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Old 08-17-2020, 12:25 AM   #1
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So I now own the set of 15x6 wheels in the back of this wagon, but I'm also talking to a guy about a set of 17x8 wheels (in the inset).
I'm trying to figure out if I want to spend $350 for 17x8s or would they just look too big on a 245?

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Old 08-17-2020, 12:56 AM   #2
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Tethys!

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350 plus spacers
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Old 08-17-2020, 01:26 AM   #3
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Tethys!

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350 plus spacers
Good point. Adapters are gonna run me another $200-300. (IPD @ $100/pr or BNE @$150/pr)

Those wheels are for sale on FB Marketplace in Federal Way, WA. Set of 4. New In Box. Have at it TBrickers!

Sometimes it takes a voice of reason to talk me out of biting off too much at once with this car.
Yes, new Tethys would be HOT. But my car is a long ways from being ready for that much bling!

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Old 08-17-2020, 02:58 AM   #4
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Old 08-18-2020, 01:07 AM   #5
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The wheels in the back of the wagon look good. I’m running a set of those on mine. Not sure the name of them but I haven’t seen them on another wagon, at least not around here
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Old 08-18-2020, 01:32 AM   #6
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I like Tethys, but I feel that $350 is a bit expensive for them. Maybe worth it as they're NIB, but around here they're only around $200 CAD for a set, I spent $250 and got 3 good tires as well.

15's are cheap and easy to get used tires for, so I would run those until I found a decent 16 or 17" wheel.
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Old 08-18-2020, 10:10 AM   #7
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The 15" Aries are a good look IMO (the wheels pictured in the back of your car).
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Old 08-18-2020, 10:14 AM   #8
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IMO, 17's do not look too big on a 240. They look about 'right'.
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Old 08-18-2020, 10:57 AM   #9
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Agree with Johnmc, 17’s look pretty correct. I run a 235/40/17 and it still turns to the steering lock without rub in the front. The road feel is nicer too.
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Old 08-18-2020, 12:27 PM   #10
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Old 08-19-2020, 03:54 PM   #11
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I bought a set of four 17" Uglies for $200.
Got them powder coated uglier for $0 (exchanged operator training for coating)
Run a set of 25mm spacers that have been kicking around the shop.. not sure how much I paid.
Wrapped in 225/45/17 tires - powder guys hooked me up at their cost - $300ish IIRC... tire markup is dumb.


Very happy with the look. Also feels like the shorter sidewall helps in the corners..
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Old 08-19-2020, 08:10 PM   #12
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Tethys are 17x7.5", FYI.
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Old 08-19-2020, 11:28 PM   #13
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I've got volans on my 245, was worried about the breaks looking tiny but it's not as bad as I thought
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Old 08-20-2020, 01:46 PM   #14
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Thethyls look so good on 240's. And yes 17's are it
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Old 08-20-2020, 11:07 PM   #15
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Uuugghhh... you guyyyssssss.....

I did already tell the guy I was gonna pass on them.
But yeah, point made. Tethys look good and fit on a 240!
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Old 08-21-2020, 02:50 PM   #16
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16" Geminis (summer)
700 or 1975 164 steels (Winter)

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Early 240 super super thick stamped 14" steels/185R14 tires nearly touching the front spring perch for post apocalyptic/soviet cuba-esque car-eating potholes soon to be with no tax base for 2-10 year depression w/old school late 40s-early 1960s steel-wheel straightening machine in back room & pile of spare A-arms & spindles?
Hardly see the brakes through those wheels anyway/vented calipers jammed right against the openings (if equipped).

Maybe we'll be cutting early wheel stands apart in the junkyard for re-use before this game's out (still a good few 140/early 240 wheels welded together to make JY wheel stands here)?

Plastique 89+ wheel covers if late model '86+ car, chrome/minimalist wheel trim if -'85?
The -'79 chrome over stainless dog dishes might be somewhat thin & oil can/dent, but at least they stay on/aren't flying saucers!
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Old 08-21-2020, 09:53 PM   #17
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16" Geminis (summer)
700 or 1975 164 steels (Winter)

&/or

Early 240 super super thick stamped 14" steels/185R14 tires nearly touching the front spring perch for post apocalyptic/soviet cuba-esque car-eating potholes soon to be with no tax base for 2-10 year depression w/old school late 40s-early 1960s steel-wheel straightening machine in back room & pile of spare A-arms & spindles?
Hardly see the brakes through those wheels anyway/vented calipers jammed right against the openings (if equipped).

Maybe we'll be cutting early wheel stands apart in the junkyard for re-use before this game's out (still a good few 140/early 240 wheels welded together to make JY wheel stands here)?

Plastique 89+ wheel covers if late model '86+ car, chrome/minimalist wheel trim if -'85?
The -'79 chrome over stainless dog dishes might be somewhat thin & oil can/dent, but at least they stay on/aren't flying saucers!
So should I throw my early 240 steel wheels in the ocean or not?
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So should I throw my early 240 steel wheels in the ocean or not?
If you don't have some Nokian Hakkapeliitta tires for them yes.
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