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icingdeath88 05-24-2011 09:50 PM

Gold or Silver BBSes?
 
Ok, so I have a set of silver 05-07 STi BBS wheels on my blue SVX. I like them a lot and I think I want to get another set for my black one. One thing I like about them is the almost stock look they have. The gold ones don't look as stock, but I think they might look great on a black (or blue!) SVX.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_z...1000/photo.JPG

So the options are here. Hopefully I'll be able to get them in the next couple months or so. Any pics of black cars with STi BBS wheels in either color would be great :).

SVX92-97 05-24-2011 09:55 PM

Re: Gold or Silver BBSes?
 
I may swap the 18" Gold Prodrives from my 92 claret onto my 97 ebony. Think they would look good?

icingdeath88 05-24-2011 09:55 PM

Re: Gold or Silver BBSes?
 
IDK, got pics?

Andrew P. 05-25-2011 03:51 AM

Re: Gold or Silver BBSes?
 
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I had my silver ones powdercoated grey for my ebony.

XT6Wagon 05-25-2011 04:16 AM

Re: Gold or Silver BBSes?
 
Gold looks awesome on black and white cars, with blue almost as good.

That said I really like the rota formula mesh on my car.

http://ewitt.smugmug.com/Autos/Misc/.../IMG9754-L.jpg
http://ewitt.smugmug.com/Autos/Misc/.../IMG9755-L.jpg

17" though, Either the 05-07 BBS or Rota Grid gets my vote.

Crazy_pilot 05-25-2011 08:36 AM

Re: Gold or Silver BBSes?
 
I love gold. Once the body work is done I'll probably keep the BBS rims as track wheels and pick up a set of gold 18" Rota Grids for street wheels.

http://www.subaru-svx.net/photopost/...m/photo_6_.jpg

http://www.subaru-svx.net/photopost/...rway_small.jpg

http://www.subaru-svx.net/photopost/...m/IMG_1719.jpg

icingdeath88 05-25-2011 11:27 AM

Re: Gold or Silver BBSes?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Andrew P. (Post 677582)
I had my silver ones powdercoated grey for my ebony.

Nice, I like that a lot. I forgot about grey. Is that the same shade of grey that some of them came in? How much does it usually cost to powdercoat a set of wheels anyway?

The grey ones would probably look good on the blue car too.

Thx for the pics crazy_pilot. That looks pretty nice.

Andrew P. 05-26-2011 03:11 AM

Re: Gold or Silver BBSes?
 
The cost depends on where you take them.
Mine were just under $400 but they blasted them, fixed some curb rash and powdercoated them as well. Make sure they don't put it on too thick. It holds up a little better but you'll find yourself having to remove some coating from the lugnut seats.(steel inserts)
I decided on that shade of grey. I don't know if they came in that color.
I have seen some bronze ones.

Earthworm 05-27-2011 12:55 PM

Re: Gold or Silver BBSes?
 
I think you should keep the silver ones and give me the gold ones :)

LetItSnow 05-27-2011 01:01 PM

Re: Gold or Silver BBSes?
 
Funny, I'm facing this same decision for my car. It seems I corded the tires that are on it now, somehow... :confused: :lol:

icingdeath88 08-12-2011 11:49 PM

Re: Gold or Silver BBSes?
 
Update on this:

Bought another set of silvers, they're sitting in my garage for now. I haven't decided whether to leave the tires that are on there, or take the tires off, powdercoat them that dark grey color that Andrew P did, and get some new tires. The tires are Eagle F1 or something; they look like summer tires, but they also look like they have not that much tread left, and more importantly have been sitting a while. They're also a different size from the ones on my other car. I'm leaning toward getting new tires that I can trust more, since I'm not the only one that uses this car.

92_LSL 08-16-2011 08:40 PM

Re: Gold or Silver BBSes?
 
Black on black!!!!!!!
:P

icingdeath88 12-21-2011 08:48 PM

Re: Gold or Silver BBSes?
 
And the long-awaited conclusion...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-3...0/IMG_0687.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-L...0/IMG_0686.JPG

Decided to just leave them silver, so both cars will match.

92 SVX 12-21-2011 09:32 PM

Re: Gold or Silver BBSes?
 
really does look good. I think I see new rubber on there, though cant read the brand they dont look like performance summers, are they all season?

sunvalleyray 12-21-2011 09:39 PM

Re: Gold or Silver BBSes?
 
Great choice, very clean! I have a set of BBS wheels and cannot wait to get them refinished. I am leaning towards black for my red SVX, question in my mind is the finish - matte or semi gloss.

Ray


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