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Old 05-29-2010, 10:29 PM   #11
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Me likey.....look forward to seeing pictures when you get them installed.
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Old 05-29-2010, 10:48 PM   #12
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thanks everyone, i hope they look good, i think they will, especially with the GXP'* big brakes and cross drilled rotors.. we'll see in 2 or 3 weeks lol


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They all look good. Super easy to add stripe and will give you a very clean look!

thanks! have you done it before? any tips?
i already found a shop to do it and it was around 125 bucks a piece, i might give it a try on an old rim to see if i can do it before i spend that kinda money it, if not imma just take it there
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Old 05-29-2010, 11:36 PM   #13
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Sooo.... What size? 18'* again?
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Old 05-29-2010, 11:56 PM   #14
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hell no!

20s

you know, size matters lool
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Old 05-30-2010, 01:28 AM   #15
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awesome.. but watch the road much more closely especially those corners. small potholes u never worried about will leave flat spots and if u take a corner a little to fast your sidewall will flex and give your rim road rash.

but im sure u are aware
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Old 05-30-2010, 02:01 AM   #16
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yeah i have to take it easy it on her especially where i live, but they are only one for 3 months max, then back to my current ones
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I never understood why people would put 20" rims with thin tires on a car that'* meant to be enjoyed almost like a sports car. Might as well have bought an SLE at that point since you won't be driving it any faster or any harder.

There'* just something about the peace of mind of knowing that if I want to take a hard turn in my Bonneville, I can do so without the fear that I'll ruin one of my rims.
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I never understood why people would put 20" rims with thin tires on a car that'* meant to be enjoyed almost like a sports car. Might as well have bought an SLE at that point since you won't be driving it any faster or any harder.

There'* just something about the peace of mind of knowing that if I want to take a hard turn in my Bonneville, I can do so without the fear that I'll ruin one of my rims.
because i drive a FWD boat in a city that wasnt made for a track, i barely hit 100km/h in this car (60mph), i enjoy going slow, and my GXP is all show no go, if i care about going fast i would have kept my modded GP GTP and for making good turns i would have bought a GTO or something RWD
not a boring FWD

EDITED: a GXP is almost like a sport car? how did you conclude that? from its FWD drivetrain? or its weight? or its slow V8?
even though i love my GXP, it suck in everyway if you wanna consider it a "sport" car
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all of those wheels are nice choices!

the wheel striping kits are cheap and pretty easy to use.
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thanks!! any idea where to get it from?
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