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What color wheels?

I got a set of BBS RXII's. Originally on a VW Jetta but they fit my car and I like them. I did a little bit of Photoshoping here as the wheels aren't on my car yet.

I can either leave them silver or I'm thinking about painting the main piece black and leaving the lip silver. Any opinions? Thanks.



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i like the stockers better IMO. but if you do put those on....???The V-Dub centers got to go

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you need to slam the piss out of that car, the stock suspension is so freaking high, especially on the wagon and with the silver do the black center section but make sure you use a gloss black

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The V-Dub centers got to go
HAHAHA obviously. I'm going to put Subaru center caps on.

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btdubs the factory Subaru center caps do not fit BBS IIRC, at least the CHs

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btdubs the factory Subaru center caps do not fit BBS IIRC, at least the CHs
Ok thanks. If I have to buy BBS center caps its not a big deal, even though they are overly expensive.

You don't have to tell me twice about the gross wheel gap... I can't afford the suspension goodies just yet.

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Are you going to do the painting yourself?

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Are you going to do the painting yourself?
I might depending on how much a pro is going to charge me.

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Here, the shops charge $100-$120 a wheel (no matter if it's bent or what)

But you get ANY color/finish you want... Be it Matte/gloss/etc

I'd say go with a darker color... Maybe even gunmetal with that silver on your car.

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Most shops I've seen will PC them for about $70 a wheel, which isn't back IMO. Gunmetal looks best with silver paint, but I really hate when people have black wheels and a silver lip, looks ricey to me.

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Would it be significantly cheaper if I did the sandblasting myself and just brought the pieces to a shop? So all they would have to do is prime, paint, and gloss.

I definitely don't want to look like a ricer... I guess I'll have to put them on as is and see how I feel about all silver.

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Most shops I've seen will PC them for about $70 a wheel, which isn't bad IMO. Gunmetal looks best with silver paint, but I really hate when people have black wheels and a silver lip, looks ricey to me.
NONE of the shops (reputable) here will do partial work since they warranty work and all that.

I agree with the lip comment. I'd look at $100 per wheel with warranty. But gunmetal would look sexy

Here's who I have used in the past:

http://wheelsamerica.com/?gclid=CK-v...FcPrKgod30WaPQ

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Can't (or rather SHOULDN'T) use VW fitment wheels on Subaru. The hub bore is off and they don't make hubcentric rings that small. If these are generic fitment (ie 73mm), they have at it.
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Was waiting for you to chime in... Forgot this piece.

vv This is what he means

http://adaptitusa.com/referencebook.htm

Looks like the VW Jetta is 57.1 ... 1mm off from the WRX


I dunno... This isn't my bag.. ha

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I know. That's not a guarantee of problems (but then again neither is a 10 mm difference), but hubcentric wheels aren't hubcentric unless they match up exactly. According to multiple sources, including Tire Rack, 1mm is enough. I can definitely see accelerated fatigue issues. Wheels ARE wear items and do wear out, esp in the case of the motorsports world, from being removed and installed many times over and over.
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