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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-04-2019, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Trans Am Style Wheel Options?

I'm really wanting to put a set of these on my '70 fastback. I've installed a mini tub to run 335's on an 18x12 wheel. Does anyone know a manufacturer making this wheel in that size that's reasonably priced?

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I'm really wanting to put a set of these on my '70 fastback. I've installed a mini tub to run 335's on an 18x12 wheel. Does anyone know a manufacturer making this wheel in that size that's reasonably priced?

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I bought something similar from ET/Team III Wheels. 18 x 8 front, 18 x 10 rear with custom backspacing. The wheels averaged $550 each, not what I would call inexpensive. I wanted a decent selection of tires, so with 17s getting more difficult to get, I went with 18" wheels. I am not crazy about the chrome rim with cast center, but I have gotten used to them.

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A Possible Variation?

A variation of this wheel is made by Legendary Wheel (LW80) That is "reasonably" priced.
It is only available in 15" and 17" versions. It may not be exactly what you are looking for, but certainly in the ballpark for style.
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Back "in the day" those were known as Minilites.
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I'm not aware of Minilite-style wheels in that size, but for what it's worth genuine 15" Minilite aluminum "Mag style" versions look much like the original magnesium wheels used on the late 1960s-1970s racecars. And they're actually reasonably priced. I bought this 15x8 set directly from the link below about two years ago for around $800 if I remember correctly.

And just for sake of comparison, here's a 8.00-15 Goodyear (similar size to original race tires used, maybe a 13.5" or so section width) shown beside a 295 Michelin. But it's too bad I don't think any good modern radials like the Avon CR6ZZ, etc are available in a wider size as they would be awesome for a street car.

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