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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:44 pm 
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My old man today told me i was stupid to waste money on new wheels and said if i hated the factory el fairmont rims so much he would be prepared to do a straight swap for a set of good condition turbo blades of his EBII fairmont sedan. Thay r a nice looking wheel any seen ef&EL with these rims? any opinions would be great.


here r some pics of the two cars?
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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:51 pm 
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personally, i think the car would look dated - i've seen a few over here with those rims on EF/EL's, and they haven't looked too crash hot! :?

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:55 pm 
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not much time, just a quick photoshop here for you

 

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:38 pm 
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Sorry, that looks PUKE!!

I wouldnt backdate my car.

Save the $$$ and get a nice set of wheels to set the car off.

If it was a Commodore I wouldnt care, lol

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:44 pm 
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since its your dads car why dont u just swap them and see what it looks like?>
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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:47 pm 
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They looked s**t on the old Fairmonts, they'll look s**t on your Fairmont.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:51 pm 
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they look better than the wheels he has on the fairmont at the moment, but they don't suit it at all.
get a nice set of 15's, they're selling quite cheap these days.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:02 pm 
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if the car is dumped and u polish the F&^K outta the turbo blades itll look mint....seen it done...wish i had the pic to back it up tho
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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:32 am 
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nah, never put older rims on new cars! especially ea/eb/ed whees on ef/els.. it looks putrid! makes it look very ancient and cheapo

save the bling

get some 225/60/15 tyres for ur car or lower it instead
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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 4:31 am 
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a mechanic once told me that the turboblade alloys wont fit on any ef-el because the studs are too long or sumthing.
anybody know anymore about this?? :?
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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 4:38 am 
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Don't put them on....stick with the EL Fairmont rims. Should be able to sell them for $200 - $300 so even if you have to put in the extra $400 - $500 to upgrade to EL XR 16inch which will set you back $700 - $800, much more worth your time and money I reckon

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:16 am 
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Till_Lind wrote:
They looked s**t on the old Fairmonts, they'll look s**t on your Fairmont.


Couldn't possibly look worse than the standard EF Fairmont wheels though.

ED 5 spoke wheels are the ONLY wheels that look horn on EF/EL shape bodys. The unpolished ones (eg not the EB2 XR6 polished 5 spoke wheels)
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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:07 am 
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My next door neighbour has a heritage green EF falcon with NA fairlane rims on it, pretty similar to those turbo blades and it looks f**k. Makes the car look a good 5 years older, standard fairmont rims look much better

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:43 pm 
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yuck..... stick with what you got and lower it.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:40 pm 
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dont do it i bought a set of turbo blades cheap and i was gona polish them and put them on my EF but decided against it cause it looked s**t. personally i dont think you can go past a nice clean set of EL Fairmont Ghia rims that is what i want to put on my car after i have finished with the 19s. they look real nice

 

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