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    Thread: BBS RM Build, Once Again!!

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      07-11-2011 08:54 PM #1
      Hey Everybody,

      So I built a set of RM's a few months ago and because I was soo tied up in the process of building my first set of them, I didn't take any pictures until they were done. It doesn't help that my camera consists of my HTC EVO 4g..lol. Also, I learned my lesson the first time around to not forget to tape off where you don't want paint!! Here are the specs and a few pics of those wheels:

      OEM 15" RMs
      1" Lips
      fifteen52 chrome bolts
      OEM plastic hex caps ionized chrome (my guy who does this is amazing)
      prismatic black metallic powder (90%gloss)







      I had D90s and I was able to trade for another set of OEM RMs which were believed to have never been split, but actually were

      Here are the specs on these babies:

      OEM 15" RMs
      Tunershop 1" lips for the front
      Tunershop 2" lips for the rear
      Euro Image billet flat caps
      fifteen52 Black Chrome Plated Bolts
      new 3d logos
      prismatic natural white powder (90% gloss)

      New flats with logos


      Breakdown



      Lips



      Back from blasting and getting taped up




      Off to powdercoating, so got some tat work done while waiting


      Went to pick them up and saw a double rainbow on the way...what does it mean??
      Last edited by golf3737; 09-22-2011 at 02:19 AM.

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      07-11-2011 08:56 PM #2
      Back from powder and assembly time









      I will get more pics very soon, but here are two for now..pictures don't do it justice, at least not with my camera..ha!



      The tires I used are 165/50/15 front 175/50/15 rear.

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      07-11-2011 09:12 PM #3
      they look amazing

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      07-11-2011 09:32 PM #4
      thanks they're going to be a beatch to keep clean but figured I would do soemthign totally different.

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      07-11-2011 10:42 PM #5
      Both sets are sick. I like how they are almost opposites of each other.
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      07-12-2011 05:57 PM #6
      I really like the way the black ones look.


      I hate how everybody keeps finding these wheels. Ghhrrr.

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      07-12-2011 10:38 PM #7
      Nice wheels. Double rainbow means light refracts through water vapor, among other things.

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      07-12-2011 11:11 PM #8
      White is always a win. That'll suck to clean
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      07-12-2011 11:35 PM #9
      wheels look killer Ryan! Which vw will you have @ bug-in?

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      07-23-2011 03:03 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by ImSpecialerThanU View Post
      You sir are wrong there are such things as mk2 converts. We never got them and I have only seen pics of just a hand full but they are out there. I cant find the images but there are some on the forums here.
      And everybody was fighting me on it. If there weren't, they wouldn't be listed on car classes for car shows accross the country

    11. 07-29-2011 01:24 AM #11
      Wheels look sick ps!

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      07-29-2011 02:55 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by 02silverbullet View Post
      Wheels look sick ps!
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      07-31-2011 01:08 AM #13
      Double rainbow...lol
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      07-31-2011 01:51 PM #14
      The double rainbow means your wheels are gay and you should immediately give them to me
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      08-01-2011 06:09 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by arnoldspurga View Post
      The double rainbow means your wheels are gay and you should immediately give them to me
      Lol, I thought it meant some loss for me

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      08-01-2011 06:19 PM #16
      Looks badass dude!

      I know what you mean, on taping off the areas you dont want paint in.... 120 effin holes to tap out on the RM's suck!


      Did you use vasoline on the o-rings of the centercaps? It may have been the paint, but I had to really work my on.



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      08-01-2011 07:07 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by BarryV View Post
      Looks badass dude!

      I know what you mean, on taping off the areas you dont want paint in.... 120 effin holes to tap out on the RM's suck!


      Did you use vasoline on the o-rings of the centercaps? It may have been the paint, but I had to really work my on.


      Hey Stranger!

      Mine actually went on really well. I taped off the top of the wheel center and it was a piece of cake. They do fit pretty snug though and thats one thing a lot of people complain about with euroimage flats.

      Thanks for the compliment, your's as well. You should come out to DATR!

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      08-01-2011 08:51 PM #18
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      08-02-2011 02:04 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by golf3737 View Post
      Hey Stranger!

      Mine actually went on really well. I taped off the top of the wheel center and it was a piece of cake. They do fit pretty snug though and thats one thing a lot of people complain about with euroimage flats.

      Thanks for the compliment, your's as well. You should come out to DATR!


      Yeah.... The guy that painted my wheels was extremely anal about the coverage, but it still made the centercaps super tight. I grease them up with Vaseline before putting them back on. I ganked a pampered chef stone scrapper from my wife, and use it to pry the centers off. It's nice, because it is thin, but has some strength and is made out of plastic, so it won't damage the wheels or center trim rings.

      I'd love to come out for DATR... maybe next year, when I am settled into the new house

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      08-09-2011 12:35 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by BarryV View Post


      Yeah.... The guy that painted my wheels was extremely anal about the coverage, but it still made the centercaps super tight. I grease them up with Vaseline before putting them back on. I ganked a pampered chef stone scrapper from my wife, and use it to pry the centers off. It's nice, because it is thin, but has some strength and is made out of plastic, so it won't damage the wheels or center trim rings.

      I'd love to come out for DATR... maybe next year, when I am settled into the new house
      Interesting. Mine are snug but not that snug...

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      08-09-2011 01:40 PM #21
      thnx for the inspiration to get off my ass and rebuild mine both sets look amazing. really digging the black ones!!!
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      08-09-2011 02:19 PM #22
      Thanks man!

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