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Old 01-11-2008, 05:53 PM   #1
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Question Wheel & Tire ?'s for a newb

So I have these set of SVT EAP's I'm getting powder coated next week. The shop wanted to know if it had a glaze on them or if it was just paint. Does anyone know this? I guess the price varies because of the sand blasting that's required.

My other questions are: I'm buying my tires online and having a shop install them. What all do I need? I'm getting some new locking lug nuts, but will I need valve stems? My wheels don't have them. Are there different kinds like metal or what? I mean, what do they do? Donít tires have stems already? lol

I seriously don't know anything about this and I looked around but everything varies so much.

Anything else I'm missing?

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I think the SVT EAPs have a glaze or clearcoat.

I know:
-215/45/17 is the stock SVt tire size, go from there.
-Get your locking lugs, make sure to clean off the threads on the studs well.
-You do need valve stems, but the shop that will mount the tires and balance the wheels will have stems for you.
-You can get the plain black stems, or chrome stems with chrome screw caps. When I got my locking lug kit, it came with the chrome stems, so I had my mechanic put 'em in for me.
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Almost forgot, make sure they use sticky weights for the EAPs, there's no outer lip on that wheel. If your tire guy has 1/100th of a brain, he should know this but just make sure.
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Cool, I plan on taking them to a reputable shop that specializes in wheels. Good point on the sticky weights. And the wheels are going to be....you guessed it.....black. So I guess I'll just go with standard black? I'd like to get glossy black ones though.
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What does your car look like with the wheels now? Titanium grey with the Euro wheels would be pretty similar. Black should look good on your car. A flat black would look pretty sporty in my opinion.
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The wheels aren't installed yet. The color of my car is off from the wheels and wouldn't look right with the black roof imo. Thanks for your help! I'll for sure post pics later.
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