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Old 06-15-2013, 09:21 AM   #15
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Thanks guy. I have an extremely light vibration in the steering wheel. I need to check into that. No complaints though past that. Drove it to work today. I may rotate the tires front to back and see if there is a difference. Could just be a slightly off balance wheel.
The reason for that is because Torq Thrusts are lug-centric wheels instead of hub-centric, meaning they fasten to the car by the 5 lug nuts only instead of fastening over the shape of the hub as well as the lug nuts.

It's nothing big, you just gotta deal with the slight vibration.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:29 AM   #16
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Yup...Nuke, those are like mine with the gray, machined lip...I love them...OP...I had to take mine back for re-balance as well...Mine wasn't in the steering wheel, I could feel a "bump" at higher speeds from under the seat....lol...Also they should be retorqued after a few miles of driving....
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:05 AM   #17
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Thanks guy. I have an extremely light vibration in the steering wheel. I need to check into that. No complaints though past that. Drove it to work today. I may rotate the tires front to back and see if there is a difference. Could just be a slightly off balance wheel.
Make sure you don't lose or break the little black spacer/adaptor on the hub...Sometimes they stay on the wheel, sometimes on the hub...gotta have 'em...good luck, enjoy....
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:07 AM   #18
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Ya know I was never a fan of these on 5h gens till right now. I think it was the large size that threw me off. I like how they look in an 18. Car looks good....now drop it.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:35 AM   #19
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:17 PM   #20
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The reason for that is because Torq Thrusts are lug-centric wheels instead of hub-centric, meaning they fasten to the car by the 5 lug nuts only instead of fastening over the shape of the hub as well as the lug nuts.

It's nothing big, you just gotta deal with the slight vibration.
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Make sure you don't lose or break the little black spacer/adaptor on the hub...Sometimes they stay on the wheel, sometimes on the hub...gotta have 'em...good luck, enjoy....
They came with hub centric rings that fit both my hub and the wheel and i made sure they were put on. I just finished rotating tires front to back to see if I feel a change and made sure the rings were on correctly. I did notice one of the front (now back) wheels had more weight on it than the other three so maybe its the culprit. I also torqued everything with a torque wrench for consistency. No big deal. I'll figure it out.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:21 PM   #21
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TT owner checking in. They kick ass... I push the old school look to the limit w/ my car.




I'm actually gonna be switching out to the Coys C-5 next year. They look similar to Torq-Thrusts, but with a more smoothed out spoke and lip edge, as well as having a nice oldschool "bullet" center cap:

love the beefy tires...
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Hey guys. Decided I'm going to try a retro look. Something a little away from the normal I see here. Picked up these American Racing Torq Thrust M's 18x9 and had them put on today by a local tire shop.

My only gripe is caliper clearance up front is CLOSE. Too much so. I bet simply replacing the brake pads would make them touch. I may run a very thin spacer later on just to give it some breathing room.

Other than that, I love them. They are really nice for being your typical main stream, mass produced wheel. I have some polished 'Camaro' scripts coming from Emblem Pros and will be adding touches here and there to bring it closer to its 1960s counterpart.

I haven't seen these on Victory Red yet so here are some pics. I will get some better ones tomorrow that don't have such harsh light on one side. The sun is setting right now...







looks really good
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:13 PM   #23
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Thanks. I went to a local monthly car show tonight and got some more ideas from a '69 Rally Sport that was even bright red. By the way, when I rotated the tires the vibration went away so I'm betting one of them was just slightly out of whack. It got a lot of looks as I was driving past the show. I'm not going to put it in until I finish the last few things I ordered.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:36 PM   #24
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Retro Look

This is my first post. Bought my Camaro in March and haven't had a bad day since! Never owned a car anything like it but I am absolutely sold. I've learned a lot from this site and really enjoy the comments. I visit this site so much my wife calls it my "Camaro Porn" site! I went with the 18" American Racing Torque Thrust M Series as well, black with polished lip.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:38 PM   #25
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