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llsht14
07-14-2007, 05:28 PM
Well i want to put 18's on my White GAGT. I just dont know if i should go with black ones, brushed aluminum or chrome. And what styles would look the best with out dropping it.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Jake
07-14-2007, 05:29 PM
Ehh, its all about what you like. Look at my new thread in memebrs car gallery to see what chrome will look like. Or One of the Bryan's cars to see what black looks like. I personally like chrome much better (obviously) but its all up to you, Id say go chrome!

Ajaxus
07-14-2007, 05:41 PM
I'm a fan of black with a polished rim...

Jake
07-14-2007, 05:44 PM
I'm a fan of black with a polished rim...

lip* u mean? :p

DrFabulous
07-14-2007, 05:44 PM
Chrome or polished for the flashy look, brushed for a more subtle look. No black, IMO- too played out.


Some wider 5-spokes look best, IMO. Most people love the AE077's, but I personally went with AE 025's because of the wider spokes.

077's

http://adaptivestrategies.com/American-Eagle077.jpg






025's
http://adaptivestrategies.com/American-Eagle025a.jpg

Bryan
07-14-2007, 06:49 PM
The rim you're gonna find to look best without a drop is going to be one without a bigger lip such as the 077 or the Italia Inoxs. Mirage's car has the 077s on stock suspension and it looks great IMO.

PhantomLover007
07-14-2007, 07:07 PM
I think these would look sweet ona GA. I got these for my wifey's Sat L200. 18" Forte F24 Double Nickels

llsht14
07-14-2007, 08:11 PM
hmmmm.....i really like the 077's and the 025's. I think i will choose between those two. Now is just the hard part of that lol

ryanbgb22
07-14-2007, 08:17 PM
hmmmm.....i really like the 077's and the 025's. I think i will choose between those two. Now is just the hard part of that lol

not that easy, its going to b hard to find the 077

Dizzy21
07-15-2007, 01:21 AM
77's IMO

with a white car id go chrome

scotiez
07-15-2007, 06:10 AM
You should ask yourself a couple questions before you decide.
1. are you gona take them off or store your car in the winter?
2. How easy to you want them to be cleaned?
3. Can you afford two sets of tires and rims for the winter time.

Decide for yourself what you want and not what everyone else says .. its your car and do what you like best. When i bought mine i said this is my only car and i can't afford to buy another one just for winter. Also i want my car to look good all year around, not for only 6 months when the weather is decent here in North Dakota. I started out with the stock chrome techs which i love the look, but there a pain in the behind to clean and keep clean. I wanted something that i can have on my car year around cause i can't stand the look of steelies on in the winter.. they make the car look so cheap and for 6 months out of the year it would drive me nuts to look at my car with those cheap ugly steelies on. So no i didn't want to take them off in the winter, and i know Chrome looks so nice and my prefered choice but there hard to clean and you CAN NOT leave chrome on in the winter. So i choose the black with polished lip with a clear coat. They are easy to clean and stay that way all winter long. I still wash my car alot in the winter and do a little extra cleaning on my rimms but they still look as new as they did when i bought them.
But like i said its up to you of what you want to do .. ask yourself those questions and then decide what you want to do. Thats what i did.

Malibu Glow
07-15-2007, 08:46 AM
Just a thought, have you considered maybe going with a white, bronze or gold rims with a polished lip. Maybe even a gunmetal or a hyper silver. As it's been mentioned it's a matter of personal choice and you just got to find a rim that suits the look your going for. Me I've got two sets of rims, the 18's I've got on now and my 17's which are gonna receive a powder coating to match the color of my car before becoming my winter rollers with some exspensive winter tires

DrFabulous
07-15-2007, 09:38 AM
Bronze could look sweet.

Grreen99GT
07-15-2007, 09:47 AM
Bronze could look sweet.

:vomit:

llsht14
07-15-2007, 11:39 AM
my stocks will have winter tires on them and the new ones will be what i use the rest of the year.

timberwoof
07-15-2007, 07:30 PM
I vote Gunmetal with polised aluminum. There are too many white GAs with black rims on here. They'll all look the same. Either that get the new konigs and paints the pieces white.

DrFabulous
07-15-2007, 08:00 PM
:vomit:

I've seen several white cars with bronze rims that looked really nice, I just don't know how it'd work on a GA.

http://www.japanmotorcorp.com/24b.jpg

Rich
07-15-2007, 08:22 PM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a393/Rich125678/bobo.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a393/Rich125678/pyroavatar2bronze.jpg

i think with the right color bronze and the right rim it could look good.

Grreen99GT
07-15-2007, 09:21 PM
idk, i still don't like that look at all. just my opinion though

notsoaveragej0e
07-15-2007, 09:32 PM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a393/Rich125678/pyroavatar2bronze.jpg



Unless you're from the 'hood, please please please to Allah don't get something THAT gold!

Rich
07-15-2007, 09:44 PM
heh, well it was more just for an idea, but it is more gold than spys rims.

ScheckZ28GT
07-18-2007, 11:08 AM
the gunmetal would look nice on a white car. Even though this is off topic , you could also paint the brake calipers silver or what ever color. They would stand out more with a dark colored rim. Mine are red on a red car and when i put black rims on photoshop, the calipers looked sweet. But anyways, black or dark rims would look awesome.

Exodus
07-18-2007, 11:30 AM
Black chrome

timberwoof
07-18-2007, 12:36 PM
Not again with the black rims, its been over done. Make it unique and original to you. But if you want black go for it. Just don't come crying when you go to a meet and can't find your own car cause they all look the same.

Bryan
07-18-2007, 01:04 PM
I'm still yet to understand how black is over done. Really, no rim color is unique or original unless they're pink or something. Tons of people have chrome, gun metal, etc. Are all of those over done as well?

Grreen99GT
07-18-2007, 01:30 PM
yes................lol

PhantomLover007
07-19-2007, 03:59 PM
Unless you're from the 'hood, please please please to Allah don't get something THAT gold!

I think a little gold accenting would be cool with chrome rims. I don't know if they fixed the issues with gold plating though. I had a friend that dealt with rims in the 90's and he told me of the issues that they were having with the gold plating coming off. I wouldn't mind getting something like that if I didn't have to worry about rolling down the road and a chunk of gold come flying off my wheel.