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BE4TNUT
04-22-2006, 06:05 PM
Well in case you dont remember, this is my car:

http://www.chrisbuettner.com/slides/CIMG0553.JPG

And I have been trying to figure wout what rims to get for it. I have had a few in mind including ASA AR1's (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8058473998&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1), Flik Wasps (http://www.edgeracing.com/Gallery/wasp_(anthracite)/) and R1 GTR-4's (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=8051146876&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:PIC). All in either black with a polished lip or gunmetal with a polished lip... learning toawards black since most my car is black or blue.

There is a chance my bussy is pickin up the Flik Wasps in Anthracite for his 02 DS/W MCS and I like to be different so Im not sure as to what rims to go with because I like all of these!

What do you think? Or do you have any other suggestions?

Thanks,
BEATNUT

I decided to edit this to make it easier to see the rims I am talking about:

ASA's in Black:
http://i22.ebayimg.com/05/i/06/e6/7c/5a_1.JPG

Flik Wasp in Black:

http://www.edgeracing.com/images/wheel/flik_wasp_(gloss_black)_angle_zoom.jpg

On car in anthracite:

http://www.edgeracing.com/images/gallery/gallery_20040803123721.jpg

R1 GTR-4 in Gun-Metal:

http://i10.ebayimg.com/02/i/06/ae/af/e8_1.JPG

On Car:

http://i9.ebayimg.com/03/i/06/9e/4a/fa_1.JPG

KiLO
04-22-2006, 08:43 PM
I really like the ASA's and the FLIK Wasps fosho. I was considering the Wasps in black myself before I got my RoJa's. I would say go black instead of anthracite for your car if those are your main choices :D

hollis3
04-22-2006, 08:45 PM
I like the black compared to gunmetal or anthrecite for your car.

You have to pick the wheels though... ;)

BE4TNUT
04-22-2006, 08:55 PM
Haha yeah I am going in black im like 90% leaning towards the black... I jsut couldnt find pics of all the rims I was considering in black. Descisions descisions... even though my buddy is going with the Fliks I might to, not positive though, I need to ponder this one a bit more.

BEATNUT

Rally
04-22-2006, 08:59 PM
my vote is for ASA rims.....but i would say silver(but thats just me)

Konky
04-22-2006, 09:25 PM
ASA, but I'm bias, since i used to have them :D

BE4TNUT
04-22-2006, 09:42 PM
Here is a VERY rough PS of the ASA rim on my car, I didnt bother trying to hide the background on the picture I used for the rims haha. Funny angle but I dont feel like putting time into a PS image right now... Only did the front, rear would have been a hassle.

http://www.chrisbuettner.com/ASA_feeler.jpg

I was learning towards ASA's myself, I think thats what I am going to go with.

BEATNUT

nomonstersinme
04-23-2006, 12:39 AM
not to sound all negative and such.. but i think those kind of wheels are WAY too common on minis and vws.. i say keep lookin!!!! just my $.02 :)

BE4TNUT
04-23-2006, 01:20 AM
Yeah I know that these wheels are common among the Mini and VW crowd (my friend has similar ones on his GTI) but they look good. I havent found many rims that I like that are a different style, there are a couple that I like that are 5-spoke but way to expensive and I cant justify the cash to drop on them.

Here are some that arent to bad for prices that I was considering also (In order of preference):

http://www.wheelmax.com/_images/products/reverbblk.jpg
http://www.wheelmax.com/_images/products/dr2blk.gif
http://www.wheelmax.com/product.asp?ProdId=10825
http://www.wheelmax.com/_images/products/mantahb.gif
http://www.wheelmax.com/_images/products/nx7blk.jpg
http://www.wheelmax.com/_images/products/n1blk.gif

BEATNUT

nomonstersinme
04-23-2006, 05:12 AM
i like the fourth, first and fifth in order of preference!! :)

Konky
04-27-2006, 05:32 PM
not a bad deal at all...

buy it now = free shipping

$750 shipped with brand new tires :tu:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/17-ASA-Black-Wheels-Tires-Mini-Cooper-Cooper-S-V-W_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ66483QQitemZ805847399 8QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

TJmini
04-27-2006, 05:35 PM
i saw the first rim on a honda civic a while back in riverside, they look nice but not as nice to go on a mini.....fifth rim is awesome....

KiLO
04-27-2006, 06:12 PM
Wow Konky... that is a good deal. With SPT's!

JonnyChimpO
04-27-2006, 06:48 PM
well, im wicked happy with my black wasps.

BE4TNUT
04-27-2006, 06:49 PM
Yeah Im not going to order through eBay there although thats where I found the best pics. Its cheaper to use the buy it now than to bid on it haha. It is a good deal although they arent in pristine condition, couple little scratches, that may be why they are priced well.

BEATNUT

Konky
04-27-2006, 07:15 PM
still, brand new from tirerack is $179 a piece without tires plus shipping.

so $179 x 4 = $716

spt's @ $80 x 4 = $320

Plus Mount and Balance
Plus shipping
____________________

Thats over $1,100

compared to $750 shipped with a few scratches, i dunno man, thats a super deal.

simplygriff
04-27-2006, 07:30 PM
It is a super deal but those are some blurry ass pics of the scratches...
-G

Konky
04-27-2006, 07:36 PM
eh, black wheels can be touched up easily and if its a daily driver, i wouldn't mind. Now if it was a garage queen, thats another story, i'd want prestine wheels too.

simplygriff
04-27-2006, 08:01 PM
It looks like the scratches are on the polished lip. Not so easily fixed. Or if you know a way let me know. :devil:
-G

Konky
04-27-2006, 08:09 PM
I'd have to see the actual scratches in person to see if i could get them out, but even if you bought them, took the tires and sold them on NAM for over $600, you would make out. i sold my asa ar1's for $500 and they had more scratches and nicks and curbage on them than these. For some reason, alot of people want these rims on NAM. Sold mine with-in 2 weeks of posting them.

simplygriff
04-27-2006, 08:14 PM
Very true. It is a hell of a deal. :tu:Maybe you can give me some advice on my wheel at Dragon. :devil:
-G

Konky
04-27-2006, 08:18 PM
I'm so excited, i just got a call from my rents saying my wheels arrived from UPS, leaving work in 45 minutes to go throw them on as well as my new rear sway. :D

Konky
04-27-2006, 08:19 PM
Maybe you can give me some advice on my wheel at Dragon. :devil:
-G

new wheels? or current wheels?

simplygriff
04-27-2006, 08:22 PM
I have 1 current wheel that's curbed and when i tried to make that less noticable I scratched the lip some too. The scratches are not that bad (The curbrash on the otherhand...) but it still bugs the crap outta me.
-G

Konky
04-27-2006, 08:25 PM
oh, I'll see what i can do or atleast point you in the right direction. :tu:

RFIbanez
05-02-2006, 04:27 AM
Flik Artic's are cool too, same as wasps without the bolts

Pir8 97
05-02-2006, 03:01 PM
I've been on AR1s for a year and a half. The only thing I would do different is buy them in black. I wish I could get them painted easily.

http://www.emeraldcityminis.com/images/pir897/asas.jpg

BE4TNUT
05-02-2006, 04:24 PM
Yeah, although I was originally going to go the route of the ASA's I think I have been swayed to a little different style. I am going to go with black Momo Corse RPM's, I will get some pics once they are on for everyone.