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This is a discussion on thinking about getting these wheels within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; http://www.jdwheels.com/images/JD-SS...20Polished.JPG i just posted the link i found these for about 200 a piece just wanted some feed back before ...

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    thinking about getting these wheels

    http://www.jdwheels.com/images/JD-SS...20Polished.JPG

    i just posted the link i found these for about 200 a piece just wanted some feed back before i make the purchase.

    By the way im going 18in not 20in and its for my ws6 vert.
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    They look nice. But I wonder how long the chrome will stay on the wheel.

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    I have been looking for something like these in polished alumn but not luck finding any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REVNORR82 View Post
    I have been looking for something like these in polished alumn but not luck finding any.
    http://www.rimsntires.com/wheel.jsp?...20II%205%20lug

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    You're gonna want at least a 9 inch wide rim, right? The wheel you posted is only 8 inches wide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutlass View Post
    you're gonna want at least a 9 inch wide rim, right? The wheel you posted is only 8 inches wide.
    yes 9in that was just the only pic i could find

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    Quote Originally Posted by REVNORR82 View Post
    yes 9in that was just the only pic i could find
    That was just a pic. to give you an idea, i have 18x9 on front and 18x10 on back on my 99 transam which is what is recommended for my car by boyds. Give them a call with your info of your vehicle and they will get you sorted, have had my wheels for four years and love them and easy to maintain with blingmaster polish. Also American Racing supply boyds wheels if thats any help.

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    why would they recommend a wheel that is larger in diameter than what came from the factory? why add more rotational mass for no apparent benefit? an increase in rim width i can understand, but not diameter.

    im running BC Smoothie II's 17x10 on all four corners of my SS. (285/40/17 Front, 315/35/17 Rear)...


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    Quote Originally Posted by SSwt00SS View Post
    why would they recommend a wheel that is larger in diameter than what came from the factory? why add more rotational mass for no apparent benefit? an increase in rim width i can understand, but not diameter.

    im running BC Smoothie II's 17x10 on all four corners of my SS. (285/40/17 Front, 315/35/17 Rear)...

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    for appearance..the main reason people buy rims. i personally think my 17s arent quite as meaty/sporty looking as the 18s i have seen on others car.

    if i had to do it over again..id have buy 18s..but i would never go to the track

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    for appearance..the main reason people buy rims. i personally think my 17s arent quite as meaty/sporty looking as the 18s i have seen on others car.

    if i had to do it over again..id have buy 18s..but i would never go to the track
    how the hell are you Shady!?

    that goes without saying in terms of appearance, that's why i didn't bother to bring it up...lol

    18's, imo, are to much rim for these cars. 17's are in proportion when combined with sidewall tire height in respect to the shape and size of f-body cars, unless you run 15's w/some MEAT, for a track set-up that just look awesome and serve function as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSwt00SS View Post
    how the hell are you Shady!?

    that goes without saying in terms of appearance, that's why i didn't bother to bring it up...lol

    18's, imo, are to much rim for these cars. 17's are in proportion when combined with sidewall tire height in respect to the shape and size of f-body cars, unless you run 15's w/some MEAT, for a track set-up that just look awesome and serve function as well.
    im doing good man...

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    I like the wheels and as far as Chrome goes I have had my 18x8.5f and 10r for 3 yrs and the chrome looks as good as the day I put them on. I though about polished 17" tt2's but disn't wanna wait and the had the 18's in stock and after I installed them I was happy with the 18's not a great track size but the hold good on backroads at high speed and you can get plenty of sidewall on them. I run 35'series on my rear but you can run a 40 series like a 17 just gotta program the computer for the new size and even with 35 series bfg's the car rides good and have never damaged a rim on a pothole yet. Course I like the Chrome shine and have come wheels on 2 of my 3 vehicles and it is easy to clean and a quick polish every 6 months and they always shine.
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    ^^^about the chrome, just sayin' bc I've seen a lot of aftermarket chrome aluminum wheels in the shop over the last 10 years where the chrome peels and the wheels are less than 5 years old.

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    ^^^^ya...what he said...

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    Quote Originally Posted by REVNORR82 View Post
    http://www.jdwheels.com/images/JD-SS...20Polished.JPG

    i just posted the link i found these for about 200 a piece just wanted some feed back before i make the purchase.

    By the way im going 18in not 20in and its for my ws6 vert.
    Did u get the fender fixed on it????

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    Not yet and its the bumper cover its getting fixed next month the wheels are going to come when o need new tires

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    I usually buy American Racing and brands I have luck with over the years so I haven't had aftermarket wheels peel on any of my vehicles yet. Only peeling issue I had was the factory 16". I have some 22" GIO (no name kinda) wheels and I have had them for 4 yrs and they look new still. All about taking care of the wheels. Although if it's a DD and you drive in the snow and salt you may wanna get a winter set since that may cause peeling to develope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanJM View Post
    I usually buy American Racing and brands I have luck with over the years so I haven't had aftermarket wheels peel on any of my vehicles yet. Only peeling issue I had was the factory 16". I have some 22" GIO (no name kinda) wheels and I have had them for 4 yrs and they look new still. All about taking care of the wheels. Although if it's a DD and you drive in the snow and salt you may wanna get a winter set since that may cause peeling to develope.

    I had American Racing wheels on my Talon -- only run in the summer months and the darn things peeled on me in just a few years. I ended up powdercoating them a charcoal color before passing the car on to my stepson.

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