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Old 12-18-2005, 03:53 AM   #1
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colour coding wheels?

I've recently collected by 2000 S from the body shop after having the GT2 front, turbo rear and GT3 sides fitted



now...........on monday the shop is collecting my nice new 19" Daytona Race alloys from the supplier

Daytone Race 3 piece

I was considering having the central spoked area painted speed yellow as it can easily be removed, leaving the outer rim and allen bolt area in polished finish.

whats your thoughts guys/gals? cool or too much?

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Old 12-18-2005, 03:56 AM   #2
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I think it looks great now!
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Old 12-18-2005, 04:00 AM   #3
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I think it looks great now!
Thanks bud!

what do you reckon to the painting of the new wheels? better left as they come or yellow spokes would set them off just right?

really really cant make my mind up and the body shop needs to know in the morning
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Old 12-18-2005, 04:07 AM   #4
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hers a better picture of the turbo style rear

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Old 12-18-2005, 04:17 AM   #5
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Your car looks great now. I like the front bumber and side skirts.

Trying to keep the yellow wheels clean could be a real chore!
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Old 12-18-2005, 04:50 AM   #6
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Mmmmm cleaning very good point!
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Old 12-18-2005, 07:20 AM   #7
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Perry,

IMHO your car looks great; the new wheels will be all the bling it needs. I think adding the yellow to your new wheels will be over the top and result in a somewhat cartoonish look or even worse, "ricer". Love the front bumper and the rear quarters. Looks like they did a really nice job on the paint.
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Old 12-18-2005, 09:33 AM   #8
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It is pretty amazing how interchangeable these different parts are from different Porsche's!
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Old 12-18-2005, 10:47 AM   #9
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must admit the more I'm thinking about it I'm leaning towards not painting the wheels, or at least seeing them on the car first rather than rushing into it

thanks for all your comments/opinions
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Old 12-18-2005, 12:29 PM   #10
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Put them on the car and then Photoshop a picture of them...It could give you all kinds of ideas!
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Old 12-18-2005, 01:09 PM   #11
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The infamous Tool Pants over on Renntech kindly posted a pic of a porsche with yellow rims as an idea of what they could look like



now I'm really in two minds as to me they look pretty damn good!
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Old 12-18-2005, 01:26 PM   #12
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Looks good!

But, we like to think of him as Toolpants from 986forum.com!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-18-2005, 04:03 PM   #13
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DO IT! That would really be the icing on the cake! I've wanted black rims on my triple black box FOREVER and haven't gotten around to doing it yet! The polished lip would really set it off and add just enough visual contrast to avoid the "ricer" look. I SAY DO IT!
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Old 12-18-2005, 07:09 PM   #14
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I will first start off by saying that I am somewhat biased against the colour of your car, in that I do not like yellow anything.


That being said, I think your car looks quite sharp, but I would go with black and silver wheels instead of yellow. IMHO, colour coded wheels (except on black or silver cars) make the car look... well... like it belongs to a 21 year old with more dollars than sense.

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Old 12-19-2005, 10:27 AM   #15
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sorry just a quick.....don't like those wheels, sorry again!!
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sorry just a quick.....don't like those wheels, sorry again!!
no need tt apologize matey. life would be boring if we all liked the same things
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Old 12-19-2005, 12:08 PM   #17
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hi perry didn't realised you are in uk, who did your body conversion, have a turbo bumper from essential styling going on the S soon, was on my 2.5l before but needs mending before reinstalling.
wise thought, would hate to have same car, same house and same wife as any one else
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Old 12-19-2005, 12:24 PM   #18
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the conversion parts were supplied by Essential and fitted by a bodyshop Simon uses in Reading.

Were coming over to Ireland next year for a few days so you'll have to look out of the yellow flash ;-) I think were staying near limmerick, but will be doing the sites all over

any pics of ther turbo front on your 2.5? if not you'll have to post some when it goes on the S
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Old 12-20-2005, 03:41 AM   #19
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What a great looking car! I think I need to get in touch with Essential and get the front bumper and skirts....and keep saving for the read bumper!!

Don't worry though, my car is silver and I live about 300 miles away from you, so I don't think I'll be stealing your thunder!!!

If I were you though, I'd leave the wheels silver. If you paint the multi-spoke design a solid colour (like yellow or red) they tend to look like they're made of plastic for some reason. I've seen it done a few times. Maybe have a play around with photoshop on a PC and see what you think though.

Out of interest, is that a 2003 style spoiler you have fitted, and also a glass rear screen on your hood?

All the best

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Old 12-20-2005, 04:26 AM   #20
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Differnent strokes for different folks...I really do not like painted wheels. But that is just me...the Porsche is yours and you should do whatever you think looks good.

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