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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:31 PM Edited by Gnarlton Banks, 09 February 2013 - 11:24 PM.

Wheels are a very important part of the cars and trucks we drive everyday.
A wheel that has been neglected and/or bent/cracked can lead to a blown-out tyre, which can ultimately lead to your demise!


But that is not why I'm here.

I want to discuss our favourite wheels.
Whether you like them because of their strength, reputation, design, or simply aesthetics, you can post them here.

Examples are appreciated, and pictures of the wheel on a car that you think they suit best would be great, since we all know that some wheels will look excellent on one car and terrible on another.

So if you like rolling on anything from 12-inch Minilites to 22-inch Alcoas, post them here! icon14.gif

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I like Cragars SS on plenty of classic muscle cars, but there are other vehicles they can look nice on as well.

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I have a thing for wide-ass Watanabes.

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The Work Meister is nice.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:56 PM

I drive a Volvo V50 with 17" Scotia Wheels - these were only available in the US, UK & Ireland AFAIK.

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They look quite good on the V50.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:14 PM

Those are quite common for V50s and S40s. And they do fit the car well. I would say it depends on the car which rim to have. But to bring out something, the original Mazda 3 5-spoke rims 16" are very nice looking and suite the car well, at least as i look at the car we have.
Simple but nice looking. I would say, the simpler the rim, the better looking it actually is. I do like some rims wich have more than 10 spokes, but it takes a specific car to use them. Oh and this ain't my car, just an example:
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:00 AM

MUST HAVE ON MY SAAB

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:05 AM

QUOTE (Sup3rman @ Saturday, Feb 9 2013, 23:14)
Those are quite common for V50s and S40s. And they do fit the car well. I would say it depends on the car which rim to have. But to bring out something, the original Mazda 3 5-spoke rims 16" are very nice looking and suite the car well, at least as i look at the car we have.
Simple but nice looking. I would say, the simpler the rim, the better looking it actually is. I do like some rims wich have more than 10 spokes, but it takes a specific car to use them. Oh and this ain't my car, just an example:

Yeah, these fit the 3 quite well. Where do you live by the way? I'm doing some research on where these wheels were actually available. I know they weren't available in:
- Poland
- Germany
- Netherlands
- France

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:22 AM

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The best looking wheel known to man. BBS magnesium WTCC wheels. 17x9.5.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:18 AM

QUOTE (Garfield 2 @ Sunday, Feb 10 2013, 00:05)
Yeah, these fit the 3 quite well. Where do you live by the way? I'm doing some research on where these wheels were actually available. I know they weren't available in:
- Poland
- Germany
- Netherlands
- France

Well i would like to keep where i live unspecified, but i dont live in those countries. Thats why they are common to me.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

Magnesium BBS E49's/E50's. With and without fans.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:38 PM Edited by epoxi, 11 February 2013 - 04:53 PM.

Some obvious choices, but still my favourites:

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BBS RS (in gold with chrome lip of course)


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Volk Racing TE37

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Dayton 100-spoke wire wheels

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Super Advan Racing

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Lowenhart LDR

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:46 PM

The Advan's are about the only good looking 3-spoke wheels ever made.

BBS E88
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CCW Classic
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Image Billet 4
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Compomotive MO1810
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OZ/Sparco WRc
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RH ZW1
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Gram Light 57Xtreme
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Champion MM20
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:35 AM

AC Schnitzer Type 2
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Borbet Type A
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BMW/BBS Style 5
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Rondell 021
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BMW Styling 37
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:17 AM

Breyton GTS

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BBS LM

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:50 AM Edited by jaysteels, 12 February 2013 - 09:54 AM.

I'm just going to go ahead and post my other favorite SAAB rims, since I have NO rim-knowledge at all.
Early U.S. Turbo:
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99 Inca:
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SPG/aero:
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Cross Spoke:
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Directional aero:
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Ronal silverspoke:
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16" aero:
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:16 AM

Jeep Wrangler TJ Ravines:
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Chevy Corvette C6 Z06 rims:
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Chevy Silverado/Tahoe rims:
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I usually think stock rims look best, not a big fan of aftermarket.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:18 AM

I love these old original Mustang rims, the 67 fastbacks or 69 ones with these looked so cool
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:26 AM

Aren't those Breytons posted further up just cheap BBS CH clones?

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:05 PM

QUOTE (sivispacem @ Tuesday, Feb 12 2013, 10:26)
Aren't those Breytons posted further up just cheap BBS CH clones?

Well,maybe you can said so,the Breyton build specially for BMW

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:10 PM

QUOTE (ItsAllAboutGTA @ Tuesday, Feb 12 2013, 13:05)
QUOTE (sivispacem @ Tuesday, Feb 12 2013, 10:26)
Aren't those Breytons posted further up just cheap BBS CH clones?

Well,maybe you can said so,the Breyton build specially for BMW

Yes yes, I am aware of whom Breyton are and their reputation for selling largely overpriced tat whilst occasionally producing a good product. Kind of like a low-rent Hartge. Not a fan of the CH/CK clones personally, but some of their older designs are cool.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:56 PM Edited by Lurch, 13 February 2013 - 02:00 AM.

Always liked factory Porsche wheels

Early 15" Fuchs

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RSR deep dish Fuchs

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Late 16" Fuchs

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914 2 liter 4 lug Fuchs

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NSU Ro80 "baby Fuchs"

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Magnessium 5 lug Gasburners

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914 2 liter 4 lug Gasburners

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914 2 liter Pedrinis

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Cookie Cutters

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Phone Dials

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Fuchs style 911 Sports Classic Wheels

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

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Keystone Klassics are always... well... classic.

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Cragar has a lot of good muscular wheels.

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Nice truck wheels too.

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Ronal Turbos.

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BMW Turbine wheels/caps.

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5-Slot magnesium.

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Doesn't get much more simple.

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Not a "wheel", but aero discs look cool.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:28 PM

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:39 AM

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These are the ugliest rims known to man!

Though both are very good looking cars....just the rims are hideous.








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