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Old 05-11-2004, 02:51   #1 (permalink)
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can i get an opinion on these wheels?

i was pretty much set on these csa 18x8 gladiators:


but now i'm leaning towards something a bit bigger. still five spoke, but something more like this guy has:


any thoughts? cheers.
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Old 05-11-2004, 02:58   #2 (permalink)
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Re: can i get an opinion on these wheels?

The ones in the 2nd shot on the EL are the Tickford rim's in 17's and I don't believe they come any bigger than this.
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Re: can i get an opinion on these wheels?

yeah, the tickford ones make the csa's look a bit cheap. :(
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Re: can i get an opinion on these wheels?

The Gladiators have a similar look to the Tickfords, but they are a bit thiner.
I picked up a set of 17x8 Gladiators for $660 from the wreckers.
What car are they for?

Heres a pic of mine on the car, but i painted them white.
I personally think the Gladiators look tougher than the Tickfords.
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Old 05-11-2004, 05:46   #5 (permalink)
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Re: can i get an opinion on these wheels?

thanks for the pics mate!

it's handy to see them actually on a car. they do look pretty damn sweet. they're for my ef gli - which hopefully won't be quite so gli when i'm done with it.

the only bad thing is you'll be able to see the boring old calipers all too clearly. i'll just have to do something about that.

and hey, what did u do about the csa badges on the wheels? did u just paint over them? i'm considering getting some tickford badges put on when i finally get them.
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Re: can i get an opinion on these wheels?

Yeah i have seen them on a couple of EF's they look good.
Yes i painted over the CSA caps.
Not a big fan of badges on the wheels.
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Re: can i get an opinion on these wheels?

also have a look at ef_ghiai6's thread for his car. He has glads, just like i once wanted but i came across ROH Milano's.

http://www.fordgallery.com/showgalle...00/ppuser/9417
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Old 05-12-2004, 01:32   #8 (permalink)
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Re: can i get an opinion on these wheels?

awesome dude, cheers!

the guy gave me a quote for a wheel + tyre package. $2100. the tyres are like 'nexen' or something like that? anyone heard of them? they look alright, but i wouldn't regard them as a reputable brand.
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Re: can i get an opinion on these wheels?

Martins ED XR6 has the Gladiators fitted!

http://www.fordgallery.com/showphoto...sort/1/cat/500

Great photo but doesn't really show off the wheels that well. Nice car btw!
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Those Milarno's are very nice Venom, i just wish i had the $$$ to afford them.
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