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Old 05-04-2019, 07:41 PM
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Finally installed my 15" x 6.5" Drag Specialties DR-23 gun metal machined face aluminum wheels, which look very similar to the Old Ansen mag wheels of my youth in the 60's. The offset is +40mm, which places them just inside the fender lip. The BFG's are P215/60 R15 93S SL RWL (raised white letter) @ $125 each. The wheels cost $455 with tax for a set of four, and everything came from my local Discount Tire store. The ride is MUCH softer, with no loss of handling that I can feel. The use of 15" wheels did not increase the gap, as the tire diameter is the same as for the stock tires. Moving the wheel outboard seems to have actually reduced the visual gap. I'd also expect much longer tire life with these wide tires on such a light car. Mileage dropped from 33 to 31, but that could also be due to the 70,000 mile difference when checked? Nothing rubs by the way, and I don't intend to lower the car. If I ever did, it would only be to install the lower springs only on the front in order to give it a "California tilt". Lots more to come on this one. I leased it for 3 1/2 years and then purchased it, and at 77 I fully expect it to be my last car!
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:56 PM
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... look very similar to the Old Ansen mag wheels of my youth in the 60's.
Reminds me of a cross between Cragar SS and ET slots. The Harley center caps are cool, too.

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