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Black 8 44.44%
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:36 PM
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Narrowed down my wheel options

I am looking the Weld T56, 20x9. The only think I can't remmeber is the factory offset, is it -6mm or 6mm? If someone could chine in on that it would be great. But heres what Im debating, polished or black? The truck is going to be lowered and painted Coastal Blue with metallic blue and silver stripes.



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I like either but lean more towards #2. Not sure on the back spacing for the 9" rim.
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I'd go with the black (actually, it's polished with a black center section).

It has interest and contrast... more better to me than straight bling.
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Thats what I was thinking, more contrast with the black.
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Nice choice I would think the shinny one would be the best to maintain so that's my choice
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I wonder how difficult and expensive it would be to paint the edge of the cutout section, the color of the truck? Against the black, it may look good.

I voted black
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Haven't thought of that, I don't know, I think it might be a bit much.

Here is the color of the truck

http://static.summitracing.com/globa...um-up337_w.jpg

Here are the stripe colors

http://static.summitracing.com/globa...um-up320_w.jpg

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Will they drill them in 8x6.5" ? They seem to only show 8x170mm

I think the 17" wold look better than the 20"
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Will they drill them in 8x6.5" ? They seem to only show 8x170mm

I think the 17" wold look better than the 20"
Yes, they do come 8x165, and I thought about 17" but I want to fill the fender well and I think it would look better with rim than tire.
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I'd go with the black (actually, it's polished with a black center section).

It has interest and contrast... more better to me than straight bling.

Precisely. I would add that I'd go no bigger than 17" or 18". 20s on these trucks is like kissing your sister, just wrong!
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They come 17 or 20, I might change to 17, I keep thinking how 20s would look......
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If you were lifting it and putting something like a 35" or bigger tyre then the 20s will look ok. Because you are lowering it the 20s will look too big with rubber band tyres.
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thats what I keep thinking, if only they had 18s
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