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Old December 16th, 2016, 10:26 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a set of 17 x 5 wheels, Chevy or Ford 5 bolt pattern. Bonus if they are aluminum. Even spare wheels will do. Don't want a new look; think artillery or smoothie. Anyone got any suggestions?

EDIT: Found that Mustang spare wheels are 17x5. Do you know if I could mount a regular tire on them? I was thinking about these.
https://www.cokertire.com/tires/styl...rt-radial.html 550R17
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Old December 20th, 2016, 03:48 PM   #2
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Those aren't tubeless. I was looking at them for my car, but needing tubes turned me off. I'm running 16 and 18" Rocket Fire rims.
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Old December 20th, 2016, 05:35 PM   #3
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Dude, those are some sweet-ass wheels! A bit too expensive for me though. I want to get a set of wheels for what one costs! :)

Tubed is fine with me. I have tubes on my cafe racer and I have no problem swapping tubes onto the rims.
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Old December 21st, 2016, 03:19 PM   #4
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Each of the rims I just got for my Harley cost more than all 4 of these Rockets.
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Old December 21st, 2016, 03:49 PM   #5
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Yeah, I'm going to have to pass on that.
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Old December 23rd, 2016, 02:16 PM   #6
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All 4 shipped to my door were $1100-1300.
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Old December 23rd, 2016, 02:17 PM   #7
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Annoyingly, steel wheels over 16" can be even more expensive than cast aluminum rims. These really were the cheapest option for me.
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Old December 23rd, 2016, 05:08 PM   #8
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OUCH!
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Old December 24th, 2016, 06:48 AM   #9
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That's why when you see 18" steelies, they're usually spares. GM "transport wheels" are another option. But they've gotten expensive as well, and the 6 lug pattern is annoying at best. But they're 22s.
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Old December 25th, 2016, 10:52 AM   #10
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Times do change. Back In '66 I took the 16's off my '47 Coupe when I found a used set of 15" x eights at a neighbor's garage for the price of installing new ignition wires into his 312 Ford powered ex-Army jeep. I drilled out the rivets holding the centers to the rims, reversed them, trued them up via spinning them on the rear Ford rear end. Another neighbor had loaned me his Lincoln stick welder and I tacked and welded 'em up. With a coat of rattle can white paint, beauty rings and small caps, they looked pretty trick.
Tires came from the 'previously owned' tire pile behind the 76 gas station up the street. The station owner guided me to a serviceable set from a customers Chrysler Imperial. This was in exchange for me using his machine to swap new tires on customer's cars for a week or so.
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Old December 28th, 2016, 01:54 PM   #11
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Yes, times do indeed change. My dad's first carv was a 57 Ford his dad loaned him $15 to buy (in 1964-65). No engine, transmission, or wheels andc tires. Borrowed his buddy's rims to tow it home. Had another busy whose dad owned a junkyard. Scored a 312 Mercury Marauder cop motor with dual 4s and a Paxton with a clutch. So he had the real deal Mad Max setup. One night he beat a bunch of other kids in a new 67 GTO, and I think that was his proudest hot rod moment ever
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Cool! Those 312 Mercs were great engines. My dad had a '55 Mercury Monterey hardtop with the 4 barrel, dual exhausts and a 3 speed with overdrive. In the mid-sixties when she turned 100,000 miles, a big deal back then, and all the neighbors came over to look at the odometer.
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check with Vintage tire, he used to hang around here regularly..

back in 2007, I had a set of baby moon steel rims made from Stockton Wheel.. 15x5 up front, 15x8 in the rear.. making the rims, mounting and balancing tires and shipping them to my door cost me just under a grand if I remember right..
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The Single Cab runs Stockton steel wheels, 15 x 7's on the front 15 x 8's on rear. The folks at Stockton are helpful, friendly, and turn out a quality product.
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Hey Kim,
I was looking at Stockton as I've heard a lot about them but their website is about as descriptive as a a Chinese takeout menu. I'm really particular about my wheel choices. It's almost always my starting point for builds.
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I thought it was AutoCAD.

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Old January 1st, 2017, 05:55 PM   #17
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I thought it was AutoCAD.
Kinda goes hand in hand.
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In checking out some options, I found some FWD wheels with a better offset. They are 17 x 7 and would cover up some of the front hub better. The narrowest tire I could find to run was a 215/70/17. Here are the wheels
http://4wheelonline.com/pacer-wheels...k-mod.243121.0

Surprisingly, they are aluminum, which would seriously cut down on the weight. And since this is going to be AWD, it would help a lot with the steering. Finding the tires would be easier in case I had a blowout somewhere too. I was considering 205/90/15 on some artillery wheels but the centers were centered and would push the wheels out too far, seriously messing up my scrub radius.
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That's the only pisser about mine. Those Yokohamas are the only brand name tires I could find that fit the rims.
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Had Yoks on my 4x4, loved them. Sticky as hell and lasted 75,000 miles.
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Old January 18th, 2017, 06:06 PM   #21
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Hey gang, working on my tire and wheel issues. Not sure what direction I should go. I can run 17" rims but only found 215/70/17 that would fit. They are a small truck tire and also came stock on the Mazda CX-7. They would be nice on the road but a little too low profile. I did find a set of 205/90/15 tires, but if I had a blowout, they would be tricky to find a replacement, BUT they would look better. The wheel offset is similar between them, the 15" wheel being more inset.
Not sure what I should run. Any thoughts, just for fun? The 215 is 28.9" diameter, while the 205 runs at 29.5" diameter.
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Old January 19th, 2017, 08:34 AM   #22
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All I can suggest is to do what I did. Spend a lot of time on tirerack.com

Between them and the sites I found to hunt wheels, that's how I found my setup.
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I always start my car designs with the tires and wheels. Just found this to help too. https://www.wheel-size.com/calc/?whe...96875in&sr=0in

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Old January 20th, 2017, 11:43 AM   #24
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Took me six months to pick out those Rockets
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A long time, but a great choice!
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