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Old 02-23-2013, 07:09 PM   #1
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Default rim/hubcap car question

I have a 1998 Subaru Impreza and I'm going for the bare/spray painted black rim look. My back tires currently have bare black rims without hubcaps. My front tires have the orginal chrome/silver Subaru rims. I thought I would be able to remove these to expose a bare black one as I would like them to match but it appears I was a bit confused between rims/hubcaps.

I'm guessing I would have to take my car into a shop, have the nice silver rims removed and replace them with a cheap "bare" rim that I could then spraypaint.

I was thinking I might be able to sell the original rims, but I'm not sure if the whole process would be worth it/make sense. What do you guys think?
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:45 PM   #2
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Default Re: rim/hubcap car question

I know it's a pretty stupid question but I'm sure someone can help me out.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:12 PM   #3
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Since you insist, my advice would be to stop worrying about putting lipstick on a pig and bank that money towards something actually worthwhile, like future maintenance. You have a $1,000 car. Just make sure it runs instead of trying (and failing) to make it look good.
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Default Re: rim/hubcap car question

And you can buy bare black wheels to match for pretty cheap, no need to spray paint. Sounds like your car has winter rims on the back. Go online and search Impreza winter wheels if you're really set on doing this. Just make sure they're the same size as the wheels on there right now, otherwise you'll be buying new tires to go along with your new wheels.
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let me get this straight, you want to swap out oem alloy rims for donuts? if so go to the junkyard and find your self some. shouldnt cost more than 25 bucks a wheel.
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Default Re: rim/hubcap car question

thanks for the advice, I'm just interested in doing cheap little adjustments every now and then to spice up the car a bit. I'm leaning towards leaving it as is now but we'll see.
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Since you insist, my advice would be to stop worrying about putting lipstick on a pig and bank that money towards something actually worthwhile, like future maintenance. You have a $1,000 car. Just make sure it runs instead of trying (and failing) to make it look good.

My thoughts exactly.
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Default Re: rim/hubcap car question

I would definitely advise against spraypainting them. My cousin tried to paint his black and it just doesn't look right when his car is clean. The shines just look noticeably different

I bought some black wheels for my car this past summer cuz they were on sale when i bought my new tires. I think I ended up getting 4 tires and 4 wheels for like $1200 total which isn't bad.






But at this point I'd say listen to JDG
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