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Old 06-14-2014, 08:09 AM
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Well, my car is misfiring even after replacing spark plugs. I'm afraid to even drive the car because it's so bad. Got a coil pack ordered and it will be here tomorrow though so I am hoping that will fix the problem. If not, anyone know of anything else I should check out?

On the plus side, I am in the process of refinishing my wheels. Since I can't keep secrets, I'm going to go ahead and show you guys what I have.

Some 17" BBS RS.

Click the image to open in full size.Untitled by NathanWaddey, on Flickr

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Also sold my WCI wheels so heres how the car looks now.

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Old 06-14-2014, 08:19 AM
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My fav wheel, that offset looks deep though. How are you going to fill and drill it, with a backplate or just drill?
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Old 06-14-2014, 08:26 AM
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My fav wheel, that offset looks deep though. How are you going to fill and drill it, with a backplate or just drill?
It is deep… Original specs are 17x8 ET0… I've been trying to find someone to trade faces with me but if I can't, E Wheel Works said they would fill and redrill these and he said since he will be redrilling them, he will be able to mill probably about 15mm off the back pad and it still be structurally secure. But either way, I will have to sacrifice having bigger lips if I do end up running these faces. If I run these faces I will probably just do 1.5" lips all around which is fine with me. Just have to make sure to get bigger inner barrels so I can stretch a tire better. I am attempting to do 8.5" all around. But if not, I will do 8" up front and 8.5" in the rear and do 1" lips up front and 1.5" in the rear.
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:04 AM
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Looking forward to see the wheels fitted What color for the center of the wheels?
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Old 06-14-2014, 02:44 PM
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Cant wait to see them!
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Old 06-14-2014, 02:58 PM
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That's gonna be awesome!
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:29 PM
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Looking forward to see the wheels fitted What color for the center of the wheels?
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Thanks guys.

As for the color of the centers, I haven't decided yet. I want to do something a little different this time around so I may add a little color. But we'll see.
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:37 PM
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Please don't do weird colors!

Silver, gold, raw, brushed, polished, black, gunmetal....wheel colors
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:44 PM
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Please don't do weird colors!

Silver, gold, raw, brushed, polished, black, gunmetal....wheel colors
Haha. I wouldn't do weird colors. If anything I would do a really dark color like a really dark anodized red or something. But i'll probably chicken out and just do a classic color.
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:41 PM
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I'm considering moving these over to my Mini, just so you know I don't care if you do paint them dark red at all, I just wanted to let you know for your own sake
Btw I love what you've done to it!

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Old 06-17-2014, 06:20 AM
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I'm considering moving these over to my Mini, just so you know I don't care if you do paint them dark red at all, I just wanted to let you know for your own sake
Btw I love what you've done to it!

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Hahaha. Thanks for letting me know. I probably will end up just doing a basic color anyway because I'm too much of a woosie to try a different color.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:16 PM
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To be honest with you I got bored with that color after two weeks, so the next time I'm painting I'll also do a basic color (silver or white).

Now go and do some work! I wanna see how this turns out
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:15 AM
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Figured I would update this now since I should have new car within the next couple weeks.
The bags are for sale(with no management for $2300), and the car is for sale completely stock($8000 OBO)
I really hate to do it, but I just want a car with lower miles, something cheaper to maintain, and maybe something with a little power or just find something else that's fun to drive like the Mini.
I'm sure I will own another Mini one day, but as of now, I am trying to find something thats cheaper to repair if needed and something with lower miles so that I won't have to worry about repairs for a while.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:20 PM
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Well that's a shame. Have always enjoyed watching your progress.
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Did you ever fix your misfire? Try Ohm'ing out your wires and a compression test?
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