• So do you like the 15" rims or the 17" rims?
  • So do you like the 15" rims or the 17" rims?
  • So do you like the 15" rims or the 17" rims?
  • So do you like the 15" rims or the 17" rims?

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  • I'm thinking I still like the 15" rims...

    45 52.33%
  • Definitely like the 17" rims better!

    20 23.26%
  • Man, I can't decide. They both look pretty good!

    10 11.63%
  • Blah! I don't think either set looks good!

    11 12.79%
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    Default So do you like the 15" rims or the 17" rims?

    The 15" wheels are now for sale. Here's the thread I started for anyone interested. --> CLICK!

    The first picture is the car with the 15" rims.
    The second picture is the car with the 17" rims.
    Which do you like? Feel free to say whatever! And no one's gonna hurt my feelings if they think either of them are fugly. To each their own.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Evolution1980 View Post
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    Which do you like? And no one's gonna hurt my feelings if they think either of them are fugly. To each their own.
    Well

    I like the Old wheels better, the second set remind me of S10 Blazer Wheels

    Back in my day I would opt for either Crager SS or a really nice set of Wire's
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    I'll be the second to chime in. I still really like the 15"s. I think a lot of that is due to the white letter radials ("WLR") which I just always associate with performance. There are no 17" performance tires that have WLR's. But I'm thinking the 17" rims will grow on me. Especially since they'll have true performance tires now whereas the 15" rims didn't. BFG Radial T/A's are not performance tires. They are mostly show tires nowadays.
    The 17" rims also fit well into the current trend of resto-mods. It's not an exaggeration as some see with 18"+ size rims. But just enough to give me an updated look while retaining the classic curves & overall look of the Sharks.

    And if anyone's wondering, the OEM rims looked 100% terrible on my car. If anyone's curious, I can post a pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    I like the Old wheels better
    Then put a vote for the 15's! ...or for "Don't like either!"

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    So do you like the 15" rims or the 17" rims? Bob Chadwick's Avatar
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    They both look good, though I'm with Bud. I like the look of Cragers.

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    So do you like the 15" rims or the 17" rims? BigJimZ16's Avatar
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    Cragers have always looked righteous on a C3... or any other 60s or 70s muscle car.
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    I like the 15s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike82 View Post
    I like the 15s.
    Me too If you're going to go to 17" wheels you should consider another style other than the ones in your photochop.
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    So do you like the 15&quot; rims or the 17&quot; rims? Copdogcorvettes's Avatar
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    I prefer the 15s myself; a nice set of Centerline Drags or the Wires shown above. I've had both over the years and like them both. Just me but the 17's or 18's just don't look like a C3.

    To each thier own and if you like it then that's all that really matters.

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    I like the 15's ! Cars with 17's and 18's (except those that were designed to have them) look like matchbox toys, and those that are wearing 20's look absolutely ridiculous. I like the look of stock sized rims better than after market larger ones.
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    Default I,m with Bud.

    I'm with Bud. I didn't really like that particular 17'' wheel. His suggestions were good too, but I'd also say a set of polished or even chromed factory alloys would look great.
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    I kinda like em both but gotta echo others here and say that Cragars would look fantastic. Lets see the car with stock rims please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panzerman View Post
    Lets see the car with stock rims please?
    This is a "quick & dirty" photoshop I snuck in here at work. Trust me when I say that the actual pic I have at home of the car with the OEM rims doesn't look this good.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Evolution1980 View Post


    Bud
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    "The American people will never knowingly adopt "SOCIALISM." But, under the name of "LIBERALISM," they will adopt every fragment of the "SOCIALIST" program, until one day America will be a "SOCIALIST NATION," without knowing how it happened.
    (Norman Thomas, U.S. SOCIALIST PARTY CANDIDATE PARTY presidential candidate 1940, 1944 and 1948)


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    So do you like the 15&quot; rims or the 17&quot; rims? Red Vette's Avatar
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    Andre, it was an easy vote for me, the 15" rims look like they belong on the car while the 17" do not. The corvette is looking great and I am anxious to see her at CF in BG this year after the work you have done. Keep the 15s.
    Barrett

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