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American Racing Wheels (1/19)
 1/9/19 11:36am
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Thinking about replacing my original wheels that lost their original shine.  I was looking at chrome American Racing wheels that I can order from Town Fair Tires at a total cost including a front end alignment for 980 dollars this includes chrome nuts, center cap, installation and balancing. Has anyone purchased American Racing and what do you think of quality? Thanks for your time. I have a 1988 Convertible. Can you chrome original wheels?

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Re: American Racing Wheels (2/19)
 1/23/19 7:35pm
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American racing wheels that I've seen are high quality.  
I bought some items from a C4 owner who also had a set of 17" American racing wheels for sale.  He had used them for only about a year, and I liked them, but wasn't in the market.  Here's a picture.  I think they look pretty elegant and tasteful.
He might still have them.  
EDIT: picture didn't load.  I'll try later to edit this post and get the picture in.



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Re: American Racing Wheels (3/19)
 1/24/19 12:59pm
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Thanks for the input!!!

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Re: American Racing Wheels (4/19)
 2/6/19 3:51pm
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Re: American Racing Wheels (5/19)
 2/6/19 3:54pm
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The pictures in the above post are the wheels that a Craigslist seller had for sale about a year ago in Aberdeen MD.  If you don't mind a long drive, he'd probably sell them (in great condition) for $400 for the set.  No tires.

Craiglist is a PIA sometimes, but I've found some great Corvette parts there.

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Re: American Racing Wheels (6/19)
 2/7/19 9:52am
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Thanks they look good but at this point it would be too far to drive.  I still am deciding if I want to invest 1000 bucks on new wheels.  I can get a set of American Racing classics chrome mounted, balanced and front end alignment, center piece, and lug nuts for 1000, which is a good price? I know as soon as I drop the money something will most likely go wrong with the car. Love the damn thing but she likes attention just like all women, but she is worth it.  Take care and drive safe.

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Re: American Racing Wheels (7/19)
 2/21/19 11:28am
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I have these on my 87 roadster.
https://www.ecklerscorvette.com/corvette-zr1-style-wheel-reproduction-17-x-9-5-x-56mm-1988-1996.html




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Re: American Racing Wheels (8/19)
 2/21/19 4:09pm
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ARE wheels are available in a wide variety of styles and sizes.   They are a high quality wheel.   And yes, your original factory wheels can be chrome plated.   They can also be polished to return them to a better-than-new look!   If you decide to plate your original wheels, be sure to get a triple plate (copper-nickel-chrome) for durability!

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Re: American Racing Wheels (9/19)
 2/23/19 11:55am
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They are great looking wheels.  Thanks for your input.  Great looking car mine is same only has beige interior and top. 

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Re: American Racing Wheels (10/19)
 2/23/19 11:58am
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Thanks for the information.

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Re: American Racing Wheels (11/19)
 2/23/19 2:33pm
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These are not American Racing wheels, but, look nice with black and compliment the body lines of a C4.
Re: American Racing Wheels (12/19)
 2/24/19 10:16am
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Nice wheels they look great on your car, nice mufflers. Thanks for the picture.

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Re: American Racing Wheels (13/19)
 2/24/19 12:52pm
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aldocar said: Nice wheels they look great on your car, nice mufflers. Thanks for the picture.

 

They did compliment the car IMO.
I wasn't wild about the looks of the factory rims on any C4, except maybe
Z or GS A-molds...<-------those sets aren't too bad.


Re: American Racing Wheels (14/19)
 3/6/19 10:56am
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What wheels are they, size?
Re: American Racing Wheels (15/19)
 3/6/19 4:40pm
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DogDoc said: What wheels are they, size?



18's
Running 235/35ZR Falkens.
Lack of sidewall isn't my style like whats pictured, but they came on the rims.
 when I burn off these I'll go with more sidewall.
 
Re: American Racing Wheels (16/19)
 6/30/19 10:43pm
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I run a set on my 89 Convertible and love the looks and quality.

Re: American Racing Wheels (17/19)
 7/13/19 9:27am
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I finally did it I bought the American Racing classic look. Here is a pic of them. 



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Re: American Racing Wheels (18/19)
 7/14/19 7:12am
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aldocar said:

I finally did it I bought the American Racing classic look. Here is a pic of them. 


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Re: American Racing Wheels (19/19)
 7/14/19 9:10am
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aldocar said:  Can you chrome original wheels?

Yes. These are factory rims that were chromed, on my '85.


 



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