: 3pc wheels really worth getting?



sicrx65
11-01-04, 10:24 PM
Im considering putting the 24" Lexani VP2's on my '03 lade. On superbuytires.com they sell both the 1pc and the 3pc rims. Is the 3pc really worth getting? The 1pc package costs around 5g's and the 3pc costs around 7. Is it really worth shelling out the extra 2 g's just for the 3 pc rims? What do you think?

blingblingcv
11-01-04, 10:35 PM
It really depends what your style is. For me I would use that 2k for the tires.

sicrx65
11-01-04, 10:44 PM
no its 5g's with the tires. It's a package (wheels/tires)

onbagz2002
11-02-04, 12:04 AM
I got the same rims but in 26'' in a 3 piece....
Can't really tell because the spinners in the way.

http://images.cardomain.com/member_images/7/web/523000-523999/523384_69_full.jpg

T_Dogg8
11-02-04, 07:34 AM
what's the difference between 3 pc and 1 pc??

outofdablue
11-02-04, 12:08 PM
3pc are usually lighter and stronger due to the fact that they are made using a forged process....... Also if they get bent, you can replace a certain piece of the wheel rather than buying a whole new rim.

T_Dogg8
11-02-04, 01:12 PM
well, if they are lighter, then i'd say they're worth it.

sicrx65
11-02-04, 08:57 PM
hey onbags if I am going to spend 7's on rims do you think that I should just go all out and spend 10 gs on the 26's? Did you have to do any mods to fit the wheels. I assume that the ride is worse than the 24's but how much worse is it?

ILLNALI
11-02-04, 09:54 PM
As long as you ride Kumho's there is little difference from 24's to 26's. I ride 26's everyday to and from work 30 miles each way. (lowered Mcgaughys style I might add!)
There is certain trimming required, nothing major, mainly the winsheild washer resevoir is too big, I replaced mine with one from a 95 body style blazer. trimmed a little of the inner wheelwell.
I would recommend 26's for anyone - except maybe heavy city driving, only b/c tires are very expensive ($1000 each) and most shops do not stock it.

sicrx65
11-02-04, 10:51 PM
hey ILLNALI sounds good. The thing is I live right in Boston, the acual city and you didn't recommend for heavy city driving is it just that I live right in boston, but I really want them so I think im gonna go for them. Thanks

sicrx65
11-02-04, 10:57 PM
o by the way illnali what drop kit did you use on your car? 2"/3" or 3"/5"?

ILLNALI
11-03-04, 10:10 PM
2-3 Deluxe Kit. The Rear Is A Lowering Spring Which Is Basically The Same No Matter What Company. The Thing That Seperates Mcgaughys From The Other Guys Is The Front Drop Spindles, And Shock Extensions In The Rear To Make For A Better Ride Quality.

P.s. I Live Near Ny, If You Were To Ask Me 2 Citys To Not Ride 26's I Would Probably Say Nyc, And Boston. I Have A Friend That Rides 24's Up There And He Complains A Lot Due To All Of The B.s. Construction.

clickart
11-03-04, 11:02 PM
Does the Shock Extensions come with the Mcgaughys kit? If I get the Mcgaughys kit and the shock extension, does my ride quality will be the same as stock or no? Do you think it will rub with 22" rims with 20+ offset?