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Old 08-04-2011, 09:44 PM
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I've been thinking about getting wheels/tires for my red '99 Formula but can't decide what style to go with and what finish. A friend of mine said I could try out his black 17x9 ZR1's for a week or two. I took some pictures but I want all of the opinions i can get. Not sure if black or silver would look better against the red, especially considering that my car has white lettering on it. Let me know how you guys feel about the black wheels on my car.

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Old 08-04-2011, 10:22 PM
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Looks good besides the optional off road suspension you put on it.
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:24 PM
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Uh...what are you talking about?
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:36 PM
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talking about that wheel gap thing needs to be a lil lower...
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:57 PM
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I love em', mine are totally black with chrome center cap and lugs.

(I'm a bit partial)
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:19 PM
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Love mine!
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:28 PM
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Looks bad ***
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by LS-ONE_DAY View Post
Uh...what are you talking about?
Thing has about the same wheel gap as a 4x4.....lower it and itll make any wheel you put on it look better.
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:49 PM
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I really don't like ZR1's on Firebirds, and I wouldn't do black, I would go gunmetal =P

I love mine!
I might get them powder coated for the new car though, white on white is sexy!

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i think it looks good. Have you considered all black? without the silver lip. Ive seen all black rims on red fbodies and they look badass imo
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:06 AM
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black or polished possibly even chrome would look good.
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Old 08-05-2011, 02:38 AM
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agree not a fan of zr1s on birds, but i think the zr1s look better in silver, i dont know why they just look better than the black and chrome ones
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:23 AM
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black looks great but u need tha 17x11 on tha back
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:31 AM
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As far as the wheel gap, lowering my car really isn't on my mind right now. If I do it it'll be something I do years from now. I like the stock height and right now its better to keep it that way for 3 reasons, 1 - If I do end up getting a staggered set with 17x11's in the back I'll be getting 315's and that could cause extra issues as far as extra parts I'll need to buy in order to make it work 2 - same as number 1 but about extra parts for the suspension (ie LCA relocation brackets) and 3 - I live in an area where most of the driveways are all elevated off the roadway and there are lots of speed bumps and I already scrape the bottom of the car.

As far as getting 17x11's in the back that was my original intention but I think I might just stick with 17x9 so I can run 275 all the way around making rotations easy (and possible). If a 275 will fit on a 17x11 I'd get them and then a set of worn 315's for looks I guess though.

The main reason I'm looking at ZR1's is because they are cheaper, I really want Torque Thrusts but they're too expensive.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:04 AM
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Ya it's funny how the first thing everyone on this site notices and mentions is the lowering of the car lol. I do admit it looks better lowered but it's not the end of the world if we don't do it, I been stock height w/ all my fbodies (2) and never cared for lowering, we still **** on the land w/ our cars and they're already low as **** to begin with lol, everyone hates getting inside my car cause how low it is (stock height), imagine lowering it more, still wouldn't mind it but thats seriously the very last mod in my book which would prolly reach at never lol.
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Originally Posted by BOBS99SS View Post
agree not a fan of zr1s on birds, but i think the zr1s look better in silver, i dont know why they just look better than the black and chrome ones
Agreed.

Personally I hate them on any car made after the lt1 period since they are so dated looking, but chrome or black seem to look worse than silver.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:31 AM
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I'm open to alternatives guys, as long as they aren't crazy expensive. I like simple wheels though, 5 spoke preferably, 6 at the most.
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:58 PM
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I dont care for zr1's on firebirds. Like the black on red tho.
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