setup. Looks awesome:1st:
Viel erfolg!

Arne

MYBAD79
03-28-2011, 12:59 AM
Well.... first of all thanks for all the nice comments :D

The Torq II design is way too "common" but I don't think it's ever been done in this size with 2" flares on a C3 :D

I just can't wait to get the filler done and get it painted :drink:
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