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Old 04-15-2019, 11:05 AM
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I am looking at getting some after market wheels for my 61. I like the chrome 5 spoke OE Performance or
the same style in Torque Trust. What size should I get?
and should front an back be the same size? What about width. Thanks for any imput.
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:29 PM
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I would seriously look at buying 17” wheels. 15” performance tires are next to impossible to find as many manufacturers quit making them, but lots of choices in 17” tires. I don’t know the exact size or offset for your car, but a search of this forum should find you numerous threads on this subject as it is covered on a regular basis.
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:51 AM
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James, welcome top the Corvette Forum. I think you'll soon find it to be a terrific resource for owning, maintaining and even modifying your Corvette.

Here are a few threads about aftermarket wheels, pros and cons, as well as some things to consider when making a decision...

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...nd-offset.html
https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...el-wheels.html

This thread goes back in time a bit, but addresses most aspects of installing aftermarket wheels on the C1's and C2's
https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...non-oem-3.html

This one talks a bit about the advantage of going to increased diameter wheels...
https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...tire-size.html

Good luck... GUSTO
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like 17s also...the rubber band tires ride like crap.....one pothole and goodbye. No more eyeballling tire pressure either, something to think about

Will always have 15s they never go out of style plenty of choices out there. Wanna go fast buy a set of MT

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Another vote for 17" wheels, which expand your tire choice dramatically and work better.
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Old 04-16-2019, 11:01 AM
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My personal opinion ( You cannot beat the look of those large white wall tires on a C1 Corvette)
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