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Old 05-26-2003, 10:44 PM   #1
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Default Are there 17" aluminum "factory style" wheels???

While looking at my vette, I started wondering if anyone made a 17" or 18" version of the factory aluminum wheels. I think even with the extra 2", the wheel could still look proportional to it current dimensions. Anyone know of any on the market? I've looked, but not seen any...


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Old 05-26-2003, 11:30 PM   #2
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Default Re: Are there 17" aluminum "factory style" wheels??? (75 BBC Stingray)

Wheel Vintiques has a set of Billet Aluminum Corvette Rally wheels available in 15-16-17-18"> they are available in varied widths and custom backspacings. They also use a modified OEM center cap. Type Wheel Vintiques into your search engine and they will come up.

I still have plans on a set for my '80. They ain't cheap though. JIM
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Old 05-27-2003, 12:19 AM   #3
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Default Re: Are there 17" aluminum "factory style" wheels??? (PROSOUTH)

I contacted Wheel Vintiques about the Alluminum style wheels and if they would be interested in making them since there is a large group of people who would buy them, but i have yet to recieve any word from them( i sent them the email in October)
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Old 05-27-2003, 03:05 AM   #4
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Default Re: Are there 17" aluminum "factory style" wheels??? (battsup)

i've been wondering why nobody ever got enough ambition to produce an OEM style wheel to fit modern rubber. had one been available at the time, i likely would have bought them rather than the c-4 wheels. sometimes people won't even take money when you throw it at them. go figure.
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Old 05-27-2003, 04:13 AM   #5
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Default Re: Are there 17" aluminum "factory style" wheels??? (75 BBC Stingray)

Here is a link to Wheel Vintiques' largest distributor: http://www.newstalgiawheel.com These guys sell a nice repro of the rally wheels in 16 and 17 inch. They also sell a billet version. I have not seen a larger version of the optional aluminum wheels. American Racing also makes a billet rally wheel. The May 2003 issue of Corvette Fever has an excellent article on bigger wheels/tires for our C3 cars. Good luck!
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Old 05-27-2003, 09:39 AM   #6
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Default Re: Are there 17" aluminum "factory style" wheels??? (75 BBC Stingray)

Man, last night I was just thinking of the same thing .
All those you'r talking about are Rally wheels anyone makes those optional aluminum wheels in 17 or18" ? I think i'll try that on photoshop !
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i've been wondering why nobody ever got enough ambition to produce an OEM style wheel to fit modern rubber. had one been available at the time, i likely would have bought them rather than the c-4 wheels. sometimes people won't even take money when you throw it at them. go figure.
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Just to clarify. I'm not looking for rally wheels. I'm looking for the optional aluminum wheels.
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Just to clarify. I'm not looking for rally wheels. I'm looking for the optional aluminum wheels.
Yeah that the wheels I mean http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb....0050g~04226~~~
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