: Help me pick some wheels!!!



Aron9000
06-04-11, 04:26 AM
So I'm looking to upgrade from the ugly blackwalls now on my new 1995 Fleetwood. Here's a few pics of it

http://www.fquick.com/images/vehicles/full/35393347817.jpg (http://www.fquick.com/garages/viewgallery.php?action=viewimg&id=347817)
http://www.fquick.com/images/vehicles/full/35393347818.jpg (http://www.fquick.com/garages/viewgallery.php?action=viewimg&id=347818)
http://www.fquick.com/images/vehicles/full/35393347819.jpg (http://www.fquick.com/garages/viewgallery.php?action=viewimg&id=347819)

More pictures here:
http://www.jimsmintcars.com/95CadRed51kWEB.htm

I'm kind of conflicted about what I should do for wheels/tires. Go with whitewalls or go bigger/different on the rims.

Here are my options, please vote:
1. Impala SS wheels with Cadillac center caps:
http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2171/621/5425310095_large.jpg

2. Whitewalls with the stock wheels
3. Chrome fleetwood brougham wheels with whitewalls
http://1.photos4.ebizautos.com/used-1995-cadillac-fleetwood-4drsedan-6993-6984565-1-400.jpg
4. 1980's Brougham wire wheels with whitewalls
http://www.hobbycar.com/AlanZielinski95.jpg
5. 15" wire daytons with the spinner knockoffs. I don't want lowrider rims, just something that looks like the 80's Brougham wheels with the knock off center caps.

I'm open to any other suggestions as well. Right now I'm leaning towards Impala SS rims because they have an OEM look to them and the fat meats just look plain awesome on a car this big.

Stingroo
06-04-11, 08:05 AM
My vote: other.


Chrome the wheels you have now and get some Runway Enduro tires. Perfect.

amunderdog
06-04-11, 08:21 AM
I like the rims that are on it.
Needs chrome though.
Seems i agree with Stingroo

Bro-Ham
06-04-11, 10:15 AM
I also agree on chroming what you have. I have chromed a set of these 93-96 Fleetwood lace style wheels like you have and they look breathtakingly beautiful dressed in chrome - makes them look completely different than they do in stock form, plus you won't look like every other old Fleetwood Brougham.

I currently have these same wheels as your car on my 79 deVille, in stock form without chrome, except I have the Fleetwood Brougham center caps which makes them look a bit different, I've considered chroming them and it may just happen. :)

turbojimmy
06-04-11, 11:50 AM
I also agree on chroming what you have. I have chromed a set of these 93-96 Fleetwood lace style wheels like you have and they look breathtakingly beautiful dressed in chrome - makes them look completely different than they do in stock form,

Can you post a pic of those?

85 FLEETWOOD COUPE
06-04-11, 12:18 PM
Go with some 14 daytons!!

Bro-Ham
06-04-11, 01:35 PM
Hey Jimmy, I will do it when I get home - I have a picture of my 76 Fleetwood Brougham I owned a few years ago - car looked gorgeous with those wheels in chrome. The 93-96 standard Fleetwood lace wheels are machined on the outside surfaces and painted gray inside. The chrome makes the wheels really flashy and they jump out at you. :)

cadillac kevin
06-04-11, 02:23 PM
other: chrome what you got

96Fleetwood
06-04-11, 03:15 PM
It depends on what look you are going for... SS wheels all the way if you plan to go the muscle car route.

I had chrome SS wheels on my '96 for a short while:
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j69/leloz/caddylowres.jpg

Cadillacboy
06-04-11, 04:38 PM
Beautiful ride , I would go for original chrome Brougham wheels , whitewall ? Not a big deal for me although they look dandier than black walls

77CDV
06-04-11, 05:03 PM
Chrome + whites = win.

MudAnt
06-04-11, 05:35 PM
SS wheels get my vote

sven914
06-04-11, 05:37 PM
I think the Cadillac wire wheel rims would be a pleasant change. Daytons and Impala wheels have been done to death. The chrome Brougham rims would look nice, but seeing as how they are a factory replacement for your car, they’re not really an upgrade.

Aron9000
06-04-11, 05:53 PM
Hey Jimmy, I will do it when I get home - I have a picture of my 76 Fleetwood Brougham I owned a few years ago - car looked gorgeous with those wheels in chrome. The 93-96 standard Fleetwood lace wheels are machined on the outside surfaces and painted gray inside. The chrome makes the wheels really flashy and they jump out at you. :)

Who did you have do the chrome on your wheels? I know there are mail order services that do this, you pay them, you get the wheels, then you send your old wheels back to get a refund on the core charge.


I'm also wondering if the wheels off a late model STS, CTS, or XLR would bolt onto my car. I know the CTS and STS wheels are the same, but the XLR's would be different since they're based on a Vette chassis. I know a lot of f-body guys run Corvette wheels with no problems, not sure if any of this would work though.

96Fleetwood
06-04-11, 06:38 PM
This guy put XLR wheels on his Fleetwood:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2756/561/6887780085_large.jpg

He had custom spacers with hub adapters made to fit the wheels.

Stingroo
06-04-11, 07:16 PM
None of those wheels are the same as yours. You'd need adapters and/or redrilled rotors and drums.

That XLR-wheeled Fleetwood was at Wagonfest last year. :lol:

brougham
06-05-11, 01:54 PM
At first I was going to say go with the normal chrome fleetwood rims but after seeing the chrome SS ones they look really good too. I don't like the wheels you have now either but they might look good chromed too like someone else said. Real wire wheels don't look good on that style of car and those XLR rims look horrible they're too big.

Aron9000
06-06-11, 02:07 AM
I really like those XLR wheels. They're big and flashy, but have a simple elegance at the same time.

We also had a late model RWD STS come into work today, I'm pretty sure it was a N* model. It had 6 lug wheels, and I know the last gen CTS-V had six lug wheels as well. So I'm kind of ruling out CTS/STS wheels, but these would look damn sexy on my car IMO.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-POLISHED-Cadillac-STS-CTS-17-Wheel-Rim-4578-4610-/170367518948?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item27aab208e4

I'm thinking of going with the SS wheels, or maybe something aftermarket in the 17-20" size range. With the bright red paint and steel top, this car is screaming for something sporty looking IMO.


Also, is there any way to make FWD wheels work on my car. The 2000-2004 DTS "blade wheels" are freaking epic. I know the bolt pattern isn't the same, can you run an adapter? What about the offset, is it too wacky to make it work?
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTb8FliVXRTR9iT-npoQdc2S_s2RJBEQcK6p3kmehT00YKTOAH0&t=1

Aron9000
06-06-11, 02:11 AM
I really like those XLR wheels. They're big and flashy, but have a simple elegance at the same time.

We also had a late model RWD STS come into work today, I'm pretty sure it was a N* model. It had 6 lug wheels, and I know the last gen CTS-V had six lug wheels as well. So I'm kind of ruling out CTS/STS wheels, but these would look damn sexy on my car IMO.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-POLISHED-Cadillac-STS-CTS-17-Wheel-Rim-4578-4610-/170367518948?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item27aab208e4

I'm thinking of going with the SS wheels, or maybe something aftermarket in the 17-20" size range. With the bright red paint and steel top, this car is screaming for something sporty looking IMO.


Also, is there any way to make FWD wheels work on my car. The 2000-2004 DTS "blade wheels" are freaking epic. I know the bolt pattern isn't the same, can you run an adapter? What about the offset, is it too wacky to make it work?
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTb8FliVXRTR9iT-npoQdc2S_s2RJBEQcK6p3kmehT00YKTOAH0&t=1

Stingroo
06-06-11, 08:49 AM
Anything can work if you sink enough monies into it. Call a pro wheel shop. Bolt pattern adapters? Easy. Offset? I don't know.

Bro-Ham
06-08-11, 05:14 PM
Can you post a pic of those?

The picture of my car with the standard 93-96 Fleetwood lace wheels, like Aron has on his car except I had mine chromed, is in my album - click on my Bro-Ham name to the left and look in the album attached to my profile, if you can figure out how to look at it, the picture is of my former 76 Fleetwood Brougham in Florentine Gold Firemist. The only pictures I have of the car with these wheels is a paper picture that a friend took which I scanned.

Wheelman322
06-08-11, 08:05 PM
The 15" Caddy Wires & W/W's got my vote...Incidentally, if you decide to go with chrome FWB wheels & W/W's, I just pulled a set off my FWB & the tires have better than 80% tread on them.
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/wheelman322/2011-06-06151633.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/wheelman322/2011-05-29121852.jpg

jayoldschool
06-08-11, 08:40 PM
Chromes>wires on 93-96, IMO...

Stingroo
06-08-11, 08:43 PM
I'm on the fence. Both are great, but I think chrome base wheels would look the best.