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    ATS Wheel choices

    Only quandry I have is about ordering my ATS Premium trim wheels. Should I go with the 18" machine forged aluminum wheels or the polished? I hated my 2008 STS wheels which I believe were alloy aluminum...they constantly peeled and were a problem. The polished wheels are about $850 more...they look great, but which wheel will hold up better? what say you?

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    Re: ATS Wheel choices

    I would like it if the machine forged style came is a polished aluminum.

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    Re: ATS Wheel choices

    Which ones are lighter?

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    Re: ATS Wheel choices

    They are both forged aluminum wheels.

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    Re: ATS Wheel choices

    I'm in the same boat. I like the ones on the bottom but for some reason they didn't look right when I saw them last night.

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    Beware polished wheels if you are in the snow belt.

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    Re: ATS Wheel choices

    This is just my taste, but...

    -I think the bottom wheels have a simpler, more to-the-point design. They are bold without being complicated.
    -I think the top wheels are too curvy. They don't look performance-oriented to me, but rather luxury-oriented (Whether you like this or not depends what you are after in this car.).
    -My dislike of polished wheels outweighs the design factor, so I would take the top ones. Good thing is, you save some $$$

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    Re: ATS Wheel choices

    As for looks I like the Machined ones, seems more of an aggressive sporty look. Seeing the 18" on the car to me it seems like it could use a slightly taller tire, like a 45 I think would be perfect. But overall I think it looks nice with the 18"s.

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    I'd say the curvy wheels.

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    Re: ATS Wheel choices

    The polished ones look too "old" design wise, just something without a lot of sport to them.

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