Wrecks to Riches

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Episode Guide

Meeting the Crew


How to Build a Muscle Car
Step by Step
  » Plan
  » Budget
  » Find Your Car
  » Catalog your parts
  » Stripping
  » Paint
  » The Engine
  » Suspension and Brakes
  » Wheels and Tyres
  » Detail


Wrecks to Riches

How to Build a Muscle Car - Wheels and Tyres

Wheels and tires are the meat between you and the asphalt, so it’s natural to want to choose the right ones for your car. Muscle cars are made with the driver in mind, so remember this when choosing a tire. Super muscle cars have a “rake” to them, meaning the front of the car is usually lower than the back. Be careful, though: if the car is too high in the back, you end up with a “stink bug” effect. A typical wheel sizing combination we use for a super muscle car is 17 inches in the front and 18 inches in the back. Any bigger and you begin to see the “bling” of the wheels more than the fierce beauty of the car itself.

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