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lets see what rims and tire you guys have on car

I would like to see what you guys have on your galaxies show me what you have thanks
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American Racing Torq Thrust II with polished finish. The tires are old and will need to be replaced this year. I'm probably going to go with the Cooper Cobra radial G/T.
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I tried a LOT of different wheels on Ben's old Gal, finally decided on the 16x7 OEM wheels off a marquis/crown vic with the 'handling package' they used these wheels from mid 90's thru 2002 (both our 2000 and 2002 mercs wear them too- one of my favorite 'big car' wheels for a 4 door to wear).
I'd tried 'sporty' wheels on it, but being both a 4 door and a tu-tone paintjob, they just didnt seem to fit the character of the car - the more 'formal' looking 4 doors to me just seem a better mtch with the deepdished 'lacey spoke' merc wheels to me.

had it been a 2 door, or maybe even one color, I probably woulda leaned towards 'magnum 500s' or maybe torq-thrusts(my all time favorite wheel), but I think these fit OK

the 16" wheel is just a tad over 17" OD, and *just* barely fit in my lathe- skim cut the blistered clearcoat off the lips and polished them up...eventually want to do the same on my 2002 merc's wheels too, but its a real pain- only got about .020~.030 clearance so indicating them in on a 4 jaw takes forever, just to get them to spin let alone true up...
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American Racing Torq Thrust II with polished finish. The tires are old and will need to be replaced this year. I'm probably going to go with the Cooper Cobra radial G/T.
love those wheels- put them on my 06 mustang the 'retro' (I hate that term though) lines of the S197 bodies seemed to just about beg for the oldschool look - to me anyways
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18in ridler 695 grey with machined lip.
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love those wheels- put them on my 06 mustang the 'retro' (I hate that term though) lines of the S197 bodies seemed to just about beg for the oldschool look - to me anyways
That's a nice look on your Mustang. In my opinion, the Torq Thrust have it all over Cragar's. Just a nice looking wheel.

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thank you for the info or pics guys they all look nice
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Wheel Vintique 62 series steel wheels
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Tires are 215/70 front
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Magnum 500's and redlines.


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NICE 63 1/2! What did ya' get the 429 outta? Always loved the plain black steelies with chrome lug nuts or baby moons and trim rings!
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429 is a thunderjet engine, D1 block D0VE heads, etc etc. Super nice build. I'm pulling it out in a few months to stuff in a 445 that I've been building.
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Magnum 500's and redlines.


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Magnum 500's and redlines.


those wheels/redlines really go GREAT with that color- love it!

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If the picture attached, it was taken the day I bought the car in 2013. The wheels are American Racing Torque Thrusts, 15 x 7 in front and 15 x 8 in the rear. Tires are 215/60R x 15 in the front, 255/60R x 15 rear. I have removed the extraneous decals and signage, but have kept the wheels and tires
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