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Old 09-19-2006, 04:16 AM   #1
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I had an offer made to me to get four of the wheels i show below for $775 (all used, no tires) plus freight half way across the country.

I was thinking that $600 + freight would be a more reasonable price, am i dreaming?

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I was thinking that $600 + freight would be a more reasonable price, am i dreaming?

Make the offer for $600, that'* the only way to find out. What is the price of new wheels?
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IMO for the nearly 200/wheel at 775, your better off getting something aftermarket that look even better and are brand new
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IMO for the nearly 200/wheel at 775, your better off getting something aftermarket that look even better and are brand new
thats what i was thinking, but i havent found anything that had caught my eye alot. Most of the new wheels have really thin straight spokes and i just dont think they will look as good. I like a little bit of direction in my spokes "swirl". I like the american racing 'Sniper', but i think american racing wheel look cheap with their big obnoxious label on the centercap.

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It just doesnt have enough metal on it though IMO. What are your all'* thoughts?
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That'* real pricey for factory wheels. I got my new-in-the-box ghetto golds for $48 a wheel, including shipping and taxes.

I agree with you about the ugly AR logo.
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Those factory wheels are sharp. The recent Bonnevilles 00+ look great in play. (Saw them on the "Official BC Wheel thread", a couple of the members have them on pre-'00. They go about $800 used, on ebay. :( For that you can get a big choice of aftermarkets.

Not to jack the thread, and supply some unhelpful info.....

If you like the curved supports, these are the (opinion) best I have ever seen.



A while back, I cropped them out of a BC members pic. They were a little over the $200/per price when I searched for them at the time. Of course now I can't remember who had them, or their model. And a quick search at retail sites, still no luck. ( i know, big help)

The point is... $775 may not be completely out of line for the market, but that price leaves a lot of aftemarket alternatives.
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those are smellbird'*, now lakevillessei'*
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If you like the curved supports, these are the (opinion) best I have ever seen.



Everything except where the lugs are looks very very similar
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If you like the curved supports, these are the (opinion) best I have ever seen.



Everything except where the lugs are looks very very similar
Yeah, you thought the ARs were a littlle sparse on metal. These other ones are split 7 spoke, instead of 5. There'* more cover (again, opinion). That'* why I suggested them.
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YEEhaw.

I got four of these wheels in perfect shape from a local boneyard off of a bonne that had a blown engine and transmission for my '94.

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how much for the set you say? $200

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