A set of 17-inch or larger diameter rims and tires were needed to clear the new brakes and we wanted something that looked period correct, but still offered the size and offset we needed. Enter the 612 series two-piece Super Sports from Cragar. Not only do the wheels have that classic five-spoke design, they also have more backspacing range than we need. Up front we went with a 17x8 with 4-inches of backspace (up to 45/8-inch is available). For the rears we went bigger and picked up a set of 17x9.5 with 5 inches backspace (up to 65/8-inch is available). Looking back, we should have ordered the rears with 51/2 inches of backspacing; luckily, a small spacer fixed our bad measuring job. Rims are nothing more than something pretty to look at unless they are shod with some tires. To make the best use of the new braking performance, we wrapped the rims with Nitto's NT420 tires, 225/50R17 up front and 275/50R17 out back. The NT420 feature a treadwear of 300, so they will have more grip over the previous tires.