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dixie_boysles
08-28-2009, 09:42 AM
Last week, I posted that i was gettinga laptop from the fiance. She just offered to buy me one one day...I was like, wow that engagement ring works wonders..LOL I guess she just wanted to buy me one...dk but i like!

Well i was browsing 4wheelparts.com, and came across a few wheels that i like/want. i texted them to her to show her what wheels i would like to get someday. well she texted me back and said that i have the choice of either Laptop of new wheels for the Ranger!!! I was like wow, this is hard (ive been wanting laptop)...but i think i have finally come to the decision to get wheels!

Also, im going from a 16"x7" to a 15x8" so that tires are cheaper, plus i like the look of a 15" wheel. I dont want a 10" bc i have no intentions of lifting it right now. The only problem is, once i get them im not putting them on until i need tires as mine now are the 16", when iI have them mounted, i will have some 32X10.50 BFGs put on them (or whatever equivilent of 265/70R16 is..My DD, need the MPG) I want aggressicve look, but still need good mpg

Im reallying leaning towards the new MT Classics II Satin Black (They're Limited Edition so may not be available next month. Id love some DSG Or polished Alcoas, but i dont think i can find mint ones for the same price i can get new aftermarkets. But here are my choices:

1) Mickey Thompson Classic II Satin Black
http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv308/dixie_boysles/wheel.jpg

2) Mickey Thompson Classic II Polished
http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv308/dixie_boysles/wheel2.jpg

3) Pro Comp XTreme Alloy Black
http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv308/dixie_boysles/wheel4.jpg

4) Pro Comp XTreme Alloy Polished
http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv308/dixie_boysles/wheel3.jpg

5) Other: Post pic of suggestion!

ok i did i quick photochop on Aviary...

heres the truck with different the different styles:

W/ MT II Satin black So far my favorite:
http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv308/dixie_boysles/truckwheels.jpg

w/ MT II Polished:
http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv308/dixie_boysles/truckwheels2.jpg

w/ black Pro Comp
http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv308/dixie_boysles/truckwheels4.jpg

STL
08-28-2009, 11:04 AM
Since you plan to get more aggressive tires down the road I would pick the MT II Polished

What are other exterior plans for the truck though? Need to keep in mind that cause then the satin black would look better if you go for a red/black theme

or you could be the first 06+ with dc-1's :cool:

greyghost
08-28-2009, 11:25 AM
i agree with stl. the MT II Polished would look bad a@@ed and would look the best with the agressive tires you want to upgrade to.

mr.ranger
08-28-2009, 11:46 AM
i like the MT II
but particularly the polished cause it goes great with the red paint on the truck and the chrome grille you have

dixie_boysles
08-28-2009, 11:48 AM
Since you plan to get more aggressive tires down the road I would pick the MT II Polished

What are other exterior plans for the truck though? Need to keep in mind that cause then the satin black would look better if you go for a red/black theme

or you could be the first 06+ with dc-1's :cool:

i agree with stl. the MT II Polished would look bad a@@ed and would look the best with the agressive tires you want to upgrade to.

how will the finish on these black ones hold up? (I dont want them chipping down the raod, dk if they are powdercoated or painted, i couldnt tell when i looked at them and held them at the tire shop i think some BFG AT KO would look BA mounted on the Satin Black ones! DC1 jsut cost too dang much! they're like $20 more a wheel! i can get the black Satic MT IIs for $498! and the polished MT IIs for $513 at local tire shop....so its a toss up of those two i think now

mr.ranger
08-28-2009, 11:58 AM
geeze man, buying new wheels is so difficult and frustrating

STL
08-28-2009, 12:03 PM
I think they are powder coated should say somewhere online what the finish is for them

Those polished ones will be a PITA to keep clean brake dust and if any road salt from winter

mr.ranger
08-28-2009, 12:11 PM
maintenance will be tough for the polished ones if you plan to keep them clean and in good shape but i would still go polished for sure and i like the MT design more too

Tom
08-28-2009, 12:37 PM
I've always liked the black and red theme, but I would do some additional exterior mods beyond just the wheels if you go that route. At the bare minimum, get some dark tinted windows.

If you are going to keep your truck basically as-is, I would go for the polished wheels. Your truck looks clean now, polished wheels will add to that clean look.

STL
08-28-2009, 01:03 PM
If you do go with the satin wheels paint that tool box black

If you go with polished the tool box will be fine with them

littleblue
08-28-2009, 02:54 PM
I've always liked the black and red theme, but I would do some additional exterior mods beyond just the wheels if you go that route. At the bare minimum, get some dark tinted windows.

If you are going to keep your truck basically as-is, I would go for the polished wheels. Your truck looks clean now, polished wheels will add to that clean look.

If you keep the chrome grille go with the polished. If you change the grille to the black go with the satins.

mr.ranger
08-29-2009, 10:25 AM
for sure id go chrome cause it would look splendid with your beatuful grille you already have

Jay FX4
08-29-2009, 02:25 PM
How much do those wheels run? Those have a similar look to the Cragar Soft 8's, which are dirt cheap.

dixie_boysles
08-29-2009, 05:27 PM
How much do those wheels run? Those have a similar look to the Cragar Soft 8's, which are dirt cheap.

they look different than the soft 8s. i had the chrome soft 8s on my old 94... i like em, but no more chrome for me! pia to clean. n/v mind you can see my old truck in my avatar

mr.ranger
09-03-2009, 11:53 AM
chrome is nice but i also like the dull black rims which are also great for maintenace and they a charm to clean too

dixie_boysles
09-03-2009, 12:16 PM
im still so freakin torn between the polished or black MT Classic IIs. I now might have a chance to buy some plosihed alcoas for 425 shipped (hes thinkin about it). if he agrees to my offer, i just dont know what to do. ill prolly go with the polished alcoas bc i can get them about $75 cheaper than the MTs. I love the look of the black ones, but i know the polished one would look badass as well! And i know the alcoas will look beast! So far, all poll results go towards the black, but i just dk what to get! im so freakin torn!

dixie_boysles
09-04-2009, 05:43 AM
im tryin to get these right now if the guy will sell them to me!

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv308/dixie_boysles/2681f5f7.jpg

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv308/dixie_boysles/alcoa.jpg

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv308/dixie_boysles/alcoa1.jpg

Jay FX4
09-04-2009, 06:05 AM
Can't go wrong with the Alcoas!

mr.ranger
09-04-2009, 11:35 PM
Can't go wrong with the Alcoas!

X2

too bad you couldn't just buy both and switch rims every 2 weeks or so:D:D

02'4.04x4
09-05-2009, 12:02 PM
I would say go with the polished if you plan on keeping the aquarium look. Other wise I like the Pro Comp XTreme Alloy Black.

blueovelboy
09-06-2009, 08:42 AM
Americas tire has a site you can go to and put the rims of choice on the vehicle of choice and see it in computer form it my not be the right color but you get the view of your car with the tire and rim you are thinking about ill call my bro over at Goodyear and find the address to that site and post it latter