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New tires on new rims.


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#1 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 10:37 PM

I was going to paint them black before i got new tires. But it was a spur of the moment thing... had the rims in the back with miss-matched tires... and found a good deal on a new set of 195/50's.

The tires are Wynstar's. Guess nothing to be proud of, but i like the tread pattern and the fact they are brand new. Have to be better than what I have now.

And yes... there are pix :)

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 11:01 PM

:cool:
nice Brian. you can still paint em. just takes some good masking.

those tires look ok. 195/ 50/15 may actually be a tad bit shorter than the stock ones that are on there. not buy much though.

ok lets se em on the RX. its gona handle like a champ!

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 11:04 PM

Well, you probably know what I'm about to say, "Leave it stock"..they look good as is.

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 11:38 PM

oooh, pics on the rx,pics on the rx

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 12:35 AM

TTIWWOPORMORX

(the thread is worthless without pics of rims mounted on RX)

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 12:58 AM

LOL, rims will go on tomorrow. Sorry all.

Russ, i dont mind that the tires are smaller. The speedo already doesnt work right.

2 of the rims still have the black decals on the spokes, so i have to remove those before i paint the rims. I'll put them on the car as-is and then see how they look.

Dave, I dont think i need to reply :) The RX wont be stock, it will be far from stock.

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 01:10 AM

i was thinking about spraying mine, but im concerned that spray paint wont be very durable on wheels. the pugs are gonna be my 'street' wheels so i want them to look kinda nice, i might get them powdercoated if the price is right...

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 03:25 AM

i was thinking about spraying mine, but im concerned that spray paint wont be very durable on wheels. the pugs are gonna be my 'street' wheels so i want them to look kinda nice, i might get them powdercoated if the price is right...


I used some stuff called VHT wheel paint. worked really good. just need to clean em well first.

Brian- I was not so concerned about the speedo off.(you can fix that if you want ) but the actual gear ratio will be a little different. slightly higher RPM to maintain the same speed. not much at all really.

NVzeno its my fault the car got started down the not so stock road.
but if I did not grab it and start fixin it up along with the guy who helped rescue it the car would be crushed by now. It was sent to the junk yard a few years back. so better a Modified sube than a flat sube huh?

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 03:39 AM

ANd what better Subaru to modify but the RX :) There's a box i got from Rallyruss in the garage, and the hoodscoop idea im brewing will be some of the most anti-wrx style scoops there are :)

So much for keeping her stock. The Suspension will be part Legacy & XT6 stuff.... so thats kinda stock... cause its subaru, right? :)

The intercooler is from a Saab, so thats definatly not stock.

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 04:04 AM

Was doing alittle work in Photoshop, here are a couple idea's that came to mind.


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Posted 20 January 2005 - 04:12 AM

brian, what did i tell you about that 2nd pic.:dead: !


make it go away:-p :lol:

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 04:18 AM

I like the second one

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 04:20 AM

I know... i know brad :) I think im leaning more toward the 1st pic, or all of the rim black.


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Posted 20 January 2005 - 04:47 AM

for some reson that 2nd rim reminds me of something out of starwars;)

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 09:53 AM

I kinda like the second one...:cool:

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 11:03 AM

I second the second picture style. J

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 11:45 AM

I like the first style. Makes me kinda wish I didn't sell them to ya!:grin: Thats cool though, have fun, and you'll have a SWEET RX any way you decide to go with those.

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 11:50 AM

To put a twist on your two mock-up paint jobs, I'd mask off the outer lip and paint the rest of the wheel black. Sort of what I'm planning for my WRX wheels.

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 01:09 PM

Ding, Ding, Ding... we have a winner with #2, looks very "Rally".

First thing though, black out the deeper sections of the rim and maybe leave the lip bright, something like this...

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Or maybe something like this...

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Just a couple of quickies, I'd have to see them for real to know for sure, I figured if I got some Pugs I'd just do all satin black or gunmetal, but maybe there are other options.

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 01:24 PM

Gary, those look great :) I think for now, im going to keep them unpainted just to get them on the car.


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Posted 20 January 2005 - 01:35 PM

Re: All Talk's second image above-

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Major drooling here..just keep them away from the corrosive snow removal formula they use over in California, and they will keep looking great!

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 05:58 PM

oooh me likey

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