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N97s or wheel covers
A. Black painted N97s
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 81% [ 13 ]
B. Full wheel covers
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PostSubject: N97s or full wheel covers   Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:26 pm

I am looking for opinions here. So I have made it a poll.

I was thinking of cleaning up the wheels and painting them gloss black, and polish the caps, or just keep the full covers on. I like it either way.

What does everyone think?


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PostSubject: Re: N97s or full wheel covers   Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:44 pm

I like the N97's (voted)
Just had mine powder black gloss for caps & trim rings (might remove rings for the winter)
Only 2nd thought I had was maybe gunmetal would look better, I always liked that corvette look.

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PostSubject: Re: N97s or full wheel covers   Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:19 pm

I say hubcaps for the winter beater. At least the center caps wouldn't get screwed up.
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PostSubject: Re: N97s or full wheel covers   Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:33 pm

the wheel covers make it look like a taxi
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PostSubject: Re: N97s or full wheel covers   Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:24 pm

bowtiepimp wrote:
the wheel covers make it look like a taxi

I agree, it just doesn't have that mean look the N97s give it. I would use those before the snow/salt comes, then switch to caps. Unless theyre not that great anyway, in that case just run them year round.
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PostSubject: Re: N97s or full wheel covers   Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:56 pm

I'd run N97s if I had them. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: N97s or full wheel covers   Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:02 pm

N97'S cheers
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PostSubject: Re: N97s or full wheel covers   Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:02 pm

I think the hubcaps give it a cleaner look. I really like them on a car. Damn near everyone has than n97s now a days! Rolling Eyes


lol N97s with trim rings is really cool though.
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PostSubject: Re: N97s or full wheel covers   Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:14 pm

Trade me the n97's for a set of actual "old school" wheels and then you can ride in style Wink
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PostSubject: Re: N97s or full wheel covers   Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:16 pm

No Moa wrote:
I think the hubcaps give it a cleaner look. I really like them on a car. Damn near everyone has than n97s now a days! Rolling Eyes


lol N97s with trim rings is really cool though.

That's what I want to do on the 93 civi I have. I'll probably just try to mimic the look with some kind of center that actually will stick on these wheels, then dig up trim rings from somewhere.
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PostSubject: Re: N97s or full wheel covers   Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:13 pm

No Moa wrote:


lol N97s with trim rings is really cool though.

I know right? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: N97s or full wheel covers   Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:14 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
No Moa wrote:
I think the hubcaps give it a cleaner look. I really like them on a car. Damn near everyone has than n97s now a days! Rolling Eyes


lol N97s with trim rings is really cool though.

That's what I want to do on the 93 civi I have. I'll probably just try to mimic the look with some kind of center that actually will stick on these wheels, then dig up trim rings from somewhere.

I get my trim rings from Bennys. They are about $6 a piece and stainless steel.
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PostSubject: Re: N97s or full wheel covers   Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:18 pm

No Moa wrote:
..........lol N97s with trim rings is really cool though.
Wait til you see those wheels I got from you
Pics coming soon

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PostSubject: Re: N97s or full wheel covers   Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:04 pm

Enn nahn tee se7ens. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: N97s or full wheel covers   Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:42 pm

sdstick wrote:
No Moa wrote:
..........lol N97s with trim rings is really cool though.
Wait til you see those wheels I got from you
Pics coming soon

Oh, wait till you see my 8" wide ones i'm working on.
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PostSubject: Re: N97s or full wheel covers   Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:12 pm

GasTT wrote:
Matt Trakker wrote:
No Moa wrote:
I think the hubcaps give it a cleaner look. I really like them on a car. Damn near everyone has than n97s now a days! Rolling Eyes


lol N97s with trim rings is really cool though.

That's what I want to do on the 93 civi I have. I'll probably just try to mimic the look with some kind of center that actually will stick on these wheels, then dig up trim rings from somewhere.

I get my trim rings from Bennys. They are about $6 a piece and stainless steel.

What's Benny's? LOL
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PostSubject: Re: N97s or full wheel covers   Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:27 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
GasTT wrote:
Matt Trakker wrote:
No Moa wrote:
I think the hubcaps give it a cleaner look. I really like them on a car. Damn near everyone has than n97s now a days! Rolling Eyes


lol N97s with trim rings is really cool though.

That's what I want to do on the 93 civi I have. I'll probably just try to mimic the look with some kind of center that actually will stick on these wheels, then dig up trim rings from somewhere.

I get my trim rings from Bennys. They are about $6 a piece and stainless steel.

What's Benny's? LOL
On rt1 in north attelboro accross from Autozone. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: N97s or full wheel covers   Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:44 pm

The one I go to is in Seekonk on Central ave. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: N97s or full wheel covers   Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:58 pm

sooo, can I vote twice? scratch geek
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PostSubject: Re: N97s or full wheel covers   Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:56 pm

GasTT wrote:
I get my trim rings from Bennys. They are about $6 a piece and stainless steel.

They're $7.99 now.
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PostSubject: Re: N97s or full wheel covers   Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:30 pm

No Moa wrote:
sdstick wrote:
No Moa wrote:
..........lol N97s with trim rings is really cool though.
Wait til you see those wheels I got from you
Pics coming soon

Oh, wait till you see my 8" wide ones i'm working on.
*
Are they done? - Did you ever post pics? - Please do, if you have not posted them yet.

I really want to widen two fronts @ 8.5" and two @ 9.5 for the rears.

It would be most DELUXE if trim rings from OEM 7" Vette Ralleys fit the fronts and rings from the 8"ers fit the rears.
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PostSubject: Re: N97s or full wheel covers   Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:40 pm

Lol. Talk about bumping old threads. I believe the white car is now pink, the trim rings are sold out at benny's, and I may have seen those wheels today on my northern adventure. I may be wrong, but they looked like 8's to me.
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PostSubject: Re: N97s or full wheel covers   Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:42 am

MASShole9C1 wrote:
Lol. Talk about bumping old threads...the trim rings are sold out at benny's

I saw them Saturday night; that's why I bumped the thread Arrow
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