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I just got the nod from the mrs to buy some 17' rims for my car!!! W00t :fluffy:

I just need to know opinions on what to get as I have a strict budget of about $1200 which will have to include tyres. yeah yeah I know its probably impossible but Im gonna try.

My choices are:
AU2 XR copies
ELGT copies
Avantek Blades

Opinions please. I would like to buy today or tomorrow as I would like to parade them for the SA Falcon cruise on monday! :hehe:

Any photo shoppers are welcome to match some rims up too from the pics I have on my site (click on EBXR8 link below)

Please hurry!!!
 

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I'd love to but I rang up the tyre factory in Melbourne for a quote on the champagne coloured set with tyres and they want $1700. A little outta my price range unfortunately.

Can you suggest any other wheel brand or type other than the ones I mentioned?
 

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Csa "edge"
 

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What are the csa edges worth per rim?

montyv8 has a 'friend' who can help me out in getting some 17x7.5 performance AP7's for a real cheap price. What do you reckon of these wheels in the silver of course?

http://www.superlitewheels.com/classic.htm
 

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Very nice indeed. Im actually looking for rims with maybe a few rivets or stud on the outter edge or the rim.
 

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Personally I think the AU XR wheels look great on any E series, they suit the lines very well.

ROH 'Monaco' (I think thats what they're called) have studs along the outer rim, but they are a 3 piece rim and cost about $400 each :fraz: .


EFFalcon, those rims are ROH 'Envy' - I have them on my EF in 15" size, and they cost me $150 a rim at that size.
 

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man go to the tyre factory and ull get ur el gt's or au2 copies for 1090 with 4 remoulds plus a set of lock nuts all fitted etc.... then afterwards u can save up for proper tyres but the remoulds arent to bad if uve got a heavy foot lolol
 

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EDFPV - I called them up today and they quoted me $1500 with remoulds for a set of elgt's. It was the dandenong branch. Which branch did you get that price quoted from?
 

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my AU2's were $1400 with new tyres.
EL GT's are more then AU2's i *think*

the ROH Envy rims are nice in 17's.
 

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i got em from factory direct sorry lol i always get them mixed up the 1 in thommo basically its $200 per rims plus $70 per tyre
 

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blueoval said:
Im actually looking for rims with maybe a few rivets or stud on the outter edge or the rim.
You know they(i believe your implying Simmons :) ) will cost a whole lot more than $1200
 

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yes, thats the same conclusion I came to also daniel! hehe

Thats why Im upping my budget a little to accomodate.

EDFPV - I'll give these blokes a call!
 

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EL GT's will make your ride look SCHMICK. Very nice rims.

Saw a Jaguar with some nice ROH Milanos on it yesterday, dunno how much they cost (they were 19x8's though).
 

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Well I gave Factory Direct, Thomastown a call. Spoke to John and he said the cheapest he could for ELGT copies with Remoulds (not retreads or recaps) was $1350+$100 frieght inc. locknuts & caps. For the AU2 XR copies with remoulds inc. locknuts & caps, Im looking at $1200 + $100 freight.

What should I do? I know everyone on here has those wheels (AU2) but noone I know in Adelaide has them. So I guess I would be the first if that was the case.

Please tell me whats the best? I like both of those rims.
 

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Don't worry about who has them and who doesnt - EL GT and AU2 XR copies would have to be some of the most popular rims for ALL falcons, let alone what they originally came out on. If you're happy with them - go for them!
 

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thanks for the support back2thefutura. The more I think about it and look at examples like butters car or daves white ed, the more I like the AU2's. I do realise that the members on here have those rims but there is noone in Adelaide that I have seen with those rims without doing major mods to change to AU suspension.

I do like the ELGT rims alot, but initially I wanted something very similar to what I have on the car already. i.e. factory EBXR8 rims. The reason being, I didnt want to attract too much attention to the car with flashy big 18's and the such. And as much as I'd like to spend on a REALLY NICE set of alloys, I just dont see the reason for it when I can get nice enough rims that still make people look twice and not pay double, even triple the price.

And as much as I hate the thought of remoulds, it'll pass until I can afford to get new decent tyres for the beast.

Am I thinking correct?
 

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CSA Prowlers, (which I have) have the studded look to them. Although they are getting a bit dated these days they would be in your price range. Could get them polished too, to make them a bit more unique.
 
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