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    Thread: Fuchs - Almost ready!

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      08-16-2012 08:38 AM #1
      Just got my set of 15's for the front, 16's for the back refinished. Adapter plates come in today, hopefully have them on the car tomorrow. Center caps were too big for the 15's so I had the 15's machined out to fit them. I hand painted the Porsche logo on the center caps as well. The wheels were refinished by Steve at www.wheeltek.ca in Vaughn, Ontario. He is a great guy and I highly recommend him.

      Fuchs - Before:


      Center Caps - Before


      Fuchs - After


      Center Caps - Painting Process



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      08-16-2012 10:17 AM #2
      nice looking wheels. really nice job on the caps.
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      08-16-2012 11:24 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by LooseNuts View Post
      nice looking wheels. really nice job on the caps.
      thanks man. I did a bunch of reading on what was the best way to do them. the fine black accents were the most difficult. I used a toothpick and just took my time. The logos were stamped slightly different so the letters had a little variance in height. My neck was killing me once I was finally finished. Added 2 coats of spray lacquer to them after for some extra protection.
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      08-20-2012 10:58 PM #4
      next... get those bad boys mounted

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      08-23-2012 07:53 AM #5
      Here she is showing off her new shoes. Love em. Have a slight rubbing issue in the front end, my 2" narrowed beam just isnt enough. I think i will be swapping in a 4" beam over the winter to get some more clearance.

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      08-24-2012 11:52 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by 63slammed View Post
      Here she is showing off her new shoes. Love em. Have a slight rubbing issue in the front end, my 2" narrowed beam just isnt enough. I think i will be swapping in a 4" beam over the winter to get some more clearance.

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      08-24-2012 03:08 PM #7
      Love it!!

      Looks great, and nice job on those center caps.
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      08-31-2012 02:43 PM #8
      wheel adaptors are not the best thing, they can fail, high quality are what you'll need to floor it and above 50 mph.
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    9. 09-01-2012 08:33 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by 63slammed View Post
      Here she is showing off her new shoes. Love em. Have a slight rubbing issue in the front end, my 2" narrowed beam just isnt enough. I think i will be swapping in a 4" beam over the winter to get some more clearance.
      Getting some re-drilled rotors or drums would also narrow your front end. Maybe cheaper than a new beam. Those Fuchs look killer, would love to find a staggered set like yours for my car one day!

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      09-05-2012 07:43 AM #10
      i think i am going to go with the smaller front beam and upgrade to the disc brake system. Only soo much fun money every year to go nuts with.
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