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If I need to get, say, an Ion sedan, how would

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wheels look on it?

18" nice simple 5 spoke.

show us the aftermarket wheels you like and where to buy them.
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Not a bad choice- looks like a simpler Solstice knock-off.
But you asked our opinions on what wheels we like, without specifying that they go on an Ion.
Personally, I prefer a more 'solid' wheel; I don't find brakes that asthetically interesting. American Racing's Salt Flat Special:
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Not a bad choice- looks like a simpler Solstice knock-off.
But you asked our opinions on what wheels we like, without specifying that they go on an Ion.
Personally, I prefer a more 'solid' wheel; I don't find brakes that asthetically interesting. American Racing's Salt Flat Special:
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are those classic 'MAGS'?
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I like the C6 Chrome Motorsports... if those count. :P

I like the ones my buddy's getting on his Neon:
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A few I believe in....

Try this...the Kuhl, a new style of steelie:
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http://www.kuhlwheels.com/

I love Panasports, though they're small by today's standards.
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OZ has long been my favorite wheel company....too bad I can't find a picture of the dish wheel made famous in the touring car races...but this will do:
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But yeah, that's basically my style...nothing corny, and I definitely don't need chrome...
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Still nothing like BBS....it seems in this Lexani/Giovanna world, they have been largely forgotten....
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I'd love to buy any of these for my 68 Camaro:

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http://www.pro-touring.com/featured_cars/C...e/Front_Rim.jpg



If I ever get a Datsun 510, 1st gen. Mazda RX7, 60s/70s Mini Cooper or a classic BMW 2002 I'll get these rims color coded:

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or these:

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these rims would look awsome on a 1970.5 Trans Am!

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I like the 7 spoke rims I have on the Caddy STS but these are far nicer. I love THESE! That

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Better pic. wiht the rims on the car (16")


These would look killer on a late 40s early 50s car like a chopped '49 Merc. or similar tail dragger/lowrider.

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When these came out in 1993 on the McLaren F1 they were both modern and classic. I love these rims. Now there's a million knock offs from every vehicle/aftermarket manufacturer. This basic concept's been really played out.

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When it comes to classic cars or American mucsle the originals look great 99% of the time. I am sick of seeing Ralley Rims on EVERY 1st gen Camaro I see though. Which is why I got rid of my set.

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Still nothing like BBS....it seems in this Lexani/Giovanna world, they have been largely forgotten....
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Rims don't get much better than BBS that's for sure...I love BBS and BBS style rims...
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What about the mighty Torq-Thrust IIs?
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Is it safe to say our tastes in rims are too conservative?
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No, Torq-Thrusts, be they I or II, just look good on anything.

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Even, say, a BMW M3?
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haha, I do love the TT's and TT-II's but I don't think they would ever work on a bimmer...no M3 atleast...I could see maybe a 5 series as it is a more muscular looking car, but deffinitely not a 3 and deffinitely not a 7...they would look very strange on a 7 as 7's are more upscale and classy where he torq thrust series rims would just not work.
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the 7-series is a big bland slug with a droopy ass & fugly wheels that would be amazingly classed up by the addition of TT-IIs. Wouldn't fix the ass end but would make the whole mess that much more attractive.
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These are racing wheels
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Im stuck on the old Cragars, so torque thrusts fit into this style, I always like Keystones which are much in line with the Rally Wheels of the times.

I liked most of the Buick & Oldsmobile machine faced wheels from the 80's as well as the 84 Corvettes.

Alot of the variations of 5 spokes that came after just didnt do it for me.

The very spindley 5 spokes look great but I just have a hard time believing in them having any strenght if pushed to high lateral G and put to any interference

there are so many choices its hard to find something that is just right.

Theres always something special about chrome spokes and knockoffs but who can afford them Edited by razoredge
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the 7-series is a big bland slug with a droopy ass & fugly wheels that would be amazingly classed up by the addition of TT-IIs. Wouldn't fix the ass end but would make the whole mess that much more attractive.

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Gotta go with Balthy on this one...
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the 7-series is a big bland slug with a droopy ass & fugly wheels that would be amazingly classed up by the addition of TT-IIs. Wouldn't fix the ass end but would make the whole mess that much more attractive.

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OK, Balthy, we know Nick is throwing his biased weight around kinda heavily, but the stock 7-series wheels (especially the split-star pattern--for lack of a better descruiption) are some of the most muscular, handsome rims out there. Compared to those, Torq Thrusts look kinda thin.

Besides all that, there simply aren't many modern cars that Torq-Thrusts lend to the look of....they're basically meant to be on 60s and 70s pieces. Just like I think it looks crazy to throws spinners of some sort on a 57 Chevy. Edited by LosAngeles
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Blorf; don't like them and see nothing 'muscular' about spindly-spoked wheels at all. But it's that 'dish' concavity to them that reminds me of those cheap '70s chrome 'basket' wires after the wires fall out. TT-IIs have a much heavier, more substantial look to them. Actually, between my 2 posts here I grabbed a 7-series pic and chopped a TT-II on the front. Nick was partially right: it looks great & better than the grey alloy factory ones, but something's not right. And yes; we all know Nick drinks deep & often from the bmw- punch bowl. Question is: what will he do when the party's over and the lights go out? ;)
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reg, I like your choice of wheel. You cannot go wrong with simple, clean five-spoke wheels. This is one of my favorites:

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reg, I like your choice of wheel.  You cannot go wrong with simple, clean five-spoke wheels.  This is one of my favorites:

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Sixty8's Camaro would look GREAT with those!!!!!11!1one

-RBB
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You can't go wrong with a classic design:
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Ugh...I just don't see the apeal in Tq Thrusts or the ever popular Eagle 077's.

Chrome wheels, IMO on most cars, distract the eyes away from the car as a whole. Not to mention Chrome looks cheap, if you want a shiny wheel go polished.

Some of my favorites...

Momo Sport...
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Coddington F07
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Coddington F16 (I am going to get a set of these for my 67)
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Coddington F22
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Fiske Profile 5
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Fiske Profile 10
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Truck wheels...
AR Mojave
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M/T Classic II's
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Factory wheels include...
W-Body Cutlass Supreme 16" Aluminum 5-stars
Black w/ polished lip 17" ZR1's
C6 ZO6 Wheels in black w/ polished lip
Quad 442 5-stars
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Most things wouldn't look good on your L200... ...and scene.
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