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Old 12-24-2009, 09:47 PM   #1
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Smile Upgrade:SS with Painted GFX or Chrome?

Hey yall. I'm in a bit of a indecision, I have in my possession like 2,000 dollars, and of course, I want to sink it into my car, but the problem is I dunno how! I've seen pictures of the SS with chrome wheels and I must admit it looks very beautiful. I can get a set of 20 inch chrome for 800 dollars no problem, but to me, I just don't think the wheels go all with the car that well. Well, I'm not saying it doesn't make the car look good, but it's just it kinda offsets the color by making the wheels brighter. My SS is silver ice metallic, the concept color, and the stock SS wheels(painted/polished aluminum) like totally matches the color of the car, it looks f'n perfect, but aside of me still may consider chrome because they look flashy. What do you guys think????

Also, after owning my car for about 3 months or so, alot of people have been asking me what am I going to do to it next besides the limo tint, which adds a little more sexy to the car, and basically I just want to stick to the core concept behind the car, sexy yet at the same time aggressive. So with that being said, I want the painted ground effects! It's looks so amazing on the silver ice metallic. It just makes the car look like it's like so far ahead of it's time. I was forwarded to look at GMPARTSDIRECT.com and I checked for the GFX package and it was price at $1,622.75 total including shipping. I can get the ground effects package now, but I dunno how much it would cost to get my dealer to paint it and install, all they tell me is total for everything is $3,500.00. I'd at least like to know how much individually does each process cost: install and paint. But they just place me on hold forever. If it's really 3,500.00 total for everything I'd probably have to wait about 3 months or so before I can get it. As far as painting goes though, I know this great guy who did my tint, he paints, tints and details car, he could paint for GFX kit before I have it installed for as cheap as 300 cause we're friends. lol. But I still dunno.

So what I'm asking is, what do you guys think I should do!!?????? For right now go for the chrome wheels or painted ground effects package?????? I can get chrome now, or I can wait like 2 or 3 months and get the GFX. Eh???

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Old 12-24-2009, 09:52 PM   #2
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Where can I get those wheels for $800?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:57 PM   #3
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:59 PM   #4
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looks good. i personally don't like chrome rims (they look amazing and i like the look, just hate the time you have to put in to keep them looking that way )

my vote is for the ground effects.
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:59 PM   #5
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Where can I get those wheels for $800?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?
$829 to be exact, ...Factory Reproductions. But that isn't including shipping. lol. It's free for me cause hell, my girlfriend is buying the chrome wheels if I wanted them, if not, she'd put down some of the money towards ground effects.

+1 Chrome
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:00 PM   #6
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I'm not a huge fan of the GFX with that sticker price.. on the other hand I love the chrome wheels!
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:01 PM   #7
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looks good. i personally don't like chrome rims (they look amazing and i like the look, just hate the time you have to put in to keep them looking that way )
All wheels need care and cleaning to look good. It's just that chrome ones happen to look 2x better when you finish.
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:06 PM   #8
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Headers.

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GFX.
LOL!! Hennessey's Headers,...with GFX.

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I'm not a huge fan of the GFX with that sticker price.. on the other hand I love the chrome wheels!
Price aside, visually, which would you prefer though.....? I'm heavily leaning towards that ground effect package. It looks so,.....so, so......MEAN.
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:08 PM   #9
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All wheels need care and cleaning to look good. It's just that chrome ones happen to look 2x better when you finish.
very true...i just seemed to have to spend more time on the chrome rims i've had. with my work schedule now, i don't have that time to spend on rims.
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:20 PM   #10
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I'd go with the GFX between the two. It's rare that I see a chromed rim that I like. Of course, my experience with GFX kits is that those things are fragile, I've replaced the ones on my current car enough times that I decided not to get them on my camaro. Speed bumps are not your friend.
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I would say that the colored GFX look awesome on silver. WOW.
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:33 PM   #12
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Personally I think you can get a lot cooler looking rims than simply chromed up rims like that.... I'd go with the GFX... Looks so damn good on that silver color... I'm jealous now.


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I would say that the colored GFX look awesome on silver. WOW.
YEAH,......SERIOUSLY! My choice is made! lol. It may take a 2 months or so, even 3, but it will look damn good and be well worth it when I get it!!
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:54 PM   #13
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Make sure you don't get ripped off.. My dealer wanted $2,000 to paint my GFX lol. I was like "wow that's awesome of you.. I just buy a $44,000 camaro off you and you still try to rip me off! Forget you guys!" and thus my GFX is still grey, but i love it!
WOW dude, WTF!? 2,000 just to paint the damn GFX? Aww, come on that's clear a rip off. They said I can get the whole car repainted for 4,000. It's enough that the GFX are 1600, then they want 2,000 to paint them? 3600 total? Yet it's 4,000 for a total new paintjob? Yeah.......That's about in the same ballpark my dealer was shooting for; that's ridiculous. They act as if they're installing a super charger in the car.

Screw that,....if it takes too long to acquire, I'll order the GFX now then just get the guy who did my tint to paint the GFX the same color as the car, THEN....probably a month after get them to install it. They'd be baffled as to how my GFX came painted when they all come stock as metallic grey. If that is indeed a cheaper yet more effective way to go, I'll first need to get the silver ice metallic paint code from the dealer so my friend can know what color to go with. I mean, maybe I should do that, hell, he works for nissan! He paints they're cars, tints them, and details them so he must know what he's doing! And his work looks great; his black impala SS on 22 looks ridiculous. Cleanest black I ever seen. Think about it, each Chevy dealership has a service center where they're guy(s) do the painting and detailing of they're cars, my guys, does they exact same thing, except he works for Nissan! Yeah,.....Im gonna talk to him.
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Old 12-25-2009, 12:10 AM   #14
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GFX...I don't like the chrome rims on the SIM Camaro.
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:56 AM   #15
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Why not instal yourself or have your buddy who tints and paints do it. Just had our tint done and they did the splash gaurds and side vents for us. Most of these shops have the tools and experience.
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:42 AM   #16
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And if you are going to get chrome rims, get some flashier ones than those lol
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Old 12-25-2009, 11:41 AM   #17
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On an SIM Camaro, I'd rather have the SS/RS wheels.

The Chrome wheels really won't add anything visual to the car (my opinion). I would 100% rather have the GFX.
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Old 12-25-2009, 11:48 AM   #18
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Pics are not showing up for me.

You can have your stock wheels chromed for $600. Not sure how chrome wheels look on a silver car. Have only seen them on Red & Black cars, & they look great! You may want some contrast with your wheels and car color.

Which ground effects are you looking at?

If all else fails, send me the money, I can be very decisive when purchasing stuff.
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i'd go with GFX...i like chrome, but the GFX package is too sexy IMO, and besides it's winter...can always wait 4 the summer when the chrome will look ALOT better

nevermind, just saw u live in New Orleans...u don't gotta worry about winter lol...but i'd go with GFX
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GFX for sure. If all you're wanting is visual appeal, the GFX will have a more dramatic effect than chrome wheels I would think. And if you're wanting to stick with stock wheels, I'd rather spend $800 on a pair of back wheels from E-bay to put up front so you have 275's all around. Should handle better and you can rotate your tires for longer life.
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:56 AM   #21
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i love the GFX too but in reality in a couple of years the GFX wont last. They are fragile and wont hold the paint well over time. then they start to fade and look like $#@#$@
just throwing my opinion out there
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I'm not a huge fan of the GFX with that sticker price.. on the other hand I love the chrome wheels!
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:03 AM   #23
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If your car was a darker color, I would say chrome them. But you got SIM. I agree with you. I think the wheels that are on it now look great!

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Definitely the painted ground effects, do it
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:16 PM   #25
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Ground FX would be last thing for me. I would go with either suspension or exhaust first. But if you want that aggressive look as you were saying, I would definitely look into lower that beast. As you have said, you seem to be happy with the wheels you have on right now which matches the car, and you dont want to get ground fx then it will be like you have to lower it now...so lower first, then exhaust, intake, headers, wheels, maybe gfx....
Guess I'll have to live my dream through you for now...heheheh
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