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Old 08-10-2010
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New Wheels.. Need Help Choosing Style!

Well, it has come time to start my BL project, and I need help deciding what style of wheel to choose. I am going to do a 3" BL from summit, and run 33"s. I am very partial to the spoke-style Ion Alloys, but im not sure how the black would look with the blue color of my truck. This is going on a '99 blue 2wd extended cab. Help me out! This will be the first real upgrade to my truck, so i need some input from you guys!

Sorry for the fuzziness of the picture, but that is how my truck looks in its current state.
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haha you'd probably love mine but they are discontinued!
check out kmc wheels. they have some pretty slick wheels out right now. my next set is gonna be some of the 18" teflon ones. they are priced good too
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Id go with the second ion alloys.....go check my truck dude its almost identical
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go check my truck dude its almost identical
You have stock wheels tho dont you? I like it a lot. how much total lift do you have? what size tires do you have?
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33x12.50x15s.....about 5 in the front and 4 in the rear
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are the stock rims 15" or 16"? they measure 16" but are they actually 15"? I'm just going to get the new wheels for now, and the 33s are gong to come later, when i can shell out the money. but that being said, i need to get the same size wheel. I had thought that they were 15" but i measures them and they are 16", help!
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If your wheels are the same style as mine then they are 15x7s...and which by looking at your avatar they are the same as mine.....
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what do yours actually measure in diameter?
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15x7...but ill check for you when I get off work
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Second style
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Old 08-14-2010
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im partial to the first style over the second, but i dont know how either would look because they are black, and im not sure how it would look on my truck
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Old 08-14-2010
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go to Tire Rack - Your performance experts for tires and wheels put in your vehicle info and it will tell you what size rims you have, should be on the door post or in glove box too I think. I got the black mombas from tire rack, looks good on a gray Edge
Yeah I know I need to get pics put on here soon
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i vote option #1...
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ya man there like 15 1/4 or some crap....but there 15s trust me I've gone through plenty of tires to know whether or not they are 15s
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I vote for the last option. I think black wheels have been over played. I see them on EVERYTHING. And you know what? Maaaaybe .01% look ok. The rest suck.
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Get the spoke style Ions! It'll look sick with that blue!

Something similar:



Now tell me it doesn't look good. lol
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I will tell you right now, being that I work for the makers of Ion Alloy, stay away from the Style 133 (the 5 spoke) wheels. Because of the usage of them, and how old of a rim style they are, they tend to bend quite easily. Go with the cragar/ARE-like Style 174 with the fake beadlock.
Or, what I personally prefer, is this guy right here:


It will have a little different style of center cap, but a nicer center cap. Unfortunately, I can't find a picture right now.
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Seeing as how you work for the makers of ion alloy...you want to hook me up?
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Old 08-19-2010
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my first choice would b option 1, but option 2 looks preety sweet too...blue and black go together like pb and jelly...
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my vote is number 2
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