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Old 11-15-2004, 06:17 AM   #1
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I currently have 17 JDM STi gold rims on my car, had few scratches and
curb marks and I sold 2 of my stock rims before, and nobody really wants to buy it anymore, so I just thought if it would be better if i get 2 more stock rims and get nice winter tires and paint the rims gold or any other colors, and put em on for winter. what are your suggestions?
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Old 11-15-2004, 06:24 AM   #2
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My suggestion is: ignore colour, get best winter tires money can buy. Fit to car. Enjoy having some amounts of traction and not being a completely irresponsible person
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Old 11-15-2004, 06:32 AM   #3
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on stock rims or sti rims?
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Old 11-15-2004, 07:38 AM   #4
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Well in my neck of the woods wheels get pretty bad in winter. I got steel wheels from tirerack ($35) and spent the money on the tires.They have some decent tire/wheel
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Old 11-15-2004, 07:47 AM   #5
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yea, i wouldn't really worry abuot the painting it. There winter rims and they will look ugly sooner or later
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Old 11-15-2004, 07:51 AM   #6
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just find some oem or 98-01 2.5RS ... buying only 2 may be hard so just take the first 4 you see for cheap
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Old 11-15-2004, 09:51 AM   #7
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just find some oem or 98-01 2.5RS ... buying only 2 may be hard so just take the first 4 you see for cheap
No. Stay away from the 98-99 RS wheels... please. They are not for winter use.
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Old 11-15-2004, 10:03 AM   #8
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I'd suggest getting the OEM wheels with snow tires mounted. Just switch when there's a threat of snow.

If the weather report calls for snow, I can swap to my snow tires in about twenty minutes. I switch back when the roads are clear again.
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