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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Acadia on 24's ... finally, pictures!

Some of you might have known that I put custom 24" rims on my Acadia quite a while ago... well here's pictures finally.

They are 24" MHT Forged Phase 6, Chrome center with a custom black powdercoated barrel. They are the only set in the world that exists at this time..

I have 275/30/24 Kuhmo tires on them - I was going to run the 285/30 Pirelli Pzero Nero, but I had a set of the Kuhmos used kickin around so they were virtually free to me.

The ride quality is amazing still - no noticable difference on most roads. I just wish there was a lowering kit to eliminate the wheelwell gap.

Other mods - Trex mesh grille which was powdercoated black, Trex billet GMC emblem, 8000k HID lights, de-badged tailgate, tinted windows, tinted taillights, Pioneer indash Navigation and DVD with built in Sirius radio.
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Acadia on 24's ... finally, pictures!

Looks pretty nice

Now you just need to put some bigger brakes on the front to fill up the gaps inside the wheels. Also help make sure you can stop safely.
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 01:21 PM
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Re: Acadia on 24's ... finally, pictures!

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de-badged tailgate,
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Looks Hot Bro....
Tips on removing the "GMC" on the gate please?
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 01:46 PM
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Re: Acadia on 24's ... finally, pictures!

The lower profile tires are not my thing, but I will say that I am impressed with how well these came out. The think I like the most is that it is very unique and not just anyone has them.

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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 01:49 PM
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Love those wheels and grill!!! Where did you get the grill - I've been thinking about the Denali grill but I like yours much better!

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Re: Acadia on 24's ... finally, pictures!

I've got the exact same wheels!!!











Just Kidding...

Looks very nice... Better than I would have ever imagined.

Would you mind letting us know what they set you back?

Also what did you use to tint the tail lights? Was it just overlay? What %? Those HIDs are in the standard projector housings correct? How hard was the install? Where did you get them?


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Re: Acadia on 24's ... finally, pictures!

Looks good...you have more guts than I when it comes to the sidewall! I would cringe at any potholes and Chicago has plenty!

How do you think the powdercoated lip is going to hold up against flying rocks?

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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Acadia on 24's ... finally, pictures!

No bigger brakes kits are out for these yet... but 24" does not make a crazy difference in braking. I tow a 21' ski boat and it still stops no problem with the wheels.

THe GMC emblem is simple to get off - get a heat gun (or even a high powered hair dryer and some fishing line - heat up the glue underneath and use the fishing line to 'saw' through it. After its off use a solvent of some type to get the residue off. Careful, that double sided tape that holds the emblem on gets very hot with a heat gun.

The grille is a Trex (www.trexbillet.com) mesh .. its an overlay, but very good fit. It comes in polished stainless but I powdercoated it black just to make the gmc emblem pop a bit more. The emblem is from trex also and it bolts right in, very easy.

The rims ... well I really didn't have to pay for them. I work for MHT. They would retail probably in the $8500-9000 range.

The taillights are tinted with a mix of black paint and clear coat... not sure exactly, I just took them out and gave them to the local body shop that does it for me. I think I should have gone darker but at least they still appear to be legal.. looks wicked at night.

The HIDs are in the standard housing, yes. Install... medium difficulty, there's no access behind the headlights from the top. To make it easy take the inner wheel liner out complete... I just pulled off the 7 screws at the front, cranked the wheel one way, and peeled the wheel well back to get access. I got them locally from a guy I know..

Sidewall is still decent.. I have a 3.25" sidewall still, plenty of tire to get through potholes. Obviously I'm a little more careful when I drive, but I have hit the odd one in the past and never had a low pro tire blow (knock on wood!). I've always had big wheels/low pros on every vehicle I've owned. Powdercoat is pretty solid... I'm not worried about rocks or anything chipping it up. If a rock is going to ding powdercoat it would have dinged chrome either way.. paint on the other hand is a different story.
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Re: Acadia on 24's ... finally, pictures!

NICE!!!!

Great to finally see them on.

What kind of ski boat are you towing? Do you ski the course?


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