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How much $ for wheels?
#1
I've come to the conclusion that I am going to go with 17x8 (4.5" BS) wheels on the front and 17x9.5 (5.5" BS) in the rear of my '73 Mach-1. I was looking at the American Racing wheels: Torque Thrust-2's and their VN 500 "Custom 500's". I was quoted a little over $500 for the rears and about $490 for the fronts. $2000 seems like a lot of money for wheels. Am I crazy or is that just what they cost?
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#2
i am getting a set of stock rims from a '10 stang for 300 with tires

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#3
I would have to guess that if the backspacing is custom then yeah, it's reasonable. However, if they are off the rack, then you are getting gouged. Go to American Muscle...~$150 per rim, maybe a little more.

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#4
Supply=Demand.

I didn't spend $2k on my steering wheel. I don't intend on spending $2k on a set of wheels.

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#5
Hmm.. Ok, thanks everyone.
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#6
cazsper;99780 Wrote:Hmm.. Ok, thanks everyone.

Don't sound so depressed...say THANKS EVERYONE!!!!

What you ought to do is CHALLENGE US to find something better for much less!!!! Make us put our mouths where are fingers are typing....good luck with that.

I have been through the $2k wheel thing....put it off, put it off...put it off. Now I am saying WHAT WAS I THINKING!!!! $2K???

Next time, get 100 $20 bills, tape them to the wall. And then decide whether which looks better...those wheels on your car or those Jackson's on the wall.

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#7
Of course I appreciate everyone's input. I know everyone here could be on another forum fighting the 2v vs 4v head debate. Just trying to figure some things out and I don't know where to start. I need to get my wheels before I can finish the rear suspension because the new springs lower the car 1 1/2", but due to the wrong backspace now, I don't have 1 1/2" to go. I know I have to get my wheels/tires before I can get my brakes. But I just want to buy wheels just once. But of course I appreciate everyone's help.
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#8
I went with American Racing Torque Thrust II rims 16 x 7 front and rear with Goodyear Eagle GT tires (225/55R16) and paid $1288.69 for the whole package from TireRack.com, mounted balanced and shipped to my door.

Give them a call they were great. They beat the snot out of all local suppliers.
       
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#9
Nice.. Thank you.
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#10
I went with 15" Magnum 500's 7 inch in front with 225 60's and 8 inch 245 60's in back. The tires are BFG T/A's. They came mounted, balanced and delivered to the door from CJ's for $1,098. I have the original stock suspension and the 245's barely fit.

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