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Willski
06-06-2013, 11:30 AM
I have been thinking about putting black rims on my black Silverado. Anyone have any favorite brands?

I like the looks of a few I found online.

V-rock Recon
Tuff T01
XD Rockstar (although I think the star is a little big)

Thrall
06-06-2013, 12:47 PM
Black on black looks awesome.
Personally I'd ditch the Rockstars, too cliche.
Many cool wheel designs out there.
The main thing I look at is the complexity of the wheel with respect to cleaning. Personally I dont want to have to take a tooth brush to all the nooks and crannies on hte rim to get the brake dust off. SImple desing that can be cleaned up with a sponge is what I like.

scott023
06-06-2013, 12:50 PM
Black on black looks awesome.
Personally I'd ditch the Rockstars, too cliche.
Many cool wheel designs out there.
The main thing I look at is the complexity of the wheel with respect to cleaning. Personally I dont want to have to take a tooth brush to all the nooks and crannies on hte rim to get the brake dust off. SImple desing that can be cleaned up with a sponge is what I like.

Very well said. That's key, IMO, to getting a wheel you can live with for an extended period of time.

jstewart319
06-06-2013, 01:35 PM
Love the Black on Black look I got the XD Monsters. The star on the Rockstars reminds me of the Dallas Cowboys and I'm not a fan of theirs.

thatsmrmastercraft
06-06-2013, 01:36 PM
I have been thinking about putting black rims on my black Silverado. Anyone have any favorite brands?

I like the looks of a few I found online.

V-rock Recon
Tuff T01
XD Rockstar (although I think the star is a little big)

What year Silverado and what size wheels are you thinking?

pmkkdx
06-06-2013, 01:52 PM
Black on black looks awesome.
Personally I'd ditch the Rockstars, too cliche.
Many cool wheel designs out there.
The main thing I look at is the complexity of the wheel with respect to cleaning. Personally I dont want to have to take a tooth brush to all the nooks and crannies on hte rim to get the brake dust off. SImple desing that can be cleaned up with a sponge is what I like.

but if you do, be sure to use someone else's tooth bruch :rolleyes:

scott023
06-06-2013, 02:00 PM
Not the same style of wheel you mentioned, but I love the black on black.

nickespi
06-06-2013, 02:09 PM
Not sure if it's an option for you, but I liked my stock wheels so much that I had them powdercoated. Too many XD's and the like in my area.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f396/nickespi/photo-1.jpg (http://s51.photobucket.com/user/nickespi/media/photo-1.jpg.html)
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f396/nickespi/1352854985.jpg (http://s51.photobucket.com/user/nickespi/media/1352854985.jpg.html)

clrussell
06-06-2013, 02:15 PM
Bmf novakanes in death metal.. Best thing ever for a black truck IMO 96270


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Traxx822
06-06-2013, 02:36 PM
Maybe I'm old school, Not a huge fan of painted rims on any vehicle. A little too hokey for me. Like when people tint their tail lights and turn signals.

I mean black on black on black. Come on. Break it up a bit with some bling.

Stole this photo from google.

scott023
06-06-2013, 02:37 PM
Maybe I'm old school, Not a huge fan of painted rims on any vehicle. A little too hokey for me. Like when people tint their tail lights and turn signals.

I mean black on black on black. Come on. Break it up a bit with some bling.

Stole this photo from google.

Rims look great, but trust me, they're a complete PITA to keep looking that way. That's why I switched to black.

Traxx822
06-06-2013, 02:39 PM
Oh I know, I have had many chrome rims. A little wax helps make the shine last. But I would still put them on. Someone said earlier they don't like the intricate tight spots you could only clean with a toothbrush. I agree sponge cleanable only rims makes it not so bad.

Traxx822
06-06-2013, 02:43 PM
I have an uncle thats, well he's pretty well off, anyways everything he owns is black on black on black. I mean even custom ordered his wifes WRX in all black including the sticking which is normally red.

He has this Audi RS4 that he recently put on red adv10dc rims. I was so stunned. But have to admit. They are kinda cool.

Its definitely a taste thing. I was just playing devils advocate. I see so many vehicles with black rims now that its almost cliche.

thatsmrmastercraft
06-06-2013, 02:53 PM
Oh I know, I have had many chrome rims. A little wax helps make the shine last. But I would still put them on. Someone said earlier they don't like the intricate tight spots you could only clean with a toothbrush. I agree sponge cleanable only rims makes it not so bad.

Something to keep in mind with any wheels - the car wash alone will not clean your wheels sufficiently. You need to take a bucket of suds to them on a regular basis to remove the road combination of brake dust and road grime. A natural sponge is the best for cleaning wheels, but they are hard to find. I have always kept a roll of paper towel and a bottle of spray cleaner in my vehicles with nice wheels for touch-ups.

Beg4wake
06-07-2013, 08:51 AM
Here's my friends Silverado... he has 22" Rockstars...We didn't like the big star either so we powdercoated it black...looks great!

Beg4wake
06-07-2013, 08:53 AM
I have an uncle thats, well he's pretty well off, anyways everything he owns is black on black on black. I mean even custom ordered his wifes WRX in all black including the sticking which is normally red.

He has this Audi RS4 that he recently put on red adv10dc rims. I was so stunned. But have to admit. They are kinda cool.

Its definitely a taste thing. I was just playing devils advocate. I see so many vehicles with black rims now that its almost cliche.

Traxx822...he must be well off...not only is the RS4 a really nice car to start, but to actually customize one?! And ADV wheels are def not cheap! I like the red tho! Not to stoked about the headlights but the rest of the car looks dope!

Willski
06-07-2013, 01:33 PM
What year Silverado and what size wheels are you thinking?

I have 18s on it now with a 265/65/18 tire. I would like a slightly bigger tire, but could stick with an 18" rim I think.

I'm not sure how big of a tire will fit without raising the truck.

mzimme
06-07-2013, 01:41 PM
I had black weeks on my old mustang before the black wheel craze took off. I loved them. Had some bling to break it up though. I say do it.


http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u99/zimstang/DSC01060.jpg

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agarabaghi
06-07-2013, 02:36 PM
i kinda want to go gunmetal silver on my LR4 rims...

Stock
http://imageshack.us/a/img33/8984/photomay01162659.jpg

Gun Metal - id get the vent painted to match the rims too...
http://imageshack.us/a/img526/5450/27096310152772781600431.jpg

Willski
06-07-2013, 02:45 PM
I do like that look too.

SSMoose
06-07-2013, 02:45 PM
Something to keep in mind with any wheels - the car wash alone will not clean your wheels sufficiently. You need to take a bucket of suds to them on a regular basis to remove the road combination of brake dust and road grime. A natural sponge is the best for cleaning wheels, but they are hard to find. I have always kept a roll of paper towel and a bottle of spray cleaner in my vehicles with nice wheels for touch-ups.

I have found natural sponges at Bed Bath and Beyond for a little over $12 every time I needed a new one. Look in the bath supply section.

mlawler34
06-07-2013, 03:07 PM
Not sure if it's an option for you, but I liked my stock wheels so much that I had them powdercoated. Too many XD's and the like in my area.

Powder coating is a great option that is not ridiculously expensive. Was thinking about powder coating my trailer rims black, but think I am just going to paint them for now since I need a few other goodies for my trailer. Ill post when I am done. Have to get the tires mounted first.

thatsmrmastercraft
06-07-2013, 03:17 PM
I have found natural sponges at Bed Bath and Beyond for a little over $12 every time I needed a new one. Look in the bath supply section.

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thatsmrmastercraft
06-07-2013, 03:18 PM
I have 18s on it now with a 265/65/18 tire. I would like a slightly bigger tire, but could stick with an 18" rim I think.

I'm not sure how big of a tire will fit without raising the truck.

If you tell me what year your truck is, I can let you know how big a tire will fit.

Willski
06-07-2013, 03:25 PM
If you tell me what year your truck is, I can let you know how big a tire will fit.

08 Z71 extended cab.

thatsmrmastercraft
06-07-2013, 03:34 PM
08 Z71 extended cab.

You can go with 275/70R18 (33.27" x 10.94") for a taller look or 305/60R18 (32.44" x 12.44") for a wider look. These specs are for a Nitto Tera Grappler. Different brands have slightly different specs, but these sizes will fit.

http://www.nittotire.com/Tire/terragrappler#size

thatsmrmastercraft
06-07-2013, 03:38 PM
Eagle 050 is available in 18x8.5 6x5.5 +20 offset

http://www.bigwheels.net/wheels/eagle%20alloys/eagle_050_black_large.jpg

Aric'sX15
06-08-2013, 06:04 PM
Bmf novakanes..... My fave rims!!!!!

Willski
06-21-2013, 12:36 PM
Not entirely related, but has anyone put a levelling kit on their truck. I was considering, but I keep reading things about how bad they are for your front end components. Ball joints etc.

nickespi
06-21-2013, 12:40 PM
I have one on my tundra. No issues as long as you do it correctly.

scott023
06-21-2013, 12:44 PM
I have one on my tundra. No issues as long as you do it correctly.

Agree completely. I researched the heck out of them before deciding to put one on the new truck. Works like a dream, wish I'd had it on my last truck.

Willski
06-21-2013, 01:39 PM
I understand an alignment is a must afterwards.

scott023
06-21-2013, 01:52 PM
I understand an alignment is a must afterwards.

Absolutely.

Willski
06-21-2013, 02:05 PM
I talked to a guy here and he wanted $520 to install, parts included, and do an alignment. Sounds pricey to me.

Willski
06-21-2013, 04:07 PM
Agree completely. I researched the heck out of them before deciding to put one on the new truck. Works like a dream, wish I'd had it on my last truck.

Any pics?

nickespi
06-21-2013, 04:20 PM
That price I about right. Good alignment is $100. I'd get lifetime though. It's inevitable that it will have to be tweaked on an altered suspension. At least $100 for parts. Not sure of your truck. It's about a 3 hour job.

nickespi
06-21-2013, 04:21 PM
My Tundra leveled.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f396/nickespi/1352854988.jpg

nickespi
06-21-2013, 04:22 PM
I did mine in my driveway. It's not a tough job with the right tools.

scott023
06-21-2013, 05:02 PM
Any pics?

These are all I have.

deminimis
06-25-2013, 02:39 PM
Any pics?

Chev Dually. A little more involved (around $1500 for parts). New UCAs, tie rods, pit arm, idler arm brace, longer shocks, etc., etc., etc. No clue what pickup you have, but stock Chev IFS has some weak points that should be addressed, thus it costs considerably more to do it correctly (well, correctly in my opinion).

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4054/4356643374_da138ca99a_b.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Zj2JRZwSPnA/UKE2IOL28lI/AAAAAAAACic/eAoyZXHFVWY/s912/IMG_20121111_094139.jpg

And yes, my wheels would look tons better if they were in black. Just haven't gotten around to it yet.

Aric'sX15
06-25-2013, 03:17 PM
I talked to a guy here and he wanted $520 to install, parts included, and do an alignment. Sounds pricey to me.


sounds about 200 bucks off. i quoted 350 for parts install and alignment at Rock and Roll offroad in ft worth. They build trophy trucks so its not some shade tree place. id shop around.

also i would look into bilstein 5100 leveling shocks. no spacers, just has different levels of height adjustment. also on your Z71, 33s will not fit without a leveling kit. I had 305/50/20 on my last silverado (wide 33 inch) with a 3.5 inch lift and they rubbed in reverse. id look for a rim with a +12 offset to minimize rubbing. My BMF novakanes had a 0 offset and stuck out a bit from the wheel wells. Look into american eagle 507's, theyre the same finish as the BMF's just cheaper!

Willski
08-29-2013, 10:08 AM
Ended up with a leveling kit and a taller rear spacer to keep a little rake. XD Monster rims and Hankook 275/70 R18 tires. I have a little rub in reverse, but only at hard steer.

I like how it turned out!!

mikeg205
08-29-2013, 10:11 AM
Ended up with a leveling kit and a taller rear spacer to keep a little rake. XD Monster rims and Hankook 275/70 R18 tires. I have a little rub in reverse, but only at hard steer.

I like how it turned out!!

Looks awesome... but the MC sticker a bit small ;)

Willski
08-29-2013, 10:20 AM
Looks awesome... but the MC sticker a bit small ;)

I also put it on there without the toneau cover and with the cover on, it is a little low. I need to get another one and move it up.

scott023
08-29-2013, 11:58 AM
Looks great.

Willski
08-29-2013, 12:59 PM
Looks great.

Thanks...and best of all, it is paid for...and looks like a different truck!

DHPRO
11-27-2013, 02:44 PM
Here's a few of my rides...Tundra has ToyTec 1/3 level kit, wheels on that and TBSS are just painted stock, Avv are American Racing.
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u138/dhpro/DSC_1082.jpg[/URL]
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u138/dhpro/nonAvv/TBSSsideview.jpg[/URL]
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u138/dhpro/Murdered%20Tundra%20-%20Stage%201/DSC_1254.jpg[/URL]

Mark Storch
02-11-2014, 04:58 PM
Chev Dually. A little more involved (around $1500 for parts). New UCAs, tie rods, pit arm, idler arm brace, longer shocks, etc., etc., etc. No clue what pickup you have, but stock Chev IFS has some weak points that should be addressed, thus it costs considerably more to do it correctly (well, correctly in my opinion).

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4054/4356643374_da138ca99a_b.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Zj2JRZwSPnA/UKE2IOL28lI/AAAAAAAACic/eAoyZXHFVWY/s912/IMG_20121111_094139.jpg

And yes, my wheels would look tons better if they were in black. Just haven't gotten around to it yet.

Here is some motivation for you to go to black wheels on your dually, just put 24" black wheels on mine....;)

scott023
02-11-2014, 05:04 PM
Here is some motivation for you to go to black wheels on your dually, just put 24" black wheels on mine....;)

Very nice!!

thatsmrmastercraft
02-11-2014, 05:22 PM
Very nice!!

No kidding.

scott023
02-11-2014, 05:24 PM
Here is some motivation for you to go to black wheels on your dually, just put 24" black wheels on mine....;)

How much road noise you getting with that rubber?

deminimis
02-11-2014, 05:38 PM
Very nice, but I'll stick with my cheap, easy to source wheel and tire combos. Hard to find 22" when traipsing around:

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2690/4476381299_9a92d90d32_o.jpg

mitchelmilitiapres
02-11-2014, 05:43 PM
Here is some motivation for you to go to black wheels on your dually, just put 24" black wheels on mine....;)

Hard to say you could find a truck more badass than that! Nice truck.

Mark Storch
02-11-2014, 05:49 PM
How much road noise you getting with that rubber?

Amazingly very little. These are 37" Interco tires, My old 35" Toyos were twice as loud...

thatsmrmastercraft
02-11-2014, 05:57 PM
How much road noise you getting with that rubber?

Amazingly very little. These are 37" Interco tires, My old 35" Toyos were twice as loud...

The Interco tire tread is computer designed to be as quiet as possible without giving up any traction.

scott023
02-11-2014, 06:10 PM
Amazingly very little. These are 37" Interco tires, My old 35" Toyos were twice as loud...

Holy, that's cool. There's so many lifted trucks with huge tires on them here, and you can hear them coming (or if you're coming up behind them on the highway) from so far, idk how they put up with it. Cool that yours aren't load.