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Old 05 Jan 2004, 06:27 pm
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[:I]Hi all. I just bought a 2003 Cruiser and joined this linked. I read some chat and this seems like the best media for info. I want to change my stock wheels. I would like Crager stainless steel 5 spoke design, you know like the crager mags of the 60's. Should I stick with my stock 15" wheels or increase to 16,17 or 18? do theymake Cragers for cruisers? Thanks in advance for any help or guidance. Thanks Ed
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Old 05 Jan 2004, 07:12 pm
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Welcome to the forum MREZ53, check out these links for some info on Crager wheels:

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Old 06 Jan 2004, 09:04 am
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Wel;come to the Forums. As to what size wheels, it depends on what you want. Handling? Ride? Good Looks? In my opinion, for a daily driver, 15 or 16" wheels are best - go bigger and there's less tire between you and your rims which means a harsher ride. Bigger rims with wider tires handle better, but go too far and you can end up with expensive, dented rims if you drive it daily.
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Old 06 Jan 2004, 10:38 am
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Don is right its matter of what your used to.. I am running 225/35 series rubber on 19 inch wheels.. Sounds like you like the old school look, so maybe a 17" with a 215/45-17, or 18" with a 225/45-18 tire.. Plenty of sidewall plus larger wheel to fill up the wheel well.. Kevin
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Old 06 Jan 2004, 07:42 pm
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welcome !! and just as kevin said!!
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Old 06 Jan 2004, 08:06 pm
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MREZ53, Welcome to the forum!!!
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