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Old 07-06-2005, 05:11 PM   #1
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Ghetto Wheels (as I have read they are called here) - what is the story on them, I had them on the 95 SLE and I was glad the 97 didn't have them. Now I see a few cars here with them and I think they look OK. I am not being sarcastic and I hope I don't offend anyone about my question or the Verbiage I use.......
So why do you like them and or why do you hate them?
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most 'ghetto golds' are actually ghetto orange by now. thats one of my main reasons. the other is that they're fairly difficult to keep very clean
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Can of worms dude...

Some like them...some hate them. You'll find the haters are usually because of the pain they can be to clean.

I just prefer the look of a torque star.
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which wheel is on my 97, can anyone tell? not a trick question.....
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Those are the 5 stars. If you look at my sig pic..the car on the left is torque stars and on the right is the 3 spoke or 9 spoke..not sure what they call it.
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Ghetto'* stay clean with ceramic brake pads, and are the lightest rims on factory bonnevilles. Less rotating mass= more hp put to the wheels.
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Ghetto'* stay clean with ceramic brake pads, and are the lightest rims on factory bonnevilles. Less rotating mass= more hp put to the wheels.
See...Bill'* a ghetto lover. What he fails to mention is any wheels will stay clean with ceramics.
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Ghetto'* stay clean with ceramic brake pads, and are the lightest rims on factory bonnevilles. Less rotating mass= more hp put to the wheels.
See...Bill'* a ghetto lover. What he fails to mention is any wheels will stay clean with ceramics.
he likes his ownage served with cheap beer :P
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I loved the ghettos too. Not to say I don't like the other Bonne rims. But the ghetto golds/crosslace silver aren't HARD to clean, it just takes longer. Just use a good wheel cleaner and an old toothbrush. And if you drive for weeks without cleaning them it'* your own fault if they're hard to clean
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which wheel is on my 97, can anyone tell? not a trick question.....
You got the Good wheels on yours....

Seriously, they are my personal preference. Not a fan of "painted" wheel (Ghetto Golds), and I just don't think chrome looks right on modern vehicles. The "brushed aluminum" looks is nice, tho.

NOTE: These are my opinions, you won't change 'em, don't try. I'm older and more stubborn that the lot of ya....
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