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Technical No more American Racing 5.5bp front runners

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HIDDEN, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. HIDDEN
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    Just realized you can no longer get anything narrower than a 15x7 in an American Racing Torq thrust original or torq thrust D in a big ford 5x5.5 bolt pattern. Is there any other options out there for a 15x5/6 or am I going to have to find a vintage set?

    Just afraid a 15x7 would be too wide on the front of my 64 F100 and still look ok.


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  3. Mr48chev
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    I'd call Summit and ask if they can physically check to make sure they have them before ordering.

    Had to laugh at the fool who said he ordered a set and they didn't fit his 47 Mercury because it had a 5 on 4-1/2 pattern. Who the hell knows so little about his car he doesn't know what the bolt pattern actually is before ordering wheels.
     
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    from washington

    The same guys that call their coupes and sedans, " roadsters."
     
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  5. HIDDEN
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  6. Summit/Jegs might have old stock sitting on the shelf too.
     
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    15 X 7 reversed would be PERFECT on FRONT of 64 f-100 , 15 X 8 REVERSED ON BACK
     
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  9. A Boner
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    Do they make any 16" wheels.....yet?
     
  10. US mags and other companies make similar looking wheels. I'd browse before you commit to AR's . I've heard mixed reviews about their newer stuff
     
  11. HIDDEN
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    Contacted both. Jegs said out of stock w/ no lead time from AR. Summit had two in a shelf in NV. Got those coming but the 8.5 wide ones are on backorder lol. But I have fond those elsewhere.
     
  12. you used to be able to call American Racing and talk to the custom shop and order them in special bolt patterns. I did that with a pair of Salt flat specials years ago. cost a little more but not much.
     
  13. squirrel
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    used to be they weren't made in China.
     
  14. HIDDEN
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    To do that I would have had to order the 2 piece billet wheels. All sorted out now. Gonna sent them out to the powedercoater when they get here.
     

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