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Old April 9th, 2014, 08:50 PM   #1
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97 tahoe 2 door

picked up another "toy" I have always wanted one of these and picked it up in a trade (I think I got a great deal).

Anyway. its a 97 2 door tahoe. 130k... runs good. headers/exaust. k/n. 5.7L. Currently 20's with 305's.



I need opinions though. couldn't figure out where to post this.

I cant decide on the rims. they are Chevy 20's but painted (not I didnt do it). honest opinions (I know I will get them here).

I am thinking about trading for a 16" or 17" rim with some MT's on them. 33's or such... or just buying what I want and selling these. BUT, they might be growing on me.


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Old April 9th, 2014, 09:13 PM   #2
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Get rid of the 20's....unless you pan on running through ninja town, even then you don't have enough chrome
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Old April 9th, 2014, 09:21 PM   #3
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Get rid of the 20's....unless you pan on running through ninja town, even then you don't have enough chrome
nope I stay away from there... I agree. saw some black rock crawlers on c-list. may look into those this weekend.
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Old April 9th, 2014, 10:34 PM   #4
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I've always liked those 2 door Tahoes/Yukons.
The wheels could look decent with the right paint. Sandblast them and paint them with Rustoleum Flat Soft Iron. I just painted the summer wheels on my car with that paint and love it. Great color and seems to be pretty tough. It's a satin finish, very dark grey with a super subtle metallic flake in it. While you've got the wheels off spray the brakes black. Not sure why anyone would try to draw attention to their drum brakes.....
That thing should look awesome in all black and dark grey.
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Old April 9th, 2014, 10:38 PM   #5
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A nice set of 17's go well with that body style....that's why I have and I like the look a lot better than the stock 16's
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Old April 10th, 2014, 06:28 AM   #6
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I've always liked those 2 door Tahoes/Yukons.
The wheels could look decent with the right paint. Sandblast them and paint them with Rustoleum Flat Soft Iron. I just painted the summer wheels on my car with that paint and love it. Great color and seems to be pretty tough. It's a satin finish, very dark grey with a super subtle metallic flake in it. While you've got the wheels off spray the brakes black. Not sure why anyone would try to draw attention to their drum brakes.....
That thing should look awesome in all black and dark grey.
I agree. I pretty much want to black it out or leave it all dark. I dont like shiny.

Got a pick of your rims done?

the guy painted the whole front end underneath to... So the skid plate/a-arms etc is bright red. I need to paint all that to. I have a few cans of flat black rustoleum. If it stays nice I will do that this weekend.
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Here's a pic when I was testing it. I later cleaned up the tire, popped the bead, off, and got better coverage of the whole thing. They're a little darker than the picture suggests and it doesn't show the slight metallic shine, but you get the idea.
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give me your thoughts on these. I was trying to picture them on the tahoe, but cant. they are 05 gmc 17's

guy wants to trade me for them.

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Here's a pic when I was testing it. I later cleaned up the tire, popped the bead, off, and got better coverage of the whole thing. They're a little darker than the picture suggests and it doesn't show the slight metallic shine, but you get the idea.
Graphite duplicolor wheel paint is very similar to that. Got some corroded to all hell canyon wheels for our xj 3 years ago, and just went over them with a wire wheel and steel wool before 3 coats, and the paint is still holding up great.
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