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Keep or by new wheels.. Give me your vote.

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by jackbrad, Aug 15, 2006.

Keep the wheel or replace with something else....

Poll closed Aug 19, 2006.
  1. Dump them they are Ghetto...

    83.9%
  2. Keep them I think they look good.

    16.1%
  1. jackbrad

    jackbrad

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    Here are wheels on my FJ. This is of coarse before I started the restore.

    I kinda like them but, others say they are "Ghetto". I can buy new ones but, I don't knwo if they are considered ugly enough to get rid of.

    What you think..
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  2. Fast Eddy

    Fast Eddy

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    They have more class than that even in the ghetto. I like stock wheels. If you want bling, get some original chrome wagon wheels.

    Wait for my post tomorrow.
     
  3. Diesel42

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    Nice rig. But those hideus things have got to go. The only thing that rig is missing are stock steelies w/hubcaps. Seriously, nice truck.
     
  4. my64fj40

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    I had to vote get rid

    Steelies would look good
     
  5. sine80

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    who cares what others say, you're driving it. I got ghetto shiz all over my truck. I had a set of 5 org wheels with hubcaps and semi decent tires and I couldnt even get $50 for the set.

    if you're doing a full resto, put wheels on the end of the list. what you got will work in the mean time.

    mike
     
  6. Lupdog

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    I always think that 99% of the time alloy wheels for an older vehicle can look really bad and sometimes cheap-looking unless the rest of the rig is blinged as well - something like how chicks "accesorise" an outfit! Personally, while they aren't too bad, I don't think those ones quite suit your truck, (just IMHO!). If you go stock white hard top then I think they might look worse.

    If your after a little bit of bling then I'll also give a vote for the chrome wagon wheels. For stock bling, steelies with hub caps and knobbly, aggressive tyres is also cool in my book.

    :)
     
  7. shelfboy1

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    its anice looking truck why are you worried about what other people think its your truck good luck
     
  8. Ming89FJ62

    Ming89FJ62 I smell bacon GOLD Star SILVER Star

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    Steelies... Those thing are hideous
     
  9. LI FJ40

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    I like them, just not on that Cruiser, Go steelies and caps, classic
     
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    I don't like them, I have 4 more fitting aluminum wheels I am willing to get rid of pretty cheap if you are interested.
     
  11. macneill

    macneill Rollin’ on 33s

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    Those wheels hurt my eyes.
     
  12. Leaping Deer

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    Its tough to find the right aluminum rims for a cruiser. Those may look okay on something else I just don't think they fit the cruiser.
     
  13. Black Dog

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    I have alcoa rims and still don't the way they look. Some day I will go back to oem. That is a cool looking cruiser. I also like the look of some rims I saw at les schwab, they were black teflon coated, not sure who makes them.
     
  14. MDH33

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    Stock Steel Wheels and Hubcaps!


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  15. 1973Guppie

    1973Guppie SILVER Star

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    hey snoop dog, get rid of those bling wheels, it's a cruiser not a lexus :)

    Noah
     
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    I love that rig above. How much do steelies and hub caps cost?
    And dont you have to have a tall skinny tire on them?
     
  17. cruiser88

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    Ghetto is not a bad thing. Sometimes having a ugly 40 keeps people away:). If you like them keep them. However, if you are looking into some wheels I perfer to get 16 or 17 wheels.
     
  19. projektdotnet

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    if you like them keep em but personally i'd ditch em
     
  20. MDH33

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    Thanks, that's my 40.

    I think you can still get the stock steel wheels from Toyota for about $70 each and the caps are $30 or $35. You can run a 10.5 width tire on stock 15 inch rims. I like the skinnies on a 40. Those pictured are 31x10.5. A lot of people run 33x9.5.