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View Poll Results: Do you like the stock rims or should I get aftermarket rims?

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  • Keep stock rims

    13 46.43%
  • Get aftermarket rims

    15 53.57%
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  1. #1
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    Default Stock Rims or Aftermarket Rims????

    Should I keep my stock rims or should I get aftermarket rims?

    I personally like my stock rims with my truck.

    07 Silverado 1500 5.3L extended cab
    4" Rancho Suspension lift with Adjustable Shocks
    2" Leveling kit
    1.5" Zone Offroad body lift
    35x12.50 R 18 Nitto Trail Grapplers
    Ranch Hand Grille Guard
    Ranch Hand Rear Bumper
    Tow mirrors
    Color matched grey/silver Bushwacker fender flares
    Dual exhaust from cats back with X pipe coming out 5" tips
    Black Tool box
    Edge CTS Programmer
    Proliner Spray in bedliner
    20% tint all the way around

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    I would say......stick with your Factory/Stock 18in" Alloy Rims, those Rims along with the......20in" Alloy Rims from the 07" and up NNBS Silverado's.....Sierra's and Tahoe are.....IMO are the Best Looking Rims that G.M./Chevy has Come out with Date....GREAT looking Rims!!!

    ......Forgot to mention, those Factory 18's Look Great on your Truck!!!.......


    5.3 l 3.73 l G80

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    I like the stock 5 spokes.
    2004 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab 4x4, AMSOIL EA air filter, Granatelli MAF sensor, Throttle body spacer, Magnaflow exhaust (true dual to 2 in 1 out muffler), 6" ProComp lift (add a leaf and 5" superlift rear block), Bilstein shocks, 35's (Cooper Disoverer ST) and 4.10 gears, Rhino Liner, EGRUSA fender Flares and widow visors, extended stainless steel brake lines, firestone airbags w/onboard air compressor, Pioneer Avic X940BT navigation, Accel backup camera.
    1960 Land Rover Series II 88
    2001 Pontiac Sunfire
    2013 Toyota Avalon Limited (Wife's Car)
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    I say keep your stock rims but put aftermarkets on your truck.
    [/SIGPIC]2009 Chevy Silverado LT 1500 EXT CAB 4X4 Vortec 4.8L SFI,K&N air filter,Weathertech Floor Liners ,Weathertech Stone/Bug Deflector, Line X Spray On Bedliner, TruXport Rollup Tonneau Cover, Molded Mudguards, Viper 5701 LE 2 way Security Alarm/Remote Starter, Xm Satelite Radio,BILSTEIN 5100 rear shocks,BILSTEIN 5100 front levelling shocks,READYLIFT 2" rear lift blocks,Goodyear Wrangler Territorys -265/70R 17"

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    I had a car once with painted steel rims and a hub cap that looked like a bottle cap. I replaced those puppies. But when you have a good looking set of rims, it does not make sense to me to get new ones. Well, unless their age starts to show and looking at your truck starts to remind you of the view you get walking the dog.
    86 911 Porsche Carrera
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    2012 Nissan Leaf

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    i gota cote stockers, aftermarket ones that ive ever liked were real spendy, and I love the rims on my truck, and the 18 inch 5 spokes you have look awsome with those tires. spend the money you would on the rims on other goodies. like a super charger!!!!


    2011 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3 Z71 4X4 Stealth Gray Metallic / 2004 Chevy Impala LS 3.8 Cappuccino

    Tow mirrors - Diablew Tuned - Flowmaster Regular 40 - Ready Lift 2.5' lift - BFG LT A/T K/Os - Carr Light Wing - TruckLite LED lights - Optima Red Top - 50% Front Window Tint - Line-X bedliner - Airaid MIT - Tekonsha P2 - ARS Billet Grill - Fia custom fit seat covers

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    I personally like aftermarket wheels, but for your truck I think chrome is too much flash and black wheels would kinda look ugly.
    Year/Make/Model: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Powertrain: 4.8L V8, Automatic, 2wd
    Tires/Rims: Stock rims and tires for now
    Top 5 Mods: Straight piped exhaust, Billet Grille, Color-matched bowtie/shaved moldings, 12K HID's, Two 12" Kickers with a 1,000 watt amp
    Next Planned mods: Truxxx Leveling Kit, Nitto Trail Grapplers, 15% Window Tint

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    I do like the stock rims but I know many aftermarket rims that look awesome on a lifted truck like yours so 10" or 12" wide rims will look good but I would go for chrome
    2002 Chevy Silverado & 1995 Ford Bronco

    02 Silverado: 50K miles, 20" Motto Rims, Flowmaster 50 Series
    95 Bronco: 160K miles, 4" Superlift, 33/12.5/15 Mickey Thompson
    01 Civic: 75K miles, DD

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    Aftermarket, and black to match your accessories. The stockers look nice, but I would worry about the width of the wheel vs. the width of your tires. Plus IMO wide tires don't look right on narrow wheels...they look much better on a x10 or even a x12.

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    I've been thinking about throwing bigger tires on my stock 16's, but I have to think the Mass way and get 2 sets. Mass laws suck, cant even lift your truck over 3" without it being a problem

    2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3
    Factory Tint
    Recon Taillights
    2.5 ReadyLift Leveling Kit
    Low Profile Toolbox
    Westin Nerf Steps

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