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Features torque thrust big and littles - lets see 'em

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 31Vicky with a hemi, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. I love the wheel and tire setup on Coop's model A,

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  2. MoparJoel
    Joined: May 21, 2012
    Posts: 860


    Polished aluminum 15 inch TT2's, 8 inch wide 255/60r15 front, 12 wide 275/60r15 on the rear on my 57 Dodge.

    In motion, at a 4th of july parade-

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  3. JMO, but the polished ones (tt2) are a little too modern looking for me. I'll take the old style raw looking ones every time though....
  4. my all-time favorite wheels... they will make just about any car look good
  5. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,151


    THIS is Big-n-Little's[​IMG]
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  6. To me this one more fits the thread for the right kind of traditional wheels


  7. ^^^^
    I checked on those about a year ago. At that time, they had a pretty limited selection of widths and backspaces in the 15" sizes. If I recall, they went up to a 15x9.5, but had some odd backspacing (4.5" if I recall). The caps are a bit too futuristic and I was told by one of the sales reps that they will not interchange with the old 5-ear Torq-Thrust style cap. They got the spokes right, though. The are straight, with no curves. They also have this style in bigger diameters with custom backspacing, if that's your thing.

    The guys are on the right track, and I hope that they tweak a few details and make them a viable option for someone wanting a traditional looking wheel for a reasonable price.
  8. deucetruck
    Joined: Jan 8, 2010
    Posts: 697

    from Missouri

    Yes, in my opinion, your car would look awesome with redlines. (Looks great now, too....)
  9. A crafty fella could fix that cap issue lickety split.

    Their thinking is a deeper back spacing can be adjusted with a spacer quickly. But you can't make them go the other way. The website says they will build anything you want but the individual dealers say no-???

    The traditional lip is only available on the 15" hoop.
    If they made that in a 16x9ish , hummm.

    That pic is chromed but you can get them in polished, as cast or painted ..
  10. Relax and enjoy the show Stevie ,
    Some bigs are bigger than the littles & littlers.
  11. 15x7 rear w/ 255/70 and 15x4 fronts w/ 165R15......

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  12. Both......don't get me wrong, I LIKE the shiny wheels and they look good on certain cars. But to me they look more street roddish. Trad built cars need old style wheels on them....
  13. cruisin30
    Joined: Apr 13, 2005
    Posts: 120

    from Katy, TX

    14x5 front and 15x8 rear
  14. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,151


    Can some of y'all post up the size of tire's as well? The 14, 15's are self explanatory. Rubber rake!
  15. Von MoPar
    Joined: Jun 4, 2006
    Posts: 359

    Von MoPar
    from Australia

    Hi my name is Von MoPar and I am addicted to torque thrust big & little's!
  16. 333 Half Evil
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,440

    333 Half Evil

    DAYUM always spot on. This is pure hot rod heaven, love it.
  17. That's a nice one kiwi Kev !
    I said DAYUM too but I wasn't sure how to spell it.

    Got the wheel and tire sizes ?
  18. I love the Model A !!! Exactly how a '29 Tudor should look.
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  19. BAAD32
    Joined: Nov 25, 2008
    Posts: 219


    16"-8" and 15"-4"

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  20. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,151


    Tire size's people. Especially current owners.
  21. hotroddonnie
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
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  22. cheepsk8
    Joined: Sep 5, 2011
    Posts: 608

    from west ky

    I had 15x7 [2:45-60-15] on back with 14 x 6 [1:95-60-14] on front

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  23. TTO's 15x5 [185's]and 15x8.5 [275/60/15] Pity we have to run cycle guards here.
  24. Hot Rod Willys
    Joined: Nov 10, 2006
    Posts: 1,700

    Hot Rod Willys
    from Ohio

    My 55, 15x4 Lemans and 15x8.5 torque thrust American magnesiums.

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  25. ^^^^^
    EVERYBODY on this site who's currently building a Gasser should put down their beverage and study this car. THAT'S the way a gasser should look! My uncle campaigned a '55 Chevy D/Gas car in the mid-late '60s that was very similar to that car in style. It had Torq-Thrusts and was painted metallic blue with blue plexiglass windows, and it sat just like Hot Rod Willys car.

    Damn, that car is badass!!! Thanks for posting that picture, it brings back a flood of great memories for me!
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  26. a30gasser
    Joined: Jul 12, 2011
    Posts: 21

    from socal

    heres some torque thrusts that have been on the same car for decades

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  27. I like that copper color on the spokes.......It's got a cool '60s vibe to it.
  28. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 2,755

    from norcal


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