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Old 12-04-2012, 08:11 PM   #1851
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Painted my winter wheels Seahawk green during football season last year... unfortunately they did horrid.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:53 PM   #1852
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This is my winter setup, this is actually plasti dip, the color that I used was blaze pink. If you decide to go with the plasti dip make sure you also get the clear coat for it as well, it seems that they are easier to clean when you clear coat the color.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:05 AM   #1853
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Last winter's setup - Plastidip Red



This year - Plastidip Blaze Blue

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Old 12-09-2012, 03:59 AM   #1854
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has anybody done a bright ricey neon barrel with black spokes n lip? im not sure how well that would show though
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:26 PM   #1855
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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...
Very nice! what did you pick them up for if you dont mind me asking? I would do white on WRB...or bronze or GS gold. GS gold would look sick.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:22 PM   #1856
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Agreed ^ pink would look good too if ya have the balls to rock it. Run wheel spacers and they will look great.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:27 PM   #1857
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Finally put them on yesterday with Continental DWS all seasons:






what color and primer did you end up using ?
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:24 PM   #1858
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:08 PM   #1859
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Has anyone tried a glow in the dark paint or chalkboard paint seen it at wal-mart and thought about it
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:05 PM   #1860
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woohoo love da wheels!

saving my dollars!
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:39 AM   #1861
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I tried using glow in the dark and reflective paint and it didn't come out good at all so I had to prime and paint everything all over again. Probably not worth wasting your money on if it's from Walmart. A higher quality paint may work though.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:40 AM   #1862
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Those came out great! I did the same gold with black barrels to a set of '04 STi wheels.

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They were originally silver, then some dummy "powdercoated" them black (or so he said, I think it's paint). I bought them and refinished the faces in oem BBS gold and kept the barrels black. Looks awesome. I'm going to be putting them up for sale this weekend once I take better pics.






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Old 01-07-2013, 10:57 AM   #1863
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^ Great job. Love the blk behind the wheel.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:47 PM   #1864
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gun metal legacy wheels

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Old 02-22-2013, 05:08 PM   #1865
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got a soft spot for gunmetal rims
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:21 PM   #1866
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I agree u can never go wrong with gunmetal or gold
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:46 PM   #1867
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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...
Those are great wheels. Even though they are "only" 7"wide, does not mean they are a lesser wheel. Except for less weight. Not to mention a great offset for our weak wheel bearings.
Too man people are concerned with a flush look, just worry about how it all works.
I think they are among the best looking wheels made for our cars.
I have looked for a set for 3 years and only have come across a set of them twice and the sellers were asking for too much for me.
Remember that the option would add about $3000 to the cost of the car. Not many went for it.
Enjoy them.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:24 PM   #1868
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Powder coated Sun Gold. Stock wheels from my 2012 WRX.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:00 PM   #1869
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Powder coated Sun Gold. Stock wheels from my 2012 WRX.
Those came out great!
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:00 PM   #1870
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Those came out great!
Yes indeed, they look fantastic!
Anyone knows if these wheels will work with STi Brembo's?
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:49 PM   #1871
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Yes indeed, they look fantastic!
Anyone knows if these wheels will work with STi Brembo's?
They will with a 3mm spacer. I have those wheels with goldies and a 5mm spacer. I wanted to be on the safe side at the time. I will probably go down to 3mm at some point.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:53 PM   #1872
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They will with a 3mm spacer. I have those wheels with goldies and a 5mm spacer. I wanted to be on the safe side at the time. I will probably go down to 3mm at some point.
Thanks for the tip, are you still using stock wheel studs or did you go with extended ones? I really like the look of the OEM WRX wheels from the new models.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:10 PM   #1873
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What kind of lugs should I put on these bad boy? Red or blue? Open or closed?
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:57 PM   #1874
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anyone have photos of stock 2013 STI five split spoke wheels in black?
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:52 PM   #1875
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anyone have photos of stock 2013 STI five split spoke wheels in black?
i asked the same question and was told lots of people do and to use the "search" feature, still cant find any pic
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