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View Poll Results: what wheels should i run
torq thrust d's 46 42.59%
weld prostars 20 18.52%
keep the rallies 25 23.15%
other 17 15.74%
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Old 27th-February-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
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weld prostars or torq thrust d's on a 1st gen

running 14' rally wheels on my 64' right now but want to change it up
should i run weld prostars or torq thrust d's?
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Old 27th-February-2011, 06:16 PM   #2
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torq thrust d's?
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Old 27th-February-2011, 07:06 PM   #3
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What look are you going for? Pro-stars are a good look if you want a pro-street sort of feel to the car. TT's are a good street wheel.

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Old 27th-February-2011, 07:15 PM   #4
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i voted to keep the Ralleys but they can be spruced up/changed...

throw a set of these on the Ralley's... check the cost of JUST the spinner, not the cap at Classic Industries, these cost over $100.00 just for the spinners... these caps are what i bought for my '64, same seller. the spinners are authorized GM restoration parts, great top of the line quality.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/GM-Ch...Q5fAccessories

or these... another style...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/GM-Ch...Q5fAccessories

or these...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/GM-Ch...Q5fAccessories


here's the complete listing on the search...

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_kw=chev...r+cap&_rusck=1
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Old 27th-February-2011, 10:18 PM   #5
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what look are you going for? Pro-stars are a good look if you want a pro-street sort of feel to the car. Tt's are a good street wheel.

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Old 27th-February-2011, 11:18 PM   #6
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Both wheels look great on 1st Gens. Right now I have polished TT2s on the rear and Prostars on the front. I gotta get some TT2s for the front. Rallies are cool, but can bend and either of those 2 wheels will step it up a notch IMO. Agree that the Prostars are more Prostreet and TTs are street. I like TT2s better than the gray TT Ds, but all depends on what color your car is and stuff. Let us know what you decide.
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Old 28th-February-2011, 11:59 AM   #7
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If going TT, Wheel Vintiques maked these and they are pretty true to the early straight spoke (before the TT"D").


The D wheesl look lame to me, and are not needed for disc brake clearnace on most Novas.
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The ProStars are a great choice as they offer significant weight savings and are very strong. They are more of a performance wheel than most other choices, if that hase any value.


This is another great look to consider.



Just grabbed some pics off Google images, sory couldn't find any 1st gens quickly.
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PXTX hit on a good point, whatever you decide, make sure you have plenty of clearance for disc brakes, should you chose to make that change in the future. Anything 17" will work for most all brake swaps, except those wheels that have a valve stem on the internal wheel lip, like a Coy wheel. Then you are limited to no bigger than a 10.75" rotor.....


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its a hard to decide, i dont know if i want a 15 or a 17. i have 17'' ttIIs on my 67 and i want to run something a litte diffrent on my 64. i like the th d's because i think it gives the car an oldschool feel. but i love the prostars and think they look good on any thing. and i think i want to run a 4.5 or 5'' wide front rim, so ill most likely go with a 15''. im trying to go the whole protouring route with my 67' so i want to go a completely diffrent route with my 64. i like the rally wheels but i think im gonna go for a street racer/ weekend warrior kind of look if that makes any sense to you
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Old 28th-February-2011, 05:02 PM   #10
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I would stay away form TT if you are already running a flavor of them onyour 67.

Don't like Cragar's?



Hub caps?



ProStars again



What does your car look like?
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I agree ^^^^^ If you have TTs on your other Nova, then go with the Prostars.
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here is a 63' with torq thrust d's that i think looks good
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1963-...a914543a#v4-37

and another
http://image.chevyhiperformance.com/...4_chevy_ii.jpg

i think im leaning toward the TT D's.
what tire size should i run with a 15x5 and b/s
can i fit a 15x 8 on the rear of a 1st gen? or do i need to run a 15x7
and whats the best b/s and tire size thanks
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personally im not a fan of cragars, but i dont know its such a hard decison
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here is how mine sits now, withe the 14'' rallies

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