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Old 08-03-2012, 10:44 PM
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I need some suggestions and maybe it's not a big deal.

But the little things count I guess.

Here is a pic of the original Work VS center cap installed. How big a deal is the gold emblem? Work has new emblems with silver letters.

My MINI is DS / Black roof, no gold anywhere.
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No VS in just silver.
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Alternate in silver
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I'm leaning towards sticking with the original.
I was thinking the same as you as my I to have the gold centre cap with a silver wheel. I say stick with the gold! The contrast isn't a bad thing. But just in case here is a pic I found of a silver emblem...

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Old 08-03-2012, 11:13 PM
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Interesting picture. Looks like some kind of hybrid. The face is Work, but the lip looks wrong. The VS have the valve stem attachment behind the face back on the barrel. The pass through hole isn't being used. And a new valve stem has been moved out on the lip.

Yeah, I'm fine with the gold contrast as well.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:27 PM
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Little update on my wheel refurbish.
It's been way too hot and humid in the shop for me to spend much time on them. But today I got two assembled. I still need to seal the barrels. Aaron @ Outmotoring is sending me 4 TPMS units which I should have tomorrow.

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Old 08-06-2012, 10:55 PM
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1 of my fave wheels!
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:19 PM
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Another small update.

Went down to the shop this morning and taped up the barrel joints.

Work VS-XX Wheels 004.jpg

Applied the RTV and removed the painter's tape for a smooth joint seal.
Letting them sit over the weekend unmolested.

Still waiting for the TPMS units. I should get them Monday from the USPS

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Old 08-11-2012, 04:40 PM
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Joint looks perfect!
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:43 PM
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Those look good!
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:19 PM
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Thank's guy's.
Four of these showed up at the office today. Tomorrow I start planning on making brackets so I can adapt them to the non-friendly TPMS work wheels.

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Old 08-17-2012, 07:34 PM
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Another little update.
Designed and built my own TPMS clips.

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Old 08-18-2012, 08:42 AM
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When will these be on? can't wait!
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:53 AM
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Ha Ha, Yeah, I was wondering the same thing.
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:20 AM
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I admire your patience.If those were mine, that kinda wait would be overly torturous.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:14 PM
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OK, I finished up with the wheels today.
Now I just need to pick a size. I'm liking the Hankook Ventus V12's. I'm leaning towards 215-45-17 or 215-40-17. I'm having a hard time picking between the two.
I don't have coilovers, but do have the Swift Sport springs. My ride height from the lower wheel lip to the plastic arch is 22-1/8" front and back.
It's pretty much a daily driver.
Suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks!
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:36 PM
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OK, I finished up with the wheels today.
Now I just need to pick a size. I'm liking the Hankook Ventus V12's. I'm leaning towards 215-45-17 or 215-40-17. I'm having a hard time picking between the two.
I don't have coilovers, but do have the Swift Sport springs. My ride height from the lower wheel lip to the plastic arch is 22-1/8" front and back.
It's pretty much a daily driver.
Suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks!
Comfort is a factor if you drive it everyday. I hate my 215/18/35's and am glad that I don't have fillings or haemorrhoids. But if you like hugging the corners you might not fancy the higher sidewall. I guess I would complain no matter what set-up I run
We must see those things mounted...(that sounds wrong)
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:06 PM
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I measured my wheel counter bore this morning @ 56.8mm and my wheel hub is 56.1mm a difference of .7mm. Should I consider getting counter bore adapters for this small amount? Adaptec can provide hub rings with a O.D. @ 56.6mm for a difference of .5mm. This seems awful small. These rings would almost be tinfoil. That would put the thickness of the rings @ .25mm or .0098".
I understand the need for hub centric over lug centric, but is this small amount really important?
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