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11-15-2009, 05:20 PM
2003 grand am gt -I was loosing air on all 4 of my oem tires alittle and 2 were real bad. I pulled all 4 off and checked with soapy water. one rim is cracked and another one has a very minor dent on it and its loosing air. I have already replac ed 1 rim for being dented and another one for cracking. So Ive cracked/bent 4 rims in 4 years.

I think if i replace the 2 again with stock gt rims itll happen again. I think Im going to buy aftermarket 16" wheels because i have good tires.

do you think that those wheels would be as strong or stronger then stock? Thanks

11-15-2009, 07:28 PM
i have a set of aftermarkets if your interested... 16" black 6 spoke ssc wheels with machine polished lip.. i'm like 2 hours from chicago too and tires i have now are around 50% tread or so maybe al ittle better

11-15-2009, 09:11 PM
How much are you looking to get for them?

11-15-2009, 10:28 PM
450 obo. i had a for sale thread but nothing ever went down with them. looking at your prices for wheels you have picked your lookin to spend 360-400 anyways and that's w/o shipping and handling.. heres a pic of wheels on car:

let me know if your interested.

these rims are 16" 50R16 same as stock size. only thing you will need is the black plastic spacers because i had to break mine to get them off to put stockers on

11-15-2009, 10:52 PM
If the deal falls through get some steelies. Worst case you bang up one of those it can be hammered out. Heck I'd tell you to get some steelies for winter/spring potholes anyways. The rims pictured look really nice and would make for great summer rims :P

If you're going to trash the stock oem rims sell them to a scrapper. You'd likely get about $26 all together unless the price of aluminum has changed lately.

11-21-2009, 02:14 PM
I've had 3 cracked/bent rims since in about 8 years of ownership. I thought that was bad, but four in four years? Oh my. You have to be hitting some pretty wicked pot holes, man. I got my used rims from a junkyard ranging from $75-125. You just have to be careful and ALWAYS watch where you're driving to avoid bumps and holes. It takes some heavy force to bend rims, but it's a little easier with low profile tires. I don't know how you guys with 18's and 19's do it...

11-21-2009, 04:14 PM

11-21-2009, 07:21 PM
what did your old rims look like?