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i really like the looks of these. Just to clarify. The 17" will fit a 95 impala ss. 5x120(5x5.5) with a 5" bs I believe are the measurements?
Yes & here's some pics of them on my 96 SS with Hotchkis springs before I sold her last month. Tires are 275/40-17 although I had 285/40-17 on them before which also fit.

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do you feel a loss of power because they are so heavy.
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do you feel a loss of power because they are so heavy.
Not at all. I believe stock SS wheels are 29lbs and the Cragars are 40lbs. I'm not sure what the total weight is with tires, but I guess that depends on tire brand & size.

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i really like the looks of these. Just to clarify. The 17" will fit a 95 impala ss. 5x120(5x5.5) with a 5" bs I believe are the measurements?
NO!!!! It's 5x127mm. Or 5x5 inch.

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Yes, I did get them, still have to drill the holes to mount 9C1 center caps but I have 285/40-17s on them, 9" rims on rear, 8" on front. Front tires are stock Impala SS size, car is lowered 2" (belltech springs and bilstein shocks). They fit perfect and look great! I may try to go with a 295 next time I need tires.
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When I bought the car in late 2016, the factory original tires were starting to show their age and I wasn't too comfortable with the idea of putting highway miles on a car with 21 year old tires.

Since I had to buy new tires anyway, I toyed around with the idea of changing up the look of the car as well...


Before I became a member of the forum or even knew about this thread, I had a certain "look" floating around in my head of the wheel style I wanted to go with.


I didn't know the name of these wheels at the time or who made them, but eventually stumbled upon some pictures on-line of similar wheels which put me on the right course.

Eventually the images lead me to these Crager Soft 8's and I knew right away after seeing them, they were the exact look I was going for. Best part was the cost. As far as wheels go, these were downright affordable.

Later on I found this website and eventually, this thread (wished I'd found it sooner) - Looks like I'm not the only one who likes the look of these wheels on a B-Body.


These are 17x9's wrapped in 285/40/17 tires (Continental Extreme Contact). No rubbing issues at all with the stock-height suspension. They also sit perfectly flush with the fenders on all four corners with the 5" back-spacing.

My only gripe with these wheels is their weight. They're heavy. Very heavy. At 40lbs/piece - that's 160 pounds of rotating mass you've got to push around all the time and that doesn't even include the additional weight of the tires on top of that...

When you compare the weight of the stock aluminium wheels to these, the difference is pretty dramatic. Might be something to consider if you race your car often.

Despite the weight penalty, I still love the wheels and will continue to run them with no regrets. Having said that, I'm still keeping an eye out for a Soft 8 equivalent (in aluminium) to shed off some of the weight.


Washed the car yesterday evening and snapped off some pictures. I finally get to contribute to the "Official" Soft 8 thread.
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A couple of pics before I sold my SS earlier this year. I know they're heavy, but they look great on a b-body.

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I did get them, with some 285s, love them
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