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Old 11-29-2011, 09:59 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I have a 5door silver Astra and it came with 16" rims and hubcaps, and it's time for a change! I have been looking for a good set of cheap rims and have found some things but its hard to tell what will look good... I want black because I like the black and silver contrast. I found the Drifz 207B wheel in 17" x 7.5" with a 38mm offset in machined w/ black, and also in black w/ red lip. How do you think 17" x 7.5" will fit on the car? I'm unable to post links to the rims because I haven't made enough post on this forum so you will have to look them up.

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Old 11-29-2011, 10:18 PM   #2
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I want black because I like the black and silver contrast.
I don't like black rims, from a distance you can't see detail of the design; at night, you can't see the pattern. The contrast may be nice, but if I were to get aftermarket rims, I'd want them to stand out. Just my $0.02

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Old 11-29-2011, 10:18 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure the Astra's can run 18 in rims, so don't see what the issue would be. I've got 17in rims on my SL, they fit no problem.If you like them, get them.

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Old 11-30-2011, 12:12 AM   #4
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The Xr 3dr comes stock with 17"x8" rims so you will be fine with those rims

astra can run up to a 19' with no problem, 18' to be on the safer side if the roads where you drive arent very nice

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Old 11-30-2011, 07:57 AM   #5
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Might be a little cheesy if you don't get the right ones, but ... Gold or bronze might be a good result! I had bronze rims on my blue Astra, and they looked really good....

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Old 11-30-2011, 09:26 AM   #6
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gold maybe, but not black. i prefer chrome.

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Old 11-30-2011, 09:31 AM   #7
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gold maybe, but not black. i prefer chrome.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:52 AM   #8
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Default Re: Your opinion on rims?

Gold rims? Gold rims on a silver car?

Black is where its at. Personally, I'd go with the Borbet LV5 I would have those wheels on my car if it was black (or silver).

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Old 11-30-2011, 07:02 PM   #9
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I personally wouldn't go for any rims with a lip. It's not the lip I'm against but the overly convex shape the rims have to compensate for the offset. Lips are better suited on deep dish wheels.

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Old 11-30-2011, 10:41 PM   #10
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If you lowered your car, then flat black would look good with silver but you would also need to vynil wrap the trim and chrome to a black.

99blacktop nailed it. Borbet LV5. They are really nice, i almost got those but I was getting too antsy and didn't want to wait an extra week and got the ones i have now instead.

I have 17 x 7 Konig Illusions on mine. A glossy black with a machine finish.


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Old 11-30-2011, 11:20 PM   #11
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If you lowered your car, then flat black would look good with silver but you would also need to vynil wrap the trim and chrome to a black.

99blacktop nailed it. Borbet LV5. They are really nice, i almost got those but I was getting too antsy and didn't want to wait an extra week and got the ones i have now instead.

I have 17 x 7 Konig Illusions on mine. A glossy black with a machine finish.
How do they look in person? With the changing color of black sapphire, I didn't think the Borbets would look right, especially in the sun when the car turns purple.

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Old 11-30-2011, 11:49 PM   #12
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How do they look in person? With the changing color of black sapphire, I didn't think the Borbets would look right, especially in the sun when the car turns purple.
Not as bad as you'd think. Its a slightly flat black, not heavy with shine at least. It would compliment a black astra if the chrome was wrapped a similar dark black. If those wheels were on white though...

Thats why i like my wheels at the moment. The machine finish balances out the chrome with the black, a nice touch. Might spray them flat black in the future though.

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Old 12-01-2011, 12:16 AM   #13
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I have matte black rims with red stripe on my SRT4 and I love the look of them. Even on the highway the red lip looks neat.


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Old 12-01-2011, 07:03 AM   #14
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17-18 fit no problem .... and the key is to buy what YOU like.

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Old 12-01-2011, 12:02 PM   #15
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I found this online and thought it was a nice look! 18" gunmetal with polished lip. I'd assume it would suit silver better than blue as well.

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Old 12-01-2011, 12:11 PM   #16
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Aww he has a sunroof....I want a sunroof

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Old 12-01-2011, 12:45 PM   #17
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I found this online and thought it was a nice look! 18" gunmetal with polished lip. I'd assume it would suit silver better than blue as well.

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Old 12-01-2011, 12:46 PM   #18
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:25 PM   #19
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The Xr 3dr comes stock with 17"x8" rims so you will be fine with those rims

astra can run up to a 19' with no problem, 18' to be on the safer side if the roads where you drive arent very nice
for the future reader who does a search - not 17x8. It comes with 17x7 (90% sure it is 7 not 7.5. 100% sure it is not 8). a 225 tire is not wide enough for an 8" rim. 7.5 is the max for a 225.

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Old 12-01-2011, 04:30 PM   #20
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How much are those drifz wheels?

I used to run 225/40/18 on 18x8 wheels and it was pretty much square, no stretch at all.

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