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Old 08-09-2005, 12:05 PM   #1
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Default What have you done to spice up your stock wheels?

I just bought a set of WRX rims and wanted to give them a unique touch but I want some ideas. What have you guys done?
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Old 08-09-2005, 01:00 PM   #2
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I ditched'em for for nicer set.

Actually 16" WRX wheels with smaller rubber than used on a WRX wouldn't be a bad look on your L. With your's being white, I'd get the wheel painted gold or bronze. I wouldn't go black. It would look like you simply popped the hub caps of some steel wheels.
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Old 08-09-2005, 02:02 PM   #3
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I'm working on a budget so the 16 in wheels are a hell of a lot better than my old 13's.
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Old 08-09-2005, 10:28 PM   #4
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you want spice, how's incredible hulk spicyness

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Old 08-10-2005, 01:46 AM   #5
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Rarrr!
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Old 08-10-2005, 06:02 AM   #6
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Does curbing them count?
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Old 08-10-2005, 11:38 AM   #7
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I already tried that... the curb won.
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Old 08-10-2005, 03:33 PM   #8
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Powder coat them. Looks great last forever. I like the chrome smoke myself but what eve you do it makes stock 16 look like winners.
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Old 08-10-2005, 04:49 PM   #9
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One set I painted with Duplicolor wheel paint, graphite color and the other with cheap ultra-flat black, these are the race wheels. Painting is easy, cheap as hell and it is fair durable.
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Old 08-10-2005, 07:45 PM   #10
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I'm working on a budget so the 16 in wheels are a hell of a lot better than my old 13's.

Figured that. That's why I figured they'd be a good upgrade for the L. Just get smaller tires than the WRX uses. Personally, I would leave the wheels as is. Just because you are on a budget doesn't mean you have to look like it with a DIY paint job.
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Old 08-10-2005, 08:34 PM   #11
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This topic has been covered 12345678901234567890 times.
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Old 08-11-2005, 02:18 AM   #12
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This topic has been covered 12345678901234567890 times.
I'm sure that there must be about 12345678901234567889 people that have said something similar to that before you.
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Old 08-11-2005, 02:21 AM   #13
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Figured that. That's why I figured they'd be a good upgrade for the L. Just get smaller tires than the WRX uses. Personally, I would leave the wheels as is. Just because you are on a budget doesn't mean you have to look like it with a DIY paint job.
Well, I'm pretty good at paint, but I get what you're saying. Right now I have some Pirelli PZero Nero 205/45R-16's coming in. I figure that they're pretty good, right?
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Old 08-11-2005, 03:32 AM   #14
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Well, I'm pretty good at paint, but I get what you're saying. Right now I have some Pirelli PZero Nero 205/45R-16's coming in. I figure that they're pretty good, right?
^well duh the PZero Neros are good...can't you read reviews?
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Old 08-11-2005, 03:32 AM   #15
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personally, carbon fiber vinyls with gold spray paint. seriously to mod the stock wheels.
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Old 08-11-2005, 10:25 AM   #16
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Just because you are on a budget doesn't mean you have to look like it with a DIY paint job.
Just because it's DIY doesn't mean it is going to look shabby.....I've painted 3 sets of wheels that look great.
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Old 08-11-2005, 03:18 PM   #17
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personally, carbon fiber vinyls with gold spray paint. seriously to mod the stock wheels.
Do you have any pics of this setup? I can't quite imagine it.
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Old 08-12-2005, 02:37 PM   #18
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Powder coat them. Looks great last forever. I like the chrome smoke myself but what eve you do it makes stock 16 look like winners.
I heard somewhere that powder coating them makes them weaker.
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Old 08-12-2005, 04:36 PM   #19
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I use the Carbotech Peppercorn brake pads, sometimes with a bit of curry powder mixed in (special order, but ask nicely and they can do it). Not too much because it can get the rotors too hot without good ducts. Under normal driving the dusting puts a nice even layer of spice over the wheels.
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