PICS of American Racing 200S Polished rims on camaro???

Discussion in 'Camaro Questions' started by ROWDYROB, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. ROWDYROB

    ROWDYROB Member

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    SWEET looking ride harbon
     
  2. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    WOW! I like that. Correct shade gray for the 70-73 Z28 and 71-72 Chevelle SS.
     
  3. Damon23

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    I'll have these wheels for sale shortly. 15x8. They were put on in June by the PO. They probably have about 500 miles on them. The original looking ones look better in my opinion.
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  4. old zeder

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    My choice this time around was the brushed aluminum finish on the 200s wanted to get away from the too much chrome that I had before with the Cragar SS's plus my choice back in 72 with my first Z28 was the brushed aluminum 200's
    But I do like the V 40's also as my second choice

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  5. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Just like in Two Lane Blacktop

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  6. Zee

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    thanks guys, maybe I am a little PO'd with my self and the car right now. I was doing some adjustments to the fuel curve and was flogging the car pretty hard. When I was pulling up on 6000 rpm, it popped and started clattering. All of the pressures looked good and the car returned to an idle with a slight miss. I thought I lost a valve spring but it turned out my #8 plug was beat into oblivion buy something. Oh, well, its back in my garage and the motor will have to come out over the winter anyway to fix a leaky main seal.

    To the subject at hand, my wheels are 17 X 8 with 5" backspace up front and 4" in the rear as that is all that they made them in when I got them several years ago. 245/45-17 up front with a 1/2" spacer and 255/50-17 in back. The right rear rubs on the quarter every now an then. I am thinking about having the rears widened 1.5" on the inside to run a wider rear tire. I was also thinking about having the centers of all four blasted and powder coated an argent grey or semi-gloss black.
     
  7. 73Camaro383

    73Camaro383 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Or you can get some rev torque thrusts

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  8. 71RS350

    71RS350 Moderator Staff Member Gold Member

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    here's my car with 17 inch V40's i get alot attention with these wheels....everybody around here runs Torque thrust 2's...but i wanna something more vintage....

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  9. JDD

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    Wow,was looking for some pics of 3rd. gens with 200s mags,found this instead...Just
    now realized after I registered that it was from 2011....Oh well,still Love my 200s rims.
    I purchased my first set at 16 years old to put on my first car that I redone from a worn
    out 9 years old at the time 69 Camaro......1978 I had it finished and ready for the 15x10
    rears,and 14x7 fronts on Road Hugger L50s in rear,fronts I can't remember now.....I drove
    the car a couple years and got tired of hearing the rear tires rub to bottom edge of quarter
    so I swapped my 4 to a friend for 4=15x8 1/2s to go around my car.....I kinda liked
    that looked better.....I still have the 4=15x8 1/2s and he still has the 15x10,and 14x7s...
    That Camaro is long gone,but had several 69s since then(at least 6) since 1978....I have
    a 89 RS now with a set of 15x8 1/2 and 14 x7s in front....It needs painting,but gonna try
    post pic of it,and my first car......I have 2 complete sets of 200s wheels now as well....
    My opinion is they look best with polished bands and ruff cut center spokes.....Polished center
    spokes look too much like a set of chrome Butterflys to me....That's what we called them
    back in the 70s an 80s....Best pic I can find of my first car......It was in an old photo album
    that had stuck to it.....the 89 was taken with digi camera....
     

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  10. cadillac_al

    cadillac_al Veteran Member

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    I love the 200S. I always called them hippie flower power wheels. I have them on a Heavy Chevy 70 Impala. I think they look best on 60's street machines and not so good on newer vehicles.
     

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