I bought a set of LS wheels a couple years ago. Got a great deal on them at LKQ, I think they were around $135.00.
Finally painted them and got a set of tires. I used Metal Cast Smoke on the face side, Graphite wheel paint on the back side and SprayMax 2K Glamour Clear urethane over the painted areas. Very pleased with how they came out, though I did have to put a little too much of the Metal Cast on to get a uniform finish. Came out a little darker then I wanted, but I can live with it.
Put them on my 92.
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butch nackley wrote:
Very pleased with how they came out,.
Yeah, those look really nice. I've been debating on purchasing a set from my local yard here in Michigan but I never am sure. Yours looks OEM almost. I see the painted caliper and drum as well. Nice touch.
Nice rims and car, Butch!
Doug in P.R.
92 Pontiac Sunbird LE, 2.0, AT, Red / Black with Grey 146K miles. Hurricane Maria Surviver! ( It takes a licking and keeps on ticking ! ).....in Salinas, Puerto Rico!
You can read the story on them in this thread at v6z24.
These are the only factory Cavalier wheels I really liked. Well, that isn't entirely true. I like the 5 spoke 1gen z24 wheels too.
Got lucky finding these. I was about to buy a set from someone, but we were not settled on a total shipped price yet. However, I did wind up spending far less by seeing these in the yard. Funny thing was, I went to get something off a 2nd gen that was in the LKQ Tampa yard. Well, sitting catty-corner to the car I went to see, was a blue LS with these wheels on it. I had to drive over to Autozone to buy a set of lug nuts, to get the special tool that takes the lug nuts off. Thankfully the lug nuts were the same spline type, so I was able to remove the wheels. They are all in great shape. Never curbed or anything. Great deal, imo.
If you like these of any of the factory wheels, better get them while the getting's still good. Soon they won't be many turning up in yards anymore.