New wheels...again

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by Zedzag, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Zedzag

    Zedzag Veteran Member

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    A few years ago I put some Coys C-5 gunmetal wheels on my 81Z.

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    I ended up selling them because I hated the hidden valve stem PIA (should've researched better).
    I used the money from the sale of the Coys to do all the suspension and kill the 4x4 look. Well all that's done and I've been using the ZR1s from my 2002 SS with adapters to drive it a little and work some of the bugs out.

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    It's time for another set of wheels and here's what I picked.
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    I'm happy with the results and as you can tell, I like gunmetal wheels LOL.
    18x8 fr 4.5 bs 245/40/18
    18x9 rr 5.0 bs 275/40/18
     
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    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Chinese imported New Rev classic's off Ebay ??

    They look nicer then the 4th gen rims.
     
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    That's a great looking car man, but it was hardly a 4x4 before. Whose suspension did you go with?
     
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    I love the Coy's. Car still looks nice.
     
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    Yep Rev Classics but not from Ebay. Ebay didn't have the widths I wanted.
     
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    Global West front and rear springs and PTFbody upper control arms.
     
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    Honestly liked the 2002 ZR1's more, the style you went with is so played out in
    my opinion. You go to a car show and EVERY car has them. I like different, but
    to each their own ... they do look good .. which is why they are so popular.

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    I agree the style is played out but I still like these wheels. Besides, I'm cheap too.

    The ZR1 did look good but my 02 needs to come off the jack stands.
     
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    sorry ,but besides the color they look like the ones you took off
     
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    Don't be sorry, thats why I bought them. I was looking for a very similar wheel that didn't have the hidden valve stem and found it. If you ever tried filling up one of those hidden valve stem wheels using the supplied extension with a conventional tire valve chuck and you'll see why I decided to sell. I had to fill up air every few weeks due to the hidden valve system leaking all the time.
     

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