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Old 08-11-2008, 05:45 PM   #1
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20's??? Really

Now, i like the look of the 20's, but from a pure performance standpoint, wouldnt it be better to come with 18's max and drop the car 2-3 inches? i would also think that would look better, have the car lower to the ground then sporting some rims...
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:18 AM   #2
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I like the 20s. Also, don't forget how big the brakes are.
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:33 AM   #3
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I think she looks better with bigger wheels. You know how girls like their shoes.
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:43 AM   #4
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Given the size of the thing I think 20s look small on it - which is a shame as I'll be going for the 21s or aftermarket. Still, you're probably right from a performance angle.
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Old 08-12-2008, 03:41 AM   #5
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If the car didn't have 20's it wouldn't look like the concept.

I will also consider the 21's. HOT.

The smallest wheel will probably be 18's around the massive brembo's.
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:13 AM   #6
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Ya but I'm powder coating mine black I can't stand that siver color.
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:35 AM   #7
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Ya but I'm powder coating mine black I can't stand that siver color.
How much should that cost to get done at a shop? I want to be able to price that job fairly so I can get it done.
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:54 AM   #8
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Around where I live, many will buy a stripped LS V6 auto, tint the windows and put 24-26" wheels on them.

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Old 08-12-2008, 11:57 AM   #9
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How much should that cost to get done at a shop? I want to be able to price that job fairly so I can get it done.
Alot. As in, over a grand alot.
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:56 PM   #10
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Alot. As in, over a grand alot.
Are You Crazy. I know places that can do all 4 rims for like 3 bills to 350. Its a common mistake to think that powder coating cost that much.
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:01 PM   #11
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powder coatings is super easy to do and it doesnt costs that much
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I'm annoyed I have to get 20s on the SS. I hate knowing people will be able to say my cars has "dubs". Ugh.
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:56 PM   #13
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I'm annoyed I have to get 20s on the SS. I hate knowing people will be able to say my cars has "dubs". Ugh.
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:32 AM   #14
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Are You Crazy. I know places that can do all 4 rims for like 3 bills to 350. Its a common mistake to think that powder coating cost that much.
My bad.

I just really hope I can get the SS with 18's. Then I can get some aftermarket springs for a slight drop, that thing will look mean.
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:06 AM   #15
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18s will make the car look like a toy - and given that the rolling radius across all wheels are the same, it'd have tyres bigger than an off-roader. It's only because the wheel arches are so huge - they've engineered the car to take up to 24 inch wheels.
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Wanna save unsprung weight? Get 18's
Wanna just get jiggy wit da ho's get twenny fo's
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:19 PM   #17
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18s will make the car look like a toy - and given that the rolling radius across all wheels are the same, it'd have tyres bigger than an off-roader. It's only because the wheel arches are so huge - they've engineered the car to take up to 24 inch wheels.
didnt think about the wheel wells, that would look odd. i like the look of the 20's, but for one new tires are going to be expensive
and i would really have liked to see the car sit lower to the ground...but hell if it can fit 24's you might be able to get away with lowering the car on 20's, but it will be a pain in the ass...literally
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:01 PM   #18
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didnt think about the wheel wells, that would look odd. i like the look of the 20's, but for one new tires are going to be expensive
and i would really have liked to see the car sit lower to the ground...but hell if it can fit 24's you might be able to get away with lowering the car on 20's, but it will be a pain in the ass...literally
Actually....20's are the same or less than 18s in popular sizes. The expensive sizes are 19 and 21. As long as its a size that a lot of cars are using the prices aren't bad. I have 285-45-20 on my Avalanche and they were $165 each. Some 15" inch tires are costing that much.
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Old 08-14-2008, 02:29 AM   #19
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Txturbo is right - my Monaro has 245 35 19s on it and the tyres are some of the most expensive I've ever come across. I'm considering 20s just to get that down :P
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I agree. I wish they had designed the wheel wells to accept 17's with 18's as an option. I guess, they had to have massive wheels to swollow the huge brakes needed to slow the fat thing. Sorry to sound negative but it's true.
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If you want the 18" wheels on the SS I am sure the dealer will swap some 18's off a V6 LS or LT and put them on the SS.
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Meh, I have to see them in person before I make a final decision. I may end up ridin' dirty on dubs lol.
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Around where I live, many will buy a stripped LS V6 auto, tint the windows and put 24-26" wheels on them.

I think that's in a part of most cities in the U.S.! I hate that look and probably rides like the Flintstone's car.

What's really funny is when they have a flat and have 3 24" wheels and one stock 17 incher!
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I think that's in a part of most cities in the U.S.! I hate that look and probably rides like the Flintstone's car.

What's really funny is when they have a flat and have 3 24" wheels and one stock 17 incher!
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