View Full Version : Which wheels?


SSWS6
05-19-2008, 05:13 PM
Considering buying wheels and tires, again, and I found a few that should fit. The Foose are my first choice but they are expensive. The 2nd and 3rd ones look the same and are cheaper, but on the black wheels the lip is not all polished like the Foose and that looks kinda weird to me. All are 20" btw.

Foose Speedster
http://search-circuit.com/PATRIOTS/slideshow/terry/rims/pics/SPEEDST1.jpg

DIP D65 black
http://search-circuit.com/brands/DIP/album/medium/D65%20Ninja%20Black-017.jpg

DIP D65 chrome
http://search-circuit.com/brands/DIP/album/medium/D65%20Ninja%20Chrome-018.jpg

DIP D62 chrome
http://search-circuit.com/brands/DIP/album/medium/D62%20Dagger-016.jpg

20SS07
05-19-2008, 05:17 PM
I've always liked the Foose Speedsters. so that would be my pick.

BuffaloSS
05-19-2008, 05:20 PM
I don't like the pointy 5-spoke style...but since you're back to 20's, look at the Dub Dirty Dog 5 (split spokes). There's a guy on eBay that will powdercoat them in black for $13-1400 total, if they interest you. Had I seen them before I bought mine, I would have had that done.

http://wayneswheels2000.com/DUB-DirtyDog5.jpg

EDIT: Strike that...the guy doesn't have any listed anymore.

EDIT2: I love these, too...same basic idea as what I posted above...Niche Venice. Available in 20", 5x115, +40...just what you need.

http://www.performanceplustire.com/products/wheels/searchType/searchByBrand/manufacturerID/125/productID_/4597#prodAnchor

http://www.mhtwheels.com/images/categories/ACF8C24.jpg

Nacho SS
05-19-2008, 10:35 PM
Those niche wheels are sexy!

BuffaloSS
05-20-2008, 08:19 AM
Yeah, I wish I had the $400/wheel at that time. Corny40 said that they also come in 18's, but I've heard differently from multiple sources.

Kazmaniac
05-20-2008, 09:05 AM
Those niche wheels are sexy!

Yeah - I looked at them last night for the MCSS.

SSWS6
05-20-2008, 10:14 AM
Damn those Niche wheels are nice, too bad they're so expensive. Are they forged or made out an expensive alloy or something? I can't seem to find much info on them.

How do the 255s fit Buff? Thats my main concern. And my stockers already rub slightly on the inner wheelwells and rolling the fender won't fix the problem, although I will need to do that too with 255s, so I'm gonna have to do some massaging in there.

BuffaloSS
05-20-2008, 10:38 AM
I was wondering wtf your stockers rub, then I remembered that you're lowered....forgot! I think a 255 with a +40 offset will get it away from the fender lining enough to satisfy. Then you will definitely need to deal with the fender lip, but so be it.

The 255's are fine. In front there isn't any problem, from what I can tell. In the rear, the USED to rub pretty bad but I believe the fender is rolling itself more and more each day ;) I will actually roll them at some point, but for now it hasn't affected the tire at all.

Not sure about the construction of the Niche wheels...but they're one of the better brands out there. They're not any more expensive than the Foose, though, iirc. I only posted that link to the wheels b/c it was one of the first that popped up from google...they might be less expensive elsewhere.

SSWS6
05-20-2008, 01:25 PM
Ya being lowered doesn't help, but this car has also been in a serious accident and since the repair I noticed that wheelwell clearance is reduced in the passenger side rear wheelwell (the place where most the damage occured).

I'm glad to hear that 255s are working because I refuse to go with 245/35s. Fender rolling shouldn't be a problem because I think I can find someone to do it or at least get ahold of a tool from a tire place.

The Niche wheels you posted seem to be the winner! I will probably go with those. And I don't mind paying more for a quality product. Now I just need the cash!

BuffaloSS
05-20-2008, 02:53 PM
Now I just need the cash!

Yeah, that's the kicker ;) Sucks, don't it? :nod: Took me 2.5 years to get my ish together and buy some...and wheels were first on the mod list since day one.

Kazmaniac
05-20-2008, 05:37 PM
$299 / ea is a bargain to me ... $1200 / set!

I've got sticker shock from the Z's - they get $1200 / ea Fikse wheels.

BuffaloSS
05-20-2008, 09:44 PM
He's still lookin at 20s, not 18s.

Nacho SS
05-20-2008, 11:16 PM
$299 / ea is a bargain to me ... $1200 / set!

I've got sticker shock from the Z's - they get $1200 / ea Fikse wheels.

But Fikse/iForged/CCWs are so hot its hard to turn them down....(meaning, I have no discernment).

BuffaloSS
05-21-2008, 08:00 AM
Not familiar with those wheels...so IDK what to say, other than spending a fifth of the car's value (new) on wheels & tires is downright stupid, imo.

Kazmaniac
05-21-2008, 02:19 PM
They're racing rims ...

http://fikse.com/index.html

Corvette; Viper; Porsche - you get the picture.

And yeah - $800 / ea for stockers?

Nacho SS
05-21-2008, 07:40 PM
They're racing rims ...

http://fikse.com/index.html

Corvette; Viper; Porsche - you get the picture.

And yeah - $800 / ea for stockers?

:drool: