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Just received and installed the new Colorado Customs wheels - went with original size - 19 x 8 front, 20 x 10 rears.

Wheels are a one off set. It was a bit nerve wracking to order a wheel based on a CAD drawing, but I'm happy with the result.

I wanted the narrow front/wide rear stance to be really enhanced (something I feel was missed with the factory wheels) and a 5 spoke, clean and very open wheel was a must. It was a bit difficult to come up with a design that worked with the 6 bolt hub.

The open design really enhances the drilled/slotted rotors and the painted calipers

I'm open to opinions - pro or con.

The truck was also lowered with Eibach springs - pretty happy with the new stance.

Ray
 

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It has a very clean look to them. Think they look great. :thumbs :thumbs
 

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Flassh said:
Just received and installed the new Colorado Customs wheels - went with original size - 19 x 8 front, 20 x 10 rears.

Wheels are a one off set. It was a bit nerve wracking to order a wheel based on a CAD drawing, but I'm happy with the result.

I wanted the narrow front/wide rear stance to be really enhanced (something I feel was missed with the factory wheels) and a 5 spoke, clean and very open wheel was a must. It was a bit difficult to come up with a design that worked with the 6 bolt hub.

The open design really enhances the drilled/slotted rotors and the painted calipers

I'm open to opinions - pro or con.

The truck was also lowered with Eibach springs - pretty happy with the new stance.

Ray

Flassh,

I like the look of your wheels. Also how do you like the vented disk brakes. Do they work as well as the tell people.
 

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Thanks for the positive comments. If anyone is interested in the wheels, they are from Colorado Customs, and were designed to fit the SSR - they are not in their catalogue or on their website. They were purchased from Newstalgia Wheels in Tennessee.

Colorado really protects their dealer network. Even after the time spent with CAD drawings, I was able to get a better price from Newstalgia than I could get by buying direct. They had an excellent price on the wheel and tire combo. Went with the stock Goodyear RSAs. Contact David Coker at newstalgiawheels.com or 800-281-2819 and tell him I sent you - he'll know the wheel model and offsets, and was great to deal with. Total tab for tires, wheels, nuts, flush stems and lock nuts was $4079. Mounting, balancing and shipping was included.

One recommendation - I paid an extra $75/wheel to get their full show polish. Fuzzy had complained that his Brand BC wheels had some weld flash on the backsides, and weren't as well finished as they should have been - the extra money was well spent - the finish is flawless, front and back.

The drilled/slotted rotors were more for appearance than performance. I can't honestly say they work dramatically better - I don't think any of us work our SSRs hard enough to really take advantage of the extra performance of the rotors. I did notice more brake dust the first few days, probably until the zinc plating was scrubbed off the rotor face. Price was excellent - $240/set including the red paint, plus freight. Check rotorpros.com

Ray
 

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Those are some really nice wheels. It does enhance the SSR. Clean and smooth and simple. Good luck with them
 

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Nice Wheels!

Great looking wheels and that last photo oughta be in next month's photo contest!! :thumbs
 

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very nice Flash!

thats a great look :cool
it's surprising how much dish is hidden in the factory wheels- front&back :thumbs
my less open smoothies have a hidden benifit for me of hiding some dirt :rolleyes:
I wash black beauty 2-3 times a week weather permitting :banghead
and still nicknamed 'm mudpuppy :flag
p.s. the tops up because it's snowing :jester
 

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When I saw the picture of your SSR I thought that looks like the lake between Penticton and Kelowna and then saw where you are from, that is a beautiful area. Nice wheels, gives it a custom one off look.
 

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Hi, Beer

The hoops are soft lip, with the button type filler recessed into the back part of the wheel. The hub/spoke assemblies were cut on a CNC machine from a one piece billet, and welded to the hoops.

Newstalgia installed the Dakota Digital tire pressure sensors, and I'm installing the gauge/receiver/computer module this weekend. The auxiliary gauge pack makes it easy to work with - replaced the useless GPH gauge with the Dakota display, and was able to pull power, ground and dimmer circuits from the gauge pack.

Let you know how that turns out once the project is done.

Glad you know the territory, Colorado - it's a great spot to live - very quiet and peaceful. Photo of the truck was taken from our driveway - the SSR is parked where the new house will be going in.

Ray
 
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