In my day job, I’m often called to write about things like how to insure muscle cars and street rods, with special attention paid to things like how after market upgrades impact one’s insurance premium. It’s not very exciting stuff, though it pays well enough to give me the freedom to work on my own stuff, which is a lot more than most writers can say.
Since I don’t like the notion of sounding like Bambi when I write, I often research some of the parts that are mentioned, and one of the least expensive and most common upgrades I see are to wheels. In fact, Bullet wheels come up with impressive frequency.
If you’ve never considered upgrading the wheels on your car, let me tell you that for such a small thing, they make a huge impact. They’re the automotive equivalent of a signature piece of jewelry that enhances one’s outfit in just the right fashion. They are bling, but they’re bling even neophyte tuners can afford.
Shiny, stylish, and offered with free shipping as well as free mount and balance services, these wheels would make anyone stop and take notice of your car. Even better, most of them are under $200.
You may remember that I wrote about spying a vintage Mustang for sale in the Albertsons parking lot a few months ago. These wheels would have been the perfect finishing touch for that car, and I still wish we’d had the cash on hand to get it. As it is, we drive a Subaru Forester, and modding a Forester is sort of like putting a spoiler on a tricycle. There is no point.
Even so, I can dream about shiny metal rims every time I’m called upon to wax rhapsodic about the Silver Bullitt Mustang.
My husband is a huge wheel fanatic – he bought his first set of “mag” wheels for his 1981 black Mach 1 Mustang, and it was those self safe wheels that caught my eye and made me wonder who was driving such a hot car.
Fast forward 35 years – last summer he bought a 2008 black Dodge Charger Heni RT with special order shiny chrome wheels. Very sweet. Not as sweet as the Mustang (I’m a die hard pony girl) but still good.
Oops – I was wrong – the black Mustang was a 1971 :)
Wow!! I am a RIM lover myself! I change my rims once every while! Glad to find someone sharing my same interest =) Great post dude! Do you have any pictures you can post for that 1971 mustang? I would love to see that.