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RE: Which Rims for the Bonneville?


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On their site they have these available in 15, 17, 18 and 20, though no 16s.  I like the 463s better though (not that it matters what I like... lol).

https://www.uswheel.com/wheel/7679/us%2Dwheel%2Dretro%2Dseries%2D701/?finishID=2572

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-- Edited by MC on Friday 6th of March 2020 12:21:16 PM


 That's a pretty cool wheel right there...


 Can I buy them here in Canada? I cant seem to find a Canadian Website that has them?



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Their dealer finder says you can enter a Canadian postal code, so I assume they must be available in Canada.  I have no experience with them, just looked up the company from the wheel name.

https://www.uswheel.com/dealers/



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It doesnt say any canadian ones when I put my postal code.
It will bring me to US sites. But it's not showing they fit the 66 Bonneville?

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I can't help you regarding sales to Canada, maybe send an email off to them?

I found that wheel using '66 Bonneville in the iconfigurator.  Here's an image of the search using 1966 Bonneville and 17" wheel as criteria:

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Here's what it finds when you search 15-inch (16 inch wheels were just ralleys and smoothies):

US wheel 15 inch.jpeg



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Thanks Mark! I was looking under 15s maybe that's why.
Thanks again! Will send them an email.
Even if I have to order from the US. That's okay too.

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Good luck!



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Where in Ontario do you live Mike? If half close to the USA border, get a USA Mailbox and drive across to it. 

 



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I'm in Mississauga. But my Dad lives near Niagara



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mike667 wrote:

I know but right now I have 14s with old snow tires on them that need to be replaced for safety


 What do you have under her right now? No need to bust the bank on rims/tires. Paint and caps go a long ways and can still get decent 14"rubber on a budget. To me...bolt on stuff is for when u have extra $$$,like tires/rims/intakes/rads/brakes etc. Safe,sound running car is #!.  My cheepo tire/rims...but luv them!! Ended up with this. To me...old school cool, hand painted white letters... Just another option....

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-- Edited by hawkeye5766 on Saturday 7th of March 2020 01:20:13 AM

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I have the rims similar to yours. I would just have to paint mine... black...

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Mike, I just checked spec. on that wheel you like, obviously you didn't no 5X5" pattern available or shown. Summit usually has "Torque thrust D's" and Cragar S/S for around $ 110 US, that's where I got my S/S for 64 Catalina!! Agree with others, your going for the "BLING" & not $ well spent at this time, unless you can find some on Kijjij just remember bolt pattern is NOT the common 4:3/4 GM !!!!

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This one is 5X5:

Part Number     Size     BP 1

701-9850        17x8     5x5



-- Edited by MC on Saturday 7th of March 2020 05:06:32 PM

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I do not know if it is because i am totally out of touch or because i am just simply ok being out of touch. I do not find any of these wheels appealing. I find standard steel wheels with hub caps or wheel covers far more appealing. If i had to have mags on my car, it would have to be Cragar SS. These mags have always had my attention since i was a young lad. biggrin



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I figure my personal preferences dont matter because its not my car, but If it were me I would just find some cheaper tires to fit on the stock wheels and focus on getting it on the road first. You never know what unexpected surprises may lay in wait until you get it there. After I got it on the road I would prioritize what items I wanted most and go from there. That said, Mikes logic makes sense in that he needs tires anyhow so he may as well get the wheels he wants and not have to buy tires twice. And, its his project so his decision. All in all I think those wheels are a good look for the car as well, but again my opinion isnt what is important here. In the end, as just a regular guy on a car forum, I just want to help out a fellow forum member when he asks a question...

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IMOP anything "bigger than a 15" wheel on 60's cars is just plain " WRONG" !! Heard there might be "jail" time if caught with those 17 to 22" DONKER Wheels on a 60's classic??

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dualquadpete wrote:

IMOP anything "bigger than a 15" wheel on 60's cars is just plain " WRONG" !! Heard there might be "jail" time if caught with those 17 to 22" DONKER Wheels on a 60's classic??


 I vote for you!



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Again, the only opinion that matters is Mike's. It's his car.

And, FWIW, these old cars are so big that 17" wheels don't really look out of proportion on them - it would be more like the equivalent of putting 15" wheels on an Acadian.

Also, FWIW, installing 17" wheels doesn't make it a 'donk'.  They are a totally different animal with 26"+ wheels on them, and they are usually jacked up so the wheels fit under them.



-- Edited by MC on Monday 9th of March 2020 06:06:37 AM

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I think 17's would look just right on the big Bonny. And in doing so, you'd also receive the added benefit of having a way more varied and modern choice of rubber.

But it does come at a cost. The better tires and rims in this size aren't exactly the cheapest.

Maybe some Steelies and dishes?



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