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#1051573 - 06/19/17 01:14 AM Junkyard 17" rim options?  
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Are there any easy options for cheap 17" rims? The front rims from GTA's fit, right? What about any steel rims from something else? S10? Spare tire rims? Something I can scrounge from the U Pull It yards or Craigslist for $30 each or something.

My 14's are getting long in the tooth and short in the tread, eventually I want to end up with magnum style 17's (link below), but budget won't allow new wheels and tires at the same time. I might have a chance of upgrading if I can get cheap 17" wheels and new tires, then run those until I can buy the rims I want. Otherwise I need to buy a couple tires for the 14's which are getting more expensive and aren't helping performance in the least...

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https://www.yearone.com/Product/wheels/cmws1


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#1051581 - 06/19/17 03:10 PM Re: Junkyard 17" rim options? [Re: Hunter79764]  
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GTA's are 16"s, 17"s didn't start until somewhere in the 4th gen f-body years, that would probably be the cheapest way to go or Vette rims (?). But looking for used rims aftermarket or oem might get you some deals on various styles in that size too, depending how picky you are on style and condition.


-86'SS 383 CCC QJet- BRF 2004r-8.5" 3.42 -313/344@RW - 13.35 @103
-87'LS 350 MAF/SD TPI- CRF2004r-7.5" 3.42 -248/340@RW - 14.55 @ 96
-88'SS Project/Winter Beater/Future Parts Car?
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#1051582 - 06/19/17 03:31 PM Re: Junkyard 17" rim options? [Re: Hunter79764]  
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What Corvette rims fit off the shelf? C4 fronts, I'm guessing? I'll look at the later F body rims and see what's what on those. I might be able to scrounge those from the local yard. I'm not too picky on style, if anything uglier rims will get me more motivated to get money together to buy the rims I want...


Sometimes you just need a bigger hammer...

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It ain't much off the line, but it's nice on the highway
#1051585 - 06/19/17 06:09 PM Re: Junkyard 17" rim options? [Re: Hunter79764]  
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I know the w body montes and impalas came with 17s 07 a day up I think. Not sure of width or back space though.


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#1051586 - 06/19/17 06:19 PM Re: Junkyard 17" rim options? [Re: Hunter79764]  
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Originally Posted by Hunter79764
What Corvette rims fit off the shelf?


I've seen this style of C3 Corvette alloys fitted on all four corners of a 3rd gen Monte SS. Only come in 15" though. Nice looking wheels!

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#1051589 - 06/19/17 07:18 PM Re: Junkyard 17" rim options? [Re: Hunter79764]  
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I don't know a lot about Vette wheel specs or b-body, I think b-bodies generally are 5x5 bolt patterns though but could be mistaken.

Browsing the Turbo Regal forum and saw this, in TX, so thought I'd share. Not cheap but for all that's included and possible wiggle room, might not be a bad deal: http://turbobuick.com/threads/17-wheels-with-new-tires.451411/


-86'SS 383 CCC QJet- BRF 2004r-8.5" 3.42 -313/344@RW - 13.35 @103
-87'LS 350 MAF/SD TPI- CRF2004r-7.5" 3.42 -248/340@RW - 14.55 @ 96
-88'SS Project/Winter Beater/Future Parts Car?
-07'TBSS Stockish daily driver
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#1051591 - 06/19/17 07:34 PM Re: Junkyard 17" rim options? [Re: Hunter79764]  
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And I would love to have those drag radials off the rear wheels. It's a shame shipping would kill the deal, as I happen to have access to some matching front tires as well...


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#1051596 - 06/19/17 08:42 PM Re: Junkyard 17" rim options? [Re: Hunter79764]  
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I tried the cheap wheel game 2 months ago. I couldn't make it work. I got a lot of advice here, I browsed a couple thousand craigslist posts. I found about a dozen wheels that might work. Prices, distances, quality all made me say no.
There are tons of nice rims on CL, but 95% of them are modern rims that mount on the outer edge while ours are mounted in the center. So of that 5% you have an even smaller set that are compatible with our cars.

I felt even less good about finding a compatible set from the junk yard.

I don't think I saw a single set of compatible wheels with decent rubber on them.


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#1051597 - 06/19/17 08:52 PM Re: Junkyard 17" rim options? [Re: Hunter79764]  
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I'm fine with buying a set of tires to go on the junk rims, because then I can swap them over to the nicer ones at a later date. I just can't get them all in one fell swoop with the funds available right now.

Hmm, that would be a heck of a deal, and I'd be fine with those rims for quite a while... FYI for those who don't want to click the link, here's the text. It's a bit of a drive from here though, so I'd have to factor in another hundred for gas nearly.

Eagle alloy 17x8 wheels with like new tires, less than 100 miles on the set
Front- Nitto 555, 245/45/17
Rear - Mickey thompson drag radial, 275/40/17

I won't separate, local pick up only Montgomery Texas area
Message here or text xxxxxxx

$900 obro


Sometimes you just need a bigger hammer...

'85 MC with budget 5.3L swap, TH350 with stock 2.14 rear end
It ain't much off the line, but it's nice on the highway
#1051599 - 06/19/17 08:59 PM Re: Junkyard 17" rim options? [Re: Hunter79764]  
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Summit has a selection of 17x8, 4 3/4 on 5 wheels starting at under $100.
https://www.summitracing.com/nv/search/part-type/wheels/wheel-material/steel?sortby=Default&sortorder=Ascending&N=4294920860%2B4294920856%2B4294920356%2B4294947557

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#1051602 - 06/19/17 10:53 PM Re: Junkyard 17" rim options? [Re: Hunter79764]  
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Crager Soft 8's? Those are about the cheapest 17 inch aftermarket wheel I know of that is readily available and will bolt on.


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80 Malibu 2dr. Drag Week car
#1051623 - 06/20/17 07:18 PM Re: Junkyard 17" rim options? [Re: Hunter79764]  
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#1051633 - 06/21/17 12:16 AM Re: Junkyard 17" rim options? [Re: Hunter79764]  
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cheap is kind of relative =p


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