Author Topic: OEM or Yearone snowflake wheels?  (Read 1467 times)

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Offline jvmagic

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Re: OEM or Yearone snowflake wheels?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2016, 04:14:08 PM »
I'm just wondering if they have the same shine.  Are the OER clear coated or a lesser wheel?

The backspacing seems to differ as well.  OER = 4.25" backspacing and Yearone = 4.50" backspacing.  I suppose the OER wheels will stick out more so than the YO wheels.

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Re: OEM or Yearone snowflake wheels?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2016, 08:25:11 PM »
For a few bucks more you can get the year one 17" wheels. I run them on my 81, huge difference in the handling characteristics of the car, it truly feels modern with just the wheel/tire change.

http://www.jegs.com/i/Year+One+Wheels/219/SFW179GLDV2S/10002/-1

The back spacing may help bring the tire inward, ideal if you switch to rear disc brakes. Otherwise. It's only .25". The back spacing is a bigger deal with the 17x9, I believe the first run of the YO wheels had a different backspace which made then tight to fit if you had rear disc brakes.

81' ex-Turbo Trans Am - Resto-mod

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Re: OEM or Yearone snowflake wheels?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2016, 08:21:39 AM »
15" tires look more period correct for this model, however modern 17"s will give you a better handling and driving comfort in compare to the smaller old school wheels, especially if you're getting wider stance. Are Bigger Wheels Better Wheels?
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