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PostSubject: Still dreaming of rims   Still dreaming of rims EmptyWed Apr 09, 2008 11:46 pm

Been looking at 18" black Menzari Inferno's -

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A grand or less with tires, but I dunno about those brands. What do you think, are they the cheapest thing Victoria Tire could slap on there? Also, what about the widths? It's only $10 more per rim to go from a 7.5 to an 8.5. That sounds good, if it will fit, and 1 1/2-2" of extra width should be a noticeable improvement. They don't have a tire package for an 18 X 8.5" rim though.

More than likely I'll stay with a stock appearance for my driver but still it's fun to dream.
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PostSubject: Re: Still dreaming of rims   Still dreaming of rims EmptyWed Apr 09, 2008 11:50 pm

Wow. Thats not too bad of a deal really. 17s with 235s for 800 bucks is pretty tempting. I still want Kazera KZ-Vs... theyre 169 a piece from tirerack.
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PostSubject: Re: Still dreaming of rims   Still dreaming of rims EmptyWed Apr 09, 2008 11:56 pm

http://www.victoriatire.com/wheel_SPECIALS%20CARS_CHROME%20ELEMENTS%20CHROMIUM_BUICK_RIVIERA%252089-99_17_17

I really dig these too. They look quite factory buick IMO.
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PostSubject: Re: Still dreaming of rims   Still dreaming of rims EmptyThu Apr 10, 2008 12:48 am

They look good Jack. If you plan on sticking with tires in the 235 range, I'd stick with the 7.5" just because they are lighter. If you want to go with a fatter tire, say 255, go with the 8.5.
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PostSubject: Re: Still dreaming of rims   Still dreaming of rims EmptyThu Apr 10, 2008 7:17 am

Agreed, don't run a wider rim than you need for your tire size.
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PostSubject: Re: Still dreaming of rims   Still dreaming of rims EmptyThu Apr 10, 2008 10:37 am

I like' em Jack.

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PostSubject: Re: Still dreaming of rims   Still dreaming of rims EmptyThu Apr 10, 2008 12:10 pm

nice rims! they would look good on my white riv. i dont think they are really that expensive either.
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PostSubject: Re: Still dreaming of rims   Still dreaming of rims EmptyThu Apr 10, 2008 10:49 pm

The price isn't bad at all. I don't know about those tire brands though. I wouldn't want to buy a nice rim wrapped in a shit tire. It'd be nice to get the free shipping and have them come mounted and ready to go.

Jason - you're right, I wasn't thinking about the weight issue. The Riv's not going to be an ultimate performance car so it's not really worth sacrificing ride quality.
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PostSubject: Re: Still dreaming of rims   Still dreaming of rims EmptyThu Apr 10, 2008 11:05 pm

i like the 1st choice the nankang ties arent bad to be honest thats whats my falken rims has when i had the stratus. there decent not perreli tires but nice
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PostSubject: Re: Still dreaming of rims   Still dreaming of rims EmptyTue May 27, 2008 9:30 pm

Hey, how are rims measured? I measured the stock rims today and got 17" from lip to lip, although it is considered a 16" rim. Does that mean, if I get an 18" rim, it will be 19" at the lips? Maybe more, maybe less, depending on the rim?

I want at least an inch bigger, on each side, than my stock rims. I"m going to be disappointed if it's less.
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PostSubject: Re: Still dreaming of rims   Still dreaming of rims EmptyTue May 27, 2008 10:08 pm

Well, increasing rim size by an inch will basically increase your rim by about 1/2 an inch I'd say. To see a full inch you probably need to go up two inches from the factory size. Then again don't trust me entirely on this, math/geometry is not my strong suit...
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PostSubject: Re: Still dreaming of rims   Still dreaming of rims EmptyWed May 28, 2008 11:26 am

I believe it's measured from down at the rim surface where the tire bead is seated.
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PostSubject: Re: Still dreaming of rims   Still dreaming of rims EmptyWed May 28, 2008 1:31 pm

Makes since, it says 16" on the tire.

I guess a half inch lip is a normal size?
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PostSubject: Re: Still dreaming of rims   Still dreaming of rims EmptyWed Jul 23, 2008 12:56 am

are there any cheaper rims that look like the ones jack wants, cuz i like the looks of my sig so i want black rims now.
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