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PostSubject: Stock Wheel Options   Stock Wheel Options EmptySat Apr 16, 2011 2:11 pm

whats usually the wheels that comes on a s/c?
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PostSubject: Rims   Stock Wheel Options EmptyMon Oct 24, 2011 9:59 pm

I just picked up a set of OEM 12-spoke 16" Riviera rims. The regular aluminium ones. eThe guy took them off his car in 1995 after 3 months of use to put on chromes he bought at the dealership. I'll be mounting my winter tires (studded Hankook I-Pikes) on them since my crappy steel wheels are so imbalanced that they are causing a vibration, even after being rebalanced.

Also there's a semi-local guy selling 2 full sets of chrome 7-spoke wheels w/ tires for $500 a set. If anyone is really interested, I can go pick them up.
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PostSubject: Rims.   Stock Wheel Options EmptyMon Mar 12, 2012 4:36 pm

I notice that a lot of you guys have very shiny chrome rims that look to be stock. Mine are stock but they are a dull gray frown

Is there any where i could find nice chrome rims for a low price?
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Wheel Options   Stock Wheel Options EmptyMon Mar 12, 2012 4:47 pm

zeeman645 wrote:
I notice that a lot of you guys have very shiny chrome rims that look to be stock. Mine are stock but they are a dull gray frown

Is there any where i could find nice chrome rims for a low price?

There were 2 rims available on the 95-99 Riviera. A 12 spoke painted wheel, like yours, and a 7 spoke chrome wheel like these. Find them cheap. I doubt it. I paid 100.00 each for these.

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As far as the chrome wheels go, the ones under 100.00 each were very obviously worn. The good ones ranged in price from 125.00 - 175.00 each, and none of them come with the center cap. They are getting harder to find. I bought mine from a coworker for 100.00 each. He wanted 150.00 each, but I stood firm and he came down to my offer. I bought a 5th wheel for a spare from this site, http://www.autopartsfair.com/buick-usedparts/riviera-1998-wheel.html?fit_notes=ee8b253a5b84e1fe7641a4a7c64d63fe&seq_num=2

They described the wheel I bought as "very good", and it was beautiful, and clean. I paid 122.90 for it with free shipping.

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Best MPH, 116.06 MPH, Best ET, 11.54
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Wheel Options   Stock Wheel Options EmptyMon Mar 12, 2012 4:57 pm

Ahh. Thanks for the insight. When i get the money i will look into getting new rims. I might just ditch the stock ones and get something else.
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Wheel Options   Stock Wheel Options EmptyTue Mar 13, 2012 2:20 am

damn Larry ,your chrome looks great. (i've got the same)
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Wheel Options   Stock Wheel Options EmptyTue Mar 13, 2012 4:55 pm

stan wrote:
damn Larry ,your chrome looks great. (i've got the same)

I had to clean them up. There was a fair amount of brake residue on them. Gave them a coat of wax, and they are looking good.

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1970 Buick GS455 Stage1, TSP built 470BBB, 602HP/589TQ
Best MPH, 116.06 MPH, Best ET, 11.54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHCda-t_Jls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfT2tEO4XcU
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Wheel Options   Stock Wheel Options EmptyTue Mar 13, 2012 9:05 pm

I upgraded from the 12 spoke to the chrome 7 spoke. I makes a huge difference in the looks. Bought the set for $500 shipped including the caps. Today the caps cost almost the same as wheels.
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PostSubject: Re: Stock Wheel Options   Stock Wheel Options EmptyTue Mar 13, 2012 10:42 pm

you guys use Meguiar's hot rims chrome wheel cleaner? i use it but never used Meguiar`s chrome polish.....
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