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View Poll Results: What should Jay do about his winter rims/tires?
Go with the Bronze Rota SDR's + winter tires ($1300 total) 18 78.26%
Paint stock silver BBS's black and throw winter tires on and get SDR's for summer with stock RE070's (still $1300) 3 13.04%
beats me...azenis' are my choice for winter! 2 8.70%
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Old 09-30-2003, 07:44 PM   #1
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Default STi winter rim/tire dilemma. Help Jay decide..

Ok here's the scoop..

Jay (wrx04sti) has a Silver/Silver STi in Boston/Chestnut Hill area.

He wants Rota SDR's in Bronze ($650) + winter tires ($650) and to keep the stock rims/tires for summer use.

I say he should powdercoat his stock BBS's black, and throw some winter tires on them, and use the SDR's and Potenzas for summer use. He says he doesnt wanna ruin the BBS's....

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Old 09-30-2003, 08:06 PM   #2
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painting the stockers seems silly.
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Old 09-30-2003, 08:09 PM   #3
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Does it even snow in Boston?

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Old 09-30-2003, 08:09 PM   #4
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I'll take option VII: Put the $1,300 towards a winter beater that can run a winter tire with more than a 45 series sidewall.
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Old 09-30-2003, 08:14 PM   #5
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u guys are worthless!
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Old 09-30-2003, 08:16 PM   #6
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I say he should powdercoat his stock BBS's black, and throw some winter tires on them, and use the SDR's and Potenzas for summer use. He says he doesnt wanna ruin the BBS's....
You're a freekin' moron.
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Old 09-30-2003, 08:19 PM   #7
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u guys are worthless!
Your not going to like my answer either, but I too would put the $1300 towards a beater just like y2k4door said. At least that is what I most likely will be doing, all while my STi sleeps for the winter months .

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Old 09-30-2003, 08:47 PM   #8
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Hey,
I feel the need to speak up here, since it's my $1300 we're talking about. I think the Rota's are nice wheels... but replicas none the less. So i can't even fathom painting my genuine BBS wheels, when I know I can get at least 2k for them on Ebay if i wanted, and buy 2 more sets of Rotas.
I wish I could take that 1300 and buy a beater, but that's not an option right now, as i am pushing my limits buying a $30k car right out of college.


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Old 09-30-2003, 08:50 PM   #9
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Stock WRX rims with some good snows for low bucks is a good option.

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Old 09-30-2003, 08:54 PM   #10
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Stock WRX rims with some good snows for low bucks is a good option.
They willl look excellent next to the car all winter.

1. Winter beater can be had for much less than $1300.

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Old 09-30-2003, 08:55 PM   #11
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Except they won't fit unless you change your front brakes.
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Old 09-30-2003, 09:06 PM   #12
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Bite the bullet and buy the Rotas. There's really no sense in buying a whole 'nother car. It is a Subaru, after all.

And once you add up the hassle of registration, insurance, and whatever repairs your $1000 beater will need, you're gonna wish you just bought snow tires.

Painting the stock wheels is a horrible idea. If you don't like them, sell 'em.

I'd hope that if you could afford $30,000 worth of shiny new Subie, you can plunk down $1300 to make it winter-worthy.

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Old 09-30-2003, 09:09 PM   #13
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Bite the bullet and buy the Rotas. There's really no sense in buying a whole 'nother car. It is a Subaru, after all.

I would. Simply because Id never want a to drive a car in a NE winter with 17", 45 series snow tires. Especially not a nice new $30K car. But then again, I actually like to go out and drive when it snows, not just wait out the storm.
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Old 09-30-2003, 09:19 PM   #14
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Except they won't fit unless you change your front brakes.
So i'll give him mine in trade for those sweet brembos and me stockers
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Old 09-30-2003, 09:27 PM   #15
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See, i knew this would happen.
Noe i look like an idiot. I know my options and i am not bitching about them in any way. Future Rex Owner came up with what i thought to be a horrible idea (painting the stock BBS's) and he claimed it was such a good idea that he'd post it as a poll to (what he thought) reinforce hs idea.


I do not intend to park the sti for the winter. One of if not THE main selling point of a Subaru is the all wheel drive, so I expect to drive it in the snow. I understand that when i bought an STi, i bought a performance vehicle which does not come with all weather tires. That's ok, thats why i tried to bring down the price of the car... (it worked too). I kept telling the dealer, "I'll go buy an evo. they're cheaper, and they come with a radio!" Showing him interest in the Evo, only made him want to get me in the car even more. (i had no intentions of buying an evo once i finally test drove the STi),

So, yes i can afford the wheels, (and a radio)
And painting the BBS's is possibly the worst idea ever

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Old 09-30-2003, 09:33 PM   #16
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Don't listen to Eric, he's numb :-D

I'd just get a cheap set of Rota's for winter. You can get a set for very little, especially if you find a used set. Throw some snows on em. I suspect you can do it for under 900.... And you can keep the BBS virgin for summer useage or sale...

Were you the STi I played with on Saturday night on Rte. 93? You had three other people in the car? I was in the silver wingless/debadged rex with HID's and broze 17's. If so, it's nice to play with an STi owner that doesn't have their head in their ass and actually gives a little subie love :-)
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Old 09-30-2003, 09:38 PM   #17
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Originally posted by Schleppy

Were you the STi I played with on Saturday night on Rte. 93? You had three other people in the car? I was in the silver wingless/debadged rex with HID's and broze 17's. If so, it's nice to play with an STi owner that doesn't have their head in their ass and actually gives a little subie love :-)


Nope, that wasn't me.

There is another Silver/Silver STi in Boston, but i always show respect where respect is due, and give the official Suby wave.



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Old 09-30-2003, 10:12 PM   #18
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I would. Simply because Id never want a to drive a car in a NE winter with 17", 45 series snow tires. Especially not a nice new $30K car. But then again, I actually like to go out and drive when it snows, not just wait out the storm.
Nate, there are plenty of folks who manage just fine on 17" wheels with /45 series snow tires. It isn't the best thing ever, but it's hardly as bad as you make it out to be.

For example, my father has been running his '95 M3 on 225/45/17 (or maybe they're 215/45/17) snowies with no incidents, through the past 4 or so winters. And that's on an older E36, which does not have any traction control or computer nannies to keep you "safe."

I would think that with the AWD, you'd be just fine on 225/ or 215/45/17's. Sure, it isn't as great as some skinnier, taller tires, but it's ok.

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There must be three Silver/Silver STi's.

You are one.

There is an older dude who seems to be a dick who never gives love.

Then the younger guy I played with on 93.
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Old 09-30-2003, 11:13 PM   #20
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**** Rocket, what is your problem?

I am a "freekin moron" because I posted my opinion about what color combo I like and think would work well with Jay's situation..

I'm not the one driving around with white rims on a blue car...

how about instead of personally attacking someone next time, you take a mature approach like everyone else, and post why you agree/disagree.

don't be such a bitch, everyone is sick of your attitude

next time I think of an idea, I will run it by you first to make sure Mr. Omniscient agrees with what I'm going to say in my post..
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Old 09-30-2003, 11:43 PM   #21
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hmmmmmm well anyway, if you're driving in real snow often you're gonna want a slightly narrower tire anyway...
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Old 09-30-2003, 11:46 PM   #22
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**** Rocket, what is your problem?

I am a "freekin moron" because I posted my opinion about what color combo I like and think would work well with Jay's situation..

I'm not the one driving around with white rims on a blue car...

how about instead of personally attacking someone next time, you take a mature approach like everyone else, and post why you agree/disagree.

don't be such a bitch, everyone is sick of your attitude

next time I think of an idea, I will run it by you first to make sure Mr. Omniscient agrees with what I'm going to say in my post..


I rest my case.

The color combo of silver/black is just fine, if you like that. But why the hell would you go painting and tire swapping to arrive at that? Especally since they are a very expensive set of BBS wheels, that are nearly new? And then use them in winter?

If for some reason he wants black wheels, he should buy some black rota's for winter use. Then sell the BBS's and get a nice set of volk's with a Azenis for a few hundred extra bucks, for summer use.

I don't know everything, but I have been there, done that, on wheels. I know that is costs $60-$90 to have a set of tires mounted, and it puts wear on the wheels every time it's done. So I don't like to go swapping tires willy-nilly. The painting itself isn't bad, I'll probably have my enkei's refinished when I get the next set of tires. However, expect it to cost a few hundred bucks, and if you paint them black, expect the resale-ablity to go down a bit.

Maybe if you actually owned a performance car, you'd understand.......

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Old 10-01-2003, 12:01 AM   #23
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If this helps the decision process here is a pic of the car.



and one with the Bronze rota's on a silver STi


-Jay

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Old 10-01-2003, 06:32 AM   #24
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My current vehilce was "free", and it cost me $70/month to insure it. That's liability only (no colision, no comprehensive).

$1300 - (say you spend $500 on a vehicle) = $800 left over

That's ~ 8 months of insurance money left over. Tires for my car were $293 mount/balanced (205/75R15 all seasons with good snow tread design).

You'd be surpised how cheap a decent winter car can be. Here is one from another site:
http://www.corral.net/forums/showthr...hreadid=373679

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Old 10-01-2003, 07:18 AM   #25
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Just tossing this one out there .......

...... If your "lucky" enough to find a set of RS wheels .... with some nice road rash (so they are "a bit" cheaper) on them ....and throw some Michelin Artic Alpins on them ..you should be good to go....


Hec you might even find some RS wheels powder coated black!


EDIT : " This ^ idea won't work ! ...like Paul G. stated ahead "

This \/ Still applies

P.S. If any one has RS wheels ...especially some that are Pwdercoated ....Let me know !


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