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Need opinions on new rims for the car.

Not that I will get ANY opinions on here.... LOL

right now I have 205-55-16's with 16" rims obviously. I am looking at all different rims in mostly 16" and 17". I kind of like the black look and even the black with silver rim. What do you all think?

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im a sucker for flat black rims.... i love em'
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3 would look sick(although i am not totally sure w/o seeing a ps or w/e on the car) Oh and these are for the Cobalt correct?
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Oh yeah sorry..... I have a 2005 Chevy Cobalt coupe in orange!
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with your car being a brighter color i think i would go with #2, you dont have any other silver /chrome stuff on the car do you?
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Had to go find ur pics and now that i see it... #3 still would look best IMO (yes i know i edited but i changed my mind again )

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3 definitely!
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Number one or two. I always wanted a similar wheel to number one for my focus when I had it.
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number 1.

Youll want that chrome ring to create a break between the gloss black of the rim and the black rubber of the tire. Gloss black to flat black with nothing to separate the two makes for an odd contrast especially if you dont keep those tires shinning 24/7. Plus the solid black rims tend to look like hubs on cars from quick glance. The silver lip will make the rim stand out enough but not to a point of 'over bling'. Plus i think that solid black rims can only be pulled off for a clean look when the car is painted black or white with descrete black accents.
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#3! If someone has NFS most wanted they could show you how they'd look, they got rims just like those on there, and they got the cobalt....
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personlly i thing chrome lips are the ghey!!! I say go with which ever is the lightest. i like 3
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#3! If someone has NFS most wanted they could show you how they'd look, they got rims just like those on there, and they got the cobalt....
hmm. . . IDEA!!

EDIT: Here they are. I had to take them with my camera phone and then email them to the computer at work and then upload them from there. Sorry about the quality...an in-game screen-shot would work MUCH better. Still thinking about ideas on how. If only I had my memory stick converter, we'd be golden...but this should do for now. I can get the better pictures tomorrow.

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HMM.. Looks good, thanks Swoop. I am kinda stuck between 1 and 3.... To chrome or not to chrome.. That is the quesion.. Either way Prob end up with a 17" rim. My mom's car has 18's and I think they would be TOOO BIIIGGGG! I do want some rubber on the car.. The roads around here suck big time!
EDIT: the next dilenmma, what size tires. If I do a 17 what size rubber? Right now it has 205-55-16's. want to keep around the same size rubber so as not to screw up the speedo and such..
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1 in 17's all the way
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hmm. . . IDEA!!

EDIT: Here they are. I had to take them with my camera phone and then email them to the computer at work and then upload them from there. Sorry about the quality...an in-game screen-shot would work MUCH better. Still thinking about ideas on how. If only I had my memory stick converter, we'd be golden...but this should do for now. I can get the better pictures tomorrow.
See I have good Ideas
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3, IMO. But then again, I've always liked the cleaner look of 5-spoke wheels when it comes to multi-spokers.
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number 1.

Youll want that chrome ring to create a break between the gloss black of the rim and the black rubber of the tire. Gloss black to flat black with nothing to separate the two makes for an odd contrast especially if you dont keep those tires shinning 24/7. Plus the solid black rims tend to look like hubs on cars from quick glance. The silver lip will make the rim stand out enough but not to a point of 'over bling'. Plus i think that solid black rims can only be pulled off for a clean look when the car is painted black or white with descrete black accents.
Well said! I choose number 1 also.
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