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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-28-2006, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wheel Finish?????

I'm going to widen my stock wheels locally ($200 per wheel) but was unsure on what type of finish I should go with. The stock GM silver paint has chipped on several spots on every wheel.

I've got a black V:

Black Powdercoat
Anthracite Powdercoat
BrightSilver Powdercoat
Polished
Chrome

What's everyone's opinion?
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how much are you widening your wheels to and what's it going to cost you?
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how much are you widening your wheels to and what's it going to cost you?
Widening only the rears. Members from another board found that the maximum you can widen them is .75". This would bring the wheel to 9.25" wide, thus being able to hold a 275 tire.

Here in Dallas I was quoted $200 per wheel to widen.
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Is there any chance you can provide pics or links to the differences in the powdercoats? I'd really like to see what these two look like:

Anthracite Powdercoat
BrightSilver Powdercoat




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Is there any chance you can provide pics or links to the differences in the powdercoats? I'd really like to see what these two look like:

Anthracite Powdercoat
BrightSilver Powdercoat
I would love to see better pics of them as well!!!!
The only success I've had is going to google.com and searching for images of wheels with an anthracite coat and silver coat.

There are pics of V's with the stockers powdercoated black.


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I think the Black wheels look vicious. I am debating on doing that to my Light Platinum CTS-V, but I think it looks much better on the Black car.
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The black wheels look really nice. I wonder how they would look on a light platinum car.




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2006 Corvette Coupe
1999 Corvette Fixed Roof Coupe
http://www.thend.org/~mkane/Corvette/

Install a wide band oxygen sensor in place of a stock sensor:
http://www.thend.org/~mkane/Corvette/wbo2.html

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Notice: Vehicle component durability is greatly influenced by these driver abuses. Driving in this manner is not recommended.
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The 275's will fit and work well without widening the wheel, save your money unless you're going to go with something bigger
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Widening your wheels?

I am local to the DFW area also. Where can you get your wheels widened? I've never heard of this and am concerned about the wheels still being balanced and 'true'. Also, what tire size will you run in the rear once you have the 9.25 width? 275x ? x18

Thanks!

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Widening only the rears. Members from another board found that the maximum you can widen them is .75". This would bring the wheel to 9.25" wide, thus being able to hold a 275 tire.

Here in Dallas I was quoted $200 per wheel to widen.
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Guess I must be old school but WHAT are you guys thinking with the black wheels? Maybe it's a fad like in the 80's when everything went monochromatic....absolutely no offense intended here but they make the car look second hand or owned by a kid. Chrome or the factory wheels look best....especially on black...in a year or two, the black will just look boring.....the car's paint looks great though.
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