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Old 02-11-2004, 10:36 PM   #21
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I agree that polished chrome would be a bit flashy but...I'm a big fan of the ones I have on my car (see siggy). When I was looking for rims I also looked at some from American Eagle...Pricey but pretty.
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Shawn, what rims do you prefer having? Some factory Pontiac rims, some factory GM rims (other GM names) or some aftermarkets? Narrow it down.
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I know what he wants... he wants cheap, but very expensive looking rims
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Shawn, what rims do you prefer having? Some factory Pontiac rims, some factory GM rims (other GM names) or some aftermarkets? Narrow it down.
Rims that look good, don't cost a huge amount of money, and will bolt up to my car.

Those caddy rims that were posted look really good, but if I bought them from that site with shipping and everything it would end up being $922! I am looking more in the price range of $500 or less.

Now that I am seeing how rediculously priced some of these wheels are, maybe I will leave the ugly stock wheels on it and just get some really nice tires and do some mods to the car or something. I knew that like aftermarket 18'* and bigger rims were pretty expensive, but I didn't think that some conservative looking stock 16'* or 17'* would be $200 a rim!

trofeo is right, I am looking for cheap nice looking rims. (not necessarily expensive looking, but rims that don't look like $5 rims) I just want to make the car look classy, not like I dumped a grand into wheels for it.

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I know you don't want them, but damn these would look sweet. :pimp:

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There'* a set of the swoopy 01 SSEi wheels on ebay for around 400 buy it now price. I think keep your eyes on ebay for pontiac wheels, and you'll be good. Newer GP wheels would be cool.
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There'* a set of the swoopy 01 SSEi wheels on ebay for around 400 buy it now price. I think keep your eyes on ebay for pontiac wheels, and you'll be good. Newer GP wheels would be cool.
I would have to look at them and see if the offset is right, but those might look pretty good on there. I would put some of the newer GP wheels on there because I think the torque star wheels look pretty good, but the offset is way wrong, and the wheels won't even come close to working. Maybe I will unbolt one of them from the SSEi and see if it will fit on my GP.

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I know you don't want them, but damn these would look sweet.
I agree that they would look cool, but those rims are a PITA to clean (took me 3 hours to clean the ones on our other turbo gp), and those are the same rims we have on the other turbo gp so I think it would look like I was trying to copy it. Not only that, but those wheels are really heavy, and again, they look stock, which isn't the look I am going for.

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I agree that they would look cool, but those rims are a PITA to clean (took me 3 hours to clean the ones on our other turbo gp), and those are the same rims we have on the other turbo gp so I think it would look like I was trying to copy it. Not only that, but those wheels are really heavy, and again, they look stock, which isn't the look I am going for.

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3 hours to clean! Takes me about 4 minutes per wheel. Orange Blast All Wheel Cleaner.

Get some nice aftermarket ones! I just wanted to see what your car would look like with Ghetto Golds.
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3 hours to clean! Takes me about 4 minutes per wheel. Orange Blast All Wheel Cleaner.
I am pretty sure the wheels hadn't been cleaned in probably 3-5 years when I cleaned them other than just being hosed off. (it was right after we got the car) Not to mention when I clean something I want it really really clean. I sat there and scrubbed each of the holes in the wheel with a toothbrush to get all of the dirt off of them. And I took the wheels off the car and cleaned the back of them too. When I clean wheels I really clean them. I don't just leave them on the car and spray them down or anything. Once I get them clean I try to keep them clean by doing that, but if they get too dirty I will sit there and scrub them until they are really clean inside & out. When I got done cleaning them, the wheels were REALLY clean though. But the point is, if it had like 5 spoke wheels or something on it and they were that dirty, it would've taken me 30 minutes tops to clean them.

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I am pretty sure the wheels hadn't been cleaned in probably 3-5 years when I cleaned them other than just being hosed off....

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That explains the 3 hours. I've cleaned people'* rims that let the dust set on it for a long time and I needed a green scrub pad

I clean mine with a toothbrush thouroughly too and they look great. For some reason this wheel cleaner I use is better than anything else. I can go without cleaning the wheels for a couple weeks but the dust comes off easily.

But it would be nice to have some 5 spoke rims that would be nice and effortless to clean.
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