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Old 12-01-2018, 07:16 AM
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Hi all! What are the best looking 15" alloy wheels for a C3?
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Old 12-01-2018, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by oVoSanto View Post
Hi all! What are the best looking 15" alloy wheels for a C3?
Well... that depends on you...

What you find "best looking" is certainly diff from other people, just as we find people better or worse looking based on your unique perspective

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For starters google images "C3 Corvette custom wheels" and at least get an idea of what you like.
Also a lot of the wheel companies have a visualizer where you can see what the style of wheel you might like looks like on a C3 Corvette.
Then of course there's the budget which is always the limiting factor.
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the factory ones look the best
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Old 12-01-2018, 01:45 PM
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I think factory YJ8 wheels look the best.

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The '82 CE wheels are nice, too.
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My buddy has torque thrust wheels on his '68 C3 and it looks great. I considered them for my car but since he now has them, I'm sticking with stock rally wheels on mine.
+1 google your car year and look at images to get an idea. It is not easy picking custom wheels!
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I roll a classic seventies look. It works for my retro project.
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I would have just moved along had you said anything but 15",

I am not a fan of big diameter rubber band tired pos offset status wheels on classics,

Im also not really too jazzed with the various centerline drag wheels on c3s something a bit too 75 camaro about them for me, and at the moment my 69 has them.

You didnt say stock or aftermarket only "alloy" so i will leave the rallys out since i find they look like a truck wheel anyway.

the finned type really seem to look great on the c3s like 82 ce wheels and finned turbine style crossover into aftermarket if a different look fin count or size is desired,

Then 5 spokes be them the racy look of the T thrusts or old school day two pop of the cragar SS are also very good looking on a c3, the ss are steel but chromed so i included them,
Also in 5 spoke are the daisy or coke bottles not seen too much on c3s but great looking.

Yj8 are okay but to me look best on 80 to 82, i always thought they were gms answer to the insanely popular ansen slots , but to me gm refined them too much they lost some heart,

While i find the ansen slots also a bit more at home looking on camaros i do plan to run them on my 69 because everyone and their brother runs t thrusts and i cant afford mini lites....

Oops,
I forgot this is just a take from my personal tastes likely most will vary

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Another vote for the stock factory aluminum wheels.
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American Racing Vectors



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chazde3 the Duke boys say they look good on Chargers
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chazde3 the Duke boys say they look good on Chargers


They are a great looking wheel i had 15x10s all around on my modded 66
i just dont think racer when i see them i think day 2 custom,
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chazde3 the Duke boys say they look good on Chargers
Same on the Corvette summer car?
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Same on the Corvette summer car?
no clue never seen that train wreck. But grew up on the Dukes. And that is the wheel on the General
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I roll with Bats and bronze85.....the classic slots
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American Racing AR-136 Ventura. Bit of a twist on the classic 5 spoke.



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Ive got these Id sell to you if you like! The tires need to be replaced but rims will looks great with some TLC.

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The YJ8s are great on my black 79, but the N90s (80-82, without the blacked-out centers) are even better on my white 80.

If you decide that a set of (period appropriate aftermarket) Enkei phone dials are the hot ticket, I have a set of them for sale.

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If you can find a set, the 8" Knock-Off's can look pretty nice on a C3.



I do think the YJ8 wheels tend to give them a more formal look.



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