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geeky
06-05-2010, 05:29 PM
So I recently got FK coilovers, Panzer Plate, Monoblock reps (18x8 et 35), 215/35/18 tires basically meaning I'm planning on STANCING the car, and I mean STANCING it.

The car is currently sitting at 24" gtf but will be going lower once the monoblocks are wrapped in rubber.



what color to paint the monoblocks and should I run a matte black OVERLAY roof?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3565/3355976482_82cb3e5f63.jpg?v=0

Currently at 24" gtf

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs602.snc3/31712_10150199425300576_571855575_12657875_2650397 _n.jpg

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs632.snc3/31712_10150201549975576_571855575_12717090_984809_ n.jpg

The final outcome of the wheel

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs063.snc4/34507_10150225343025576_571855575_13403876_7941177 _n.jpg

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/8800/img00432n.jpg

Seerlah
06-05-2010, 05:35 PM
Not pink. Honestly, the VW crowd will grant you better advice as long as they aren't jerks. They seem to be more daring than most with their automobiles. Most Audi owners think all Audis should be like theirs[>_>]. And I said most, not all.

geeky
06-05-2010, 05:43 PM
Seerlah, I definitely know what you mean. MOST people and their RS4 front bumpers, VMR's in black, gunmetal, bronze or silver, etc.

I mean it looks good, but becomes dull really quickly. I prefer to be unique and voice who I am through my car, granted I will be getting my b5 s4 front bumper painted next weekend etc. but wheels are a whole different ball park for me [:)] I don't want to run orange again as I want to try something new.

Seerlah
06-05-2010, 05:45 PM
Not pink, though. I just feel that is more for a daring female to attempt, more than a male. Ever think of doing a pin strip (funky coolred pin stripe with funky colored wheel) with some accent on the vehicle to accomodate?

geeky
06-05-2010, 05:50 PM
all my personal none car enthusiast friends keep telling me to do black and honestly I hate black wheels. They look like you got lazy while washing your car and didn't clean up the brake dust (thats just my opinion of course)

Pink has been on the mind due to the off white color of the car. someone mentioned a dark purple but I can't see that haha

what is your opinion on the vinyl roofs? ive heard they look good initially but look horrible as time goes on + an off white color with a matte black roof I have no idea lol

thenj3
06-05-2010, 05:57 PM
bright green haha. somethin like the green on a gt3-rs

Jc61990
06-05-2010, 06:15 PM
my friend has a yellow GLI he ran dark puprle wheels in the winter, it looked dumb. and another friend of mine ran bright green on his honda. also dumb.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs117.snc3/16438_1176750664105_1388250106_30430812_1963634_n. jpg

i dont have a pic of the green wheels.

how about like light blue or orange

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y298/DRUE1/bluerims.jpg
http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/5439/p10100048pu5.jpg

Jc61990
06-05-2010, 06:16 PM
lol forgot u already did orange.

geeky
06-05-2010, 06:17 PM
Ive already done orange, so want to try a different off the wall color haha

Jc61990
06-05-2010, 06:20 PM
http://www.adecadentexistence.com/blog/random/pinkporsche.jpg

pink is alright, i guess you need to do it right.

to each his own.

Greedo
06-05-2010, 06:39 PM
Lime green
http://asphaltsux.com/store/images/colors.jpg

or a blue like this
http://www.tireoption.com/work/G35%20T1S%20Blue2.jpg

biketsai
06-05-2010, 06:40 PM
Light blue, or white.

stack
06-05-2010, 06:40 PM
matte black rims
with matte black roof top =)

the_pirate
06-05-2010, 07:22 PM
Baby blue. It looks sick against pearl white.

FNK
06-05-2010, 07:49 PM
Dark Bronze! Should look great (this is what im planning!)

http://www.preludeonline.com/attachments/f28/1289d1235975891-want-opinons-dark-bronze-rims-pearl-white-have-pics-resized.jpg

http://www.preludeonline.com/attachments/f28/1290d1235975891-want-opinons-dark-bronze-rims-pearl-white-have-pics-resized2.jpg

xdewaynex
06-05-2010, 08:45 PM
I would honestly say any color Blue would work. What about Sea Foam Green?

Fukenfast
06-05-2010, 09:28 PM
How about Gold?? One of my favorite colors... if not baby blue or neon green

Greedo
06-05-2010, 09:57 PM
http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab30/Insurgent561/mercpink.jpg

http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab30/Insurgent561/mercblue.jpg

http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab30/Insurgent561/merc2.jpg

Coopa
06-06-2010, 12:36 AM
Don't do pink..it would get old...

Those lime green rotiforms look killer. Maybe color matched centers with lime green lips? Or some variation of that.

geeky
06-06-2010, 12:44 AM
Gah all three of those ps look so gooodd but which oneee

Coopa
06-06-2010, 01:02 AM
One purple wheel, one pink wheel, one blue wheel, one green wheel. I dare you.

geeky
06-06-2010, 01:06 AM
If it wasn't going to be such a bitch to mask these wheels off at the lip for paint, I would hahaha atleast for my drive back to Boulder in August i might :p

the_pirate
06-06-2010, 06:19 AM
Its not that hard...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4673679102_47c6afdf56_b.jpg

Before paint.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4001/4673680274_537363a9b0_b.jpg

Same wheel just from different models.

Greedo
06-06-2010, 11:18 AM
I tried to do a green, but it wouldn't turn out worth anything. Even those didn't turn out as well as I had hoped, but you get the idea.

I actually think the pink looks really good, but then again I have pink shoes, and purple shoes, and orange shoes, and purple wheels next to me....ok you get the idea.

geeky
06-06-2010, 01:33 PM
Its not that hard...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4673679102_47c6afdf56_b.jpg

Before paint.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4001/4673680274_537363a9b0_b.jpg

Same wheel just from different models.

My excuse will be that I have fat fingers hahahaha

but can anyone photoshop a darker purple and the car slammed? greatly appreciate it.

Greedo
06-06-2010, 02:42 PM
If you have a better shot of the car I'll do what I can.

ApeX-CrZn
06-06-2010, 02:49 PM
hey do you!! if you wana do pink do pink!!!!!!

You know you can always repaint them if you want.

my thoughts though which every way you go, don't do it half ass

Some Inspiration for going pink...... :


http://image.superstreetonline.com/f/9318441/130_0709_10_z+2004_subaru_wrx_sti+jline_pink_chrom e_wheels.jpg
http://image.superstreetonline.com/f/9318438/130_0709_08_z+2004_subaru_wrx_sti+rear_angle_view. jpg
http://image.superstreetonline.com/f/9318411/130_0709_07_z+2004_subaru_wrx_sti+rear_angle_view. jpg
http://image.superstreetonline.com/f/9318411/130_0709_07_z+2004_subaru_wrx_sti+rear_angle_view. jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2354/2490584307_cc46e57171_o.jpg
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/5325/16amber.jpg

geeky
06-06-2010, 02:50 PM
Like this?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3645/3281253653_8f118e8b5d_b.jpg

geeky
06-06-2010, 02:52 PM
Pink works pretty well with a darker color is what I found out.

Jc61990
06-06-2010, 02:55 PM
the purple i picked makes it iffy, but gives you an idea

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c166/jc61990/merc2copy.jpg

Greedo
06-06-2010, 03:45 PM
Like this?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3645/3281253653_8f118e8b5d_b.jpg

Good shot, but do you have anything with a bit better lighting? I'll see what I can do with this in just a few.

geeky
06-06-2010, 03:49 PM
i havent taken any photos of the car lately with the new camera setup haha. i mean you can go through the flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/geeky_panda

Greedo
06-06-2010, 04:37 PM
http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab30/Insurgent561/merkpink.jpg

http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab30/Insurgent561/merkgreen.jpg

http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab30/Insurgent561/merkgold.jpg

http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab30/Insurgent561/merkblue.jpg

http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab30/Insurgent561/merkpurp.jpg

geeky
06-06-2010, 04:43 PM
Is that a bronze or a gold? cuz thats looking REALLLY good right now haha

the_pirate
06-06-2010, 04:59 PM
Dude I'm telling you. Leave the lips polished. You'll regret spraying over them I did.

geeky
06-06-2010, 05:14 PM
im not planning on painting the lips. It took me 3 hours per a wheel to polish those lips. I was saying how I dont want to do 4 different colored wheels, as I dont want to mask them off again when I have to paint them one color for the entire set.

the_pirate
06-06-2010, 06:00 PM
Ahhh...

BrokeDown[20V]
06-06-2010, 06:18 PM
Color match them Pearl White!!!!

Greedo
06-06-2010, 08:28 PM
Is that a bronze or a gold? cuz thats looking REALLLY good right now haha

I honestly don't know. It is quite similar to the color of the BBS wheels on a STi…

cdowns13
06-06-2010, 10:37 PM
;5347934']Color match them Pearl White!!!!

+1 for this, would look nice a classy! especially with the polished lips!

geeky
06-07-2010, 01:38 PM
I'll be getting my S4 bumper paint matched this weekend, so I'll see if my buddy can also spray my wheels at the same time for me.

Just ordered my 12mm spacers w/ extended lug bolts woot woot :) and already have my 8mm's currently on the rear

the wheel setup will be:
f: 18x8 et27 (215/35/18)
r: 18x8 et23 (215/35/18)

stack
06-07-2010, 02:09 PM
Matte black !!!!!!!!!!!!!
And matte black roof

BrokeDown[20V]
06-07-2010, 03:24 PM
I'll be getting my S4 bumper paint matched this weekend, so I'll see if my buddy can also spray my wheels at the same time for me.



If he can do it, its ganna look dope! Its going to stand out, without standing out if that makes sense. Everyone does black because its easy, don't go that route...

Looking forward to the outcome, regardless what color you choose.

geeky
06-08-2010, 01:17 PM
Didn't want a paint match, but wanted something similar that's also a tad bit darker than the body. Ended up using Rustoleum Antique White and I LOVE it.

http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/6439/mg2273.jpg

BrokeDown[20V]
06-08-2010, 02:59 PM
You could of at least waited a hour for a pic, till the paint dried so you could take the tape off, haha

geeky
06-08-2010, 03:03 PM
That was painted last night and is completely dry, but I've left the tape on because Im getting decals made for the wheels that i'm waiting for to get in. So that once they go on the wheel, I'll clear coat over them and dont have to retape the lips haha

edit:
god that is confusing as fk to understand haha.

I just had custom decals made that are of the AMG Logo + my little spice/alteration. Once those get in I'll put them on the car and clearcoat them. And I dont want to retape the wheel to do the clear coat so left the tape on.

wesleyfbm
06-08-2010, 03:06 PM
white it is! good choice

geeky
06-13-2010, 11:09 PM
After some communication errors with Online Tires, I finally got my tires in yesterday and getting them mounted tommorrow :)

Wheel:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs609.snc3/32062_10150206237570576_571855575_12860919_2266148 _n.jpg


Tires: 215/35/18 ($270 shipped from online tires, Delinte Thunder D7 tires) i know i know, cheap tires, but being a college kid needing new tires ASAP this really was my only option.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs538.snc3/30512_10150204781415576_571855575_12816081_253905_ n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs518.ash1/30512_10150204781420576_571855575_12816082_5097972 _n.jpg

geeky
07-13-2010, 02:43 PM
First time I actually took photos of the wheels. Getting put on the car as soon as my extended lug bolts show up from ECS

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs063.snc4/34507_10150225343025576_571855575_13403876_7941177 _n.jpg

dtmeurosport
07-13-2010, 04:12 PM
I just stumbled on this thread for the first time, and I can't believe those are the same rims I have been planning to get! I did a sort of concept art PS a little while ago:

http://www.audizine.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=12021&d=1279061755

http://www.audizine.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=12022

I will be watching with great interest to see how these bad boys look [:D]

On a side note: geeky I noticed you said

the wheel setup will be:
f: 18x8 et27 (215/35/18)
r: 18x8 et23 (215/35/18)
and I know those AMGs come staggered 18x8 in front and 18x9 in rear. Are you just running two sets of fronts? I had planned on either running 4 fronts or 4 rears to avoid the issues that come with staggering.

Props to you man! [hail]

geeky
07-13-2010, 04:26 PM
I just stumbled on this thread for the first time, and I can't believe those are the same rims I have been planning to get! I did a sort of concept art PS a little while ago:

http://www.audizine.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=12021&d=1279061755

http://www.audizine.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=12022

I will be watching with great interest to see how these bad boys look [:D]

On a side note: geeky I noticed you said

and I know those AMGs come staggered 18x8 in front and 18x9 in rear. Are you just running two sets of fronts? I had planned on either running 4 fronts or 4 rears to avoid the issues that come with staggering.

Props to you man! [hail]

Mine are replicas not the actual [:(]

dtmeurosport
07-13-2010, 04:34 PM
Ahhh fair enough. Where did you get them? Even the places where I've found replicas, they still come in staggered sizes. Maybe the reps I've found are too legit - I need to save money... I'm on a college budget too!

brockallentaylo
07-13-2010, 04:46 PM
First time I actually took photos of the wheels. Getting put on the car as soon as my extended lug bolts show up from ECS

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs063.snc4/34507_10150225343025576_571855575_13403876_7941177 _n.jpg

Lookin good !

canadagord
07-13-2010, 04:55 PM
Geeky,

Just to help you as you helped me in headlight selection... I kinda second the white comment. I don't know that I'd do it in pearl, but each and every time I see a car with white wheels, it really makes me take notice and looks very clean / classy / and to my (little) mind... fast. Again, (I have no photoshop skills at all...) what would pure white look like?

gordo

stevejones19
07-13-2010, 08:40 PM
That metallic ared in the middle looks so smooth... [up] nice job

sexib5ofcourse
07-13-2010, 09:21 PM
after looking at all these rims it make me wanna change the color on mine lol.

Coopa
07-13-2010, 10:08 PM
Geek..how did you end up going from electric/neon/rave colors to a superduper classy white/red?!

I approve of the decision completely!

geeky
07-13-2010, 10:32 PM
Geek..how did you end up going from electric/neon/rave colors to a superduper classy white/red?!

I approve of the decision completely!

I need to look classy rolling down the streets of Boulder trying to pickup the girls. Coopa you're more than welcome to join on those friday night shenanigans. [:)] 3 more weeks till I'm back in CO

edit: you just wait for my winter set. each corner will be a different color :)

scottb2240
07-14-2010, 01:56 PM
i really like that center cap color

geeky
07-21-2010, 11:43 PM
I put them on the car and I HATED it. I mean it's just not original (minus the color) and the monoblocks reminded me too much of the 2.8 16" Stock wheels. Also the 215/35/18 sidewalls are WAY too thin that the car didnt look good with it even at 22.7" GTF so I put the S4 wheels back on (going to repaint the s4 wheels in the monoblock color)

Definitely loving the color theme though, so repainting the S4 wheels in that color scheme, including the red :) i'll have those updates on monday.

but here's the one and only pic I took of the wheels before switching back to the avus', but my next set of wheels will most likely end up being the S8 fat fives polished.

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/8800/img00432n.jpg

brockallentaylo
07-22-2010, 08:18 PM
I hate to say it but I agree, that's not doing it for me either. They looked REALLY nice sitting on the ground but the too thin tire and the color blending in just did not work out. I never would have guessed that from the earlier pic though, crazy. Polished fat five's are dope. They remind me of my first set of wheels, Niche Bahn's that I rocked the shit out of many years ago. Back in the day they were soo pimp. Of course the fat fives are 100x better than the Niche wheels.