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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-05-2015, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Wheels like the US Mags rambler, but slightly different?

Hi all,

I'm looking at wheels for the moment, and have recently come across the Ramblers (probably within a few threads of where this is posted on the boards). I like them, and they are living high on my short list. However, the one thing that I'm on the fence about with them is how far they are set back in the tire. It seems like the lip is about 2 inches wide maybe?

So, I'm looking for something that has that styling, but without being set back in the wheel so far. Any thoughts? This would potentially go on a 68 coupe.
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Hi all,

I'm looking at wheels for the moment, and have recently come across the Ramblers (probably within a few threads of where this is posted on the boards). I like them, and they are living high on my short list. However, the one thing that I'm on the fence about with them is how far they are set back in the tire. It seems like the lip is about 2 inches wide maybe?

So, I'm looking for something that has that styling, but without being set back in the wheel so far. Any thoughts? This would potentially go on a 68 coupe.
The ramblers seem made for our cars.. They sit perfectly on my 66, and I guy I know has em in 18's on his
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Mine seems to have less lip ..
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Mine seems to have less lip ..
What size are you running front and rear of those US Mags? What size tires?

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What size are you running front and rear of those US Mags? What size tires?

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215/45-17 front and 245/40-17 rear.
I could've fit a 225 or maybe 235 up front but I wanted to play it safe since I got lowering springs and the Shelby drop. The 215 are small but fit just right.

Rear could've been 255 with no issue.
Your 67 can take more tire
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US Mags Rambler wheels questions

There are a number of folks running Rambler wheels. I'm looking at them for my first 2017,upgrade.
My ride is 67.
Pro's & con's of Ramblers 17"? (I'm thinking 17x7 front, 17x8 rear).

Especially experiences of those that have had them a while?
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My set is on back order until next week, but one of the main reasons I went with the Ramblers is specifically because of the lip/dish. Old cars should not have flush-to-the rim centers. That's not to say that plenty don't look good that way, but I feel like the narrower track (flange-to-flange) of an older car is a benefit rather than a bad thing when it comes to how the wheels look.

It's all in the eye of the beer holder though.

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There are a number of folks running Rambler wheels. I'm looking at them for my first 2017,upgrade.
My ride is 67.
Pro's & con's of Ramblers 17"? (I'm thinking 17x7 front, 17x8 rear).

Especially experiences of those that have had them a while?
TY,
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I was on a site trying to get pricing for a staggered set and it wouldn't let me choose 18x8 and 18x9s. I ran that that size on my 68 no problems.

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AlI i am seeing on 17X7 rambler is 4" bs, anybody found anything different?
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Finally got mine in and mounted yesterday. As mentioned earlier, the fat lip on them was a selling point for me. I think it looks bad ***.



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AlI i am seeing on 17X7 rambler is 4" bs, anybody found anything different?
That's what mine are in the front, and the fit is perfect. At least, for a '66 it is. I'd run the 17x8's with 4.5 BS on a 67+

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Blake have you got any pics of the front ?
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I see them on another thread
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Blake, 66/93: Ramblers look awesome What size brake calipers are you using? Front and back.
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