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New wheels for 95 Triple black??
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:28 am

Thank you! I've been looking for a set for a while. They're from a lacrosse cxs. They are 5x115 bolt pattern with a very high offset, so I think they should go!
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:43 am

I painted my stock 7 spoke rims graphite about a week ago and I think they look really good, something as simple and cheap as painting the rims makes a huge difference in the look of the car imo, it matches the silver paint too now people definitely think something is up with my riv I get looks when I drive by.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:16 pm

My rims are not universal but they fit on the new Malibu n impalas 07
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PostSubject: Lesabre t type/reatta wheels on my 90 Riviera   Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:01 am

My 90 Riviera has the factory 15 inch wheels with the wire wheel caps. I'm wanting to get some Buick aluminum wheels. In my research, I know there were factory 15 inch wheels for my Riviera including the 86-88 t type wheels. However, a different option might be the wheels used on the LeSabre t type and Reatta, or Electra t type wheels. The LeSabre t type and Reatta wheels are easier to locate than the Riviera t type or Electra t type wheels. The LeSabre t type wheels and Reatta wheels are exactly the same, except the center caps. The LeSabre t type wheels have a plain black center cap versus the Reatta, which has Reatta specific center caps. My research shows exact specs for the Riviera, Reatta, and LeSabre t type wheels. I prefer these Buick wheels to any other options. Thoughts or suggestions?

http://www.carid.com/1988-buick-reatta-factory-wheels/cci-factory-alloy-wheel-10997755.html


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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:48 pm

The link isn't working for me. But, I think it's a great idea! Those wheels can be had for pretty cheap but they are hard to find in good condition. I would suggest using Reatta center caps instead of the Lesabre ones. Personally I think the black ones would look funny, and the Reatta caps have a gant R in the middle already!

Check with Marck Barker at East Coast Reatta Parts. If he doesn't have whole wheels (which he does) he will at least have center caps!
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:28 pm

Thanks z type. Yes the reatta wheels have the R but they also say Reatta...I guess that might not be so bad though. These wheels seem easy to locate-refurbished they look great! I changed the link above.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:05 pm

This is our '89 Reatta - we got a set of mirror-polished wheels from some company about 3 years ago. I dn't remember the name, just that they were hard to deal with. The wheels turned out awesome though!

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:58 pm

Very nice. Why did you have to replace the Reatta wheels? Did they come with the center caps? Most places don't include the caps. Do you remember how much you paid?
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:58 pm

Can someone Photoshop these rims (MSR 095) on an Emerald Green Pearl Riv?  Both in the regular chrome and black pearl?  Thanks.





Here is a borrowed picture of Codith's Riv to use.  Hope you don't mind Turtleman, but it is a good match for mine besides the rims.  Other pictures here if needed http://rivperformance.editboard.com/t5402-tortuga.


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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:18 pm

Also does anyone know if someone makes a rim like this in 17 inches but in chrome?  Sport Edition SE-14

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:06 pm

I think 69GS's rims will look epic on virtually any color car they go on. Couldn't find the Sport Edition rims in chrome either :-/
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:44 pm

98riv wrote:
Also does anyone know if someone makes a rim like this in 17 inches but in chrome?  Sport Edition SE-14



These look pretty similar..

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:53 pm

man....those look hard to clean.the 7 spoke factory chrome are the easiest (to clean).
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:19 am

th3fr4nchi5e wrote:

98riv wrote:
Also does anyone know if someone makes a rim like this in 17 inches but in chrome?  Sport Edition SE-14




These look pretty similar..

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I saw those earlier. Those aren't bad, its just hard to tell how they would look on the Riv. I have trouble picturing how the car would look like on many of the choices. Even with the little picture that tirerack provides. I don't really want to change from the stock rims, but they leak so much air. They get fixed for about 6 months to a year and then start leaking again due to corrosion.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:05 am

I don't know if this helps much, but it's actually easier to just recolor the car than make the wheels look right so far as viewing angle and exact size.



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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:59 am

That's a pretty damn good re-color job Yoss. As an aside, I'm now thinking of painting my Riviera scripts to almost match the paint color.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:12 pm

Bastards! Find your own wheels lol
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:15 pm

Yoss wrote:
I don't know if this helps much, but it's actually easier to just recolor the car than make the wheels look right so far as viewing angle and exact size.







That helps a lot.  Thanks!



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Bastards! Find your own wheels lol



Just curious to see how it looks on a green Riv.  I think it looks better on a green riv.   box lol

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:20 pm

Nice,but I still think these wheels are not easy to clean,...... (maybe like the lower pic where they're in black)
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:01 am

Glad to help.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:06 pm

turtleman wrote:

thats my boss

rim with riv center cap i dont know why i took that pic









im really thinkin about it
if i can get him down to $300, ill prolly get em and eventually fit a set of 255/40/19 tires on it
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:07 pm

This is the rims I been trying to find next to corvette wheels these are hard to find
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:29 pm

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:51 pm

Those look really nice, but I couldn't justify the price.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rims, Wheels that Look Good on the Riv   Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:34 am

Heres a set of the Lacrosse rims for cheap if anyone was looking.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221409315995?redirect=mobile
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