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Offline Anderson0741

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Re: 17x9 Inch Snowflakes
« Reply #75 on: October 12, 2009, 03:50:00 AM »
Yes those fit on stock cars.

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Re: 17x9 Inch Snowflakes
« Reply #76 on: November 09, 2009, 08:03:36 PM »
Hi Hitman, Thanks for the installed pictures. Those wheels look great after you worked them over! I have a 78 Trans WS6 w/stock suspension height. I just purchased a set of the Year One 17X9 snowflakes and have ordered a set of  Kumho 255/50R17s from Tire Rack. I'm having them hold the tire order until I get someone with prior knowledge to verify that this would fit my application. (I think I will be fine). At this time I am not planning on lowering the vehicle and that is the reason I wanted the higher profile tire. Did you have any tire rub with the 255/50R17s under any conditions on your T/A ?
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Re: 17x9 Inch Snowflakes
« Reply #77 on: January 19, 2010, 04:47:32 PM »
HOw did these run ya?

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Re: 17x9 Inch Snowflakes
« Reply #78 on: January 19, 2010, 05:01:02 PM »
Hitman, I just got a set. and what to no if you are still on the same tires? or changed to a white letter or different size tire. 

or any one that has them, I want to lower my 77 but don't what any rub issues.

anybody lower there car with 17/9's  ?
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Re: 17x9 Inch Snowflakes
« Reply #79 on: January 21, 2010, 07:06:06 AM »
Hitman, I just got a set. and what to no if you are still on the same tires? or changed to a white letter or different size tire. 

or any one that has them, I want to lower my 77 but don't what any rub issues.

anybody lower there car with 17/9's  ?
mine is gonna be lowered with the new suspension, but my wheels will be differant. these cars sat up way to high in my opinion and need to be lowered a little bit.
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Re: 17x9 Inch Snowflakes
« Reply #80 on: January 21, 2010, 10:33:32 AM »
Hitman...Did you make your custom center caps?  I would love them with my blue bird in the cap! 

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Re: 17x9 Inch Snowflakes
« Reply #81 on: April 22, 2010, 01:16:44 AM »
OK how much do the 17" snowflakes run? i love the look but gotta keep it cheap hell i would like to have ANY snowflakes lol
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Re: 17x9 Inch Snowflakes
« Reply #82 on: April 22, 2010, 02:13:39 AM »
OK how much do the 17" snowflakes run? i love the look but gotta keep it cheap hell i would like to have ANY snowflakes lol

about 2k with tiers , caps and nuts

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Re: 17x9 Inch Snowflakes
« Reply #83 on: April 22, 2010, 08:42:33 AM »
$2000.00 yeah that's why I'll be using the 15" snowflakes, although I'd like to find an 8" version.

I also really like the 16" GTA diamond spoke wheels that I might try and find some time as well

But... for now 7" snowflakes 78 - 79 version or the  80-81 version is yet to be decided.
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Re: 17x9 Inch Snowflakes
« Reply #84 on: April 22, 2010, 08:02:49 PM »
Ack!!! 2k huh? never mind maybe just something aftermarket then....
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Re: 17x9 Inch Snowflakes
« Reply #85 on: April 22, 2010, 09:13:21 PM »
aftermarket will be the same. once you get the tires & nuts.  unless you go cheap, and the wheels only last a few years.
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Re: 17x9 Inch Snowflakes
« Reply #86 on: April 24, 2010, 10:42:54 PM »
OK how much do the 17" snowflakes run? i love the look but gotta keep it cheap hell i would like to have ANY snowflakes lol

The wheels are $750 and you can get good center caps and lugnuts for $100. So, that's just $850 + shipping. If you have snowflake lugnuts already, then you save about $50 off of that. That combo price for wheels + lugnuts and caps at Year One is way overpriced.

Then the rest just depends on how much you spend for tires. I see Fusions in 255-50-17's at $128 each, so with installation and balancing you might get away with $600 in tires.

So, I think you could get it all for about $1500.
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Re: 17x9 Inch Snowflakes
« Reply #87 on: April 25, 2010, 02:54:24 AM »
Wow ok thanks Steve. that seems a bit better! im stuck on a bit of a budget so i have to do bits at a time. like maybe all the wheels than the rest of the wheel set up later than the tires last lol.
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Re: 17x9 Inch Snowflakes
« Reply #88 on: May 03, 2010, 08:10:18 PM »
man i WISh i could afford a set of those!!
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