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Old 04-24-2001, 03:53 PM   #1
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Question Gold rims; cheap or classic?

Recently I have convinced myself that my MY98 and its gold rims (with the ongoing evolution of the Impreza) will eventualy be considered the "classic" form of the RS/WRX. Granted, gold rims dont work on every car, sometimes even cheapening the appearance, but on the RS its like it belongs, like a thumbprint on a finger. I think they look great and wouldnt trade them for anything besides, what other car (comparibly with taste and function) would have the balls to wear them in public?

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Old 04-24-2001, 04:02 PM   #2
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It's all good!

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Old 04-24-2001, 04:19 PM   #3
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<FONT face="Comic Sans MS">They look nice on a 2000 as well

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Old 04-24-2001, 04:25 PM   #4
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gold = fugly
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Old 04-24-2001, 04:30 PM   #5
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Is that a wagon spoiler over your rear window N.Ursalia? How is that rear wiper mod coming along too?
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Old 04-24-2001, 04:37 PM   #6
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i'm fond of it

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Old 04-24-2001, 04:42 PM   #7
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I'm kinda partial to it too..

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Old 04-24-2001, 04:44 PM   #8
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Someone sell 98 rims to me!!! Sigh.. no one on this club is willing to part with those. Well, I guess I'm stuck with powdercoating...
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Old 04-24-2001, 05:04 PM   #9
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Gold wheels look great on the Impreza, but not on every car. I'd rather sport goldies than chromies, that's for sure.
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Old 04-24-2001, 05:25 PM   #10
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THese are all opinions, and here's mine. I think gold rims look really good on certain cars, most scoobies (including Legacies!) are included... I don't think it ever looks "ricish", but sometimes it might be a bit curryish.
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Old 04-24-2001, 05:41 PM   #11
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DO'H!!! Man, I didn't see that! Aww man, anyone else from the bay wanna sell em?
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Old 04-24-2001, 05:42 PM   #12
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ah yes.. the lawn.
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Old 04-24-2001, 07:16 PM   #13
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Any idea where I can find a set of the 98 Rims for a reasonable price? Does the Tire Rack carry them (gold knock-off's)?
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Old 04-24-2001, 08:07 PM   #14
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You tell me - cheap or classic:


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Old 04-24-2001, 08:19 PM   #15
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I guess there was a time when gold wheels meant gold-anodized racing wheels. That time is long past. Nowadays, wheels are painted gold and that is cheesy, in the same way that functionless rear spoilers and hood scoops are cheesy.
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Old 04-24-2001, 09:26 PM   #16
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I was just wondering what years the gold rims came on. You all mention the 98, is that the only year you could get gold rims on?
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Old 04-24-2001, 09:48 PM   #17
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Yes that's correct, 1998 was the only year the RS came with gold rims from the factory.
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Old 04-24-2001, 09:55 PM   #18
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i traded my 98rims for white 00 rims

sorry i just don't think gold and rally blue look nice together.
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Old 04-25-2001, 01:42 AM   #19
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i think it works best with the rally blue imprezas
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Old 04-25-2001, 02:23 AM   #20
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No gold for me!
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Old 04-25-2001, 02:25 AM   #21
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hmmm GOLD
1 vote for me. hehe

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Old 04-25-2001, 02:59 AM   #22
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Aquired taste maybe ?

I love gold wheels..
I'd put them on any car, given that I find the right looking ones.

Skylines with gold wheels are hella mean

I dig the japanese drifter's "I don't care about look" styling, ie. old school Toyota Chaser with purple paint and gold wheels, now that's classic
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Old 04-25-2001, 03:39 AM   #23
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fishguy, is there a time that when you post that pic people don't say anything about your lawn?
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Old 04-25-2001, 05:55 AM   #24
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Not that I've come across yet.

pretty much a joke now
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Old 04-25-2001, 06:28 AM   #25
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gold rims are the ****!!! i actually want another spare set of stock gold 98 rims
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