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Old 08-08-2001, 01:20 PM   #1
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Question opinions please

Guys and gals,
here is an idea for new wheels, what do you think? I'd appreciate any feedback, or suggestions (photochoppers bring it on)
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Old 08-08-2001, 02:10 PM   #2
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Hey ferretboy,

What are we supposed to be looking at? Attach or link file, please.


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Old 08-08-2001, 06:37 PM   #3
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I like the FIRST one....

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Old 08-08-2001, 11:10 PM   #4
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Well my guess would be it is a bad idea because wheels can't be invisible I suggest showing an actual wheel
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Old 08-09-2001, 02:44 AM   #5
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hows this..sorry puter freaked out
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Old 08-09-2001, 09:30 AM   #6
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Those are interesting - what are they?

For the big-spoke look I like the look of Prodrive P7s or Speedline Superturismos, both in anthracite for our black cars. The offset issue (53 v. 48??) rears its head again, but I saw 2 Foresters (one white monotone, one black/slate) running 17" Superturismos in the UK with no apparent problems.

I would be perfectly willing to let my car serve as a test mule for a set of 17" P7s for any dealer or tuner who wanted to see how they'd fit.

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Old 08-09-2001, 11:17 AM   #7
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Ed, those are Raceline 7's, but I photochopped them in a 16" size...i'm thinking of maybe not silver, but anthracite and still 17" now..what do you think? they look alright, more purposeful than show..definitely very strong as it is used in the 15" size as a gravel wheel
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Old 08-09-2001, 01:55 PM   #8
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FP,

Just my opinion, but I didn't care for those wheels. They looked a little conservative, IMO.

Have you seen this cool little app SOJ put on their website:

http://accessory.subaru.co.jp/forester/3d/index.html

It may not help you in your search for wheels, but it lets you "customize" a Forester in 3D with all these body parts and accessories.

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Old 08-09-2001, 03:32 PM   #9
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I don't have a Forester, but I have those wheels. Quite a bit heavier than my stock RS 16" wheels (21-22# vs 16#, I think?), but they certainly seem strong. I don't do any off-roading, but if I did, I would trust those wheels over my stock set.

FWIW, I don't particularly care for the way they look. I bought them as a relatively inexpensive second set, and looks weren't that important to me.
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Old 08-09-2001, 04:07 PM   #10
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I like them okay in 16" and 17" and yes, I'm more partial to anthracite over silver on a black car; however with the monochrome black paint you can get away with silver whereas IMO anthracite looks better with the slate lower cladding on the 98-00 S models. I favor go over show and the two styles I mentioned (P7, SuperT) are purposeful without being too showy..which brings me to my next question: Are you planning on doing any rallycrossing with those wheels?

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Old 08-09-2001, 10:41 PM   #11
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Default Ken..

That is one amazing link. I had fun over there

I noticed that the forester on that page had a handle bar on the rear hatch to make closing easier. I know I have seen them on the new OBs, I think I remember seeing one on a new forester too. Anyone know if this is available from the dealer as an accessory or is it part of an options package. If its available, will it fit a 98 forester? Is drilling required?

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Old 08-09-2001, 11:37 PM   #12
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Default Ken..

That is one amazing link. I had fun over there

I noticed that the forester on that page had a handle bar on the rear hatch to make closing easier. I know I have seen them on the new OBs, I think I remember seeing one on a new forester too. Anyone know if this is available from the dealer as an accessory or is it part of an options package. If its available, will it fit a 98 forester? Is drilling required?

TIA

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Old 08-09-2001, 11:38 PM   #13
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Old 08-10-2001, 01:29 AM   #14
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Ken thanks for the link what a cool site.
Ed,
I've been thinking about doing some fun stuff with the car, but not until I have something to back it up with. Things are kinda tight right now, but if i decide to leave the Bike biz and go into Teaching, then I'll definitely have more $$ to play with. I agree with you on the wheels, just thought that they would be cool cause not too many people have them and also because they are rather strong and definitely "Rally" btw..just got my supertones, how did the install go for you minus the grill incident? I should give ya a call and chat about it with you..I'm not to sure about what to do.
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Old 08-10-2001, 09:31 AM   #15
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Hmmmm..

I just got my Raceline RL 7's yesterday 15x7 gold for winter/rally-x and they don't look like those you have posted.

Those are photoshopped from the 17x7's in the members gallery on the silver WRX wagon right?

Here is what I've noticed... They look awesome in 15" spoke a bit shinner and the center hub area is small so it seems like more spoke. It looks as if the size increases 16" 17" the spokes stay the same (almost) in length but the center area gets larger and teh spokes get thicker. I would ventrue to guess they would look best in 16" however 17" might be different.

I will vouch just how nice these wheels are. I was amazed at the quality and how strong they looked and felt! can't wait to test them out. They came in some sweet Raceline Boxes as well! With Raceline logo and slogon on 1 side, big british flag on the other, Raceline decal on each wheel & center caps, plus some addtional decals for you car or what ever.

If you plan to get them, no one can beat Mike Sheilds prices!

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Old 08-10-2001, 05:09 PM   #16
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Default Horns - a little off topic

But for breaking the grille tabs the install worked very well. On my '00 with Phase II EJ25 I had to remove the front air intake box (analogous to the Phase I "snorkus") to allow me to better maneuver while installing the seond horn. I crimped my ground wire on both ends, using a spade connector to the horn itself and a ring connector (I know that's not the proper term) on the ground end. I slipped the ground end over the attachment bolts so that, when tightened, the ground was essentially bolted to the car.

The Supertones have a really distinctive sound - they sound like they belong on an Italian car. I'd like them to be a little louder but standing in front of the car they sound loud enough. I guess it's these rude Philly people who ignore warnings until it's too late. The only episode I've had where they had a noticeable effect came last weekend when I was getting ready to pull out of a parallel parking space in a high pedestrian-traffic area. This jaywalking doofus decided he had to walk between my car and the one parked in front of me and press his hand down on my hood for leverage, without looking to see if anyone was in my car. I guess he didn't even notice that I had the motor running. Anyway I tooted the Supertones and he leapt into the air and stared at me like someone was an idiot - either me or him. After about 10 seconds of his blank stare I waved at him to keep moving on. Maybe that was a bit rude of me, too, but he had no need to push off on my car, not to mention his woeful lack of situational awareness.

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Old 08-10-2001, 11:18 PM   #17
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Ed -- nice story on the Supertone blasting! Those suckers are loud!

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Old 08-11-2001, 04:18 PM   #18
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ferretboy, that black forester looks really nice with those rims. they really give some rally look, and the forester looks like one of the Dakkar rally cars.
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Old 08-13-2001, 01:55 PM   #19
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Second the recommendation for Mike Shields at SPD (www.spdusa.com). Got a lot of stuff from him, including those wheels. I've always received great service and great advice, and the price is right.
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Old 08-14-2001, 05:41 PM   #20
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I have MB Motoring MB6 wheels, 16"x7", which is a bit wider than the S models have (mine was an L with steelies).

They were discontinued, but I got them at a give-away $75 price from discounttiredirect.com

Photos are here:

http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Album...a=12183854&f=0

I weighed them and they were about 43 lbs with the tires mounted, or the same at the 15" steel ones. Not bad.

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