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    New wheels/tires - help with fitting!

    Hopefully within the next couple of weeks, I'm going to put in an order for some CCW SP550 rims/tires (thanks to Y2KPewterSS's bitchin' set of wheels that completely sold me on CCWs). I want to make sure beforehand that I get the sizes right, and I want to go 18"s all the way around. It'd be nice to be able to rotate the tires, but it's not necessarily a must, as the car won't be seeing much mileage. Not looking to change anything on the car for fitment, either. Does anyone have recommendations on what sizes I should get???

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    I just ordered a set of 505A's. I called them and they gave me recommendations and sent me pictures of the size wheels on my type of car and similar vehicles so I could get a visual reference also.

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    505A's - those are nice. What did you end up spending on tires? Or have you gotten that far yet? Again, my car won't be seeing much road time, so I'm not needing anything super expensive, so I was hoping I'd make it around/under the $500 mark for all four.

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    I got them wrapped in Continental ExtremeContact DW. They cost just under $1,100. I'm sure if you give them the amount you want to spend they'll find what you want. I also am getting the wheels in hyper black, I got tired of polishing the last chrome wheels I had.

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    Oh yeah, I was gonna ask about the hyperblack - is that a cross between the gloss and satin finishes? It looks nice! Man, I hope tires don't run me that much. I already estimated the wheels themselves at almost $3,400 before tax...or is tax even involved???

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    Another question - when you've got wheels that are this nice and expensive, do people take them off to clean them? Because I have a feeling that's what I'm going to end up doing. Never really had a nice set of rims, so I've never had the desire to really keep them that immaculate.

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    Yeah hyper black is like the in between. After they paint it black they spray it vertically with silver. They told me the how the process works so if you're curious just ask them. They are great with answering questions. They have a bunch of tires so I'm sure they can get the price or close to it that you're looking for. If you're buying from out of state you will be exempt from sales tax. S&H for me was $185, I'm located in Michigan. They will send you a complete breakdown of what everything costs individually before purchasing. I don't get a chance to take my car out to much so I don't take the wheels off every time I wash them. I'll probably take them off a couple times a month to wash the entire wheel. If you look on their site they have cleaning tips to keeping them look great, I suggest reading it so you know what not to use on them that'll hurt the finish they use.

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    Awesome and thanks for all the help! Post some pics of the 'bird when you get the new rims on!

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    No problem. Will do! I'll be home in the very beginning of July and should have them ready to be put on

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    Quote Originally Posted by GungHoPopsicle View Post
    Another question - when you've got wheels that are this nice and expensive, do people take them off to clean them? Because I have a feeling that's what I'm going to end up doing. Never really had a nice set of rims, so I've never had the desire to really keep them that immaculate.
    detailing a car = take the wheels off. I do mine like once a month...if you do it on a fairly regular basis you wont get brake dust and dirt caked into the wheels. I usually pick a Saturday once a month and do it...sometimes I'll skip a month.

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    Cool. Will definitely do that. Just put in the order today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GungHoPopsicle View Post
    Cool. Will definitely do that. Just put in the order today!
    A good wheel cleaner really helps too...just don't get something with a lot of acid. I'd recommend something that is designed for raw uncoated aluminum wheels so it doesn't dull the finish over time. They tend to be the most gentle out there...
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    I've decided to go ahead and grab some new brakes and rotors before the new rims come in. Do you guys have any recommendations? Not looking to get anything high-performance, just something relatively good-looking but low-key at the same time. I default to lmperformance.com for pricing, so I'm wondering if those Power Slot rotors they have are my best option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GungHoPopsicle View Post
    I've decided to go ahead and grab some new brakes and rotors before the new rims come in. Do you guys have any recommendations? Not looking to get anything high-performance, just something relatively good-looking but low-key at the same time. I default to lmperformance.com for pricing, so I'm wondering if those Power Slot rotors they have are my best option.
    I would get R1 Concepts eline rotors which are high quality oem replacements with posi-quiet pads instead of their premium rotors with Hawk HP+ pads since you don't want high performance. Message the member r1concepts here on ls1 and they will set you up.
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    ^ agree

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