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Old 02-25-2013, 07:48 AM
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My first elky had these on it and I loved the way it looked... When I bought my second elky I thought it was a no brainer that eventually I would buy these again... I like the old school look of them...



but then I saw these and they have the old school feel with a little newer look...


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Like the second ones....
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Like the second ones....

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you go with the second ones, cause Im about to buy the first ones.
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Second ones nice you could add color to the spokes to match the cruck
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what size are you going with?
under 16 i would say defn #1
16s its a toss up
17s #2
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They seem to be only available in 15" or 17"... a 16" would of been ideal... not sure how well the 17" will fit... i guess my options are 15"x8" all around or maybe 17"x7" in front / 17"x8" in back...
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They seem to be only available in 15" or 17"... a 16" would of been ideal... not sure how well the 17" will fit... i guess my options are 15"x8" all around or maybe 17"x7" in front / 17"x8" in back...
Stay with the 15 I had 18's look great but not a nice ride I felt a real big difference just between 16 irocs I now have and 18's I took off because of the ride. I didn't have any rubbing with the 18x8 zero offset.
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Plus #2 looks harder to clean than #1.Its all opinion but I like to stick with period correct wheels and leave the others for Escalades.
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I had the first type for almost 20 years on mine. Still looks great on a traditional looking elco, but were starting to look out of place with my modern body mods. I,d say the second choice has a lot of what 's classic about the first choice , but with a little update. They still have enough material in the design to not show what's behind them as much as most other modern wheels do, which is a good thing if you don't have a bunch of money dumped in brakes & suspension components.
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plus #2 looks harder to clean than #1.its all opinion but i like to stick with period correct wheels and leave the others for escalades.
lolol! Exactly!
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both look good
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I say #2 because you don't see them nearly as often.
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