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    I need opinions here on some rims before I actually purchase and make this official.

    Alright, so after many retarded mechanical questions that you guys have so happily answered for me, I finally have a much funner question at hand today. I am looking at these rims and tires, but they weren't the rims I originally invisioned. I originally wanted to do a 6 or 7 spoke 17"x8" all black rim. The biggest delema I have about this is that once I saw one on the vehicle, it made me think twice about my original plan. Anyway, here are the pics from the shop.

    Rim is 17" x 8.5"


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    So the idea is to paint the silver spokes, yellow. So in the end, they will be black and yellow w/ black lugs.

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    I really like these tires, but I think I am going to try for a 50 series after talking to a buddy of mine. I think a 40 just might be too little rubber for the side wall.

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    Yea, don't get the 40s. To small. Look at my pics to see 17s with 40s. Mine came with the tires so I'm running them for a while

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    I have no problems running 45 series in the front and 40's in the rear. The only thing is you have to be careful with the rears as if you go a different rolling diameter you will make the speedo read wrong. Originally the tires were a 185/75/14 (my truck) so I replaced them with a set of 235/40/17's in the rear and they are .018% larger then stock. Fronts are 215/45/17,they are a little narrower then the rears so at lock the tire doesn't contact the sway bar but have the same rolling diameter. I have a spare that runs the 215 so I can be used both front and rear.
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    Ok, cool. I'm glad I wasn't the only one thinking a 40 series would be too small. The only question on the tires at this point is: the 45 or 50? I do want to stay with the same size all around.

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    I would go 45. I think 50 is way too much sidewall but that's my opinion.
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    I would agree. Any opinions or thoughts on painting all the aluminum/chrome to yellow?

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    Use a self etching primer on all the surfaces you want to paint unless the rims are clear coated, then just scuff and paint.
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    Easy enough. I wont be painting them for a while just cause I want to paint them at the same time as everything else. I just wanted to make sure there wasn't anything i should have a heads up about ahead of time.

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