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I just got these wheels in - I ordered them from a company down in FL...the site said they were going to be 'hyper black' - but as you can see they are not. The only thing that really bothers me is the silver lip. Do they look good or has my wife gotten in my head.
And if the store is unwilling to take them back is it worth it to paint them?
Here is the link for a picture of the car:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2...zes/l/
 

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Re: need some advice on these wheels (wide_load)

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Re: need some advice on these wheels (wide_load)

If I can send them back they will headed out by the end of the week - I am still waiting to hear back from the store owner if he will take them back. And you will have to forgive me - I really want to lower the car, but have never done anything like that before. Are there lowering kits that I should stay away from...and how low can I go with the stock 14" wheels that were on there?
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Re: need some advice on these wheels (midnite_gin)

They might not take those wheels back.
Do you have a budget? A simple 60/40 kits (which is the amount the car is lowered, roughly) will suit your needs. Most kits are good, but a few that stand out in my mind are H&R, Weitec, and perhaps Bilstein (if they even make a kit). If you don't really have a set limit, I'd shoot for coilovers. They lower the car to any desirable ride height and are adjustable.
Good luck.
 

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Re: need some advice on these wheels (midnite_gin)

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If I can send them back they will headed out by the end of the week - I am still waiting to hear back from the store owner if he will take them back. And you will have to forgive me - I really want to lower the car, but have never done anything like that before. Are there lowering kits that I should stay away from...and how low can I go with the stock 14" wheels that were on there?
Thanks

just spend a little time on here and do some searching (don't forget to use archived searches too).
My advice, stay away from cheap coils like Supersport and Vmaxx if you plan on going nice and low.
Read up on the tire size and offset thread, and scope out the wheel & tire/mkIII parts classifieds
Have fun, and don't take things too seriously in here
 

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Re: need some advice on these wheels (renob81)

I really wish that I would have found this forum before I ordered the wheels - hopefully since they sent me the wrong color they will own up to it and take them back. I could have gotten a coilover kit for what I paid for these wheels...and would probably be a lot happier at the moment. But I feel like I will be placing these on Craigslist before too long.
 

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Re: need some advice on these wheels (Mace_Windu)

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you're better off slammed on flyers than 4x4in' with those ugly pieces you got there.

whats wrong with flyers? (not my car)

not a fan of multilug (pepboys) wheels, but you do you.




Modified by Mileperhr at 11:11 AM 3-19-2008
 

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Re: need some advice on these wheels (midnite_gin)

you will end up getting coils anyways.
either buy a cup kit, and factory replacement that lowers the car 2.5 Inches in the front and 1.5 in tha back,
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when did I say there is something wrong with them?


you didnt, it just seemed like you were trying to say you cant have a good looking lowered car on oem wheels.
i rock flyers lowered about 3", i just wish they were 15 rather than 14, the tires look like baloons, but there is those 5 lug flyer looking wheels that i dont see to often, raggae as http://www.4130-products.com/wheels/ calls them


Modified by Mileperhr at 11:26 AM 3-19-2008
 

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Re: need some advice on these wheels (midnite_gin)

coilovers allow you to adjust the ride height of the car by spinning the lower spring perches up and down via a threaded shock body.
cup kits are a matched spring and shock setup which does not have height adjustablility (except for some kist which give you 3 height settings for the rear spring perch)
 

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Re: need some advice on these wheels (midnite_gin)

a big difference
just switching out springs on this model is a no-no since the stock struts can't handle the lowered ride height and the valving blows out quick
if you want to retain a stock-like suspension setup, get whats called a "cupkit".
it is the same setup as stock (as far as being a normal nonadjustable spring/strut) but they're lower. this is a good economical way to lower your car and get better handling.
the next step is coilovers. they're more expensive and a different type of suspension. they typically go a lot lower and are much stiffer (in general). they are a threaded shock body with a mated spring. the lower collar under the spring spins up and down on the shock's threads to adjust the ride height of the car to your liking. I prefer coils, and many guys do too. IMO they're worth the bucks.
if I were buying a cupkit, I'd personally go with the supersport 60/40 (~$400). it goes way low and is the cheapest one - and from what I understand is a good suspension overall.
if I were to buy another set of coils, I'd have a hard time deciding on which ones. There are a lot of good ones ranging from $7-800 - $1400.
 
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