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Old 07-02-2013, 01:58 PM   #1
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Cams or Wheels?

Ok so at the end of the summer I will have $1,000 to spend on mods for my Bullitt. I was planning on saving a little more for stage 2 cams, but AM has a good deal for wheels right now. I can get a set of 17x9/10.5 matte black Bullitts with tires for a little over $850.... What do you guys think? I really want cams but soon i'm going to need tires and the extra traction in the back is going to really help my 2.3-.4 60' time (yes i know its pathetic, i'm on all season tires), not to mention the huge meats in the back will look sexy.

What do you guys think? If i get the cams i'll have to save up some more and then get someone to help me because i'm not going to pay a ****load of money for a shop to install. Or i can get the wheels when i get back from camp. My motor also has 140k on it so let me know if you guys think cams are a bad idea for it.

Keep in mind i can sell my old wheels.
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I really want the sound and top end power of cams... But i do guess its a good idea to be able to get power to the ground first.
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Wheels, but I would consider 18's.
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Wheels, but I would consider 18's.
+1. if ur gonna need tires soon might as well get them with a new pair of shoes then u can sell ur stock wheels & use that toward cams for the next mod!
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How much are the cams? And what are the gains
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Cams are sweet but do you have the supporting mods for them?
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Well, let's see... You're going to college in the Bay area right? Definitely wheels. Donked on 30's. Just so you won't stand out with your lowrider. We promise that we won't laugh. Really, we promise...
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Well, let's see... You're going to college in the Bay area right? Definitely wheels. Donked on 30's. Just so you won't stand out with your lowrider. We promise that we won't laugh. Really, we promise...
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If you do cams I have a set of comp cams titanium valve retainers $125 shipped.
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Well, let's see... You're going to college in the Bay area right? Definitely wheels. Donked on 30's. Just so you won't stand out with your lowrider. We promise that we won't laugh. Really, we promise...
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What size tires are on the wheels? Seen too many wide rims with way too narrow tires on them packaged together...
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What size tires are on the wheels? Seen too many wide rims with way too narrow tires on them packaged together...
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I say go with the rims and have the tires you really want installed by your local dealer
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The Nitto 555s look real good on the size rims that he wants btw. Same exact size as mine are now and probably from the same place too. Dunno where the PO got the wheels from but they are still mint after years of being on the car. It does not see rain though unless I get caught in it.

17x9 up front with 265/40/17 Nitto 555s



17x10.5 out back with 315/35/17 Nitto 555Rs



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HIGHLY recommend them for a car that wont' see much inclement weather. I have never driven them in bad weather so I can't speak to how well they do in the wet lol. Nittos run narrow btw, 315 BFGs will be fatter and bulge out more. I like the flush look though. Not the stupid ricer hella flush (hella stupid) look but just flush.
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It would be 17x10.5 with 315 NT555Rs in the back... And I like the look of 18s but i also like 17s just as much cause you can get thicker and wider meats on them.
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You can also get 18x10.5 wide rims. Or just put a 315 on a 10'
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You can also get 18x10.5 wide rims. Or just put a 315 on a 10'
I'm trying to stick with matte black Bullitts actually, cause they are what came on the '68. Plus I'm a broke college student so if I can save $400 on wheels i will lol.
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Do cams and keep your eyes in cl i see cheep rims on there all the time
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Do cams and keep your eyes in cl i see cheep rims on there all the time
There is never anything on CL in my area.
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Really? Try looking in the east bay section theres tons of wheels for mustangs or just paint your rims you have now
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Really? Try looking in the east bay section theres tons of wheels for mustangs or just paint your rims you have now
I want wider ones, and I'm going to need new tires soon anyway.
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Ohh i see well the choice is yours!
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Of it were me I would get the anthracite bullitts I think they look better
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The bullets look good this is the wheel I am thinking about replacing on my car. It is a BBS replica wheel. Anybody want some custom painted Saleen wheels??
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I say wheels.
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Why so much love for 18s? Run 17s for a nice fat sidewall that you can air down at the track and get some massive grip. Unless you are a road racer or some such. When my current Nittos are ready for replacing there will be as thick a sidewall as I can get back there on the same rims. Going to delete the ABS too so there won't be any issues there.
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Why so much love for 18s? Run 17s for a nice fat sidewall that you can air down at the track and get some massive grip. Unless you are a road racer or some such. When my current Nittos are ready for replacing there will be as thick a sidewall as I can get back there on the same rims. Going to delete the ABS too so there won't be any issues there.
My 305-35-18 drag radials dropped to 16psi hook pretty damn good. With close to 600rwhp. Why would you delete your abs
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Because I hate ABS, its 1 more thing to fail, more room to work in the engine bay and no worrying about it flaking out if you have different diameter tires out back. And I'm sure your tires do look great, I'm not saying I don't like the look of 18s or they are rice or anything, I'm just saying that if you are serious about going in a straight line you'll want more meat on the sidewall. Hell, lots of guys running around with 15" welds but then you run into issues fitting over Cobra brakes...
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Because I hate ABS, its 1 more thing to fail, more room to work in the engine bay and no worrying about it flaking out if you have different diameter tires out back.
I just would not drive a car without ABS at its limits because when your brakes lock up and you slide off the road you will wish you had it. I have owned 25 plus cars and have never had an ABS issue or failure
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I just would not drive a car without ABS at its limits because when your brakes lock up and you slide off the road you will wish you had it. I have owned 25 plus cars and have never had an ABS issue or failure
After i almost wrecked my truck by slamming on the brakes at 80mph on the highway and sliding the entire time because it didn't have ABS i decided to never buy a car without ABS.

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The bullets look good this is the wheel I am thinking about replacing on my car. It is a BBS replica wheel. Anybody want some custom painted Saleen wheels??
Dimensions of your saleens and how much would you sell them for? And any pics?
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Of it were me I would get the anthracite bullitts I think they look better
They won't exactly fit in with my tinted everything lol
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They are 18x9 frt and 18x10rear . I run a 265-35-18frt and a 305-35-18 Nitto 555r drag radial rear. I would sell them but with shipping it would not be worth it. I would sell for 600 for local pick up
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They are 18x9 frt and 18x10rear . I run a 265-35-18frt and a 305-35-18 Nitto 555r drag radial rear. I would sell them but with shipping it would not be worth it. I would sell for 600 for local pick up
Well i guess me being in Cali makes them out of the question lol... I'll aim for the 17x9/10.5 Bullitts, probably with some NT555r's in the rear. Should help a lot with my 2.3-.4 60' lol
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Believe me get the wheels, I loathe my stock wheels at moments they look ok but then you realize how bad a$$ your ride would look with better rims and it eats at you and eats at you and eats at you ... Lol "get the picture"
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