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  1. #1
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    Default 17" Trans Am Snowflake Wheels from Year One

    These are the 17x9" Snowflakes that I ordered from Year One for my 77 Y81 Special Edition Trans Am.

    I originally ordered them in natural (i.e. no paint) because I thought/think the Year One gold paint scheme didn't use enough gold, so instead I had them painted gold by the resto shop (Transformation Restorations).

    "Natural" 17x9" Snowflake compared to factory 15x8 Snowflake"

    Custom gold painted 17x9"





    Year One's gold scheme on 18x9" wheel vs my 17" custom gold on 17x9"


    Backspacing is 5" all around. Will be running 285/40 out back and 275/40 up front.

    Jon O'Neall
    1988 Corvette


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    I like your gold. I think the center cap ruins them. A nice modern flat cap gives them a lot of depth.

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    Wow good call on getting them painted they look amazing. Let's see the mock up on the car.

    Chris
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    OK now I am officially jealous. They look fantastic and I can't wait to get a set on my 79. One day I will have my own to polish and drool on. Thanks for the pics Jon
    Trey

    "The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."
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    1979 WS6 Trans Am stock LT1/T56 drive train out of my Formula. BMW M-parallel rims. C5/C6 brakes

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    Definetly a good call those are sharp looking!! Post some pics when you get em mounted.
    Justin, 68 Camaro Update:5 speed is in and neighbors are pissed!

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    those look awsome Jon

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    I agree ditch the caps for some flat caps and ill by a set for my malibu.Either way those wheels are too sweet.
    Greg Tholen
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    Can't use flat caps as the hub sticks through the hole on the front. Unless you're talking about the smooth center caps found on the 79-81 cars. Those hex center caps are the 77-78 style. I think I have that right. I know my 79 has the smooth ones.
    Trey

    "The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."
    ~ Jon Hammond

    1979 WS6 Trans Am stock LT1/T56 drive train out of my Formula. BMW M-parallel rims. C5/C6 brakes

    build thread http://www.pro-touring.com/showthrea...ghlight=begins

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    Actually you've got it just backwards... the plastic hex caps were introduced on the 79 10th Anniversary T/A and were then used in 80 & 81. Before that it was the smooth steel caps from 77-79 (non 10th cars). The smooth steel ones are no longer available from GM and nobody repops them.

    As for the center caps, I actually prefer them, they tie the wheels back to their predecessors perfectly IMO. But if I was putting these wheels on anything but a T/A I'd definitely want something different. But on a T/A I think they're perfect. Each to his own I guess....
    Jon O'Neall
    1988 Corvette

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    I think they look terrible. So bad, I will take them off your hands (umm Jason's)...

    Heck,I'll even pick them up in person.

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    Sweet...makes me wish I had a bandit car to buy a set of those for.
    Matt
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    oh wow, those are gorgeous. I really like the all gold...I may do that too.

    Hurry up and get 'em mounted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by O'Neall
    Actually you've got it just backwards... the plastic hex caps were introduced on the 79 10th Anniversary T/A and were then used in 80 & 81. Before that it was the smooth steel caps from 77-79 (non 10th cars). The smooth steel ones are no longer available from GM and nobody repops them.

    As for the center caps, I actually prefer them, they tie the wheels back to their predecessors perfectly IMO. But if I was putting these wheels on anything but a T/A I'd definitely want something different. But on a T/A I think they're perfect. Each to his own I guess....
    Figures I'd get it backwards. I've been screwing simple things up for weeks now. Doesn't matter though, they look badass.
    Trey

    "The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."
    ~ Jon Hammond

    1979 WS6 Trans Am stock LT1/T56 drive train out of my Formula. BMW M-parallel rims. C5/C6 brakes

    build thread http://www.pro-touring.com/showthrea...ghlight=begins

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    They look good in all gold. Bet they would look good on other cars.
    Andrew Petty

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    Steve
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    Yes please post some pics when you get them mounted!!!
    Some times I'm fast sometimes I'm half-fast

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    My car is in the middle of a full resto right now, so it may be a few months before it gets to the point where mounting them is necessary... or even possible... but don't worry... I'll be sure to post pics when the time comes!
    Jon O'Neall
    1988 Corvette

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    WOW all I can say is wow. Those look awsome. so awsome, I think they would look killer painted black on my silver 91z28.... BUT, at $500 a wheel, I may have to think about it more. make sure you post pics the monet you get them on the car.
    1991 Z28 383 HSR ,F.A.S.T EFI, T56, 380 RWHP on a mustang dyno.

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    Heck yeah, those wheels are bad! Pics on car, pics on car, pics on car!
    Chris

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    I promise to do so once the car reaches that point... but it'll be a few months still.
    Jon O'Neall
    1988 Corvette

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