Stingray w Fikse FM5s

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  1. Corz

    Corz ha ha! snikt

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    need opinions


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  2. The wheels look too modern for the car.
     
  3. srproductions

    srproductions New Member

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    Needs to be lowered. Otherwise not bad. Not sure if they are the right wheels for the car but they work.
     
  4. Run N. Gun

    Run N. Gun Active Member

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    Don't do it. That vette is in a class of its own. You don't need new wheels to make people say "Awesome Vette". You have the chrome bling on the front/back (i.e. bumpers), you seriously don't need to enhance the profile shot. I've had two '73's and an '85 and I kept the wheels stock, because the curves and exhaust note are what draw the attention. :bigthumb:

    [Edit: I'm sorry, after re-reading your post, I'm confused. Is this about buying the wheels or the whole car? :confused:]
     
  5. 396Hawk

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    Those wheels are awesome. A friend had them on his LS1 Camaro SS and it looked incredible.
     
  6. keep the ralleye's (sp) that you have
     
  7. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I'd keep the wheels you have, and put better tires on it.
     
  8. Corz

    Corz ha ha! snikt

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    was debating doing those wheels on my car.

    and whats wrong with bf goodrich tires? they're "period" correct for the car. I dont take corners at mach 4 and I dont sit there at every light trying to break the tires loose
     
  9. Run N. Gun

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    Thank you for the clarification. Definately don't do those wheels, they won't add anything to your car. Actually, I think they'll take away from the look of your vette. Agreed with trying to stay close to the right tires for your year of car, especially if you're going to stay stay or similar period. :bigthumb:
     
  10. SilverTurtle

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    rallyes > FM5s on a classic Vette
     
  11. notaniceperson

    notaniceperson -I'm an ASSHOLE!

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    I like it.
     
  12. torchC5

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    :werd: They're nice looking wheels, just not on that vette.
     
  13. Mr3GTP

    Mr3GTP OT Supporter

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    Factory wheels > those in this case, though on the right car they'd be hot.
     
  14. Fabian

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    torq thrusts look a lot better on older cars because it still has the same style as the then popular cragar SS wheels

    If your not gonna get torq thrusts, Id stay stock
     
  15. you know me

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    change them and I'll hunt you down and kill you.....if you HAVE TO change them, go for a multi-spoke + knock off design
     
  16. Corz

    Corz ha ha! snikt

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    I ended up repainting the ralleys for now.

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    i just know they will be black after a good weekend of driving thanks to the lovely napa pads that are on it.
     
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    Too much wheel, not enough tire for that car.
     
  18. Mr3GTP

    Mr3GTP OT Supporter

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    The Rallyes suit that car so well. :cool:

    I wonder if just the wheel was painted body color, how it would contrast with the trim ring & center cap...?

    Just a thought, might look like shit. :dunno:
     
  19. Rich

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    No such thing. I saw some HREs on a 72 Camaro and it was one of the sickest things I've ever seen.
     
  20. Corz

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    not a fan

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  21. deusexaethera

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    EBC Redstuff pads kick ass. I let my wheels go all winter and there was only a slight yellowish-grey film to wash off.
     
  22. Dumbstixlars

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    I like it. :dunno:
     
  23. Corz

    Corz ha ha! snikt

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    or I can get wagner thermoquiets for 20 bucks. Best brake pad on the market just south of ceramics. (they typically sell for 50 bucks)
     
  24. jeff2577

    jeff2577 OT OG

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    Corz, stick with the stockers. They make the car. I love Fikse rims, but I would not put them on anything older than 90. Plus the sticker shock is enough to kill ya.

    Let me know if you are interested in a set though :big grin:
     
  25. NEp8ntballer

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    I think they look too deep before you get to the spokes. whatever the fuck that measurement is called.
     

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