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Old 03-21-2012, 09:31 PM   #1301
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2012 Summer Wheels! Went for the clean/OEM-style look. I opted for a 17x9" to save a little weight (vs. and 18x9.5"). I think they look great!

2011 Subaru WRX - BC Racing Coilovers
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I think the same thing about mine. Wheels don't photograph well if you can't see the depth.
Yeah, I think that's why the super concave ones look so good in photos, you can actually see the depth. These are barely concave, but still look good.

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Looks nice dude! I can't wait to see this in person at any other MN event I see you at
Definitely! I will be around!
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:10 PM   #1302
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very nice

I was thinking about getting similar colored wheels

you make me want to stick with 17s
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:22 PM   #1303
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Meh.. Bring the BBS wheels back!
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:27 PM   #1304
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very nice

I was thinking about getting similar colored wheels

you make me want to stick with 17s
18's are just for looks. Lol. 18's are cool, but anything "cheaper" is 22-23lbs

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Meh.. Bring the BBS wheels back!
I like that these look more "stock" than the gold wheels. The extra 6" of total width is nice too
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:29 PM   #1305
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hows the ride on those BCs?
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:34 PM   #1306
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It's pretty good. About what you'd expect for the price. They are a little bouncy on the soft settings but on the firm ones they are pretty good.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:34 PM   #1307
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18's are just for looks. Lol. 18's are cool, but anything "cheaper" is 22-23lbs
yeah but with those 255s I think your car looks fine.

Also the other day I went from my 16s to 17s and I was reminded of how much worse the ride would be with 18s.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:36 PM   #1308
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Yeah. I went straight from my winter wheels to these and it is way firmer. 18's would be a bit much for the MN roads I think.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:38 PM   #1309
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same for upstate ny

how do star specs do in the rain?
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:42 PM   #1310
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If I were in FL or CA I'd get 19's. Lol.

Jk. Kinda. I like big wheels but I think these were the right choice for me.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:43 PM   #1311
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I ran Star Specs on the BBS wheels last year. They seemed OK in the rain but I never tried pushing the limits when it was wet.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:05 AM   #1312
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If I were in FL or CA I'd get 19's. Lol.

Jk. Kinda. I like big wheels but I think these were the right choice for me.
haha i sure hope you are kidding ben! :P
not all of cali road are all glamorous and perfect like the streets of rodeo drive where all the ferrari's and bentley's drive on the daily.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:43 AM   #1313
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In my mind they are
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:53 AM   #1314
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Looks good man. You work very quickly. Any plans to go lower? Just a little?
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:04 AM   #1315
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Looks good man. You work very quickly. Any plans to go lower? Just a little?
Thanks. This was quick. Wheels showed up yesterday. Tires were delivered today at 3:30 and were on the car by about 6

I was lower last summer and it wasn't really worth it. Right now I have about 1 finger fender gap. Last summer I was tucked considerably. I don't want to go that low again. Maybe I'll go even with the fenders but Idk. It is still easy to get around where I am now.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:06 AM   #1316
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Looks good man. You work very quickly. Any plans to go lower? Just a little?
boooo
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:12 AM   #1317
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But it looks cooler!
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:15 AM   #1318
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do it to make the internet happy!
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:19 AM   #1319
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do it to make the internet happy!
Exactly!

Maybe I'll Photoshop it lower sometime. Lol.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:28 AM   #1320
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lol

good idea
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:14 AM   #1321
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Sorry you've probably been asked this a million times but any fender work done to fit these?
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:17 AM   #1322
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Sorry you've probably been asked this a million times but any fender work done to fit these?
Rears have a slight/moderate roll.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:27 AM   #1323
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looks great man.. i sure wish stuff didn't take a hundred years to ship up to futt-buck nowhere, canada.

at least my awesomes are in my country now! but in customs. boo.

probably be another week

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Old 03-22-2012, 03:46 AM   #1324
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looks great man.. i sure wish stuff didn't take a hundred years to ship up to futt-buck nowhere, canada.

at least my awesomes are in my country now! but in customs. boo.

probably be another week

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Getting them across the border is a good start. I hope they show up soon!
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:51 AM   #1325
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ah i'm in no real rush i guess, my part of the world will still be covered in the white stuff for another 2-3 weeks.

i just want to hold them and gaze at their prettiness :P

i've had lots of different sets of wheels for lots of different cars, but this is the first set i've ever ordered brand new

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