WTB: 10th Anniv. rims

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WTB: 10th Anniv. rims

Post by mikecronis » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:11 am

My 2002 rims on my 'Hawk in the rear are 60-pounds "out-of-round" when I got the car (#0202) and was thinking about going-gold. Wondering if anyone had a set that was in-round pretty well.
My other option would be either the gold "snowflakes" or the gold Hurst Dazzlers; the latter of which I could go 10.5 in the rears and add a wider rear tire that could match the front tire-height.

I'm very hesitant to modify/molest a 'Hawk but the rears cannot be balanced, which is a shame. The 10th Anniv. would be the least "obscene" a molestation in my opinion but those Speedlines are a bit tricky to find.

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Re: WTB: 10th Anniv. rims

Post by NBrehm » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:46 am

Probably be a lot cheaper to just get painted hawk wheels and re-paint/powdercoat them. I would imagine real 10th aniv wheels will cost a crap ton of money, if you can find them
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Re: WTB: 10th Anniv. rims

Post by mikecronis » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:48 pm

Very true. I start to question myself, "What makes a Firehawk"? Well, aside from decals, a little badge, wheels, tires, and the hood.. well, that's about it. Fine line between a Trans-Am and Firehawk, really, if optioned right between the two. I get a bit hesitant not getting Speedline wheels. The Hurst ones seem pretty okay, but I start to drift away from true Firehawk territory. I have a black 2002 and the decal is white with a pink/purple flame over the letter "I". I sort of prefer a gold decal with a red flame, but that invalidates the original work from SLP. Going 10th rims or powder-coating them is fine, but I'd have to pick up used ones which might put me in the same boat of being "out-of-round" and not-balance-able.

I just wonder what makes a 'Hawk a 'Hawk. I have the portfolio from SLP as an option, and the RPO codes are all in-order of course, but I don't want to "molest" it. Original owner put the SLP Loudmoth which I had on my 1999 and I might put SLP Headers on there in the spring.

My 2002 I just got last month had been sitting for quite some time and a flush-and-fill for the fluids is in-order. Might get the SLP 160-degree thermostat as well. Had that on my long-lost 1999 (can't find it even with a VIN lookup anywhere.. crushed?)

Purists will scoff at upgrades on a collectible car, understandably. I think there's some leeway though, and sticking as close to Hurst or SLP is the way to go. Too bad SLP and Speedline aren't making wheels anymore.

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Re: WTB: 10th Anniv. rims

Post by Scott Chab » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:49 pm

Changing wheels is molestation? Lol. Guess I straight up destroyed my Hawk! :lol:
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Re: WTB: 10th Anniv. rims

Post by BLACK-HAWK » Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:55 pm

It's your hawk, do what you want with it. I personally wouldn't call gold 10th rims an upgrade since the 97,99-02 years all have the same wheel design
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Re: WTB: 10th Anniv. rims

Post by NBrehm » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:14 am

BLACK-HAWK wrote:It's your hawk, do what you want with it.
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This.

Plus, it is REALLY easy to undo a wheel swap, just don't sell off the original parts if you want to take it back to stock
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Re: WTB: 10th Anniv. rims

Post by mikecronis » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:25 pm

Yeah, but the rears are 60-pounds out-of-round. Pretty much egg-shaped. Not sure if anyone would want to put those back on, no?

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Re: WTB: 10th Anniv. rims

Post by NBrehm » Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:55 am

mikecronis wrote:Yeah, but the rears are 60-pounds out-of-round. Pretty much egg-shaped. Not sure if anyone would want to put those back on, no?
Very true, can always get another set too though, wheels are easy, just not always cheap ;-)
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Re: WTB: 10th Anniv. rims

Post by mikecronis » Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:01 pm

Still looking.. bump.

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Re: WTB: 10th Anniv. rims

Post by BLACK-HAWK » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:54 pm

Buy these, strip the chrome and paint them gold.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/SLP-Firehawk-WS6- ... iid%253A13
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Re: WTB: 10th Anniv. rims

Post by naperhawk » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:13 pm

I have a set of anniv hawk wheels that were freshly powder coated just sitting in my garage pm your cell and I'll send you pics. Make me an offer
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