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Old 11-13-2012, 11:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought a 70 Boss Clone with a set of these wheels. Can anyone tell me what they are commonly called? I think I want to sell them and need the correct name
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The style looks like some variation of the Torque Thrust. Most wheel makers have some version of it. Any brand name or markings on it to help narrow down the manufacturer or model number?
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If they are American racing, they are Torq Thrust D's most likely.
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A lot of wheels are marked what they are or have who makes them on the inside.
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+1 on the torque thrust "D"... or a variant of...
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone! Sounds like they are Torque Thrust's for sure. If they are "D"'s, what does that D stand for?

I will take a look along the inside to see if they have a brand or any markings.
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Certainly looks like the American Racing Torq Thrust style from the pic. The curved spoke is the tip off that it's a "D" the original torq thrusts have a spoke that is curved less from the center to the rim itself. AR should still have pics on their website.
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The curved spoke is there to clear disc brakes... thus the "D".....
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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They look pretty new. I'd take the wheel off and look for markings on the back side. Almost all wheels are branded these days with the brand and wheel size. They may be a touque thrust "D" but I think even some of the new mustangs have a factory wheel that looks pretty simular. If it was me trying to sell them I'd be more concerned with knowing the size, lug spacing, and offset. In hopes they fit a whole bunch of other cars. I've found it's really hard to sell used wheels as most people don't want to pay anywhere near new price and are always concerned they aren't going to fit. I once went to sell a set of wheel and had a guy insist on taking the wheels to a tire shop so he could mount tires and try them on his car. When he decided he didn't like how they looked on his car he thought I should cover half of the tire mounting fees. The tire shop made it easy and wouldn't let the car off the lift till someone payed for the tires and mounting. I guess you can't try tires out and return them. It was a long afternoon and police had to be called but I ended up being payed for the rims after the shop damaged them during the removal. In other words wheels are a hard sell.
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