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« Reply #60 on: March 24, 2008, 09:47:41 AM »

The American Racing Rim (2nd picture above)  will cost me $155.00 each.  There is no shipping as I am buying them local with new tires.
 
My local guy will sell me 235 75R 15 White Walls for $70.00 each, valves, mounted, balanced, + Tax.  They are an off brand, but built by Goodrich.  $900 for the package.
 
The Westerns, the ones I like are $790 a set + Lug Nuts.  Ouch!  Figures.  I got expensive tastes.
 
The beat goes on
 
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« Reply #61 on: March 24, 2008, 02:17:15 PM »


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How about a set of these with a standard 1" white?
 
http://www.akhwheels.com/pages/showWheel.php?pk=175
 

 
Or Maybe this
 

 



Steve I really like the top wheel. I think they would look great on
Polaraco. The second set look like they would go on a Grand National,
too GM looking for Polaraco. And I like the ones on Leaburns car, but
honestly the top rim get my vote.


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« Reply #62 on: March 24, 2008, 02:18:30 PM »

As Far as tires go, I bought my Coopers two years ago and they are
great tires. I have the 1/2 inch white wall, but they do make them in 1
inch as well. the wear is great, ride is great and they arent all that
expensive.

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« Reply #63 on: March 24, 2008, 02:46:12 PM »

Sorry Steve...  I still think the Chrysler road wheels look the best.  I've always been an advocate of first impressions.  The first pics of Polaraco I ever saw had those wheels.  They just look nice on four-door cars, especially with a mild white-wall...
 
 

 
My only other suggestion is stock steelies and a set of THESE from my basement
 
 

 
I'll give ya a set
 
 
 
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« Reply #64 on: March 24, 2008, 03:38:28 PM »

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I think baby moons look good on everything !! I was gonna suggest that.  
No No No!

I rest my case
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« Reply #65 on: March 24, 2008, 03:46:37 PM »

Find a set of Mirada's and polish them to death..
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« Reply #66 on: March 24, 2008, 06:22:35 PM »

Yeah OK Weebee.  Find a Marada wheel that is affordable or not all beat up.
 
The Rim on the 5th Ave is darned near the rim you are showing with the X's (DBR 1200).
 
Yeah I know Matt but I repeat I have two problems and tired of chasing one of them. 
1.  I have 2 out of 5 rims bent.  One is on the car and driving me nuts
 
2.  The Track is wrong.  The Road Wheels are 4 1/4" back space.  I need 3 1/2 to 4"  The 5th wheels I have satisfy both my needs and I don't have to spend a ton of money.
 
I want to thank you guys for helping me make up my mind.  And I really Really like those Western Wheels.  But. . . I am not willing to spend a great deal of money right now.  So I came up with a compromise.  I'll buy a set of White Wall tires and put them on the Aluminum wheels I have.  Lets see how that looks and works.  I can still get the other rims later if they look stupid and swap the tires over.  I've been becoming awful cheap lately.
 
If nothing else, we had a hello a discussion about tires and wheels.  Hope someone got some ideas from it.
 
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« Reply #67 on: March 24, 2008, 07:00:43 PM »

 THE GREMLIN RIMS BOLTED RIGHT ON
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« Reply #68 on: March 24, 2008, 07:14:40 PM »

Cars got enough gremlins thank you. . .
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« Reply #69 on: March 24, 2008, 07:16:34 PM »

Crager S/S wheels look good on anything!!
But I respect Steve's decision..
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« Reply #70 on: March 25, 2008, 03:20:11 PM »

Sigh
Ixnay on the 5th Ave Heelways.
 
Back to the drawing board.
 
I grabbed a guy from the office today (He's a gear head- - Jeeps- -Ugh) and ran over to swap out the rims.  I put the wire wheels on the white 5th I am keeping and threw the Aluminum ones, I showed you, in the trunk of Polaraco.
 
Long Story Short. .  .  After looking at them, they are pretty beat up.  I wondered if I should try to clean them up, but reality is I don't have the time or place to do it right.
 
I like the road wheels but they aren't the right fit for the car.  The back spacing is too much.  The track is to narrow and they look wrong in the wheel wells.  But they do look nice when you step away.
 
So here is the plan
 
I'm back to the Westerns or the American Racing Vectors. 
 
I am watching these on EGay right now.  I'll just off the tires. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=150228296937&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=005  I'm going to off the road wheels too.  With 2 out of 5 bent, I don't need that.
 
If these go over $450, I may as well buy the new ones at AKH Wheels.  I'm spending money I didn't want to spend, but on the other side, it will greatly improve the handling and stability of the car.  Not to mention the new look.  Those Westerns are my first choice.  Thye end in the middle of the day, si I have agood shot as long as I don't get tied up with BS at the office
 
Before I dump a load on rims, let's hear the final thoughts.
 
 
 
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« Reply #71 on: March 25, 2008, 04:30:01 PM »

I like those ones on Egay, those are the ones you showed before. They
will look super sporty and sharp and look better then the 5th ave ones
you were going to put on Polaraco.


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« Reply #72 on: March 25, 2008, 04:49:13 PM »

Nice score finding those on E bay!!
If the tires are in good shape,I will buy them.
Looks to be H70-15's
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« Reply #73 on: March 25, 2008, 05:30:57 PM »

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If the tires are in good shape,I will buy them.
 
You aint got enough money.    
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