These are the 30 spoke wire wheels that were a very rarely chosen upgrade option avail. on 1983, 1984 FWD Cadillac Eldorado's and made by Cragar wire wheels for a very short time period, hence the terms 83's, 84's, which denotes their model year made..the 84's are the most sought after and the outward spokes "poke" out the farthest of any from the vehicle wheel well, as in the spokes actually extend outwards beyond the profile of the car for a really smooth sitting & unique gangster look, now that these wheels are very hard to find and very expensive people are calling just about every 30 spoke set of wheels "84's" and swangas, elbows, etc. In reality these others do not really poke at all and are just the standard issue 30 spoke cragar "starwire" wheels which are easy to get and made for RWD cars as well...not the ones made for the cadillac FWD eldorados that everyone is looking for...these old originals run about 5k-10k+ for a good clean set and are ultra hard to find anywhere..if you have seen a REAL set of 84's pokin' then you know the difference is HUGE! You can find the regular non "poking" 30's made by cragar on ebay for around $500-$1500 a set depending on the size, gold/chrome, condition, etc.
The 1984 FWD Cadillac Eldorado was available with an optional set of 4 non-standard 30 spoke wire wheels that were made by Cragar Wire Wheels Inc. and had 30 thick and wheel well protruding spokes, known widely as 84's today amoung the hip-hop culture and very hard to obtain or find in good condition if any.
A rim that came stock on a 1984 Cadallac. It was a spoked rim, similar to a Dayton. Very desirable rim these days, especially within the southern hip-hop community. Can be widley seen in the Mike Jones video for, "Still Tippin"
"I bet they changed they mind when them 84's come rollin up"
-Mike Jones, on how now that he's hot, them ho'z all on him.
In Texas these are wire spoked rims that are fashioned in the image of the Cady rims from 1983 and 1984. They are called elbows and the term Super Pokes is a model name of the wheel. Check www.TexanWireWheels.com for photos.
Wire rims with 30 spokes sold as an upgrade on a 1984 cadillac. The center hub pokes out 8 inches sideways from the outside of the rim. Commonly used by high profile coke dealers on the grind as a status symbol, because of their distinctive appearance, and because 84 refers to 3 ounces(84 grams). 83s are also popular in this context (only difference is they poke out less) and the number 83 refers to 1/12th of a kilo of coke, a common unit of measurement (83.33333 grams) for sale ($1500-2000+)
He rolled up on 84s and I knew he was pushin that yayo.