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Old 04-05-2012, 11:31 PM   #12276
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Not a fan of black/flat black wheels. they seem to disappear too easily. It drives me insane. What makes it worse is that black wheels actually look really good against the gold color of my car. But if I am going to spend a good chunk of cash on wheels, I want them to be seen. Just my $0.02.



**** like this...



You can hardly see the wheels.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:41 PM   #12277
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black mat is a good look imo that is



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Old 04-05-2012, 11:44 PM   #12278
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I do get what you're saying, but I personally do dig the black. I appreciate the input though, that is part of my concern with getting black wheels.

Thanks, keep the opinions coming!
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:47 PM   #12279
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I'll also add that my first choice was Rota Grids in Full Royal Sports Bronze, but they are totally out of stock everywhere (even though sites still list them, they're out of stock).

That's why I'm looking at some g-forces, but yeah, I've been liking the black lately, just want some input before I go ahead and buy.

Anyone have any Rotas that are the "flat black" color? Does it shine up at all, or is it the traditional flat black look? I did see that some sites have them in Yamaha Black, which looks to be a "shinier" type black.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:48 PM   #12280
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heres the other side, yeah stickers, but i do auto cross with this car and i need the stickers for more hp cerial, i need hp and lots of it, also when ppl ask "hey what have you done to her" i look at the stickers helps remeber, but....still more hp!!!

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Old 04-06-2012, 09:29 AM   #12281
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I like it man, looks great
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:04 AM   #12282
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I'll also add that my first choice was Rota Grids in Full Royal Sports Bronze, but they are totally out of stock everywhere (even though sites still list them, they're out of stock).

That's why I'm looking at some g-forces, but yeah, I've been liking the black lately, just want some input before I go ahead and buy.

Anyone have any Rotas that are the "flat black" color? Does it shine up at all, or is it the traditional flat black look? I did see that some sites have them in Yamaha Black, which looks to be a "shinier" type black.
I would get yamaha black rota grids (look at my post on the last page) but they dont make them anymore. so idk i think i might go with the flat black ones.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:37 AM   #12283
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Yeah i agree, I'm gonna look for the Yamaha black, I like how they seem to clean/shine up better. I will go with the flat black if I really can't find it
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:39 AM   #12284
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If you can get 3 people interested in it, Wheeldude.com will order them.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:00 PM   #12285
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I've tried that before, can't seem to gain support for 17x7.5 Grids, even though I'm under the impression that 17x7.5 is a common size. Because of that, I'm looking at the G-Forces. Yeah I dig the black, I do get people saying they don't like the black, and I understand why, but (without having seen them in person at all) I do think they look cool.

I actually kinda like the gold, but my friend has good BBSs on his car, so I'm not trying to copy him.

Heavily leaning towards the black (yamaha or flat, whichever I can get) g-forces.

The unfortunate thing is I was told that the Bronze Grids would be back in stock by like June or mid-June, but I don't want to wait that long because I'm still rolling on my winter tires.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:01 PM   #12286
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Check the for sales? I swear I saw 17x7.5 grids last week or so.
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:32 PM   #12287
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If you can get 3 people interested in it, Wheeldude.com will order them.
nope i called wheel dude and they said they dont have any yamaha black grids, even in 18x9.5
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:49 PM   #12288
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He's talking about a custom order.

If you buy 4 sets, you can get almost whatever you want.
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:59 PM   #12289
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Ohhh then quick! I want to order a set of rota grids yamaha black 18x9.5 5x100 +38. In need two more people!
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:40 PM   #12290
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Sorry about taking up so much space, I need to get a summer wheel setup. Which do you guys like the most? Trying to figure out which wheels I'm going for, wish I would have photoshopped the grids a little better. Posting black wheels twice because I think one of the pictures has prodrives in it









Gold with brembo's looks awesome
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:21 PM   #12291
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I have a question for the guys who purchase WRX hoods to put on their 2.5i's. I'm not hatin, but i just want to know what happens when it rains? Since there is no TMIC for the scoop to force air into, is there just a gaping whole forcing air on top of the engine?
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:42 PM   #12292
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@Leven, I like the second set. Tarmac 3s? Something like that?
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:46 PM   #12293
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I have a question for the guys who purchase WRX hoods to put on their 2.5i's. I'm not hatin, but i just want to know what happens when it rains? Since there is no TMIC for the scoop to force air into, is there just a gaping whole forcing air on top of the engine?
Ks tech makes a filler plate that looks like a grille. It's made for cars that do a front mount.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:15 PM   #12294
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If I did the swap I would make something to prevent debree from getting in there but would allow cool air to enter the engine bay.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:18 PM   #12295
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Ks tech makes a filler plate that looks like a grille. It's made for cars that do a front mount.
I think that's just the grillcraft grill. Still let's air in but blocks leaves and such. That's what I have.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:29 PM   #12296
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I mounted my 4 gauge amp power wire through the driver's side front fender well a couple weeks ago.. couldn't believe the amount of wet leaves and sticks and crap FILLING the space behind the fender liner! There was about the size (volume) of a two-liter bottle of crap, wet on bottom, dryer on top... just waiting to eat a rust hole in my first ever bran-new car.

I took pics of the pile 'o crap that came out. I forgot to post it then, but last night I installed my Rally Armor UR mudflaps and found the same gob of gunk in the passenger side fender well too. What a horrible design, open fender wells at the top so stuff just falls in there and turns to muck. I had absolutely no rust starting, but I bet if I never checked, rust would have started soon..

Anyone who hasn't taken their front fender liners apart yet for mudflap installation or whatever, you need to take out the clips and get a plastic coated clothes hanger or similar shaped thing and pull all the leaves and stuff out of your fender wells before your car self destructs with rust from the inside out.
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:37 AM   #12297
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I think that's just the grillcraft grill. Still let's air in but blocks leaves and such. That's what I have.
http://www.kstech.biz/servlet/the-WR...ons/Categories

Here's the link for the block off
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:41 PM   #12298
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Just placed the order for a 2012 wrx sedan ice silver!!!!
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:51 PM   #12299
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:54 PM   #12300
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Just placed the order for a 2012 wrx sedan ice silver!!!!
Good riddance from this tread then.

Just kidding. Congrats, man!
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