I reckon the rims on the Ranchero look sweet on a shelby/clone. Got that old school muscle look with the white lettered tyres and I remember Ozbilt raving on about it best to use a thicker side wall tyres (as found on a 15/16" rim) on these old girls.
Once you put stiffer springs in and then low profile tyres you do get a bit more shake, rattle and roll ............well maybe not roll but you get the shake and rattles atleast.
I agree Trav. Mainly because they're close to the wheels that the Shelbys did or could come out with (other than the Cragars). I don't know if they're meant to be a copy or just similar. Cool old school look IMO. I agree with Shaunp too, Minilites are great for the racing car look.
^ always feel like they're best suited to Morris minors, etc.
Torque Thrusts or any 5 spoke Dragway type rim do suit US Muscle very well in my opinion.
Mini lites were one of the original race magnesium wheels you could buy, they were even used on Open wheel race cars in the 60's. I had Fag ways on my Fj in the 80's. The original 5 spokes made here were Tasmans, then Hustlers. Australian minilite copies were called a ROH contessa, now superlite
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American Racing 427 rims it is, thanks for the input. Pictures and an update to the build thread coming soon.
i bought from here, great service and they respond to emails on a daily basis (i did their head in for 3months!! while we discussed backspace, issues, options, combinations regarding rolling diameter and affects etc.. ) .. HIGHLY recommended. They do free shipping in the US and my wheels were done in 2 weeks from AR (at the time). I also got my tires mounted (free) and balanced from them, (making sure the tyres i chose would be legal here etc..) prices were good. not expensive and worth it as the service was awesome and they know wheels and tires!!!
i personally wouldnt buy a custom made wheel from a generic mustang parts shop in the US unless the service is impecable. I rarely get emails replied from Mustang depot and Mustnags Unlimited and when i do its a week or 2 later, sometimes not at all.
Im sure theres nothing wrong it but i would Deal with someone who just does wheels and knows their shit.. they inspect the wheels and make sure they are correct backspacing and no issues before sending out.
I think their prices are a little better than mustang depot and have free shipping. (they are a major dealer) I can give you the guys email that i deal with if you wanted to ask them any questions just let me know. Tell them i sent you!!
Big thing for me when buying OS specially alot of money, is the service. Getting detailed emails regularly (like you are having a conversion) answering you questions is reassuring.
shane if its a clone why not go the cragars? they have re released them - or virtually the same thing with polished, chrome, black or grey centres. They are called Eliminators.
If you want to beef them up get them in a 17 - the best of both worlds modern size rim, old school style
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