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    Best Rims on a Formula?

    What do guys think are the best looking rims on a Formula?

    My Formula is Arctic White and is a hardtop.

    I'm thinking of either getting 18x9.5's all around, or 17x9.5 / 17x11's.
    (pic's of other formula's w/rims would be a huge help)


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    17's would be cheaper overall but 18's look real good IMO
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    AZA Z8's 18x8.5 Fronts and 18x9.5's Rear w/Kuhmo Ecsta SPT's 245/40/18 275/35/18
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    heres my friends formula with chrome C6 rims 18x 9.5 all around

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    looks good guys, keep 'em coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelinchains View Post
    cant tell what kind of wheels those are, got any bigger pics?

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    sorry `bout the shitty pic..im having big trouble posting my pics on here.on my formy i just recently added the cross-drilled/slotted rotors,hawk brake pads,eibach pro kit,& some sick 18x8.5(front) 19x9.5(rear) vette c6 black motorsport wheels..sittin on new 275/35/18 & 295/30/19 toyo proxes 4 tires.any info on posting pics would help

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    If the bolt pattern for my car is 5x120.65 does that mean that I will not be able to fit wheels with a bolt pattern of 5x120? I see a lot of wheels with this pattern. Does anyone know?
    Last edited by Secret Formula; 03-29-2007 at 10:21 AM.

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    Mine are 5x120 and they do work each lug is only .325mm off
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    Michaellinchains: I was wanting to do the same with mine but Im not sure about the 19s on the back and I didn't really want to put 8.5 all the way around. Does the car handle well and did you have any trouble getting the 19s to fit?
    I also was curious how well the 275 fit on the 8.5?
    Thanks

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    well first off my formula is just my fun car,no daily driver,not a track car...i personally love the look & stance of it now & it handles like its on rails.the 19`s & meaty rear tires required NO mods at all.and w/ the eibach prokit on there i can maybe squeeze 2 fingers between the tires & fender-wells.both the front 275s & rear 295s are slightly oversized(from what some say??) for my wheels,but provide a tiny lip or overhang that help protect my wheels from curb rash.my ride is proof that 19`s, if done right look amazing on f-bodies.dont be scurred of the 19`s BIGSWORD

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelinchains View Post
    well first off my formula is just my fun car,no daily driver,not a track car...i personally love the look & stance of it now & it handles like its on rails.the 19`s & meaty rear tires required NO mods at all.and w/ the eibach prokit on there i can maybe squeeze 2 fingers between the tires & fender-wells.both the front 275s & rear 295s are slightly oversized(from what some say??) for my wheels,but provide a tiny lip or overhang that help protect my wheels from curb rash.my ride is proof that 19`s, if done right look amazing on f-bodies.dont be scurred of the 19`s BIGSWORD
    Michael, do you think 19x10 (same wheel) in the rear would be to big? I was just about to order them and then I saw your comment.

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    Thanks for the info. Hopefully I can put them on sometime next month.
    I haven't decide for sure yet though whether or not to go with 18 all the way around or 18/19.
    If you can, post some pics when you get a chance.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99blueZ View Post
    heres my friends formula with chrome C6 rims 18x 9.5 all around
    def 18' chrome c6's!!! never seen a better rim on any other formula or ta yet
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    no,i think you`d be safe goin a half inch wider on the rear but ask an expert before you spend all that money.i gots lots of killer pics ill be posting this weekend.ive gotten nothin but compliments on these wheels,chrome is just too bling-bling ghetto fabulous for me..personally i like the stealthier,bad-ass black on black look.also,remember to lower that car if you choose the 19`s,it will ride as well as it looks

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    i purchased this virginal completely un-modified`98 formy 7 short months ago & here is a peek at what ive created,lmk what you think
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    Quote Originally Posted by Secret Formula View Post
    What do guys think are the best looking rims on a Formula?

    My Formula is Arctic White and is a hardtop.

    I'm thinking of either getting 18x9.5's all around, or 17x9.5 / 17x11's.
    (pic's of other formula's w/rims would be a huge help)

    heres the cheapest place I have found for wheels....ordering some chrome z06 wheels for mine monday

    http://www.tomzwheels.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelinchains View Post
    i purchased this virginal completely un-modified`98 formy 7 short months ago & here is a peek at what ive created,lmk what you think
    I think it is an absolute beauty!!! Is the first time I see them on the firebird, and I know what you mean about the chrome wheels. Mine is plain stock right now and I wasn't planning on changing the look but... it's hard to keep it that way after seeing a few like yours. I'll get the silver ones just to keep it a little more "stock looking" on mine. Don't know if go with the big brakes yet, to make it look right with the added space but I think I will end up going that way. I will even keep the tail pipes after getting the turbo kit on it. Thanks for the pics, looks fantastic. Take care of the yourself and "the black beauty" as well.

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