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I should have some nice upgrades to show everyone.

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Great!

(guess those lambo doors found a home after all)

Chris

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Yeah, but I gotta tell ya, I'm not sue how good they'll look on a Miata. :P

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LMAO!

Good luck with the LH...should be running under 3.5 power this pee-emm, correct?

Chris

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I bought these off an LH forums member for $200. The price was right, since they've got a decent set of Michelin Pilot Alpine tires on them...very nice tires...I like them a lot.

They've got some curb rash on them, I'm going to touch them up soon.

The more I look at them the more I like them. I noticed that the new Z4 has wheels similar to these, which is neat.

These 18" wheels really fill out the wheel wells nice and look better proportioned than the 16"s ever did. Plus the ride doesn't suffer at all.

I'm happy :D

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Just remember to get the speedometer recalibrated, lest you get a speeding ticket.

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Sharp...what are those wheels? Don't recognize them..aftermarket?

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Sharp...what are those wheels? Don't recognize them..aftermarket?

They're aftermarket, I honestly don't know what they're called. I would have to ask the guy who sold it to me.

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Great upgrade! Makes your Intrepid look much better. 8)

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Good job. One of the best aftermarket wheels which are not too blingy, tacky or hideous. Great price too.

I love them.

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Good job. One of the best aftermarket wheels which are not too blingy, tacky or hideous. Great price too.

I love them.

Thanks and I agree! When I first saw them I was like "eh, they're not bad, but the price is right" However they've really grown on me. Now I do eventually want a set of 5 spokes that either are or are like the Caliber SRT4's, however I'm quite happy with these.

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The do look good on your car. Any chance of finding Dodge center caps that will fit?

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The do look good on your car. Any chance of finding Dodge center caps that will fit?

Actually yes, the guy who sold it to me said Charger center caps willf it on it. So when I get some spare change I'll get a set.

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Actually yes, the guy who sold it to me said Charger center caps willf it on it. So when I get some spare change I'll get a set.

Screwdriver+ski mask

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Just remember to get the speedometer recalibrated, lest you get a speeding ticket.

hehe thats an interesting trick. my buddy got stopped on his way home from colorado one night doin 110 in is 99 2dr tahoe. the cop clocked him and my buddy couldnt convince him that he couldnt have been doing that cause the governor kicked in at 100mph. after lots of head scratching the officer asked if his tires were OEM or aftermarket. its then that he realized he had dropped the stocks in favor of 35" tires without fixing the speedometer. the cop cited him a for driving too fast for conditions $75 and told him to get it fixed ASAP.

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A guy I worked with way back in the day had an Avenger that wouldn't pass inspection because the rubber was bad. So he looked at his wrecked Celica, realized they haad the same number of lugs, therefore they should go right on. So he did it, replaced the 16's on the Avenger with the Celica's 14's. And his speedometer was off by a lot. He said he drove by one of those radar gun trailers they had set up in town and that the speed difference was like 7 mph at a very low speed, I think 30 or 35mph so going faster it would have been even larger.

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Did you get the car re-cleared? It looks so... shiny. :drool:

Nope, just used a really good buffer and some really good wax. It's looks amazing now! :D

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Nope, just used a really good buffer and some really good wax. It's looks amazing now! :D

Yeah, it looks great from the pics...wish my Jeep's finish was that good after 100k. Is that your original paint? For some reason, I thought your car was gray or that goldish-gray (I think what Chrysler called Taupe) but maybe I'm confusing it with my buddy Steve's wife's '99 Intrepid (hers is that gold-gray).

Rob

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Yeah, it looks great from the pics...wish my Jeep's finish was that good after 100k. Is that your original paint? For some reason, I thought your car was gray or that goldish-gray (I think what Chrysler called Taupe) but maybe I'm confusing it with my buddy Steve's wife's '99 Intrepid (hers is that gold-gray).

Rob

Yep, it's the original paint, that wax works wonders. It's called Steel Blue Pearlcoat. It's an interesting color because the intensity of the blue varies depending on the lighting conditions. However because it has started to loose some of it's luster, it does look somewhat grayish in some photos.

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Not anymore though, that wax job restored the luster and it is much deeper now. I'm so happy about that. ^_^

Meguiar's FTW!

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Yep, it's the original paint, that wax works wonders. It's called Steel Blue Pearlcoat. It's an interesting color because the intensity of the blue varies depending on the lighting conditions. However because it has started to loose some of it's luster, it does look somewhat grayish in some photos.

Meguiar's FTW!

Ok...I remember it looking gray in some pics a while back. I think Jeep had that same color in '99-01 or so. My Jeep's Patriot Blue (dark blue) looks great when it's waxed on a sunny day, but up close, I have many chips and scratches..

Rob

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I was watching TG the other day while they were reviewing the Z4 and found it neat how the wheel design is similar.

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It's all slowly coming together.

Nice upgrade DF.

(I really want a set of Torq-Thrust IIs for the Monte, or at least a set of S10 ZQ8 16s to hold me over ...)

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