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post #16 of 36 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 08:04 PM
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I also agree with narrower spokes. I've been looking for AGES for a gloss or matte black spoke-y wheel that fits a '65 with no modifications necessary. If you could produce, then I'd definitely buy.

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post #17 of 36 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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Again guys this feedback is awesome, alex1965 are you saying something similar to the BBS CI-R's?
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Again guys this feedback is awesome, alex1965 are you saying something similar to the BBS CI-R's?
I would love to see this wheel with the right dish and backspace to work on our cars. If I could buy this in 16x8 with 4.5 backspacing, I'd be all over it.
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Thanks for bringing new bling to us. That said I am in the market for wheels for the 65- but alas these aren't to my taste. I like the torque thrust style/magnum 500 styles- (but they are sooo common) - so I would second (or third) the idea of proper back spacing and sizes.
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I like them as they are different than any other wheels that I have seen on mustangs. I love the minilite wheels from the trans am days, but these come as a close second. To me they look robust and have a made for racing style to them. But again... this is just my opinion.
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Anytime you want to do a custom wheel, I definitely have a wishlist. The closest I've come is a place in england that has a design I like


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If you want to make a true vintage-style wheel, why not just DO the original. Those wheels were never on a vintage Trans-Am Mustang. In 1969 they ran American 200-S and in 1970-72 the ran Minilites. Those 6-spokes look like a cheaper option for current vintage racing. Out of place.
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Sex sells but that sexy boss nor the blond is selling that to me
call me but I like my spokes evenly dividable by my lug nuts

Personally, I find that any decision based on my nuts turns out bad, so yes I do think you are but I would call it an affirmation of a long held belief ;o)


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I love the Minilite wheels from the trans am days

+1 ^^^


Nothing looks bad on a '69/70 fastback, so I wouldn't give too much credence to the trans am wheels, I wouldn't spend a buck on them, not my thing.



I am however willing to applaud any alternatives to the ubiquitous been-there-done-that-got-a-drawer-full-o-tshirts Torque thrusts - BOOOOOOOOOOOOORING and totally lacking in imagination even if they do look good.



I would do affordable 8x16" Minilites in a heartbeat. I wish wheels weren't so frigg'n expensive. They should be like shoes; "HMMMM, I'm feel'n AR Daises (a personal fav) today, or its date-night - Magnum 500 dress shoes for a spint'n'polish look or autocross day - minilite running shoes definitely or even, its show day at the fairgrounds, think I'll run my TTDs to feed my Lemming side - so I look like EVERY-OTHER-FRIGG'n-MUSCLE-CAR-ON-THE-GRASS...


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Super niche product.

Not very stylish, but might be good for someone looking for a retro look.

I think the market for those wheels are aging and young folks will pass on them.

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I almost spit out my coffee. No kidding about deep pockets..


Whats an extra $8k here or there...


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These are the Trans Am Mustangs I'm used to. These wheels I like.
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An affordable 6 spoke like this would get my attention. Thinner spokes than your sample (as some others have suggested), hides the lugs to appear pin drive. BRM "Style" reminiscent of some GT40's. Bonus points for easy to clean.
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First, let me echo the thanks for thinking about new products to the market! I have been planning minilites and love the transam inspiration! I like the idea of a chunky, spiked wheel - but that image is a little too boring for me. I would love to see something with a little more detail. See image below from MMI website to see what Im talking about.

And definitely need to include larger sizes and widths! 17 and 18 for sure. Also include wider options, remember that transam style guys may very likely have flares!




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