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Magnum 500 wheels--looking for recommendations
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(11-29-2019, 03:00 PM)B229218 Wrote:
(11-29-2019, 02:45 PM)andy72 Wrote:
(11-29-2019, 12:32 AM)RCH71 Wrote: I have the same ones and I am very happy with them!! 15x7 in front with 235/60R15 and 15x8 with 275/50 r15.

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Could you post a picture of your car?
I'd like to see the 275's on the 15X8's...
Let me run to the garage for some pics
sorry about sideway view rofl


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(11-29-2019, 08:20 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: Any chrome plated wheel, no matter who produces, will rust...... They cannot get the chrome to go back into the corners and tight places. They have even plated the rim separate from the center and then weld and that causes plating to flake. Some of the Shelby guys trying to get perfect correct 500 for them takes 8 wheels. sacrifice the centers on 4 of the rims on 4 to get the cores to make 4 complete out of 8. They were plating them apart then welding but also issues. 
If you do get them just keep the water hose off of them and wipe with a damp cloth to help with the rust. Wax of course will also help. 
If you were to plate the aluminum wheels you are going to have a fortune in non correct wheels. There is also the issue of air leaks with the plating, steel or aluminum. Ford had to do a recall on the newer little T-birds 2002 that had plated aluminum wheels. Had huge issues with air leaks. 
If you do get them find a tire shop that will mount them without putting a metal tool on the wheel lip. That is what cracks the chrome and causes the air leaks. 
When you get new tires do not use tire changer to peel the tire off the rim. Push the tire off the bead and cut the outer wire band on the bead with hack saw to get the old tires off. If you crack the chrome on the beads they leak forever. 
I have never been a fan of 500 because of no center hole either.
ur correct about small corner problem areas. This should not be a problem with one piece cast rims, Wheels  rust if not plated first with copper, E.P.A. rules prevent most shops from using copper solution tanks, but a few are grandfathered in that still use copper tanks. The original magnum 500~s were all made for the big three by motor wheel corp. they riveted not welded centers to hoops after chroming, so no problems with corners, rivets became d.o.t. illegal, now welding only safe option.  still had balancing problems with lug centric issues as todays repops. Good point about chrome possible air leak issues, however. I used to have chromed bullit style cast aluminum rims for years and always held air, lucky I guess. I like u, Carolina, u one smart mofo goodpost
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(11-29-2019, 02:45 PM)andy72 Wrote:
(11-29-2019, 12:32 AM)RCH71 Wrote: I have the same ones and I am very happy with them!! 15x7 in front with 235/60R15 and 15x8 with 275/50 r15.

Sent from my SM-G9600 using Tapatalk
Could you post a picture of your car?
I'd like to see the 275's on the 15X8's...

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(11-29-2019, 04:17 PM)B229218 Wrote:
(11-29-2019, 03:00 PM)B229218 Wrote:
(11-29-2019, 02:45 PM)andy72 Wrote: Could you post a picture of your car?
I'd like to see the 275's on the 15X8's...
Let me run to the garage for some pics
Now I'm just being picky....Do you have a picture of the whole car so I can see
how the two tire sizes affect the stance, the rake of the car?
Looks like the 275 fills the wheel well pretty good on the rear?

On the Legendary wheel site, they only offer the "LW50" (magnum 500) wheel in 15X7?
You mentioned you have 15X8 on rear?  
I wonder if they stopped producing the the 15X8?

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(11-29-2019, 05:29 PM)RCH71 Wrote:
(11-29-2019, 02:45 PM)andy72 Wrote:
(11-29-2019, 12:32 AM)RCH71 Wrote: I have the same ones and I am very happy with them!! 15x7 in front with 235/60R15 and 15x8 with 275/50 r15.

Sent from my SM-G9600 using Tapatalk
Could you post a picture of your car?
I'd like to see the 275's on the 15X8's...


Thanks! Looks great... The 235's on the rear of my car just look a little small...

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#16
Legendary Wheel website glitched. They do offer 15X7 and 15X8.
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#17
On the plating. Copper is put on first to allow polishing easier and to help fill in imperfections. The real protection is the Nickel and the Chrome is just millionths of an inch thick and gives a brighter shine that the Nickel does not have. 
When wheels were riveted together we use to drill the rivets out reverse the rim and put back on and weld it up. You hear Chrome reverse wheels they are referring to the rim having a long angle in front instead of the step for the hub cap being there. It also widens the stance of the car slightly. 
Life is too short get the wheels you like and forget stock, lol.


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#18
Just to throw out a thought, cast wheels aren't as strong, and are a little heavier, than forged aluminum wheels. Also, I have a set of factory optional cast aluminum wheels on one of my other cars, and the balance on them is really lopsided.
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#19
Can't help with Magnum 500s, as they aren't my thing. I will say you can get a better price on them from Summit than Branda or many of the Mustang shops. 

15X7 - https://www.summitracing.com/parts/wvi-5.../overview/

15X8 - https://www.summitracing.com/parts/wvi-5.../overview/

Regarding tire size, I'm running 15X8 steel wheels all around  - https://www.summitracing.com/parts/WVI-62-5812044

255/60R15 front, 275/60R15 rear. No rubbing issues. Stock replacement 429CJ leafs, front sits a touch high since the coils are for a 351-4V car w/competition suspension, and it currently sports a 302.


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You all have given me lots to think about...

I am not a "chrome" guy... but 500's are, I believe, the correct look my car needs, so..
the alloy option is where I'm leaning...
15X7 front, 15X8 rear.
the steel wheels are very heavy.  It would be nice to reduce the unsprung weight on the corners

My 67 has 18X11 rear and 18X9 front, 750 lb.coils with a 472ci. Global west del-a-lum bushings.
No power steering or brakes. It is a beast to drive. Took weeks to decide on the tire and wheel sizes.
You never know exactly how they fit until they're on the car[Image: DSC04233.jpg]

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I wanted my 72 Mach to be my comfortable Mustang so I rebuilt the suspension stock.

Now you guys show me pics of 255's in front and 275's in rear?   Aargh
As you see in the picture, my car has 235's all the way around.
 235's look a little small in the rear.. the 255 and 275 look is pretty full and mean...maybe a bit too much

decisions decisions
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