Billet Specialties Turbo wheels, 87 Turbo Buick

Undercover87T

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Dec 24, 2012
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After having 16" GTAs on my car for 10 years, tire selection drying up and with the handling the car is now capable of, I decided it was over due to get some new shoes. I decided on a set of Billet Specialties' new Turbo wheels (appropriate name right?). Finally got a nice day yesterday since installing them to get some proper photos.

Front:
17x8 4.5" BS
225/45/17 Nitto 555 G2

Rear:
17x9.5 4.75" BS
275/40/17 Nitto 555 RII

Suspension:
Ridetech coilovers, Tru-Turn system, rear arms, & sway bars

Brakes:
Front Aerospace 12" Pro Street 4 piston

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Wow! That's gorgeous! Why so small on the front though?
 
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You just keep making your car prettier. The wheels look great!
 
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Wow! That's gorgeous! Why so small on the front though?
Front brakes widen the track width and at the current ride height the old 245/50/16's would rub on large bumps. Until I can roll the lips or install GNX style wheel house extensions I went conservative, but it looks fine.
 
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Huh. I'm running the RideTech and using Blazer spindles, have had no issues with 9.5" wheels and 275's on the front
 
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Huh. I'm running the RideTech and using Blazer spindles, have had no issues with 9.5" wheels and 275's on the front
Malibu and Monte might have more fender clearance vs the Regal. I have a set of Blazer spindles in a box as I was considering switching to C5/C6 brakes and fbody in the rear.
 
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Until I can roll the lips or install GNX style wheel house extensions I went conservative, but it looks fine.
If you didn't know, the aftermarket GNX wheel flares like I have on my Regal are mounted to the factory wheel well lip so on a lowered car you would still have an issue rubbing on those. I think your staggered combo looks great.
 
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