: Best factory stock wheels ever?



I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-03-06, 11:40 AM
What do you think are the best factory stock wheels ever?

Here's what I can remember off the top of my head:

1995-99 Oldsmobile Aurora (especially the chrome plated ones)
1991-97 Lincoln Town Car Standard Geometric Spoke Wheels
1980-92 Cadillac Brougham Wire Wheel Covers
1992-94 STS/ETC wheels
1994-99 DeVille Concours

That's all I can think of now, I'll come up with more later though.

gary88
07-03-06, 01:13 PM
http://www.dn.no/multimedia/archive/00061/BMW_M6_61654g.jpg

http://www.2bluesc.com/pictures/Corvette/c6%20z06/black-c6-z06.jpg

thebigjimsho
07-03-06, 01:19 PM
I liked the wheels of the early models of the E34 M5 in the early 90s. They looked like whitewalls a bit because of the way they were designed to give maximum cooling to the brakes. But the nerdy look always intrigued me. And even though they went to a better looking wheel later on, if I had the choice, I'd choose these.
http://www.bmwworld.com/pics/5er/m5/16232_1024.jpg
http://i.pbase.com/g4/83/194383/2/62146297.kiOllfs6.jpg

OffThaHorseCEO
07-03-06, 02:35 PM
The 30 Spokes available as an option on 83 and 84 FWD cadillacs, aka 84's, elbows,swangz

90Brougham350
07-03-06, 03:41 PM
Impala SS rims are pretty slick!

Spyder
07-03-06, 04:10 PM
Magnesium Mopar five spokes!

...looked for a few minutes for a picture, couldn't find one...but trust me...bad ass!

CoupeDevilleRob
07-03-06, 07:51 PM
Hands down the winner is the Pontiac 8-lug wheel of the 1960's.

http://www.akhwheels.com/pages/images/akh041.jpg

I like the Pontiac Rally II wheels too, and of the course the genuine Cadillac wire wheels.

codewize
07-03-06, 08:14 PM
That Pontiac wheel is sweet. I always liked the standard Chevy Rally wheel that every one tries to get for their Chevy. They're basic, clean and look great.

Sandy
07-03-06, 08:40 PM
These are the most beautiful stock wheels ever!

http://www.cadillacforums.com/photopost/watermark.php?file=524&size=1

JimHare
07-03-06, 08:43 PM
No contest.

Because they were attached to a 1967 Lamborghini Miura

slk230mb
07-03-06, 08:57 PM
The DTS turbine wheels are pretty sweet looking. In chrome on the DTS and painted on stoneage's deville.

Boombotz
07-03-06, 09:28 PM
I don't know about the best, but I always loved the BBS honey comb rims on the Trans Am GTA's. I loved the way mine look when they were clean. http://images.traderonline.com/img//img/10/dealer/4196742/84331268_2.jpg

Destroyer
07-03-06, 09:38 PM
Impossible to call as far as I'm concerned. A lot of new cars have some really nice wheels. In fact, many times they look worse with custom wheels. :eek:

Stoneage_Caddy
07-03-06, 09:54 PM
Most of my favorites came from corvettes ...

the 84-86 wheel (84 was the best favor)
the 1990 wheel
the 95 ZR1 wheel
the latest z06 wheel is quite a handsome peice ....

i also have a set of the best wheels i ever saw on my car ...the DTS 17 inch turbines ....

GMC has had quite a few nice looking wheels since 2000 that look almost like 3 spoke but are really six ...few flavors that came on evnoys and sierras

the american racing torque thrust wheels in a modern 18 inch flavor look awesome , along with the classic chevy rally steel wheel that they are now making in aftermarket form in a 18 inch trim ...

there so so many wheels i like i couldnt possibly list them all , ive always favored a factory wheel over a aftermarket , unless its a BBS wheel , which traditionally are very pretty peices

Frost
07-03-06, 10:16 PM
2002 Devilles, wearin' their "Spats"!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-04-06, 12:14 AM
Alright, here's more:

1980-92 Brougham Wire Wheel Covers
http://i18.ebayimg.com/03/i/07/6f/f1/ac_3.JPG

C6 Z06

Mopar Muscle Car wheels:http://www.stocktonwheel.com/wheels/mprly_bw.jpg

1997-98 Eagle Talon TSi
http://playastatus.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/1997_eagle_talon_tsi-1.jpg

1987-91 Ford Taurus
http://www.cyberkraft.com/salebarn/images/sho.jpg

1981-83 Imperial
http://i20.ebayimg.com/02/i/07/94/70/79_1.JPG

1972-76 Lincoln Mark IV Standard hubcap (great '70s design)
http://i1.ebayimg.com/03/a/01/b4/77/a4_4.JPG

1993-97 Town Car standard rims:
http://www.justhyundai.com/~norrismegamall/RY720389-4sm.jpg

1995-96 Continental Rims (especially in chrome)
http://photos.imageevent.com/mohamedessa/lincolncontinental/46.JPG

Oldsmobile Rallye wheels

1990-92 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo
http://i11.ebayimg.com/03/i/07/7c/74/f0_1.JPG

1991-93 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight Regency Elite
http://encyclopedia.classicoldsmobile.com/ninetyeight/92.jpg

1977-79 Trans Am

1987-92 Trans Am GTA

gdwriter
07-04-06, 01:03 AM
I agree with Coupe De Ville Rob on those gorgeous Pontiac 8-lugs. Another favorite are the 1963-67 Corvette knock off wheels:

http://www.clubcorvette.se/Corvettefakta/galleri/sh66.jpg

I also like these optional hubcaps for the '68-'72 Corvette. They were also available on the '69-'72 Impala and Caprice:

http://www.clubcorvette.se/Corvettefakta/galleri/sh72.jpg

http://www.trainweb.org/indcentral/impala/cd72impala1.jpg

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tru504187211
07-04-06, 09:30 AM
I was just about to post that wheel for you Sandy...

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-04-06, 11:11 AM
And a few more...

DeLorean
http://carad.ebayimg.com/i13/04/a/07/86/16/ag_4.JPG

Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Late '90's Q45
http://imagehost.vendio.com/bin/imageserver.x/00000000/kevinscars/98q45012.jpg

1st gen Q45
http://i12.ebayimg.com/05/i/07/7e/fb/98_1.JPG

1976-1990 Aston Martin Lagonda
(1988 Series 4 pictured, Series 1 is best)
http://i23.ebayimg.com/02/i/07/8a/d5/35_12.JPG

1998-00 Lexus LS400
http://photos.ebizautos.com/5108/1083435_8.jpg

Adam
07-04-06, 11:51 AM
hmm i love the CTS-V wheels:

http://www.robbreport.com/Articles/Wheels/Special-Themes/Car-of-the-Year-2005/asset_upload_file57_9244.jpg

and of cousre the CTS Lux. Sport wheels:

http://www.calchrome.com/images/wheels_cadillac_STS.jpg

XLR wheels:

http://www.calchrome.com/images/wheels_cadillac_SLR.jpg

the STS-V wheels:

http://www.automotivearticles.com/uploads/x06ca_st028l.jpg

XLR-V wheels:

http://www.autoweek.com/files/weekart/2005/0404/xlrv_wheel.jpg

2006 MB CLS55 AMG wheels (warning this is a big pic):

http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-2006/2006-Mercedes-Benz-CLS-55-AMG-IWC-Ingenieur-F-Wheel-1280x960.jpg

BMW 6 series wheels:

http://www.holandleasing.com/06photo/bmw/6seriescoupe2dr-650i.jpg

Sandy
07-04-06, 12:39 PM
WE are all sick & in need of professional help.

Stoneage_Caddy
07-04-06, 12:52 PM
anyone thinking what im thinking ?

Group buy on a hot head doctor (psyciatrist)!!!!!!


Its all my mothers fault , every car she ever owned had ugly wheels on it

Blown Z
07-04-06, 12:52 PM
http://www.tiico.com/steel_wheel_2.jpg

Steelies FTW.

mccombie_5
07-04-06, 01:41 PM
The wheels on the Rover 800 Vitesse are some of my favourites, and anything by Rostyle or in the style of.

http://www.austin-rover.co.uk/press/rovr17_2.jpg

http://membres.lycos.fr/bernardclaude/roue_avec_enjoliveur_rostyle.jpg

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-04-06, 03:17 PM
WE are all sick & in need of professional help.

Yeah no kidding.

Benzilla
07-04-06, 05:35 PM
Chad, why do you like the Brougham rims with the red center better than the all chrome ones? just curious.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-04-06, 11:56 PM
Ben do you mean why do I like the wire wheel covers more than the wire wheels? I like em more because they're more "Cadillacy" to me. Like the quintessential Cadillac to me is a 86-92 Brougham in dark blue with the wire wheel covers.

thebigjimsho
07-05-06, 01:20 AM
And I may not be totally unbiased, but I also agree on the CTS-Vs wheels. But on the suggestion of the SHO, why would a Gen I wheel ever be in the same breath as a Gen II slicer rim?

hardrockcamaro@mac.c
07-05-06, 03:14 AM
88-90 IROC rim

Suits the lines of the car perfectly and I just can't find any aftermarket wheel that looks as good on the car, so I may end up with 18" IROC replicas:

http://homepage.mac.com/hardrockcamaro/.Public/sidepic1.jpg

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-05-06, 09:38 AM
But on the suggestion of the SHO, why would a Gen I wheel ever be in the same breath as a Gen II slicer rim?


Those are nice too, but personally, I like the wire style more though too. The slicers are really quite cool though, better than the Gen III SHO wheels.

Benzilla
07-07-06, 07:46 PM
Ben do you mean why do I like the wire wheel covers more than the wire wheels? I like em more because they're more "Cadillacy" to me. Like the quintessential Cadillac to me is a 86-92 Brougham in dark blue with the wire wheel covers.
I totaly agree with that line about the dark blue Brougham :cool2:

But actually, I ment the wheel covers with the chrome center caps, like my Devilles have, instead of the clear red center caps.

MJDART
07-07-06, 08:18 PM
The 18" 12 spokes from my 2006 Sport Appearance Package
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y25/mjdart/Cadillac%20CTS%20Sport%20Package/CTS18inch12spokesportwheel.jpg

gdwriter
07-07-06, 11:41 PM
I love the alloy wheel with spinner from the first generation Buick Riviera. Very similar to the Corvette knock-off wheels:

http://www.bluntgraffix.com/buick-riviera/buick-riviera-featured/sarah/64-riviera-sarah-4.jpg

http://www.motorcarportfolio.com/images/64rivrft.jpg

As you may have guessed, I have a thing for spinners (damn you, Ralph Nadar). That's what I love about Betty's wire wheel covers with spinners. Here they are spinning away on I-17 from Phoenix to Flagstaff:

http://gdwriter.q45.org/wheels/home_front.jpg

http://gdwriter.q45.org/wheels/home_back.jpg

http://gdwriter.q45.org/wheels/hubcap.jpg

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tman2093
07-08-06, 07:19 PM
~1969 Buick Rally Wheel
http://www.davidsrallywheels.com/on_line/57seriesa.jpg

Buick Grand National Wheel
http://www.ayresweb.com/GN/images/GN_wheel.jpg

80's GMC Caballero
http://www.american-car-net.com/images/userupload/full/405_SIMG0288.jpg

soupero
07-10-06, 01:52 PM
new 997 turbo wheels

oh and no it isnt't mine :(
http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/1022/241853img03146uk.jpg

http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/1966/241857img03597zp.jpg

DBA-One
07-10-06, 02:05 PM
The Momos on a F40

Vesicant
07-10-06, 02:13 PM
F-Body SS , BMW 745 and BMW 740/750iL

http://www.redliners.ca/members/images/mi_ss_il.jpg
http://www.ambassadorautosales.com/8532%202002%20BMW%20745i%20DANGLE.jpg
http://forum.bettercarcare.com/gallery/data/500/308DSCN0285-med.JPG

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-10-06, 03:17 PM
Those 997 wheels are just sick! Kinda like the C6 Z06 wheels but better!

HITMONEY
07-12-06, 05:10 AM
I gotta go with the DTS Chrome "Blade" wheels.... but it may be a jaded opinion. :)

Frost
07-12-06, 06:32 AM
kinda have to agree with Hitmoney - they are the best, imo.

Hitmoney, while we're on topic, your DTS sounds awfully sweet - could you post pics? I tried to get into the myspace web and my comp keeps locking up whenever i try,

Rolex
07-12-06, 08:06 AM
88-90 IROC rim

Suits the lines of the car perfectly and I just can't find any aftermarket wheel that looks as good on the car, so I may end up with 18" IROC replicas:

http://homepage.mac.com/hardrockcamaro/.Public/sidepic1.jpg

I've never seen an aftermarket wheel that looks better on the old IROC Z Camaro than the factory wheels look. I had a buddy in high school that drove a black IROC Z 5.7 liter with dark gold lettering, and the inset lines of the wheels were custom painted dark gold to match. It was the hotness back in the day. :D

speedyman_2
07-12-06, 10:13 AM
Many that I like already listed :) Here's a few more I want to add.

F-body salad shooters. Most people hated em, I loved em. Used to be my car.
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/12/web/372000-372999/372761_33_full.jpg

I love my stock STS rims too :)
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/12/web/372000-372999/372761_82_full.jpg

Maserati Biturbo wheels I thought were cool
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a378/speedy_3/alt02.jpg

Delta 88 rims. They were pretty rare I think. You usually see the hub caps on these cars. This was the onle pic I could find online of the alloy wheels.
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a378/speedy_3/309308_2.jpg

gothicaleigh
07-12-06, 07:27 PM
BMW Bottlecaps ftw.

http://www.wrxtra.com/eBay/Lot_2/tn_wheel_1.jpg


:p






Seriously though...

Basketweaves! :D
http://www.bmwmregistry.com/faq/E30_M3_Sportevo_Wheel.jpg

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-12-06, 10:16 PM
I always liked those BBS Style rims that BMW and Audi use.

HITMONEY
07-14-06, 03:45 AM
kinda have to agree with Hitmoney - they are the best, imo.

Hitmoney, while we're on topic, your DTS sounds awfully sweet - could you post pics? I tried to get into the myspace web and my comp keeps locking up whenever i try,

Thanks! :thumbsup:

It does sound menacing when you get on it.

Link To Dyno Video (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v114/hitmoney/?action=view&current=Movie.flv)

Here are some pics I have handy on photobucket...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/hitmoney/Cadillac/04-02-06_1709.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/hitmoney/Cadillac/09-16-05_1124.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/hitmoney/Cadillac/02-27-06_1813.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/hitmoney/Cadillac/09-16-05_1126.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/hitmoney/Cadillac/05-23-06_1613.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/hitmoney/Cadillac/05-24-06_1419.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/hitmoney/Cadillac/05-24-06_1420.jpg

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-14-06, 06:41 PM
The more I look at those DTS "blade" wheels, the more I like them. They're kinda like the old Taurus SHO wheels.

thebigjimsho
07-14-06, 07:35 PM
The more I look at those DTS "blade" wheels, the more I like them. They're kinda like the old Taurus SHO wheels.Yeah, the good ones.

Stoneage_Caddy
07-15-06, 12:28 AM
damit hitmoney .....

now i HAVE to lower my car ......after i get the exaust done that ive been putting off for 2 years

gary88
07-15-06, 01:44 AM
Damn, beautufil DTS :thumbsup:

Frost
07-15-06, 02:26 AM
HOT DAMN, HITMONEY!! That is what we're talkin' about! Your car has to be the meanest, ornery-est, nasty-est piece of work out there.

And your video just cemented what the pictures hinted at: that DTS has the "oooomph" to back up the photo visuals.

Those finned and chromed rims are the only Cadillac wheels that look right on that Steed. The fact it looks like it's been dipped in a vat of Coal Black Tar just adds to the overall picture.

Is that a factory paint job, or aftermarket? What is the % of tint on the windows?

Hell, I keep goin' back to that video, just to watch the MPH guage shoot deep into the triple digits - so damn fast.

Damn fast!

Can someone please pass me some Kleenex? I think I've just been sick to my pants,,,,,,

HITMONEY
07-15-06, 04:13 AM
LOL..

Thanks for the compliments!

Yes, thats the factory paint. I been using the Zaino polish on it for a while and it really keepsit looking good.

I agree about the blade wheels are the best looking on the DTS... I just can't bring myself to ever change them even though I wish they were 19's or 20's and a little wider than 7.5.

The windows are limo all the way around.. I think 20% and the windsheild is a titanium based tint which I think is 35% if I remember right.

Its a package deal with this car.. with just the black on black and de-pinstriped it looked good, with the tint it looked REAL good,then the lowering tied it all together, add the Corsa and the Volant and it performs much much better.

Benzilla
07-15-06, 04:43 PM
Thats a gorgeous DTS. theres one sort of like that in my town(wheels, paint, tint) but yours just pops. best looking Deville/DTS I've seen in a long time. nice job.

thebigjimsho
07-15-06, 04:56 PM
Yeah, lowering that DTS really makes it look long and lean.

tman2093
07-16-06, 02:22 AM
Very nice hitmoney, almost makes me regret an STS purchase. Almost.

I need to photoshop my STS a little lower.....

davesdeville
07-16-06, 08:12 AM
I like the SHO "slicers" or whatever they're called. They look best in white.

MashBill
08-09-06, 10:55 AM
HITMONEY,
I really like your DTS! I just purchased a 2001 DTS and I have been looking at doing the same mods you have performed. Can you share some of your modification info with us?

1. What are the Eibach Spring part numbers you used? Eibach's website doesn't list anything for the Devilles.
2. What brake discs and pads did you go with?
3. Related to the Volant CAI, how did you mount the PCM when you removed the stock airbox?
4. I agree with you on the blade wheels. What tires are you running now?

Any info you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Bill

Blackout
08-09-06, 02:13 PM
Those are nice too, but personally, I like the wire style more though too. The slicers are really quite cool though, better than the Gen III SHO wheels.The best wheels for the SHO are the 1991 SHO+ slicers. I miss that car so much. But I had the white SHO+ and it comes with the slicer rims painted the same color as the car and they look nice in white:thumbsup: And as for best wheels any of the new Lambo's have the nicest stock rims

gdwriter
08-09-06, 03:13 PM
I've been watching Season 1 of The Rockford Files on my Netflix subscription, and I love the Pontiac Rallye II wheels on his gold Firebird Esprit. Can't find a good picture of it, but my sister's '69 Firebird has them:

http://www.gdwriter.com/graphics/firebird_1.jpg
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Jonas McFeely
08-03-07, 10:57 PM
I was responding to a thread and i had a great idea: Post your favorite OEM wheels. They have to be available from the dealer at one point. No aftermarket crap.

Here are a couple of mine:

'93 Mustang Cobra. I effing love these rims, always have.

http://www.gtrhipo.com/mus9.jpg

2000+ Deville rim :drool:

http://www.motorcity360.com/Graphics/Shawn.jpg

'95-'97 MX-6 LS wheel is just sexy in my opinion

http://www.theautochannel.com/media/photos/mazda/96_mazda_mx6.jpg


'04-'06 Maxima SE wheels

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y209/greenhappykat/100_1159350x263-1.jpg




More later, i hear the Sauza callin my name from the freezer...:alchi:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-03-07, 11:56 PM
The SHO Slicers.
http://www.fastcoolcars.com/images/Ron's%2093%20SHO/rt_frt_sho9.jpg

These style wheels they used on the ~89-93 GT Mustangs:
http://images.webkrafters.com/trinity/22900/93must22963-2.JPG

The chrome directional Continental wheels.
http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//pictures/VEHICLE/1995/Lincoln/2829/1995.lincoln.continental.6656-E.jpg

Much more to come later, apparently I've got Ford on my mind now and am wayyy to tired to think of anything else.

pimpin88
08-04-07, 01:09 AM
94-96 Impala SS rims

http://rick.stavanja.com/images/content/1996impalass.jpg

http://masoncreations.com/andrew%20monroe/images/cd70.jpg

Boombotz
08-04-07, 06:29 AM
We had a thread already. Merged with the previous thread

Blackout
08-04-07, 11:08 AM
Impala SS rims look better on a Caddy :p

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/210000-210999/210884_13_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/210000-210999/210884_10_full.jpg

LS1Mike
08-04-07, 11:20 AM
http://www.shelbyregistry.com/graphics/89csx.jpg
fiberide wheels, they were fiberglass and like 9lbs a piece or something ridiculous like. Only on the 89 Shelby CSX.
Not super good looking, but super functional.

lawfive
08-04-07, 11:39 AM
I'm not a wheel guy; they're just part of the car. So right now, my favorites are my CTS-V's painted wagon wheels. Which, by the way, I haven't found anything I like better than yet.

There: diagram THAT sentence!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-04-07, 11:55 AM
http://www.shelbyregistry.com/graphics/89csx.jpg
fiberide wheels, they were fiberglass and like 9lbs a piece or something ridiculous like. Only on the 89 Shelby CSX.
Not super good looking, but super functional.

Is that Shelby's version of the Shadow/Sundance?

Seeing yours made me think of another Mike, the 1991-92 Spirit R/T.

http://www.relentlessracing.com/images/customer_larry_spirit.jpg

LS1Mike
08-04-07, 12:14 PM
Is that Shelby's version of the Shadow/Sundance?

Seeing yours made me think of another Mike, the 1991-92 Spirit R/T.

http://www.relentlessracing.com/images/customer_larry_spirit.jpg

It is Shelby's version of the Shadow.
http://www.shelbycsx.com/gallery/88csx218.jpg
This is the 88 Version.
Rims aren't too bad.
Man I love those cars. The Civic, Focus, and Cobalt have got nothing on these.

gothicaleigh
08-04-07, 01:56 PM
You guys sure like some ugly wheels. :p




Maybe I've spent too much time on the bimmer forums lately, but BBS basketweaves or Alpina Classics are what beautifully designed wheels look like in my opinion (although the simple elegance of the Art&Science wheels are very nice as well).

Some of what has been mentioned above look like 90's Pontiac stockers... ew. :gothicaleigh:

Dadillac
08-04-07, 02:02 PM
No doubt the BMW M-Parallels

Don

Jonas McFeely
08-04-07, 02:55 PM
Ben do you mean why do I like the wire wheel covers more than the wire wheels? I like em more because they're more "Cadillacy" to me. Like the quintessential Cadillac to me is a 86-92 Brougham in dark blue with the wire wheel covers.

The most mass-produced un-unique heaviest Broughams. '86 was the last of the endless exterior/interior color options, the start of the hideous red-center wheel covers, and the start of the porking-up of the Brougham.

Ugg.

A true '80s Brougham enthusiast (i think) prefers the '80-'85. They are far more unique, far more rare, lighter, better looking, and available in a ton of colors.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-04-07, 03:01 PM
The most mass-produced un-unique heaviest Broughams. '86 was the last of the endless exterior/interior color options, the start of the hideous red-center wheel covers, and the start of the porking-up of the Brougham.

Ugg.

A true '80s Brougham enthusiast (i think) prefers the '80-'85. They are far more unique, far more rare, lighter, better looking, and available in a ton of colors.


Interesting. I said 86-92 because it wasn't the 4.1, and I don't see any reason why a Brougham should be light, but I do like as many color choices as possible.

Jonas McFeely
08-04-07, 03:19 PM
Interesting. I said 86-92 because it wasn't the 4.1, and I don't see any reason why a Brougham should be light, but I do like as many color choices as possible.

No car should be heavy. Heavy = slow. The lighter the better, doesnt matter what kind of car. Doesnt matter what kind of engine you have. Lighter is always better. Its safer. My car weighs 3898. That is light for what it is. I think by the end of their run they were close to 4400lbs.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-04-07, 04:22 PM
From a performance perspective, sure, lighter is better, but when you're talking about the "Cadillac of Cadillacs"...the biggest, most opulent one out there...nah. The heaviest Brougham of that style was the '90, at 4283 lbs, which is quite a porker, and the LT1 models got to be 4500 lbs IIRC, and that's getting quite heavy, especially for something newer.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-04-07, 09:45 PM
Alright, here's my complete and unabridged 2007 list.

DOMESTICS:

The wire wheel covers used on the 77-92 Broughams and 77-84 deVilles. Doesn't matter what color the center cap is.

'80s Buick wire wheel covers (Electra, LeSabre, Riviera)

88-91 STS/ETC wheels

91-93 Fleetwood/Sixty Special/Spring Edition deVille six slot wheels.

92-94 STS/ETC wheels, especially in chrome

98-00(?) SLS

00+ DTS Slicers

94-96 Impala SS

02 Camaro SS 35th anniversary edition

C6 Z06

1956-58 Continental Mark II and Mark III

68-70 Charger w/ dog dish hubcaps.

Mopar Rally wheels

SRT-4

97-98 Eagle Talon TSi

2000 SVT Cobra R

1981-83 Imperial

Lincoln Continental Mark III wheels, not the wheelcovers

Lincoln Continental Mark IV standard wheelcovers (they fit the car's personality so well)

1990-97 Town Car standard spoke wheels

1998-02 Continental "6 slot" wheels

77-79 Pontiac Trans Am "snowflake" wheels

3rd gen Firebird "turbo tech" wheels


IMPORTS:

1981-82 Delorean

02-03 Nissan Maxima GLE

Ferrari F50

1990-94 Q45 (standard, not the Q45t or Q45a)

Lamborghini Countach (all of them)

1997-99 S Class

1994-99 3000GT VR-4 six slot

1993-97 Supra Turbo

98-00 LS400

Volkswagen Phaeton


TRUCKS/SUVS

1989-91 K5 Blazer

1990-93 454SS Silverado

1994-99 Suburban 2500 base steelies

Dodge Ram SRT-10

1993-96 Lightning

Syclone/Typhoon

1988(?)-91 Grand Wagoneer

1998 Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited



And that's not even counting the cars made in the last 3 years!