Two years before the company officially started, Romeo Palamides and J.O. Ellison generated a dragster with high strength-to-weight magnesium drag racing wheels. This vehicle ended up on the cover of the November 1956 issue of Hot Rod and went on to spark a new train of thought when it came to street dragsters.
The iconic 5 spoke Torq Thrust Wheel was originally designed in 1963 by American Racing Wheels. It has been named one of the “20 Speed Parts that Changed the World” by Hot Rod Magazine. The Torq Thrust wheel was specifically designed with a tapered spoke, as opposed to a semi-solid modular design. This design increased brake cooling and simultaneously decreased wheel mass. Its popularity and proven efficiency has helped the wheel to stand the test of time and is still considered one of the most popular wheels among muscle car enthusiasts.
For over 60 years American Racing wheels have been a part of muscle car culture around the world. Today Ground Up SS396 is proud to introduce American Racing wheels to our extensive selection of parts. Whether you’re looking for individual wheels or a complete kit Ground Up SS396 has you covered.
Ground Up carries American Racing wheel products for Chevelle, El Camino, Camaro, and Nova. The team at Ground Up has spent an enormous amount of time going through the wheels that they carry to carefully select only the wheels that are applicable to our car lines. Whether it’s a restoration build, a mild street machine, or an all-out race car SS396.com will get you what you need at the best price!
|Wheel Image||Wheel Name/Style||Finish|
|AMERICAN RACING 427 MONO CAST MAG GRAY MACHINED LIP||Mag Gray Machined|
|AMERICAN RACING 500 MONO CAST GLOSS BLACK MACHINED||Gloss Black Machined|
|AMERICAN RACING 500 MONO CAST SATIN BLACK||Satin Black|
|AMERICAN RACING 767 GLOSS BLACK W/ STRIPES||Gloss Black Steel With Red and Blue Stripe|
|AMERICAN RACING CLASSIC TORQ THRUST II ONE PIECE MAG GRAY W/ MACHINED LIP||Mag Gray With Machined Lip|
|AMERICAN RACING RODDER GLOSS BLACK W/ DIAMOND CUT LIP||Gloss Black With Diamond Cut Lip|
|AMERICAN RACING RODDER VINTAGE SILVER W/ DIAMOND CUT LIP||Vintage Silver With Diamond Cut Lip|
|AMERICAN RACING S70R GUN METAL W/ POLISHED LIP||Gunmetal W/ Polished Lip|
|AMERICAN RACING S71R POLISHED||Polished|
|AMERICAN RACING TORQ THRUST D CHROME||Chrome Plated|
|AMERICAN RACING TORQ THRUST D SATIN BLACK W/ MACHINED LIP||Satin Black With Machined Lip|
|AMERICAN RACING TORQ THRUST D TORQ THRUST GRAY W/ MACH LIP||Torq Thrust Gray W/ Mach Lip|
|AMERICAN RACING TORQ THRUST II 1 PC CHROME||Chrome|
|AMERICAN RACING TORQ THRUST II 1 PC HRD PVD||PVD|
|AMERICAN RACING TORQ THRUST II 1 PC POLISHED||Polished|
|AMERICAN RACING TORQ THRUST II 2 PC POLISHED||Polished|
|AMERICAN RACING TORQ THRUST M ANTHRACITE W/ MACHINED LIP||Anthracite With Machined Lip|
|AMERICAN RACING TORQ THRUST M CHROME||Chrome Plated|
|AMERICAN RACING TORQ THRUST M GLOSS BLACK W/ MACHINED LIP||Gloss Black With Machined Lip|
|AMERICAN RACING TT O POLISHED||Polished|
|AMERICAN RACING TT O VINTAGE SILVER W/ MACHINED LIP|
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