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    Question Parents gave me the 'ok' to purchase new rims!

    Ok, so I have a 2000 Trans AM, bone stock and my first 'real' decent car.

    I'm 18 years old, (new here by the way) and my parents told me they would allow me to get completely new rims/tires at their cost.

    Now I need suggestions/help/pics to help me decide which would look good on my car.

    Now I know I want the following:
    18' Inch Rims
    Black (chrome lip possibly)

    Other than that I'm still kinda still learning about cars in general. Now it was suggested to get the "staggered" look, wider tires in the back, any suggestions on that?

    So if you have suggestions, please post them, pictures of the rim, and pictures of them on a TA(black) would be wonderful, thank you.

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    welcome to the site, where abouts in richmond are ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V8MUSCLE View Post
    welcome to the site, where abouts in richmond are ya.
    About 15-20mins outside of it in Midlothian.

    Also looking for suggestions for tires as well.

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    If you are going 18" wheels, which is what I run, I would recommend the BFG KDW NT, they are pricey but I have been extremely pleased with them and they are a very aggressive looking tire.

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    Can anyone tell me what the rims are on the TA?

    EDIT: 30secs of searching, ZR1's, ha.
    Last edited by x Dylan; 01-28-2010 at 08:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    ZR-1 replicas.
    Yeah I could only find those in 17's, and I've strictly decided 18's.

    So far I like...

    C5 Ultra Deep Dish Rims (C5 ZO6 Sizes)


    http://www.finishlinewheels.com/specials/1,CHEVY+CORVETTE/902,NEW+C6+Black+Alloy+Wheels+++%28C5++ZO6+SIZES%2 9/


    C6 Z06 Black Wheels (C5 Z06 Sizes)


    http://www.finishlinewheels.com/spec...+Z06+Sizes%29/


    I like the 5-spoked rims better but the last ones caught my eye, trying to find pictures of TA's with them isn't so easy.

    Any opinions?
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    http://www.ccwheel.com/files/wheelpr...ay.php?id=505a

    Shoot for a set of these

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    welcome to the site.
    17 inch tires are so much cheaper. when you have to pay for them later. just something to think about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fastcamarosss11 View Post
    welcome to the site.
    17 inch tires are so much cheaper. when you have to pay for them later. just something to think about.
    Well thankfully my parents said they would pay for the rims/tires.

    And I like the look of 18's better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x Dylan View Post
    Well thankfully my parents said they would pay for the rims/tires.

    And I like the look of 18's better.
    i hear you like i said you wil have to by them one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fastcamarosss11 View Post
    welcome to the site.
    17 inch tires are so much cheaper. when you have to pay for them later. just something to think about.
    Quote Originally Posted by x Dylan View Post
    Well thankfully my parents said they would pay for the rims/tires.

    And I like the look of 18's better.
    I would seriously keep that thought in mind. I could buy 4 good quality tires for my 17s for about $600. It cost me $1100 to buy 4 18" tires. Just something to keep in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I would seriously keep that thought in mind. I could buy 4 good quality tires for my 17s for about $600. It cost me $1100 to buy 4 18" tires. Just something to keep in mind.
    Alright, well other problem is I'm having a bit of trouble understanding which rims would go well with what tires, more specifically with the staggered look (if that is recommended?)

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    if you go with the 17 inch black zr1's get the rears in 17x11.
    it looks sweet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by x Dylan View Post
    Alright, well other problem is I'm having a bit of trouble understanding which rims would go well with what tires, more specifically with the staggered look (if that is recommended?)
    http://ls1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80679

    http://ls1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85075

    Those 2 links above might help you. Also, for 18s, I run 275/35/18 fronts and 295/35/18 for the rears. Main thing to keep in mind with the staggered look is the overall diameter of the tire, you want them to be as close as possible. Anything greater than .5" diameter difference between front and rear will cause ABS issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    http://ls1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80679

    http://ls1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85075

    Those 2 links above might help you. Also, for 18s, I run 275/35/18 fronts and 295/35/18 for the rears. Main thing to keep in mind with the staggered look is the overall diameter of the tire, you want them to be as close as possible. Anything greater than .5" diameter difference between front and rear will cause ABS issues.
    and looks goofy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fastcamarosss11 View Post
    and looks goofy.
    That too

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    Just my .02 but you could get cheap tires and expensive tire for many different sized wheels. Just saying, but what Preston gets 17's for ( i think he said $600.00 ) I paid for a set of Zr 16's for my 01. and they are only 265/45's too. I'd say shop around when you get the need for tires on those 18's you like. Deals on tires happen all the time. Sometimes the little guys whom have tire shops can get great deals on new skins for whatever sized tire/wheel combo you deside on.. Just my oppy tho..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Just my .02 but you could get cheap tires and expensive tire for many different sized wheels. Just saying, but what Preston gets 17's for ( i think he said $600.00 ) I paid for a set of Zr 16's for my 01. and they are only 265/45's too. I'd say shop around when you get the need for tires on those 18's you like. Deals on tires happen all the time. Sometimes the little guys whom have tire shops can get great deals on new skins for whatever sized tire/wheel combo you deside on.. Just my oppy tho..
    i don't think i have ever seen an 18 inch tire our size for under 100. in 17's there are a few.

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