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Opinion on Magnums 500 wheels
#1
I have seen many many 1971-73 Mach 1 's Coupes and convertibles with Magnum 500 wheels which were optional on models with competition suspension.
Do you guys believe that these are the best looking for the 71-73 stangs?
I like the forged wheels but they are exclusive for the 1973 model year.
My project 1971 Mach 1 came with hub caps with trim rings however dont know if it was original to the car or not.
So whats your opinion on the Magnum 500? Are they the best looking wheel for our model year Mustangs?
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#2
If you going for the stock look I like the Magnum 500 wheels for the 71/72's. As a purist, I like the Forged Aluminum for the 73's, but the Magnums look great on the 73's too. With that said, I also like the look of the hubcap and trim ring as well as the Sports Wheel Hubcaps. Pretty much a matter of personal taste.



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#3
Both yes and no.
IMHO all depends on the overall look of the car. Some look great with them, others look better with the dog dishes and trim rings, then again, others look good with a classic 5 spoke.
I have test fit my original Magnum 500s on mine and I think they kinda sucked. Seems like the lowered suspension on mine simply needs those bigger wheels or mybe its the yellow paint that does not go well with the look of the wheel....
I dunno.

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classicsguy;83009 Wrote:I have seen many many 1971-73 Mach 1 's Coupes and convertibles with Magnum 500 wheels which were optional on models with competition suspension.
Do you guys believe that these are the best looking for the 71-73 stangs?
I like the forged wheels but they are exclusive for the 1973 model year.
My project 1971 Mach 1 came with hub caps with trim rings however dont know if it was original to the car or not.
So whats your opinion on the Magnum 500? Are they the best looking wheel for our model year Mustangs?

I like them both...And i kept the originals up front and got bit wider slots on the back.....But they look stock in the back atleast..lol...I think the only reason i refuse to put magnum 500's on is cause most classic stangs got them now...And a few told me they would get rid of what i got for magnum 500's,,,Mine came stock with aluminum slotted mags....And i like being a little dif Wink...But tires can make them too...Im getting the tires im posting below with my next change..Raised white letters look so cool on them..lol
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#5
I'm a big fan of the Magnums. I do think the hub caps have there place. If I could find some 15" wheels and trim rings from a Boss 351 I would go that route to be different. You cant go wrong Magnum 500s on 71-73 Mustangs.


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I like the look of the magnums and would love to have some 15" on my car....but I was looking at the thread of the rims and tires and I'm thinking I might go for some classic look torque thrusts....and if I do I'll most likely go 17"

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#7
I also think the magnum`s look great....as said earlier...you cant go wrong with magnum`s.
I think they are available in 17" too?
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#8
I like magnum 500's BUT... the 16 and 17" versions do not look right proportionally. Also it is important to have someone that knows how to balance them by using an adapter and not just off the center hole.

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#9
Glad I read this thread.
A friend of my mechanic has some mags to sell.
My '71 Grandé came with the standard rims and hubcaps.
The car also came with competition suspension so mags
would not be out of place. Hmmmmm.
I wanted to keep the low brow "sleeper" look as the car
is an M-code with toploader, but mags may be ok.

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#10
magnum 500's really do look great on our cars. And most other mustangs. but for me I wanted something different. I don't no the percentage of mustangs with mag 5's but it must be huge. Then Again I'm looking more for a day 2 look myself.

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