Which wheels look the best on 1970-73 Camaro's

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  1. 70.5 z28

    70.5 z28 Veteran Member

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    I have a 1970 Z-28 with the stock 5 spoke mag. I was thinking about changing wheels for a new look and was wondering what other wheels would look good on this body style. Please post pics if available. Thanks.
     
  2. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Keep the stock wheels. They look the best of any wheel on these cars. The "new look" wheels are fine for a ricer or a blimp shaped SUV, but look bad on a classic car.
     
  3. camaro lover

    camaro lover Veteran Member

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    i put a set of 16 inch torque thrust 2 on my '76 and i like the look. i know it's not a '70. just keep your old rims and tires if you ever want the factory look again or tired of looking at the new ones and need another change. some like the factory look and some like a new look. nothing wrong with either one. with me i had the same look for 19 years and wanted a change. many options but a lot of rims out there would look odd on a classic car like Gary S had said. no pics cause i am at work.
     
  4. Goodwrench1965

    Goodwrench1965 Veteran Member

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    That question is very much a matter of opinion. I think these cars look good with original wheels too. I was reluctant for years to change but I decided to when street tires became more popular in larger diameters. I think the torque thrust look similar to the original rallies enough to work. The 17s handle better on curves than the 15s for sure too. I like the black Cragars too. I'd like to try some different wheels perhaps in near future. I might sell mine. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. twozs

    twozs Veteran Member

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    they make the 5 spoke in 17 for a more modern tire and look [​IMG]
     
  6. Goodwrench1965

    Goodwrench1965 Veteran Member

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  7. G72Zed

    G72Zed Veteran Member

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    I always thought the 2nd gens look great with the grey type 5 spoke.

    Issue is if you are upgrading brakes then you need the room to clear rotor/calipers.

    Gary S said it best.
     
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  8. bigdav160

    bigdav160 Veteran Member

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    I thought of trying Hurst Dazzlers but I can't find a pic of a second gen wearing them.

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  9. dadgonebroke

    dadgonebroke Veteran Member

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    7 inch Corvette/Camaro. rally wheels with trim ring.
     
  10. Me_n_my_z

    Me_n_my_z Veteran Member

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    I run the SS396 wheels from wheel vintiques in 15x8 and 15x7..
    But mine is an L78 tribute, still looks bad a$$ though....


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