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I finally got some money for rims,and gonna go 17 and keep the 16 for winter.
My question is what do you think will look better on my black fozzy?

Here are the 2 pic of the rims that I can chose from??

1.First is this 2part rim and the heart is going to go green color with the polished outside ring if I get them.

2.And second rim is the subaru stock 17 that I will paint Gold as a classic match.

I cant decide so I ask you guys :)
 

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I too, would vote for the stock 17 in gold. The other is too busy IMHO.
 

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OE 17's in gold are :rock: The others make me want to :puke:
 

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haha ok ok ...I was more for them too I guess,ill get the stock next week and post as soon as they are painted,jet to se if they are going to go now or more likely as a summer set up ..:D
 

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Sparco Terra gold :biggrin:



But in your 2 choices, stock 17". Really don't like the first ones.
 

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The first choice with polished ring and black spokes would look cool on a black Forester I think...

Personally, I am not a big fan of the "gold" look...
 

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It does look much better in real the first one,and it is 8j :D
I got a suggestion to paint it black with green lip maybe..XD...
I em getting the wheels on Monday still have time to decide until then :)
Do you guys think I can fit 8j with the et 35 on stock suspension without rubbing,and what tire would you suggest?
Some thing like this http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r172/Khumidin/ssgforgelines.jpg that look nice on black car (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MClVcg_XOsQ/T-nWX_QUGSI/AAAAAAAAALA/EPod8J-zrTk/s1600/lexus-ls220.jpg) or you steel prefer stock look?..:D
 

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Aesthetically, wheels are 100% a personal choice. In that regard, buy what YOU like the best.

That said, pay attention to weight - heavy wheel/tire combinations hurt braking, acceleration and handling performance as well as fuel economy, so factor that into your decision-making too. Interesting article here;

Effects of Upsized Wheels and Tires Tested - Tech Dept. - Car and Driver
 

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:))) made my as i saw that the Subaru wheels from above will not fit 225. tires I went with the second choice and color combination that i just loveee ...

here is a pic of the rim done,painted,and plastic-coated(or how do you call it)


just waiting on the tires to put it on the car...
Any experience on tire,should I go with Bridgestone potenza re050a or Pirelli cinturato p7???
 

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