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    1. #1
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      69 Mustang need help deciding which wheel to get???

      Been using these Magnum 500s for years. Every 69/70 Mustang has them at a Car Show.
      Iíve won many awards with these, but itís now time to change for a more modern look.
      I want to go with 18s in back and 17s in front. Right now thereís 15x10 5.5bs rears & 15x7 4.5 bs in front. Iím switch to Wilwood 4 wheel disc and coil over in front. Still gonna use stock front & rear suspension.
      Canít afford Forgeline etcÖ around $1000 a wheel.
      Looking at Billet Specialties or Weld.
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    2. #2
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      I donk know if the available offsets would work, but think these would look bitchin'.



    3. #3
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      Hmmmm, the image wouldn't attach.

    4. #4
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      Anybody out there????

    5. #5
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      For the weld wheels I'd personally stick to the S71, but if you're willing to go up to $4k for a set of wheels I'd also look at forgestar and maybe BC forged monoblocks as well (I think they only make 18"+ though).

    6. #6
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      Your car looks very well integrated right now. I’m afraid if you put some modern pro-touring rims and thinner sidewalls it would jump out as a little inconsistent thematically. It would be the only thing from a different genre.
      Just my $0.02 of course. Beautiful car and color.

    7. #7
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      I would go 18" all around. Maybe 245/40/18 front and 275/285/40/18 rear. The smaller front tire will give you a bit of rack.
      I think a set of polished Torque Thrust II's would look great. Some what retro.
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      Sorry about the double pic post.

      Oh and you have a great looking Mustang.

    8. #8
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      Everything looks good with a slotted mag, and it'll be period correct.

      http://www.americanracingwheelsinfo....t_Slot_Mag.htm

      Something to keep in mind with larger wheels is weight. Larger wheel means more metal with the rubber, and that metal gets heavy fast. Some of the 18s can hit 50lbs or more just for the wheel itself, then you need the tire on top of that. The extra weight will affect handling and may require that you beef up the suspension which was designed around 25 to 30lb combined wheel and tire weight.
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    9. #9
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      probably not your style but mini-lites look great IMO.
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      I think they make a simar wheel in 17s.
      Zach

      "It so repulsive to see such a beautiful 1970 Mustang, with the other teams engine transplanted into it. I know that car would spit that thing out if it could. Just ruined it, when everything else about the car is so nice." - Bossed

    10. #10
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      Quote Originally Posted by Zachalanche View Post
      probably not your style but mini-lites look great IMO.


      I think they make a simar wheel in 17s.
      I agree with this suggestion.

      https://www.etmags.com/lt_iii.html

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      1969 Cutlass

    11. #11
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      S81’s

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      Quote Originally Posted by Vimes View Post
      Everything looks good with a slotted mag, and it'll be period correct.

      http://www.americanracingwheelsinfo....t_Slot_Mag.htm

      Something to keep in mind with larger wheels is weight. Larger wheel means more metal with the rubber, and that metal gets heavy fast. Some of the 18s can hit 50lbs or more just for the wheel itself, then you need the tire on top of that. The extra weight will affect handling and may require that you beef up the suspension which was designed around 25 to 30lb combined wheel and tire weight.
      apparently youíve never picked up one of those weld wheels, the s81 are LiTe!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Zachalanche View Post
      probably not your style but mini-lites look great IMO.
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      I think they make a simar wheel in 17s.
      damn, those are awesome. What size?
      I will be trying to find a set in 17Ē for my Camaro this year

    12. #12
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      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony k View Post
      ...apparently you’ve never picked up one of those weld wheels, the s81 are LiTe!
      r
      Well, I've not picked up EVERY wheel out there, but...

      I was looking into a set of 18in slotted mags for my project, and per US Mags the ones I wanted (think it was U101s) were 50lbs just for the wheel. Very disappointing, and I decided against them. That was when I was planning on a 3 link solid axle, but since I switched to a C5 front and rear suspension on Dobbertons, I'm up in the air on wheels. Got a cheap set of 18s for a Corvette for the build process, and they're 31lbs a wheel. But, now when I make wheel recommendations I'll usually include a "check the weight" warning.
      2021 Durango R/T
      2008 Colorado beater
      2003 Dakota project-o-mobile