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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:51 pm

Look down below.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:02 pm

My favorite, on close-out at Tire Rack:


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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:16 pm

when I have my car painted black, i'm hoping to pick these up

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:00 am

I wouldn't mind putting some nice aftermarket rims on the Riv, but I have 2 cars and 2 kids to spend money on too, so money for the Riv goes toward performance/handling upgrades. I think 17's is the biggest I would go for rims.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:06 am

bumpyknucks wrote:
I´m new on the site, and I´ve noticed that most, if not all people have left on the original rims. Is this some kind of unspoken Riv rule?

There are lots of good reasons for sticking with stock rims, not the least of which is avoiding the "ghetto trash" look. I don't see a lot of high end cars rolling on big rims (granted, where I'm living at, I don't see a lot of high end cars frown ) It's always a "big playa" in a $200 Caprice.

If it doesn't look like it could be factory, I wouldn't want it on my Riv. It is very very hard to find a rim that matches the Riv's style that well.

AA - sorry, but - ewww. Especially for the "Kazera" printed into the spoke.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:37 am

Yeah, you're right Jack... rolleyes I mean who'd want to be rolling around in Riv that looked like this?



(I would)

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3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch


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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:37 pm

werd that's such a sick color too.. I wouldn't mind having that with a flat gloss, so it wouldn't be shiny, just kind of smooth looking
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:07 pm

AA wrote:
Yeah, you're right Jack... rolleyes I mean who'd want to be rolling around in Riv that looked like this?



(I would)

Ever hear the phrase "Friends don't let friends . . ." This is one of those things. I think they're mismatched to the vehicle and will take the Riv down a notch. They're not close to being as good as the stock 7 spoke rims. Keep looking.

The great thing about the pic is the implied ride height and fit in the wheel well. Will you have that without a drop kit?
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:58 pm

I think it's personal taste. I like five spoke rims. You are right about the ride height though. The car pictured is much lower than stock.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:03 pm

^Speaking of ride height, when are you trying the spring install?
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:49 pm

jax95riv wrote:
I think it's personal taste. I like five spoke rims. You are right about the ride height though. The car pictured is much lower than stock.

I didn't say I don't like 5 spoke rims.



I think these would work better because they match the curvy elegance of the Riv's bodywork. If I had the free cash I'd consider 18's in front, 20's in back, and a 1" drop all around. And a black repaint, and a new black interior - sweeeet.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:04 pm

Hmmm... mixing blacked out rims with car that has chrome trim?

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3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch


'05 GTO • 49k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:55 pm

jax95riv wrote:
I think it's personal taste. I like five spoke rims. You are right about the ride height though. The car pictured is much lower than stock.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:43 am

racinfan wrote:
^Speaking of ride height, when are you trying the spring install?

I thought I had the springs for my birfday, but I just got the cash. I ordered them last Thursday and I'm waiting "like a kid at Christmas" rolleyes
I have to go TDY for two weeks, so it will be the end of may. frown
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:45 pm

AA wrote:
Hmmm... mixing blacked out rims with car that has chrome trim?

The rims have chrome on them too.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:05 pm

jax95riv wrote:
racinfan wrote:
^Speaking of ride height, when are you trying the spring install?

I thought I had the springs for my birfday, but I just got the cash. I ordered them last Thursday and I'm waiting "like a kid at Christmas" rolleyes
I have to go TDY for two weeks, so it will be the end of may. frown

Well you're a pioneer...are they p/n 25.1.002?
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:33 pm

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Well you're a pioneer...are they p/n 25.1.002?

Yep. I hope someone did their homework correctly and they fit.
I think they'll look really good. Our cars set to high. I can get a good four fingers between the tire and fender trim. I didn't think the one inch drop would be enough and I wasn't sure how soft a factory Caddy spring would be.

I'm concerned about the shocks bottoming out though. We'll see. wink
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:06 pm

I doubt the shocks will bottom out but I'm concerned about how much a two inch drop will affect the tilt (toe?) of the wheel. The most degrees of adjustment my mechanic could find in a cam bolt was 3 or 4. Doesn't sound like enough.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:26 am

Jack the R wrote:
AA wrote:
Yeah, you're right Jack... rolleyes I mean who'd want to be rolling around in Riv that looked like this?

Here are the wheels I put on my 98 pearl. 16" Helo Axe $150 @ Where is the site that you can try the wheels on the car? I found one when I was looking for my wheels, but can only find ones that don't show the Riviera.[/img]
jimmyriv..



(I would)

Ever hear the phrase "Friends don't let friends . . ." This is one of those things. I think they're mismatched to the vehicle and will take the Riv down a notch. They're not close to being as good as the stock 7 spoke rims. Keep looking.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:58 am

James, check out www.tirerack.com

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3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch


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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Sat May 12, 2007 4:46 pm

AA wrote:
James, check out www.tirerack.com

Aaron, tire rack didn't seem to have a big selection of different wheels? Unless I didn't do it right. This site has one too http://customwheel.com/custom_wheels/default.php
Thanks for your info tho..... smile ..
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Sat May 12, 2007 5:26 pm

No problem, James. If you find a set and want to see them on a Riv, let me know. Can Photoshop them for you in no time!

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3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch


'05 GTO • 49k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Mon May 14, 2007 1:54 pm

20 inches

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Mon May 14, 2007 2:17 pm

if they were a lil smaller id be all for them..i love the spokes..i like anything that covers the calipers and brakes..
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Mon May 14, 2007 5:08 pm

PITA to clean. Depends on the look you're going for...
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