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Natesriv
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PostSubject: Re: I'm exhausted...time for some pics   I'm exhausted...time for some pics - Page 2 EmptyThu Nov 22, 2007 12:41 pm

here's a view of a 16" rim and a 17" rim...

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The old 16 is off my Contour, which I sold for the Riv.. probably should have kept it and sold it to my Bro-in-law.... Hindsight..
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Also just bought 4 new Falken tires off ebay for $340 & free shipping... that's amazing... I couldn't find 17's for less than $120 here and I got them for $87 each...
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Also did some measuring, a 7.5" rim with a 45mm offset still sits back further than a 7" rim with a 32mm offset, so I shouldn't have any fitment problems with the wheel & the outer fender.
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PostSubject: Rims are on (Pics)   I'm exhausted...time for some pics - Page 2 EmptySat Dec 01, 2007 4:27 pm

yay

Okay, got the wheels put on. Rainy day, but if you've taken a lot of photos, sometimes a gray cloudy day gives better color definition & better pics... well, it's gray and cloudy today!

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Before & After
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I'm about 95% happy with them. 18's would probably have been better, but $$$ and the sidewall heights are pretty low.

Also, here's a question. With my new tires I'm running 40psi, my olds were 30psi... I wonder why?? Larger tires & lower profile = higher PSI??
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looks nice i like em, but kinda small for my taste but im doing 20 or 22s if i can every get this car to start
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Okay
Here's 20"
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and here's 22"

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I can see the 20's, but 22's you'd better be a "thug" smile
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great man i love it, well my brother has a denali on 26s, thats getting put on 28s on the spring
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The only thing missing is the 3/8" whitewalls...... poop
(y'all know I love them whitewalls) twisted
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palermocorey90 wrote:
great man i love it, well my brother has a denali on 26s, thats getting put on 28s on the spring

Oh ffs puke
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The rims look nice, Nate. I could put those on my car.
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1998 Riv wrote:
The rims look nice, Nate. I could put those on my car.

Thanks, the more I see them the more Iike them. Certainly better then OEM, which I'm keeping btw... they'll go on when the car is sold...
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Nice choice Nate, not too extreme looking.

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but im doing 20 or 22s if i can every get this car to start

why bother modding if you wanna throw on huge rims
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I think they look good - no need to go bigger. smile
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(added these pics to the top) post edited smile


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wow that looks really nie, i like it, were did u get ut steering wheel cover
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Looks really good, and I'm beginning to envision those rims on my car lol Great job on the cleaning too...it snowed today here mad
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Nate - where's that steering wheel cover from?

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They look fantastic! The car looks higher than before. Has it raised any?

As for the increased tire pressure, I think it has to do with having less space inside a low-profile tire to absorb bumps and irregular surfaces. The tire with a higher sidewall ratio has more air to cushion the rim from damage. Lower ratios should require more pressure to compensate.

A friend of mine who works for Honda told me that bigger wheels and lower profile tires create more work for suspension parts, causing them to wear out faster. Car makers have needed to improve their suspensions in order to keep up with the trend of larger wheels being popular with new buyers, but the improvements are offset by the extra wear. It's very likely that if you bought a newer car with 18" wheels, and swapped them with 15" wheels, the suspension would last a very long time.

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is that a 2007 model? so clean!
lol

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1998 Riv wrote:
The rims look nice, Nate. I could put those on my car.
Brad95Riv wrote:
I think they look good - no need to go bigger. smile
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No it's not raised, wheels are same size (plus one), does look higher though doesn' t it??? Just the angle I suppose smile
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SC95Riv wrote:
Looks really good, and I'm beginning to envision those rims on my car lol Great job on the cleaning too...

Looks really good, and Great job on the cleaning thumbsup
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quote: "wheels are same size (plus one)"

What does that mean, really? I thought you said the tires are bigger now.

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
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

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
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albertj wrote:
Nate - where's that steering wheel cover from?

Albertj

Got it online somewhere. page 1 has a photo of the box it came in. Might google that.

pretty easy to put on. smile

Thanks all! I love the wheels, but need about 5 psi less... a little TOO much air
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Plus one means I went up one wheel size, and came down one "size" in tire. So the overall size of the entire wheel/tire is the same as OEM. Actually it's about .5" larger if you hold them side to side.
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Whoooo it's cold out there!

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But it's Christmas so who cares!!!
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