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Old 08-28-2013, 09:12 AM   #18
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I'm on the hunt for some 20" matte black wheels and tires to match. I don't want to go staggered, because I'd like to be able to have them rotated like a normal set. I've looked in the wheels and tires section of the forum, but at this point I'm more lost than ever. I'd like to stay below $2000 for the wheels and tires. Any suggestions on quality brands near that price? I've searched and there's just too much out there for a beginner to sift through.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:45 AM   #19
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I'm on the hunt for some 20" matte black wheels and tires to match. I don't want to go staggered, because I'd like to be able to have them rotated like a normal set. I've looked in the wheels and tires section of the forum, but at this point I'm more lost than ever. I'd like to stay below $2000 for the wheels and tires. Any suggestions on quality brands near that price? I've searched and there's just too much out there for a beginner to sift through.
You can always get the ZL1 replicas and the tires shouldn't be as much.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:58 PM   #20
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I was thinking about those. Wheres the best place to order?
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:51 PM   #21
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This thread hasn't been updated in a while... It's only because I can't pull the trigger on wheels. I can't decide whether to go black and the complete blacked-out look or go with silver or chrome wheels instead.

Also, for the cost of wheels and tires... I can do a number of other mods on my wish list.

Any advice?
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:34 PM   #22
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This thread hasn't been updated in a while... It's only because I can't pull the trigger on wheels. I can't decide whether to go black and the complete blacked-out look or go with silver or chrome wheels instead.

Also, for the cost of wheels and tires... I can do a number of other mods on my wish list.

Any advice?
Wheels are a must and I love the black on black look its just a pain in the ass to keep clean. but you cant beat the look. Get rid of those god awful ls wheels
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:28 PM   #23
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Wheels are a must and I love the black on black look its just a pain in the ass to keep clean. but you cant beat the look. Get rid of those god awful ls wheels
I will have to agree. I have a black 1LS and I sneeze and it gets dirty. I am going to get XO berlin wheels. One of my club members is getting them and I am going to powdercoat them gloss black. With the cash for new rims you can get a bunch of other exterior parts or even interior parts.
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Welcome and Congrats on the '13 2LS
Good luck with your mods ! !

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Old 10-09-2013, 05:16 PM   #25
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I hear ya. The steel wheels look bad. I keep going back and forth, but will probably go with wheels/ tires first. I have looked through the wheels threads on the forum, but still don't see a set of black wheels that stand out (in my price range). I'm looking to stay near the $2,000 mark.
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:31 PM   #26
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Have you tried tirerack.com?
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:36 PM   #27
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I hear ya. The steel wheels look bad. I keep going back and forth, but will probably go with wheels/ tires first. I have looked through the wheels threads on the forum, but still don't see a set of black wheels that stand out (in my price range). I'm looking to stay near the $2,000 mark.
Congrats on the new ride....Looks great!
Maybe I'll see ya around Jax. I live in St Aug...Travel 95 everyday....
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:46 AM   #28
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@ 31B- I checked out tirerack and nothing really stood out to me.

@ Michaels2011- I live just off 2-95 and Baymeadows, so not too far from you. Did you deal with bestwheeldeals personally? Also, do you install mods yourself or can you recommend an area shop that does quality work at a reasonable price? I don't trust myself to install exhaust since I'm new to all this. Thanks
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@ 31B- I checked out tirerack and nothing really stood out to me.

@ Michaels2011- I live just off 2-95 and Baymeadows, so not too far from you. Did you deal with bestwheeldeals personally? Also, do you install mods yourself or can you recommend an area shop that does quality work at a reasonable price? I don't trust myself to install exhaust since I'm new to all this. Thanks
Yes I have dealt with best wheel personally. Mine & the wife's wheels/tires.
They have a good selection and will set you up from mild to aggressive with the offset. I went with aggressive for both our rides.
There is a guy on the Jacksonville club thread that does most work for the guys around town. I think his nic is jhart.
For my body mods I went to Cruisers here in St Aug. Had stripes painted on the wife's ride.
Keep on track for wheels. I looked for 1 year or more before I decided. I kept coming back to the wheels I have now.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:59 AM   #30
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Just an update on my progress (or lack thereof):

I have decided to wait on wheels/ tires since I'm having trouble deciding which way to go.

Because of that, I'm going to go ahead with an order for the MRT v2 exhaust and CAI Inc. cold air intake. I am also considering a catch can and ported throttle body.

I'm also looking at some less expensive mods. I'd like to make some interior and exterior lighting improvements. Any other suggestions?

Thanks
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:38 PM   #31
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Great looking car DaJags85! You'll always remember your 1st new car!I think we can help you with our Gambler package. It's only $650 and gives you more hp/better throttle response/and drop springs plus Pfadt Gambler badges. Hit me up and I can give you the details.

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Old 11-14-2013, 11:16 AM   #32
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Thanks Pfadt, I'll take it into consideration.

As far as the 18" stock steel wheels go, are there any suggestions on how to make them look a little better? I'd like to be able to do something with the gray plastic piece that surrounds the steel if possible. I'll be waiting a year or so before I buy wheels/tires.
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Thanks Pfadt, I'll take it into consideration.

As far as the 18" stock steel wheels go, are there any suggestions on how to make them look a little better? I'd like to be able to do something with the gray plastic piece that surrounds the steel if possible. I'll be waiting a year or so before I buy wheels/tires.
well in my opinion you can always look to get bigger wheels. I got 20X9" in the front and 20X10.5" in the rear and I love that setup. See if you can get replica wheels as well. They tend to be cheaper sometimes. People on the forum sell them all the time. All you have to do is look around and wait until you have money saved up.
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:19 AM   #34
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I'm going to wait probably a year or so on the wheels. Last night, I removed the plastic piece around the wheel. I had all 4 of them snapped off in less than a minute. I'm going to plasti dip them black and see how it looks. I'll post pictures if I can get to it this weekend. Then, after Thanksgiving, I'll have my CAI inc cold air intake and MRT v 2 exhaust installed. Then, on to some LED lighting on the interior and window tint.
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