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Old June 8th, 2016, 08:26 PM   #1
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Is torture for me. I'm terribly indecisive. I bought my project in January, and I've just now decided on the wheels. I hope. I've gone back and forth between traditional, modern, skinny, fat, short, tall, bias, radial... I think I've finally made the call. Three different friends who aren't afraid to tell me the truth all agree, so I think I'm good.

Rocket Fire in 16x5 and 18x6 with radials
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Old June 9th, 2016, 08:28 AM   #3
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Thanks. I hope to order them soon
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Looking good! Will add to the overall 'Impression Ratio' of your ride."
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Very good choice!
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Old June 9th, 2016, 12:07 PM   #7
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Fenderless, I would try and go wider on back.
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Old June 10th, 2016, 05:51 PM   #8
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It had 125s up front and 225/70s out back. I'm going to 185/55s and 215/55s. Same size within an inch or so. I don't want to go too wide and make it a slug. I'm not ready to build a 2 liter just yet.
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Old June 10th, 2016, 05:53 PM   #9
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Those rims only come in 16x5 and 18x6. I was looking at the Excelsior bias look radials, but they aren't tubeless
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Ordered them just now from Jegs. Free shipping. Next day would have been $511. No thanks
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Those are sweet! Has a classic Halibrand(?) style to them.....

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Thanks. It's been a crazy process deciding what rims to use.
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They showed up yesterday. 3 days, free shipping. Not bad at all.

Now to decide on a color for the powder coating and get them done.
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Now to decide on a color for the powder coating and get them done.
They look great as is, save the money!
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They're as cast. They are insanely difficult to keep up. At least Harley ones are. At first I liked the idea of letting them corrode for patina, but I just can't
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Clear coat them and be done... Although there is a soft spot int me for a Copper color/bronze/Gold ... but medium bright... Flat finish still... This would do. Matybe a little more orange to it even... Polish the lips.

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Old June 19th, 2016, 01:08 PM   #18
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Pulled them all from the boxes. Both fronts have casting flaws. One of the rears is a bit scuffed on the back. So I think I'm just gonna leave them alone and let them patina.

"Designed, engineered, and tested in the USA" is apparently a fancy way of saying "made in China"

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Adapters came in yesterday. Time to check the rears for fit before I order tires. Looks good.

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Some pie crust edged wide whites?
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Nice! Um, pie crust what?
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 01:37 AM   #23
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I was going to go with Excelsior bias look radials, but they aren't tubeless. So I'm gonna risk ruining the look with regular radials. 185/55R16 and 215/55R18. Probably Yokohamas. They're the only proper brand name tire I've found that has both sizes in the same model.

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16x5 and 18x6 don't allow me the rage of options I was hoping for

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