Author Topic: GOT NEW WHEELS?  (Read 8149 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Kevin

  • Adv. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 2243
  • Kevin
  • Referrals: 0
    • www.78ta.com
Re: GOT NEW WHEELS?
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2009, 05:06:34 PM »
It's a different look, as long as you like it, then it's cool!
1978 Pontiac Firebird Formula

Offline SoonerTA

  • Adv. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 2164
  • Referrals: 0
Re: GOT NEW WHEELS?
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2009, 06:11:39 PM »
I think they would look better with the car 1-2" lower.  I like them. 

Offline firebird79_00

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1133
  • Referrals: 0
Re: GOT NEW WHEELS?
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2009, 11:05:16 PM »
thats what i was going to do but after this i dont think so.
1977 Firebird Clone
6.6L.....soon

Offline 78Formula

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 311
  • Referrals: 0
Re: GOT NEW WHEELS?
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2009, 12:08:29 AM »
I think it would flow better if you lowered the suspension a little bit. So the car wouldn't look like its sitting so much higher but, I know you probably wouldn't wanna mess with the suspension.

Chase Kelly
1978 W50 Pontiac Firebird Formula with original 305
Gallery: http://www.78ta.com/gallery2/main.php/v/Formula78/
http://www.motortopia.com//78Formula

Offline Hoss T/A WS6

  • Ohio Firebirds
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 883
  • Referrals: 0
Re: GOT NEW WHEELS?
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2009, 12:13:16 AM »
Could use a bit more tire, on both sets of wheels! But not actually there to check clearances!! Nice car!!
"If you wannna go up in the air, and make a lot of smoke....Buy a rocket"

Offline eroc022

  • Lifetime Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7655
  • Referrals: 0
Re: GOT NEW WHEELS?
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2009, 10:28:18 AM »
what backspacing and width are they, im planning on running the same combo but  i want a deeper dish
Eroc
Fixing the car that Restore A Muscle Car jacked up....

Offline JT_Y88

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 625
  • Y88
  • Referrals: 0
Re: GOT NEW WHEELS?
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2009, 12:41:24 PM »
18 f 20 r coys c5 gun metal

[attachment deleted by admin over 60 days old]
"a wise man once said...Drive A TRANS AM"

Offline kjkjkcjkcj

  • Lifetime Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3584
  • Referrals: 0
Re: GOT NEW WHEELS?
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2009, 01:10:05 PM »
i don't mind them. i think what would have looked sweeter is if you went with like 18's in the back and like 17s in the front, to give a more agressive look. almost looks to matchboxy.  but its def unique and one of a kind
-1979 Trans Am Ws6, W72 400, holley 650, #62 heads (toy)
-Silverado 1500 (daily driver)



Offline OD_Simple

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 112
  • Referrals: 0
Re: GOT NEW WHEELS?
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2009, 01:38:51 PM »
That car needs a drop bad. IMO - not feeling the wheels


"It shall not pass this way again."

Offline Kevin

  • Adv. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 2243
  • Kevin
  • Referrals: 0
    • www.78ta.com
Re: GOT NEW WHEELS?
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2009, 01:42:10 PM »
I agree with OD Simple, but here's the thing JTY88, Everyone here except for a few are basically all stock people. I include myself in this category. I mean, I like Crager SS and Keystone Classics and Torque Thrust Twos like anybody else would, but I think that your rims would look better if the car sat lower and if they were a tad smaller with a fatter tire.
1978 Pontiac Firebird Formula

Offline ih8z28s

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 317
  • Referrals: 0
Re: GOT NEW WHEELS?
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2009, 05:47:16 PM »
While I appreciate an all "stock" Trans Am, I also love to see how people "personalize" their car as well, would I choose that wheel?  maybe, maybe not, I like the wheels on the car, but would also lower it a tad as well, to each his own I say.  My car is far from original, but will appear mostly stock, I have yet to decide on my wheels yet.
Black, 1977 Trans Am - 455, 4spd(sold)

Black, 1979 Trans Am - 403, auto

Blue, 1980 Trans Am - 400, auto

Offline UJSLOST

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 612
  • Referrals: 0
Re: GOT NEW WHEELS?
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2009, 06:38:05 PM »
18 f 20 r coys c5 gun metal

Now this one looks good, looks lowered? YES?  Has a good stance.
1979 Trans Am 301/350 w/ 2.73 posi  Silver on Red
1997 Mustang Gt Convertible Triple Black w/ 4.10s

Offline JT_Y88

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 625
  • Y88
  • Referrals: 0
Re: GOT NEW WHEELS?
« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2009, 07:23:14 PM »
yea, she'll be lowered this winter.  She's also getting some body work and paint done.  I love my y88, love the solar gold and the four speed, the w72 pontiac  400. and I feel in love with the wheels. Wasn't sure when they first went one but after taking her to a couple local get togethers, I'm happy ( of course I will be happier once I put a lower kit on.  Come next spring she will be a blemish free, rust free, number matching y88. well tranny and engine that is....
 If I want to keep it all orginal I will throw the snowflakes back on. But for know I'm happy with the new look.  I do like torque thrusts and crager ss wheels, but seems like every car at ashow is , torque thrust, crager, torque thrust, crager, torque thrust II, crager. 
My wheels are Boss 338 they were very inexpensive, knock off foose legends and close to the COYS c5...I think it gave her that aressive new muscle look, without going overboard...definatally needs a little drop. 

Thanks for your opinions....hope to show her off at nationals next year...

"a wise man once said...Drive A TRANS AM"

Offline Kevin

  • Adv. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 2243
  • Kevin
  • Referrals: 0
    • www.78ta.com
Re: GOT NEW WHEELS?
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2009, 10:16:16 PM »
Fooses wheels are ugly and overpriced if that makes you feel any better. Good luck with your future endeavors on the car!
1978 Pontiac Firebird Formula

Offline Justin

  • Lifetime Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3948
  • Referrals: 1
Re: GOT NEW WHEELS?
« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2009, 10:43:54 AM »
any three piece wheel is going to cost more just due to labor. I have a few buddies with foose wheels and they last. Deff drop it though. and maybe more meat on the tires would help. Maybe you can meet in the middle of the two.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2009, 01:59:29 PM by Justin »
Justin
1978 Trans Am W72
1978 Trans Am W72 WS6 Marty
1979 Trans Am WS6 403