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#4092614 - 01/21/21 05:24 PM Opinion on these wheels? maybe photoshop help?
mkupper84 Offline
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Registered: 01/15/21
Posts: 10
Loc: CA
What do you all think about these wheels? I'm wheel shopping and trying really hard to not get an ounce of ghetto lol.

https://www.tirerack.com/wheels/WheelClo...ckageFlow=false

MY car is ice blue and lowered. Honestly I still can't decide between 17 and 18 inch wheels but these are the only aftermarket I've seen that look good to me.....kinda keeps that 80's/90's period correct classy muscle look imo.

Ok looks like i cant get the tirerack link to work but Im thinking of the lp aventure lp7.

https://lpaventure.com/collections/lp-av...x112-light-grey


Edited by mkupper84 (01/21/21 05:30 PM)

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#4092618 - 01/21/21 05:33 PM Re: Opinion on these wheels? maybe photoshop help? [Re: mkupper84]
f00barbob Offline
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Registered: 09/11/12
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When I get home from work, I'll try to hop on my desktop and whip up a picture... this post to serve as a reminder.

Also, my previous Vic ('00 P71) was a light blue metallic color, not sure if it was titled 'ice blue' or not... regrettably, I never looked up the paint code. A very nice color.


Edited by f00barbob (01/21/21 05:35 PM)
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#4092662 - 01/21/21 08:53 PM Re: Opinion on these wheels? maybe photoshop help? [Re: mkupper84]
mkupper84 Offline
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Thank you!!

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#4092672 - 01/21/21 09:06 PM Re: Opinion on these wheels? maybe photoshop help? [Re: mkupper84]
f00barbob Offline
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Imperfect, as to be expected; hard to find a photo taken from an appropriate perspective... and would take me too long to get realistic looking highlighting on the wheels, so I opted to just mess with contrast to give them a bit more 'shine' (which results in them looking a bit too light, but it's the best I can do for now).

Also, 'lowered' it a couple inches by shoving the wheels/shadows up, and back-filling the driveway with a smudge tool.

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#4092678 - 01/21/21 09:20 PM Re: Opinion on these wheels? maybe photoshop help? [Re: f00barbob]
f00barbob Offline
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Registered: 09/11/12
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Loc: near Houston, Texas
Slight improvement as I botched the initial wheel cutout (lost the outer edge of the dimples around the diameter on the right)
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#4092692 - 01/21/21 10:24 PM Re: Opinion on these wheels? maybe photoshop help? [Re: mkupper84]
mkupper84 Offline
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Registered: 01/15/21
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Loc: CA
Bro thank you!!!!!

Lol im not liking them as much now.

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#4092694 - 01/21/21 10:46 PM Re: Opinion on these wheels? maybe photoshop help? [Re: mkupper84]
f00barbob Offline
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Loc: near Houston, Texas
No problem. It may seem played out/too common, but 5-spokes are the usual go-to for these cars. Personal opinion: these might look better on an Aero or even a Box (I feel like they have a bit of an 80s vibe to them, mostly due to the squared cutouts). While I don't think these look bad (they'd probably look better in reality), they don't seem like the most appropriate style to me.
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#4092696 - 01/21/21 10:51 PM Re: Opinion on these wheels? maybe photoshop help? [Re: mkupper84]
f00barbob Offline
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One last time, darkened up a bit
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#4093506 - 01/27/21 08:19 PM Re: Opinion on these wheels? maybe photoshop help? [Re: f00barbob]
CrystalPistol Offline
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Originally Posted By f00barbob
One last time, darkened up a bit
Not my cup of tea, just too busy for me, but they look fine, certainly unique enough I think.

I just grew up in the era of chrome steelies with or without moons, Cragars & Keystones, and chromed slots ... and SS wheel covers with the three points. We even liked just plain black wheels. To us, a 70 series was a wide oval as our 8.25-14s were in reality 83 series. 75 series were a short gap trend, but they all beat Model A tires I rekon. Cruise night, a pair of Sonic Maxima G60-14s or 11.00x15 Marsh Sprinters were good, while Good Year Polyglasss GTs or Firestone Wide Ovals were like "moving on up". Older cousin of mine had some '40 Fords, he liked them, had one pick up, twin straight pipes out the back hung under the axle were made from well casing, he had black steel wheels with near bald Nascar cast off tires found in the garage at Martinsville, looked great and you could hear that F-head V-8 a long way off. He was killed 40+ years ago in his green Jag XKE.
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#4093508 - 01/27/21 09:03 PM Re: Opinion on these wheels? maybe photoshop help? [Re: mkupper84]
a_d_a_m Offline

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They look like wheels you'd put on a car in Grand Theft Auto.
With the availability of loaded Mustang wheels that easily swap on these cars, and look realllllllllllllly good...I just don't see the benefit of going with something like this.

Pass.
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#4093642 - 01/28/21 03:34 PM Re: Opinion on these wheels? maybe photoshop help? [Re: mkupper84]
Dmblanch Offline
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Registered: 11/13/19
Posts: 133
Loc: Utah
What he said above.

It's hard for me to understand spending so much money on custom wheels for a 10 year old Crown Vic. Sure, steelies aren't for everyone. So I opened the want ads for Mustang wheels and found a pretty good set of four alloys, with usable tires for all of $200. Not per wheel, that's $200 for all four.

Not unique, but attractive, not too "out there" and well worth the money.


Edited by Dmblanch (01/28/21 03:36 PM)
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1) 2002 CVPI - Utah Community College training vehicle with peeling white paint, 89K miles, no major defects, bought at auction $2000, sold for profit.
2) 2003 CVPI - Utah City Police black and white, 74K miles, repainted white (badly), no defects, bought at auction $976, sold for profit.
3) 2005 CVPI - Washington Fire Chief vehicle, immaculate condition, 54K miles, bought at auction with siren and lights intact $2025, sold for profit.
4) 2011 CVPI - Black California Sheriff vehicle, 79K miles, bought at auction $2000, rented as a movie prop, sold for profit.
5) 2008 CVPI - White Idaho sheriff vehicle, 95k miles, immaculate paint and interior, replaced interior with leather from a Sport model, bought at auction for $1400, keeping this one.
6) 2005 CVPI - University police vehicle, 74k miles, bought at auction for $2100, flipped for profit.
7) 2004 CVPI Detective's Model - From my hometown PD, 104K miles, bought at auction for $2009
8) 2004 LX Sport - 111K, local want ad find for $2500

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#4094610 - 02/04/21 12:19 AM Re: Opinion on these wheels? maybe photoshop help? [Re: mkupper84]
Zepherius Offline
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Registered: 01/28/21
Posts: 8
Loc: Boston MA
I need an opinion these wheel covers: https://www.amazon.com/Covers-Silverstone-14-inch-Silver-Chrome/dp/B004GGX7D6?th=1

I want to replace the rims on my cvpi from steelies to 03-05 MGM alloys, however I don't want to spend a lot of money for them + new tires. I happen to have found wheel covers that look like a mix between 17 inch cvpi wheel covers and 05 MGM alloys. the problem is they look like the type of aftermarket wheel covers you find at AutoZone and I'm worried that they will look cheap and cheesy on my car. personally I think they would look very good B/C they look as if they could be factory.
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#4094616 - 02/04/21 12:56 AM Re: Opinion on these wheels? maybe photoshop help? [Re: mkupper84]
Dmblanch Offline
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Registered: 11/13/19
Posts: 133
Loc: Utah
The biggest size they offer is only 15", they won't fit. They look very much like post 2004 cop wheel covers, which you can exactly duplicate on ebay with a little looking for under $50.
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1) 2002 CVPI - Utah Community College training vehicle with peeling white paint, 89K miles, no major defects, bought at auction $2000, sold for profit.
2) 2003 CVPI - Utah City Police black and white, 74K miles, repainted white (badly), no defects, bought at auction $976, sold for profit.
3) 2005 CVPI - Washington Fire Chief vehicle, immaculate condition, 54K miles, bought at auction with siren and lights intact $2025, sold for profit.
4) 2011 CVPI - Black California Sheriff vehicle, 79K miles, bought at auction $2000, rented as a movie prop, sold for profit.
5) 2008 CVPI - White Idaho sheriff vehicle, 95k miles, immaculate paint and interior, replaced interior with leather from a Sport model, bought at auction for $1400, keeping this one.
6) 2005 CVPI - University police vehicle, 74k miles, bought at auction for $2100, flipped for profit.
7) 2004 CVPI Detective's Model - From my hometown PD, 104K miles, bought at auction for $2009
8) 2004 LX Sport - 111K, local want ad find for $2500

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#4094686 - 02/04/21 11:42 AM Re: Opinion on these wheels? maybe photoshop help? [Re: mkupper84]
mkupper84 Offline
n00b

Registered: 01/15/21
Posts: 10
Loc: CA
Thanks guys.... Right now I'm thinking my favorite option are the crown Vic sport newer style flat 5 spoke 17 inch. I'm not really seeing a super cheap option but there are few places online that sell them restored for $200 a piece

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#4094772 - 02/04/21 05:13 PM Re: Opinion on these wheels? maybe photoshop help? [Re: Dmblanch]
Zepherius Offline
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Registered: 01/28/21
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Loc: Boston MA
yes I know they wont fit. there is another one on amazon that is 17" (but not the right color). I also happen to have 06-11 P71 wheel covers but I don't like them and I plan on selling them. I'm just curious to see other peoples opinions on weather they would look good on a Crown Vic or not.

I tried to post an image of a CV with the wheel covers photoshopped on but it wont upload for some reason....


Edited by Zepherius (02/04/21 05:36 PM)
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