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leave it as it is
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paint it custom blue
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paint it silver
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to paint or not to paint?

Postby h8wrxs » Mon May 23, 2011 12:12 am

i saw a thread like this so thought id ask opinions too


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i painted my evo 'graphite grey' last year, ive currently got the motor out to respray the engine bay to match but...

i cant actually decide if i like the colour i painted it, i thinking of either repsraying the entire car blue the same as my trueno, or a simple lighter silver, or just leaving it 'graphite grey' and getting new wheels to suit?

this is the colour of my trueno:
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Postby Bling » Mon May 23, 2011 12:49 am

I'd leave it as is, it's a sweet colour. Why would you want matching cars? :lol: I don't think the wheels need to be changed either, looks mint. Wouldn't mind my BZG that colour!
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Postby h8wrxs » Mon May 23, 2011 2:24 am

its the standard evo 9 grey colour, same as alot of late model mazdas too if youre interested.

i dano, as soon as i painted it i went 'hmmmm i dont know if i like that' lol
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Postby solitaire » Mon May 23, 2011 8:03 am

I think it looks mint in the color it is...
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Postby touge_ae101 » Mon May 23, 2011 9:13 am

find wheels to suit i would say. a shadow chromey type colour or a dark bronze (possibly) would really set it off. white is too much of a contrast. black wheels would make it look to 'GGEEE'd out' IMO though.
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Postby touge_ae101 » Mon May 23, 2011 9:20 am

so wheels to suit that colour...

gold is a bit meh
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silver looks ok
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but this really takes the cake!
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its a cool colour i just don't know if those white wheels are really bringing out the best in it.
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Postby solitaire » Mon May 23, 2011 9:21 am

Yeah good call on the bronze... looks wicked
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Postby Snaps » Mon May 23, 2011 12:36 pm

Another one here agreed on swapping the wheels. IMO both the bronzes and the gold's look good...
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Postby blindnz » Mon May 23, 2011 1:43 pm

Keep the colour but change the wheels
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Postby h8wrxs » Mon May 23, 2011 3:53 pm

touge_ae101 wrote:find wheels to suit i would say. a shadow chromey type colour or a dark bronze (possibly) would really set it off. white is too much of a contrast. black wheels would make it look to 'GGEEE'd out' IMO though.


you summed up my thoguhts exactly, was thinking of getting enkei rpf1's or pf01's, but would mean i have to run 5 stud adapters because they dont make them in 4 stud....

i like those bronze 6 spokes :D are they TE37's?
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Postby touge_ae101 » Mon May 23, 2011 4:32 pm

quite a cool idea would be to run late model (evo 7/8ish) hubs and the brembo brakes they come with if you are wanting something different and cool? plus then you can run whatever wheels you want.
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Postby pjay » Mon May 23, 2011 4:52 pm

Do not paint.

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Postby Adamal » Mon May 23, 2011 5:22 pm

Leave it as is. The colour it is looks staunch.
If you painted it that kind of blue, it'd look very "Look at meeee!!!!"
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Postby h8wrxs » Mon May 23, 2011 6:00 pm

touge_ae101 wrote:quite a cool idea would be to run late model (evo 7/8ish) hubs and the brembo brakes they come with if you are wanting something different and cool? plus then you can run whatever wheels you want.


ive been thinking about upgrading the hubs on each corner to evo 6 items, using the brembo brakes and all

i cant remember but i know either the front or rears are pretty much direct bolt on swap, but they other end requres a bit of work. might look into it though

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Postby Zitchu » Mon May 23, 2011 7:05 pm

I quite like it as is. White on grey looks choice.
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Postby touge_ae101 » Mon May 23, 2011 7:50 pm

h8wrxs wrote:
touge_ae101 wrote:quite a cool idea would be to run late model (evo 7/8ish) hubs and the brembo brakes they come with if you are wanting something different and cool? plus then you can run whatever wheels you want.


ive been thinking about upgrading the hubs on each corner to evo 6 items, using the brembo brakes and all

i cant remember but i know either the front or rears are pretty much direct bolt on swap, but they other end requres a bit of work. might look into it though

cheers for the opinions


i have a sneaky suspicion it is the rear that doesn't swap over. but since you will probably find it off a wrecked car, why not replace the whole subframe? then you get alloy suspension arms and could even chuck a trick diff in as well. i know the subframe bolts up as ive seen it before on a early shaped mirage (same shape as your evo)
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Postby Dell'Orto » Mon May 23, 2011 9:10 pm

Leave as is, get navy blue TE37's
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Postby ch4ng » Mon May 23, 2011 9:47 pm

Is it just me or do TE37's and Drifteks make anything look good?

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Postby diss7 » Mon May 23, 2011 11:07 pm

ch4ng wrote:Is it just me or do TE37's and Drifteks make anything look good?

+1 for bronze wheels


TE37s make things look good. Drifteks make things look cheap.
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Postby h8wrxs » Tue May 24, 2011 12:12 am

diss1dent wrote: Drifteks make things look cheap.


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