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BFK86 04-20-2017 04:02 PM

got my new wheels and tires on finally
 
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picked these up from another member back in november and finally got around to installing the adjustible panhard bar and relocation bracket so i could put them on. 17x9.5 and 17x11 black chrome zr1s. Went with nitto nt555s up front and 315 et street s/s' in back..no more spinning now.

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RPM WS6 04-21-2017 02:43 AM

Looks good. :thumb:

You've gotten more done so far this year than I have. I finally got the cars uncovered this week, charged the batteries and have started thinking about driving them. They haven't moved since October.

NC01TA 04-21-2017 08:32 AM

BIG fan of 5 spoke rims. Nice! :thumb:

blackstallionstang 04-21-2017 10:13 AM

Those look good on it!! Cant go wrong with black chrome on a black vehicle. I like it!!

BFK86 04-21-2017 11:12 AM

thanks guys, i like them, gives the car a totally different look. RPM i was actually out in your neighborhood last night, went to corner bakery in skokie then over to lincolnwood's firehouse to visit.

RPM WS6 04-21-2017 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by BFK86 (Post 19599539)
thanks guys, i like them, gives the car a totally different look. RPM i was actually out in your neighborhood last night, went to corner bakery in skokie then over to lincolnwood's firehouse to visit.

Were you at the Corner Bakery at Village Crossing? I was in the same mall last night, at the Jewel.

BFK86 04-21-2017 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by RPM WS6 (Post 19599763)
Were you at the Corner Bakery at Village Crossing? I was in the same mall last night, at the Jewel.

haha yep thats the one i was at.

mike991 04-22-2017 09:12 PM

Congrats on the new wheels, your car looks sharp!

Docrocket1967 05-09-2017 03:38 PM

Can you purchase the wheels that way or did someone do them after the fact?

Taprxxt 06-05-2017 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Docrocket1967 (Post 19617161)
Can you purchase the wheels that way or did someone do them after the fact?

They came that way....however the company that originally sold them doesn't sell them anymore in that style. He bought them used from someone.

Docrocket1967 06-15-2017 09:30 AM

Thank you. Ill keep my eye out for some

blackbyrd 06-15-2017 10:01 AM

those are sharp

tberg725 06-18-2017 05:05 PM

killin it with the black chrome

one sweet ws6 06-18-2017 09:35 PM

I do like those wheels. So no problems with the 315s on the back

BFK86 06-19-2017 07:51 PM

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I do like those wheels. So no problems with the 315s on the back

Thanks, nope no problems with these tires, had to do some light hammering of the inner wheel wells but very minimum.

These wheels look great in low light, its too bad they dont make them anymore..

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CO_BlackHawk 06-23-2017 12:09 PM

Those look great. Nice Choice.

So I have just ordered wheels with the same dimensions, and currently have 275/40R17s on the stock Firehawk wheels. I've read where I can use them on the back 17x11s, but with them stretched out on the 11in wide wheels, how would that look vs the fronts on 9.5 wide wheels? Any driving issues?

Or should I just buy wider tires?

Thanks and sorry if this is considered a Hijack.

AnotherWs6 06-23-2017 12:25 PM

Lookin good. Gotta lower that thing now!

BFK86 06-23-2017 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by CO_BlackHawk (Post 19657118)
Those look great. Nice Choice.

So I have just ordered wheels with the same dimensions, and currently have 275/40R17s on the stock Firehawk wheels. I've read where I can use them on the back 17x11s, but with them stretched out on the 11in wide wheels, how would that look vs the fronts on 9.5 wide wheels? Any driving issues?

Or should I just buy wider tires?

Thanks and sorry if this is considered a Hijack.

Oh man I'd keep the firehawk wheels, love those..but I would buy wider tires..there arent many sizes to choose from in 17" There are only like 2 sizes of drag radials that would fit on there, either 315/35/17 or 305/45/17..anything smaller would be too stretched on an 11" wide wheel.

one sweet ws6 06-23-2017 01:14 PM

Im in the process of buying new rims. They kinda look like yours wich yours look sweet. So if i go with a 305 in the back would i have any issues with rubbing and will 305s fit on a 9.5" rim thanks

CO_BlackHawk 06-23-2017 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by BFK86 (Post 19657167)
Oh man I'd keep the firehawk wheels, love those..but I would buy wider tires..there arent many sizes to choose from in 17" There are only like 2 sizes of drag radials that would fit on there, either 315/35/17 or 305/45/17..anything smaller would be too stretched on an 11" wide wheel.

Well I would keep them and I am, just they have seen better days. When I bought my Hawk, it came with 16in ABS wheels, and I tracked down this set of Hawk wheels.

The chrome is flaking and one wheel no matter what they do to it will not hold air, has a slow leak and I have to air up every time I drive it. (it is a weekend toy) 2 wheels are out of round and you can feel the vibrations. So keeping them, but retiring them.

I found a set of Nitto NT555 G2s in 285/40r17. That looks like fit a 11in wide wheel perfectly. So probably going to throw those on the back. I don't think I need the drag radials for my style of driving.


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