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This is a discussion on Lokey's 2011 WRX (SWP Hatch) within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by lokey Werd. I just did it to look less minivan-ish back there. Weight loss is equivalent to ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lokey View Post
    Werd. I just did it to look less minivan-ish back there.
    Weight loss is equivalent to power gain. That weight loss probably has bumped you to 400 ft/lbs torque. Your transmission is gonna asplode!!1!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvinball View Post
    Weight loss is equivalent to power gain. That weight loss probably has bumped you to 400 ft/lbs torque. Your transmission is gonna asplode!!1!

    LOL S--t! I forgot about that! Uh-oh.

    ...all kidding aside, the whole assembly is actually quite heavy. I was a bit surprised by the weight of it when I got it off.
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    Do you remember what size plug you used to delete the rear wiper?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maus View Post
    Do you remember what size plug you used to delete the rear wiper?
    Its a combination of a 1/2" pvc hose plug and a grommet. Unfortunately I can't remember the size the the grommet that I grabbed from Advance Auto. I eventually want to make that look cleaner and one plug, but Home Depot failed me.
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    Once again with the black.. Sigh..


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    Funny, I was thinking of having them powdercoated. Suggestions?

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    I'd go something more colorful. I mean I'm a fan of black wheels and they do look good on your car, but you could have had any wheel be black on a white car and it look similar, just because it doesn't stand out as much. You don't get to observe the shape of the wheel as much as another color that's easier to see.

    If you're gonna spend money on a sexy set of Work wheels, let the people see them!

    I'd choose orange
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    I know a guy who is really good at that. Honestly.. I am tossing this out there because I was going to do it on my old white hatch..

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    I'm not a fan of the flashy colors, but I feel ya. I've been told by quite a few people that my wheels, for being as pricey and sexy as they may be, don't really "pop" or stand out at all.

    I've been thinking about a few different colors. Mag blue is definitely up there on the list. -
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    Quote Originally Posted by lokey View Post
    I'm not a fan of the flashy colors, but I feel ya. I've been told by quite a few people that my wheels, for being as pricey and sexy as they may be, don't really "pop" or stand out at all.

    I've been thinking about a few different colors. Mag blue is definitely up there on the list. -
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    I think the wheels look great...But I am also not much of a fan for the flashy colors either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    I think the wheels look great...But I am also not much of a fan for the flashy colors either.
    Think pearl black would be over the top? -
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    Quote Originally Posted by lokey View Post
    Think pearl black would be over the top? -
    Hmm hard to tell from that picture, but if it resembles chrome I personally wouldn't do it. I think shiny chrome wheels look dumb on subarus. BUTTTTT...If that is what you like then you should do it! I like the idea of the mag blue too!

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    Yeah, I'm with ya. Now that I think about it, it's a little too blingy for a subie.

    I love the color they are, but I must say, care for anodized aluminum is a HUGE pain in the ass. It's actually one of the main reasons I'm even considering powdercoating them at all.
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