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Old 05-01-2018, 10:54 AM
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OK, public service announcement.

The Trans Am Race Engineering Superlites have fairly skinny wells for the lugnuts. If you buy them, make sure you have a thin-walled, deep-well socket, that fits your torque wrench.

I have plenty of sockets that are two of those three things but, uh...
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When I installed mine, I purchased 20 Balkamp 7352139 lug nuts from my local NAPA store.
I also purchased a new 7/8 Craftsman deep socket. They fit and work perfectly.


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These are the before and after pictures of our 69. The first picture was the day I got her home and the others are after a treatment of Zanio and upgrading the wheels and tires. The new wheels are from American Racing and the tires are 225/70R15 BFG Radial TA. I can't tell you how much the tires improved the ride and drive of the car, was is unbelievable and I love the look.

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Old 05-01-2018, 09:38 PM
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I really like the look of the American Racing Wheels
Very nice look.
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Old 05-03-2018, 11:50 AM
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I should have thought about the longer lug nuts like you got.

I have a deep socket but it's not a 1/2" drive like my torque wrench and I don't seem to have an adapter either. The deep 1/2" impact socket I have won't go down the wheel's opening to the nuts.

Gee darn a trip to the tool store
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Backstop View Post
OK, public service announcement.

The Trans Am Race Engineering Superlites have fairly skinny wells for the lugnuts. If you buy them, make sure you have a thin-walled, deep-well socket, that fits your torque wrench.

I have plenty of sockets that are two of those three things but, uh...
My Ridler wheels (my street wheels) have a similar issue. You can buy wheel nuts (even for larger 12mm or 1/2" studs - I have 12mm ARP studs fitted) that have a smaller 3/4" hex, makes life much easier.

Edit: Excuse the filth and crummy pictures, but:

With ARP studs, open nuts:



Standard studs, closed nuts (still 3/4"):


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Another solution for those tight fits is to use spline lug nuts, which also offer a degree of security.
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Old 05-07-2018, 02:42 PM
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Where are you finding the GT II's? Coker?
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Where are you finding the GT II's? Coker?
Ha! I bought those in 2002. The 295/15s were literally the last 2 in the USA. One came from TX the other from Cali.
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:46 PM
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Finally got my 72 convertible on the road after the better part of a year, and I could not have done it with out this forum. You guys are the best, and I am so appreciative to have such a resource. Just when I would get frustrated and pissed, I could always find a post that solved my problem. Well here she is, with a new 360hp SB, Torq Thrust II 17x8's on the front, 18x9's on the rear.


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Originally Posted by starlinesusa View Post
Ha! I bought those in 2002. The 295/15s were literally the last 2 in the USA. One came from TX the other from Cali.
That's impossible. I bought the last 2 in 2008. I had someone do a search for me and after a month, they were sitting up on a shelf collecting dust. I can't remember the date code but they were 2 or 3 years old.
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Originally Posted by Jamie Hodge View Post
Finally got my 72 convertible on the road after the better part of a year, and I could not have done it with out this forum. You guys are the best, and I am so appreciative to have such a resource. Just when I would get frustrated and pissed, I could always find a post that solved my problem. Well here she is, with a new 360hp SB, Torq Thrust II 17x8's on the front, 18x9's on the rear.


Nice job Jamie. Enjoy !
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that's a beauty!!
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Ha! I bought those in 2002. The 295/15s were literally the last 2 in the USA. One came from TX the other from Cali.
My GT II's (on front) are from 2005. I have Mastercraft Avenger GT's on rear (from 2014).
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Originally Posted by Jamie Hodge View Post
Finally got my 72 convertible on the road after the better part of a year, and I could not have done it with out this forum. You guys are the best, and I am so appreciative to have such a resource. Just when I would get frustrated and pissed, I could always find a post that solved my problem. Well here she is, with a new 360hp SB, Torq Thrust II 17x8's on the front, 18x9's on the rear.


Will you let me know what tire size you used on the front & rear. Also did you have to do anything to allow for space or did your wheel combination fit in the standard wheel well. Thank you I like your setup
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Old 05-28-2018, 07:10 PM
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Nitto 275/40ZR18 and 245/45ZR17. Absolutely no clearance issues. Purchased from Wheelsforless.com. $1,400 all in. Good experience.
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:28 PM
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Can someone tell me if 18x10.5 wheels with +22 offset mounted on 295-45-18 tires would fit a 68 with the L88 fender flares?

I've attached a few pictures for reference, the tires in the picture are 265-50-15.

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Old 06-05-2018, 01:53 AM
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This is a 18x11 wheel with 5.0 in offset on a 6t8. No clue what a + 22 offset is. T

Rear tires are 26.5 inch diameter.

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