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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Guys,

We actually do offer very affordable Minilite-style wheels in both 16x7" and 16x8" that we custom drill and backspace to the customers specifications.

Check them out here:

16x7"
https://www.vtowheels.com/Classic-8-...12mm_p_95.html

16x8"
https://www.vtowheels.com/Classic-8-...0mm_p_139.html

please let us know what you guys think or if you have any comments.

Thanks again.
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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)





+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...


I'm working with my psychologist to be able to express an opinion, its hard for me...


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Hey Guys,

We actually do offer very affordable Minilite-style wheels in both 16x7" and 16x8" that we custom drill and backspace to the customers specifications.

Check them out here:

16x7"
https://www.vtowheels.com/Classic-8-...12mm_p_95.html

16x8"
https://www.vtowheels.com/Classic-8-...0mm_p_139.html

please let us know what you guys think or if you have any comments.

Thanks again.
@dobrostang so when you getting them


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Hey Guys,



We actually do offer very affordable Minilite-style wheels in both 16x7" and 16x8" that we custom drill and backspace to the customers specifications.



Check them out here:



16x7"

https://www.vtowheels.com/Classic-8-...12mm_p_95.html



16x8"

https://www.vtowheels.com/Classic-8-...0mm_p_139.html



please let us know what you guys think or if you have any comments.



Thanks again.


No just add an inch or two and Iím interested...


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"Don’t worry about Tony, he hates everything. "

Speak for yourself Blake... I just have better taste...lol...

And "No", I don't hate everything...

I just hate things that don't look like they belong there....lol...

Like for instance, Fon an example, "Mini-Lites" look like they belong because they were actually used in '69-'71 Trans-Am Racing... I'm guessing that's kind of the look that this wheel is trying to emulate.. It's not a horrible wheel, It's just that they can do better.

I'm a big fan of Modern Wheels, as long as they look good and work well, and don't work against the looks or the mechanical ability of the car, No matter what car that they may be on...

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post #35 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-31-2019, 02:29 AM
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Not a fan,just another5 spoke and there are way to many already.Check out Rota wheels RKR wheel for a modern take on minilites.Unfortunatly they don't have correct BS for early mustangs.To bad because they could sell a bunch of them.
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To VTO Wheels, I don't care for the look of that wheel.

To those looking for Minilite look take a look at Trans Am Race Engineering. A variety of 15" and 17" sizes and BCP with good offsets and backspacing for vintage Mustangs. They also use steel lug inserts.

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post #37 of 38 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 02:11 PM
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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.
^ this speaks to me.

Im going for the TA style with my coupe, very much dont like torque thrusts which the minilites are to similar to, and would like 17's. I like a simple, updated retro style and thought I'd have to live with some 15" sheby 10 spoke type things.

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Honestly?...Meh, its not a wheel I would buy, but then there are few wheels I really like to begin with.
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