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Just need some opinions on wheels

I'm looking for some 18" wheels for my 94 SC and wanted something a little different than the 5-spoke Cobra style. I like that look but just wanted something different.

These are the two that I have been looking at:

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/fin...1796&rc=ILCINT

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...All&sort=Brand

What do you guys think?

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I like the first one better. But what is more important is... which do you like better?
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I'm partial to the second ones (I have similar one on my LSC just chrome and 17 x 8's http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/303536...VIII_Wheel.JPG) as I think the 5 spoke is so played out!

But Tinman 72 is correct, it is your car, which do you prefer?

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my two cents is the first one...its your car and your call
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...I have similar one on my LSC just chrome and 71 x 8's...
71 inchers?!?! Wow, you put dubs to shame.

Sorry. Couldn't help it.
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I was looking at getting the MB's if I ever get the money for wheels.
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71 inchers?!?! Wow, you put dubs to shame.

Sorry. Couldn't help it.
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I like them both. If I had to choose, I'd say the second ones because they are more unique than the first.

You gonna sell your SC wheels?....lol (seriously though...are you?)

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depending on the color of the car, I like the second ones

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I like them both. If I had to choose, I'd say the second ones because they are more unique than the first.

You gonna sell your SC wheels?....lol (seriously though...are you?)
As soon as I get the new wheels, I'll send you a PM. I'll have no need for the factory wheels.

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I like both. The car is the White Opalescent.

The sport editions (2nd ones) are aggressive looking yet gives the car a classy look. The first ones are aggressive looking and similar to the popular 5-spoke style that fits the car so well.

Since it seems to be split right down the middle, I guess I'm on the right track with either of them.

I originally had planned to get these but they have been discontinued and I haven't found anyone who has a full set of them.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...All&sort=Brand

I know these are very similar to the Cobras but there's something about them I really like.

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What's the fattest tire you could fit on a 18x8? 255/40/18s?

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What's the fattest tire you could fit on a 18x8? 255/40/18s?
Not sure.....TireRack recommends the 245/45-18's which was pretty close to the OEM 16" tire diamter when I checked it on the Tire dimension calculator.

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I have 18x8's and ran 255-45-18 for a while.

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i went to discount tire today and got some new sneakers for my car

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Agreed, those are pretty sweet.

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nice!!!

i like those also, not too busy!!
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