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Old 07-31-2006, 09:30 AM
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New wheels 16 x 8 Torq Thrust D

I spend many hours photoshopping wheels onto my 69 Torino to try to find that right look I wanted. I've always personally liked the look of the Torq Thrust D and original, but I really didnt want 15's and a large sidewall tire...yet I just dont have it in me to install 17's 18's or 20's + , it just seems kinda wrong.

Anyway American Racing came out with a 16 x 8 Torq Thrust D and I thought I'd give them a shot. Unfortunately I could'nt find jack on the internet with this tire / wheel combo to get an idea of the size and look, so I just took my chances. Check them out, in my photo gallery on my site. Obviously the car is in progress but the stance is just my taste.

http://www.houseofdula.com/Images/to...ry/index2.html

See what you think. The car is dropped roughly 2" on all 4's

They are 16 x 8 only as of now, with a 4" backspace. Tires are BFG 245/50/16 GForce KDW
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Old 08-02-2006, 09:34 PM
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id go with 10s in the back if you could fit them
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:13 AM
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Thanks but they dont make the 16" Torq Thrust D in anything but 8" , 4" backspace. Not to mention the 10 would not fit without widening the fender or relocating the leafs. Otherwise the 10" would look great.
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i like em
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That stance is mean


Fills out the wheelwell nicely too!
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:31 AM
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Thanks, Im happy with the size choice.
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Nice setup. Personally I believe that any 60s and 70s cars look the best with a 16" wheel. Obviously there are some exceptions. And the 245/50R16 is a tire size that seems to be pretty cheap right now, and everyone makes that size.

I didn't realize that the Torq Thrust D was that limited in sizes. Did you also check out the Torq Thrust II?? They make that one with a 16x9.5 in a 3 3/4" to 6 3/4" backspacing. But I believe that on custom offsets, if they don't fit then you're stuck with them. Or at least that's what most other wheel companies do...
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Nice setup. Personally I believe that any 60s and 70s cars look the best with a 16" wheel. Obviously there are some exceptions. And the 245/50R16 is a tire size that seems to be pretty cheap right now, and everyone makes that size.

I didn't realize that the Torq Thrust D was that limited in sizes. Did you also check out the Torq Thrust II?? They make that one with a 16x9.5 in a 3 3/4" to 6 3/4" backspacing. But I believe that on custom offsets, if they don't fit then you're stuck with them. Or at least that's what most other wheel companies do...
The torq thrust II's have an almost unlimited choice is sizes, offset and backspace. The torq thrust D, minus the raw grey aluminum look, have slightly thicker and straighter (less curve) spokes, like the old school torq thrust's. And to me thats what I wanted. Even the TQ II in the grey are very very similar. The 15" Torq thrust D however has a very large range in sizes and custom offsets like the TQ II. They are quite limited in sizes for the 16" D. So pretty much with the 4" backspace a muscle car is some of the few cars it would fit. A 16 x 9.5 would look killer in the rear in that wheel. But honestly with lil 302 a 8" wide wheel is plenty! Thanks for your comments guys
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