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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:54 pm 
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It all matters on branding and quality i guess. :lol:

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 9:43 pm 
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why don't i see n e el ef falcons with 18's


There aren't a lot of 18 inch wheels made in the E series offset and the price of 18 inch rubber is plain rude.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 9:53 pm 
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uglybob wrote:
which rims you going mate?


Here is a clue.Image

Time for some brake detailing. :wink:

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 9:59 pm 
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18" aren't that bad, i'm looking at a set of 18" BSA with tyres and bolt on adapters (yes they are legal) for $2200. should have them mid this year.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 10:00 pm 
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4.9 EF Futura wrote:
I think you'd be fine (and I look forward to seeing the new rims on there!!!)


Me too Martin! I'm itchin to get them on the car. Still in Melbourne, should have them next week but have to wait a little before I can get rubber for them, I'm a bit broke now ;) Guess they'll make an awesome lounge room display for a few weeks, my Mrs is going to love that! LOL.
I think they will look sweet on my colour car.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 10:00 pm 
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Paint them and the wheel hubs matt black. Unless you've got upgraded brakes to show off, I like the understated look.

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Plus it hides the rust nicely. One of the best 'looks' mods I've done. Hard work, took all day one wheel at a time. But the results are IMO well worth it.

(edit: I removed and deoxidised everything first, didn't just paint over the rust lol)

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 10:11 pm 
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That looks sweet. I was thinking black or silver hubs and calipers. Leaning toward silver at this point. Going to give the uprights a coat too. Red, Blue etc would look crap on a Cinnamon coloured car.
Detailed the brakes to within an inch of their life on my last car, as you said, its worth the time.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 10:18 pm 
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Be sure to post some pics (especially if you do them silver), I'd like to see how they look.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 10:22 pm 
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4.9 EF Futura wrote:
barney wrote:
why don't i see n e el ef falcons with 18's


My understanding is that rims can only go +2inches from factory trim - i think even the XRs only had 15inch...

That, and the fact that there are not many wheels made to suit the E series offset.

EL XR's IIRC were 16", GT's were 17"...... you can go to 19"s without any hassle just by getting the tyre placard for an EL GT from ford.....

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:38 pm 
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Just a word of warning the bigger the rim the easier to scratch it, be sure to be careful es[ppecially at car parks :cry: happened to me a few times

 

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EL XR's IIRC were 16", GT's were 17"...... you can go to 19"s without any hassle just by getting the tyre placard for an EL GT from ford.....


My Fairmont tyre placard includes a 16" fitment, so legally I could go 18s but I like the 17s.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:51 pm 
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I could go 18s but I like the 17s.


those mags are the exact ones i'm getting on mine! :P lol i've seen a pic of them on an EF fairmont in my colour (argol silver) and loved it! how much you paying for 'em?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:55 pm 
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uglybob wrote:
those mags are the exact ones i'm getting on mine! :P lol i've seen a pic of them on an EF fairmont in my colour (argol silver) and loved it! how much you paying for 'em?


You're getting the BA XR8 copies too!?
Paying $875 for them and $66 to ship from Melb to Adel. How much did you pay for them?

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:58 pm 
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i'm assuming thats w/out tyres? i haven't actually paid for them yet - associated tyre wholesalers over here stock them, and they are 10mins from my place, so i've just gotta get around to it! they start at $1350 incl remoulded tyres (which are pretty damn good from all accounts!)

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:07 am 
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Yep, without rubber. Not going to pay to freight rubber here when I can have it fitted here.

 

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