Looking for some Dubs.....20" Rims

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  1. Looking for some Dubs.....20" Rims


    Well I'm about to buy an 04' or 05'Chevy Impala. I am going to sell my current car and plan to get ~$4,000 for it. With that money I want to pick up some Chrome 20"s for my new ride. I know it's not practical but it's somthing I've always wanted and it looks like I'll soon be back living the batchlor life and well want to look fly

    Anyone here know much about what is a quality brand to go with? Im kinda clueless when it comes to that kinda stuff.
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  2. Back to the bachelor life ? explain.


    I think rims are really tacky and to be in Michigan (?) it is not practical, esp with the winters. Oh well, anyways.



    Rims: Omega, Lexani, Niche, Lorenzo. There are others but those are quality ones and 'allegedly' triple chome dipped.

    Tires: Pirelli, Sumitomo



    A few things you want to keep in mind:

    1. You need to know what your car will accept in the rim to width ratio.

    If you get 20s, they have 20x7.5, 20x8, 20x8.5

    20=20" high
    8.5= 8.5" wide

    Yes, it DOES matter how wide they are. If you don't get this right you'll grind against your strut mounts (most likely the rear, not front).

    2. Rims are a pain in the ass to take care of. Expect to clean them every single day if you want to keep them looking nice. (brake dust).



    Then you need to figure out your tires.

    You can probably run a 225/35/20

    or a 235/35/20


    A 35 sidewall is nice, but if you hit a pothole you're going to crack your rim, several guys I know did this.

    40 sidewall is probably the highest you'll want to go. Your rims look best when there is really not a lot of tire, without really high side walls.



    I like Lorenzos the most.

    20' Lorenzos+Pirelli tires is probably going to run $7,000-$8,000+
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  3. That's right, I make it rain on dem hoez.

  4. Bigger wheels also means bigger brakes. Otherwise stopping can become an issue, somewhat dangerous.
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  5. Yeah you'll run the shlt out of your brakes.

    Plus I hope that Impala is a V6.


    If its a V4 then forget it.

    Getting those rims in motion that probably weigh close to the car is going to take a lot from the engine.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by ReaperX View Post
    That's right, I make it rain on dem hoez.
    haha thanks bro.

    My wife wants to leave me because I'll be traveling out of state to pursue my baseball career and well she's not budgeing.

    Sine I'm moveing that's why I was going to get them. Somewhere like FL,NC,GA,SC,TX,AZ etc...
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    haha thanks bro.

    My wife wants to leave me because I'll be traveling out of state to pursue my baseball career and well she's not budgeing.

    Sine I'm moveing that's why I was going to get them. Somewhere like FL,NC,GA,SC,TX,AZ etc...

    Well, in marriage, it is in good times and in bad. If baseball is your dream, there's no reason why you shouldnt pursue it.


    I hope everything works out for the best for you.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by ReaperX View Post
    Well, in marriage, it is in good times and in bad. If baseball is your dream, there's no reason why you shouldnt pursue it.


    I hope everything works out for the best for you.
    Thanks man, and yea since 8th grade I knew this is what I was suppose to do.

    You might be getting some PM's from me when the time draws a little more near for me to actually fork out the cash.
    Serious Nutrition Solutions Representative

  9. Yeah, check out those brands. They sell quality. Omega/Lexani tend to be a bit more flamboyant.

  10. http://www.discountedwheelwarehouse.com/

    good place to shop. they allow you to select multiple packages and they do plus sizing to allow for the overall size of the tire/rim combo to not be too far off of your stock setting. 20's won't be an issue.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    haha thanks bro.

    My wife wants to leave me because I'll be traveling out of state to pursue my baseball career and well she's not budgeing.

    Sine I'm moveing that's why I was going to get them. Somewhere like FL,NC,GA,SC,TX,AZ etc...
    sorry to hear that man...good luck with everything.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by ReaperX View Post
    Back to the bachelor life ? explain.


    I think rims are really tacky and to be in Michigan (?) it is not practical, esp with the winters. Oh well, anyways.



    Rims: Omega, Lexani, Niche, Lorenzo. There are others but those are quality ones and 'allegedly' triple chome dipped.

    Tires: Pirelli, Sumitomo



    A few things you want to keep in mind:

    1. You need to know what your car will accept in the rim to width ratio.

    If you get 20s, they have 20x7.5, 20x8, 20x8.5

    20=20" high
    8.5= 8.5" wide

    Yes, it DOES matter how wide they are. If you don't get this right you'll grind against your strut mounts (most likely the rear, not front).

    2. Rims are a pain in the ass to take care of. Expect to clean them every single day if you want to keep them looking nice. (brake dust).



    Then you need to figure out your tires.

    You can probably run a 225/35/20

    or a 235/35/20


    A 35 sidewall is nice, but if you hit a pothole you're going to crack your rim, several guys I know did this.

    40 sidewall is probably the highest you'll want to go. Your rims look best when there is really not a lot of tire, without really high side walls.



    I like Lorenzos the most.

    20' Lorenzos+Pirelli tires is probably going to run $7,000-$8,000+
    For someone that thinks rims are tacky, you sure know a hell of a lot about them. I'm with you on them being tacky, complete waste of cash, IMO, but whatever makes you happy.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    Well I'm about to buy an 04' or 05'Chevy Impala. I am going to sell my current car and plan to get ~$4,000 for it. With that money I want to pick up some Chrome 20"s for my new ride. I know it's not practical but it's somthing I've always wanted and it looks like I'll soon be back living the batchlor life and well want to look fly

    Anyone here know much about what is a quality brand to go with? Im kinda clueless when it comes to that kinda stuff.

    Don't you mean wheels?

  14. Sorry about your dee-vorce. You should save your money for something elese besides chrome wheels for your new car. I just don't understand why people spend money on things like that.

  15. i know a lot about cars in general, not just rims.

  16. I agree. 7,000-8,000 dollars is just an utter waste of money unless you really do have excess money to spend.

    Not targeting DW at all, but individuals in general who have excessively large rims with no cash (like every person in Miami,FL) is just insecure and trying to compensate for something else lacking in their life.

  17. Very typical. Look for all show no go. Big wheels add no value, and funny you are leaving your wife to pursue a Baseball career. At least get your career started, before worrying about wheels.

    I won't even start about the fact you want to put rims on a 7th gen Impala.

    -TF

  18. However, if you are going to get wheels do it right and get some HRE's.

    -TF

  19. Quote Originally Posted by t3stxlr4titud View Post
    Very typical. Look for all show no go. Big wheels add no value, and funny you are leaving your wife to pursue a Baseball career. At least get your career started, before worrying about wheels.

    I won't even start about the fact you want to put rims on a 7th gen Impala.

    -TF
    ouch. damn.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by t3stxlr4titud View Post
    Very typical. Look for all show no go. Big wheels add no value, and funny you are leaving your wife to pursue a Baseball career. At least get your career started, before worrying about wheels.

    I won't even start about the fact you want to put rims on a 7th gen Impala.

    -TF
    Hey d i c k face you have no idea what the f u c k you are talking about. You have no clue about my situation so don't even try to give advice about anything. If you have nothing constructive to say about the rims, get the f u c k out.
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    Hey d i c k face you have no idea what the f u c k you are talking about. You have no clue about my situation so don't even try to give advice about anything. If you have nothing constructive to say about the rims, get the f u c k out.
    Youch...

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    Hey d i c k face you have no idea what the f u c k you are talking about. You have no clue about my situation so don't even try to give advice about anything. If you have nothing constructive to say about the rims, get the f u c k out.
    I never claimed to know your situation, but I do know about cars and everything that pertains to them, and the fact that you are looking to buy "dubs" for a 04-05 Impala, says you are in no situation to buy wheels. Which then tells me that your career in baseball is in a local softball league.

    I say save your coin and buy a couple cases of spits and Big League Chew.

    -TF

  23. Quote Originally Posted by t3stxlr4titud View Post
    I never claimed to know your situation, but I do know about cars and everything that pertains to them, and the fact that you are looking to buy "dubs" for a 04-05 Impala, says you are in no situation to buy wheels. Which then tells me that your career in baseball is in a local softball league.

    I say save your coin and buy a couple cases of spits and Big League Chew.

    -TF


    exactly you have NO CLUE on whats going on
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  24. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post


    exactly you have NO CLUE on whats going on
    What is going on? Are you rich? That's a lot of cake to be throwing out on some useless sh*t, if you're not rich.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by t3stxlr4titud View Post
    I never claimed to know your situation, but I do know about cars and everything that pertains to them, and the fact that you are looking to buy "dubs" for a 04-05 Impala, says you are in no situation to buy wheels. Which then tells me that your career in baseball is in a local softball league.

    I say save your coin and buy a couple cases of spits and Big League Chew.


    -TF
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