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Old 11-12-2012, 10:47 PM   #1826
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:20 AM   #1827
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When will the fad ever end with people painting their wheels ridiculous ricer eye-blinding neon colors? Do people honestly think they look good?
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:19 PM   #1828
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I have a Lightning red 2012 STI sedan base model. Currently have stock rims on the car. I've been thinking of what color to paint the rims. I just wanted to hear some opinions. What colors look good with the red body.

Once I make a decision and get them painted, I'll defiantly post pictures!

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Old 11-14-2012, 01:21 PM   #1829
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I have a Lightning red 2012 STI sedan base model. Currently have stock rims on the car. I've been thinking of what color to paint the rims. I just wanted to hear some opinions. What colors look good with the red body.

Once I make a decision and get them painted, I'll defiantly post pictures!

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black with a lightning red lip?
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:42 PM   #1830
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black with a lightning red lip?
I have a black JNA lip on the car now. And yes I was thinking black rims, but to me it seems like you don't see black rims very well on a red car. Still an option for me though

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Old 11-17-2012, 11:34 AM   #1831
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My winter setup! MOAR RED!!!
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:38 AM   #1832
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Started here:



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Finally put them on yesterday with Continental DWS all seasons:





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Old 11-19-2012, 08:38 PM   #1833
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My winters for my 13 SWP wrx, plastidip

Nice, I'll be doing the same for my 02-04 WRX stock winter wheels
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:52 PM   #1834
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Finally put them on yesterday with Continental DWS all seasons:
Looks incredible!
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:37 PM   #1835
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I have a Lightning red 2012 STI sedan base model. Currently have stock rims on the car. I've been thinking of what color to paint the rims. I just wanted to hear some opinions. What colors look good with the red body.

Once I make a decision and get them painted, I'll defiantly post pictures!

Thanks everyone.
I really like my duplicolor bronze wheels on my red OBS, the color combo looks great and brake dust doesn't show too bad.

You can find it at most auto parts stores, it's sold as a wheel paint.

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Old 11-20-2012, 06:39 PM   #1836
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my winter setup

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Old 11-22-2012, 08:12 AM   #1837
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Anyone have pics of painted 11-13' wheels?
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:06 PM   #1838
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Here are a couple of shots of my painted winter steelies




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Old 11-30-2012, 02:09 AM   #1839
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Got tired of looking for a decent set of 04 BBS, found something even better.
They are coming to me painted this semi-matte black. Apparently these were an option from 02-04 WRX, 5 x 100. Yep, they are 17" BBS. Yep, they are forged. Yep, they are all of 15 lbs. Think I might paint them hot pink or neon green. They will be fitted to (in the summer anyway) an 07 WRX Ltd. in WRB. Def. pink, yeah probably go pink...

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Old 11-30-2012, 01:48 PM   #1840
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Here are a couple of shots of my painted winter steelies

Mike
Very nice. I never had any luck finding sixteen inch steel wheels and ended up with an extra set of RS wheels I picked up. I always thought a steel set painted red with trim rings and a hub would look pretty cool.



All those new Imprezas with sixteens look really out of proportion, like the old Suzuki Arieo.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:25 PM   #1841
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Once I make a decision and get them painted, I'll defiantly post pictures!
Who will you be defying when you defiantly post pictures? It definitely won't be me!

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Started here:

Finally put them on yesterday with Continental DWS all seasons:
Nicely done, those came out great!

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Anyone have pics of painted 11-13' wheels?
I've heard of people running wheels as big as 26" and 28", but 11-13 feet would be HUGE!

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Got tired of looking for a decent set of 04 BBS, found something even better.
They are coming to me painted this semi-matte black. Apparently these were an option from 02-04 WRX, 5 x 100. Yep, they are 17" BBS. Yep, they are forged. Yep, they are all of 15 lbs. Think I might paint them hot pink or neon green. They will be fitted to (in the summer anyway) an 07 WRX Ltd. in WRB. Def. pink, yeah probably go pink...
That's a helluva score. Painting them pink seems like a waste, but who am I to say...

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All those new Imprezas with sixteens look really out of proportion, like the old Suzuki Arieo.
Agreed!

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Old 12-01-2012, 01:36 AM   #1842
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...i would never...
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:30 AM   #1843
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I wouldn't say the optional 02-03 bbs are better, they are only 7" wide.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:41 AM   #1844
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I wouldn't say the optional 02-03 bbs are better, they are only 7" wide.
True. They would still look sweet with 215s and wheel spacers
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:41 AM   #1845
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I would have to go ahead and say these optional BBS wheels ARE better in every way. While every other Subaru and their Sister is rockin' the 04-07 STi BBS wheels, I'm going to have a set of BBS wheels made explicitly for a WRX. Count how many STi BBS wheels are at your next meet, then count how many sets of these optional WRX BBS wheels are there. As I drive a WRX and not an STi, this gives them an even more cool factor. Simply putting the word optional in front of anything means there were less of them sold, which equals rarity, which= BETTER.
And while these wheels are 7" wide and not 7.5" wide, they are almost a full pound lighter than the 04's and a full 4 lbs. lighter at each corner than the 05-07's. That's 4-16 pounds lighter over all. Last I looked lighter= BETTER. All while wearing the same 225/45/17's.
Plus, imagining these wheels in your favorite color be it factory bright silver, matte black, or hot pink even, these wheels are f***ing good looking. Not that STi BBS wheels aren't but yeah, these are BETTER.
Yeah, I'd say Better is the exact word I would use to describe these wheels.
Wait, wait, were these even offered in the states? Might they be, could they be, are they JDM? Holy crap, everyone knows JDM is BETTER than USDM. Nah , they couldn't be. That'd be too much better. They're better but certainly not THAT much better...
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:34 PM   #1846
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Just did mine today :-)







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Old 12-04-2012, 06:03 PM   #1847
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Just did mine today :-)
Can I get a profile shot? I have the same wheels on my 09 OBP. I have a color in mind, but they do look good in black.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:21 PM   #1848
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Can I get a profile shot? I have the same wheels on my 09 OBP. I have a color in mind, but they do look good in black.
Sorry I only have an Iphone for photos doesnt come out too well, will try to take a more clear one tomorrow.



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Old 12-04-2012, 07:22 PM   #1849
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Sorry I only have an Iphone for photos doesnt come out too well, will try to take a more clear one tomorrow.
No prob. I'm looking at them from my phone. Thanks for the pics!
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:24 PM   #1850
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No prob. I'm looking at them from my phone. Thanks for the pics!
No problem
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