I think they have a decent "factory" look & the colors go well with the silver body without being too "showy.". They need to be easy to clean & not crazy expensive, but not look "cheap" like you see a lot. Not a lot to ask right?
I was looking for 5-star Torque Thrust style wheels but having a little trouble-any info?
Thanks for all ideas!
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Thanks for all the replies! That gave me some more places to look around.
I would love the SS style 18's but not sure on price. If I could find repops that might be better, but its all about the $$. [edit-just looked on Rockauto & they arent that bad!]
About the size. I see a lot of you like 18" so maybe I should be also? I was thinking 17's mostly due to the tire I wanted, Riken Raptors. They dont have many sizes in 18" while they have a ton in 17's. If I were to go 18's, whats a good size that will fill up the wheel well? Its just a summer driver so things like snow/ice are no concern.
Thanks for all the replies & help, very much appreciated! is the best!
I'm going for the American Racing Mavericks but only in the 16x7 version ($110 on Amazon, a little less from Belle Tire),.The Sport Edition wheels were very good, tough choice really. I want the 18's but I dont need to go crazy & think long term. In all honesty the Impala will be a summer driver in 2014 then sold in the fall to make room for a new toy If she was a 3.8 things would be different, but its not sooooo...I still have this summers worth of fun driving with it & want to look cool while doing it, haha.
About the Riken Raptor tires, why are they so bad? I used them on the 85SS Monte project & loved them. Granted the car did not do many street miles with them, but they were "grippy" when they were used & looked good. Durability & weather is no concern, just summer cruising (dry pavement & some rain).
Thanks again, I appreciate your thoughts & knowledge!
I'll post a pic when the Mavericks arrive. No Tires yet & the car is in storage, but maybe it will look ok!
I hate showing a pic of a messy shop, but its been too cold to do much, plus too many projects going on at once! But, heres a test fit of a wheel. Looks goofy hanging out at full travel with no tire, but ya can get the idea Tires are in the budget for next week, maybe this weekend if I get the time. Should look a little better!
(Yes, that is a big ole Michelin X-Ice snow tire on the roller next to the car. Bought them right before winter & they havent seen one snowflake yet, guess they work pretty good )
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