Need help deciding on rims - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-01-2005, 01:35 AM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Posts: 1,441
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
VigCS is on a distinguished road
Default Need help deciding on rims

So, I've decided to start saving for rims for my Bonneville, but I need all around shopping suggestions. 1993 SLE suggested www.tirerack.com and I've found rims I like, such as the Kazera KZ-A and Sport Edition Fox 2s. Are there any specific nationalities or brands to stay away from? I want something that'* quality.

Thanks for any help!
VigCS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2005, 01:40 AM   #2
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 19,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1993 SLE is on a distinguished road
Default

my favroite wheels evar

Mille Miglia Evo 5

1993 SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2005, 03:10 AM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 235
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
optmusprimer is on a distinguished road
Default

colortyme
optmusprimer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2005, 01:44 PM   #4
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 12,432
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
J Wikoff is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by optmusprimer
colortyme
Is that a brand? Are you recommending or warning about?
J Wikoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2005, 03:14 PM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 3,684
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
smellbird is on a distinguished road
Default

I don't think there are any bad wheel manufacturers, it'* one of those things that either works or doesnt. Try looking around locally as well. It'* always a good thing to build a relationship with local vendor, I have and it'* paid off.
smellbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2005, 06:01 PM   #6
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Quincy, Ma
Posts: 15,341
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gumball is on a distinguished road
Default

Vig, the KZ-A'* are nice but Im not a fan of seeing the extra lug holes
from 2 bolt patterns. Do they have caps

IMO
Gumball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2005, 09:35 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
mista_sse is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Need help deciding on rims

Quote:
Originally Posted by VigCS
So, I've decided to start saving for rims for my Bonneville, but I need all around shopping suggestions. 1993 SLE suggested www.tirerack.com and I've found rims I like, such as the Kazera KZ-A and Sport Edition Fox 2s. Are there any specific nationalities or brands to stay away from? I want something that'* quality.

Thanks for any help!
pretty much anything aftermarket (as far as wheels go) your gonna run a chance of fading,pitting,discoloration after years, Unless you take care of them properly. I think the warrenty for aftermarket chrome is 3 years, not a good choice next to highly polished or painted wheels imo. Aftermarket chrome seems to pit and oxidize not like factory chrome which has the proper polishes and such.

I'd check the manufactures.
mista_sse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2005, 09:42 PM   #8
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,724
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
gm4life is on a distinguished road
Default

Evo 5'* are sharp rims and always look good on a Bonn!
gm4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2005, 11:31 PM   #9
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Jack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,105
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Jack is on a distinguished road
Default

What'* wrong with the rims you have on her now, they look sharp
Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2005, 11:42 PM   #10
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Posts: 1,441
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
VigCS is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Need help deciding on rims

Quote:
Originally Posted by mista_sse
Quote:
Originally Posted by VigCS
So, I've decided to start saving for rims for my Bonneville, but I need all around shopping suggestions. 1993 SLE suggested www.tirerack.com and I've found rims I like, such as the Kazera KZ-A and Sport Edition Fox 2s. Are there any specific nationalities or brands to stay away from? I want something that'* quality.

Thanks for any help!
pretty much anything aftermarket (as far as wheels go) your gonna run a chance of fading,pitting,discoloration after years, Unless you take care of them properly. I think the warrenty for aftermarket chrome is 3 years, not a good choice next to highly polished or painted wheels imo. Aftermarket chrome seems to pit and oxidize not like factory chrome which has the proper polishes and such.

I'd check the manufactures.
It'* a damn good thing I hate chrome then. I HATE chrome.
VigCS is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Performance Tires - Need Help Deciding... SRDesign General GM Chat 7 01-07-2008 02:08 PM
I really need help deciding (L67 swap or SSEi) VigCS General GM Chat 57 02-17-2006 08:42 PM
Found an SSEi, but need help deciding. VigCS General GM Chat 42 01-13-2006 03:59 AM
What to spend this weeks paycheck on...need help deciding! VigCS General GM Chat 11 11-19-2005 10:38 AM
Deciding on college, down to 2, can't decide, help/input. dbtk2 Lounge 7 12-08-2004 04:34 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:11 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.