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New Wheels

Springs Here!

Just installed my new tires RE 11's and had my wheels powder coated. I did the pin stripe myself using vinyl. Installed carbon fiber spliters. Blackout car.

What do you guys think?

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T

BTW Wheels on Front weigh 22lbs Rear 26lbs. Linea Corsa Wheels, I had to roll rear fenders.
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2008 - ISF, Typhoon CAI, Borla true Dual with X-Pipe, Sikky Headers, RE-11's SOLD!
2001- Camaro SS, Supercharged, longtube headers, Moser 12 with 32 spline, subframe connectors, LS1 Edit, z3 pioneer, short shifter with skip, american thunder catback, spec 2 1/2 clutch, hid's, eibach lowered bilstein shocks, Baer Big Brake Sold
2009 Nissan GTR Stage 2 506/525
2010 ISF - PPE Headers, Injen Intake, R&Rracing ECU tune, Borla catback with x-pipe Wald front Bumper[/SIGPIC]

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post #2 of 23 Old 04-09-2011, 11:47 PM
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I think i like it. maybe a real blue paint stripe the size of a pinstripe maybe about 1/8th of an inch from the edge of the lip my look a hotter in a subtle way. the blue is just hinted on this car so for me the stripe is a little thick but hey what do i know....
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Next Year When I put on my new tires, I will change it to a 1/4 inch stripe. Just harder to do. The problem is not getting a wobble look while driving. That was why I went with the half inch. And this colour isn't as obvious when it's bright out. In the shade it appears darker. The vinyl is a little translucent. Paid a total of $300 for powder coat and vinyl.
Pretty cheap set up when you want a different look.
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2008 - ISF, Typhoon CAI, Borla true Dual with X-Pipe, Sikky Headers, RE-11's SOLD!
2001- Camaro SS, Supercharged, longtube headers, Moser 12 with 32 spline, subframe connectors, LS1 Edit, z3 pioneer, short shifter with skip, american thunder catback, spec 2 1/2 clutch, hid's, eibach lowered bilstein shocks, Baer Big Brake Sold
2009 Nissan GTR Stage 2 506/525
2010 ISF - PPE Headers, Injen Intake, R&Rracing ECU tune, Borla catback with x-pipe Wald front Bumper[/SIGPIC]
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I like it. Looks good.

When you do it again, check out the motorcycle wheel tape on eBay. It comes precut and looks like it wouldn't be too hard to apply.
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I've been thinking about getting my wheels powder coated. Do you think they hold up better PC'd than the paint that is on there?

Starfire Pearl 04/05/08.....CHEERS!!!
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I've been thinking about getting my wheels powder coated. Do you think they hold up better PC'd than the paint that is on there?
Yes, powder coating is tougher than paint.
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100% better. But boy, I've got hrs and hrs of detailing to do over the summer ..

2008 - ISF, Typhoon CAI, Borla true Dual with X-Pipe, Sikky Headers, RE-11's SOLD!
2001- Camaro SS, Supercharged, longtube headers, Moser 12 with 32 spline, subframe connectors, LS1 Edit, z3 pioneer, short shifter with skip, american thunder catback, spec 2 1/2 clutch, hid's, eibach lowered bilstein shocks, Baer Big Brake Sold
2009 Nissan GTR Stage 2 506/525
2010 ISF - PPE Headers, Injen Intake, R&Rracing ECU tune, Borla catback with x-pipe Wald front Bumper[/SIGPIC]
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I've been thinking about getting my wheels powder coated. Do you think they hold up better PC'd than the paint that is on there?
make sure you get a reputable powder coater...i have had some issues with motorcycle part that coat so thick you couldnt see the welds so the coating was wavy in some spots and low in others. his wheels look well done though.
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Thanks for the info fellas. I'll be looking into shops this summer. Well maybe sooner.

Starfire Pearl 04/05/08.....CHEERS!!!
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Your F is looking good.

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