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Old 03-14-2005, 06:56 PM   #1
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Need wheel decision help! (56k warning!!) also need help with photochopping!

Alright I have decided im ready to get new rims, I just cant decide what I want. I do know that I want to go with somthing cheap (under 150) and of the ones ive seen online, wheelmax's excel line seems the most appealing.

First off, this is my car. (as of now only mod's are an SCT tune) 2003 focus svt zx5 in pitch black. (not the best pic, sorry)



Rim # 1 - 17x7 Excel Race- Black (19.2 lbs) [$105]


Rim # 2 - 17x7 Excel Race- Gun metal (19.2 lbs) [$105]


Rim # 3 - 17x7 Excel BK7 - "hyper black" (20 lbs even) [$125]


Rim # 4 - 17x7 Excel BK7- Gun Metal (20 lbs even) [$115]


Rim # 5 - 17x7 Excel TZ 10 - "hyper black" (20.1 lbs) [$125]


Rim # 6 - 17x7 Excel TZ 10 - Gun Metal (20.1 lbs) [115] *anybody else think this looks a lot more like black than gun metal?*


Rim # 7 - 17x7 Excel TZ 7 - "hyper black" (19.9 lbs) [115]


Rim # 8 - 17x7 Excel TZ 7 - Gun Metal (19.9 lbs) [105] *again, this looks black...???*



Sooo.... now that I have taken up all your bandwidth ( ) Which wheels do you guys think look the best? I am a bit worried about placing an order for a wheel, with the title gun metal, when it looks black....when the rest of the gun metals (all excell too) definitly has the usual gun metal look to it.

I am also wondering if anyone can photoshop those rims onto a black focus? (wouldnt have to be my pic, because mine isnt very good) would be MUCH appreciated (might even work somthing out for a small payment :) )

Let me know what you guys think! *edit* if these pics dont work let me know... they are not showing up for me, but it has happened in the past where i couldnt see them, but everyone else could (sometimes car domain is finicky)*



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Old 03-14-2005, 09:21 PM   #2
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excel race in gun metal... nice
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Old 03-14-2005, 09:27 PM   #3
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thanks for the input :) Right now im liking the tz10's (gun metal...which definitely seems black to me, which is fine because i like that color, but i would hate to cash out on them to have true gun metal rims show up at my door!)
the races in black, and the bk7's in gun metal also look nice (wish they had the bk7's in flat black :( )
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i like the race either color
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IMO, 7 spokes are officially played out. 5 spoke is always a looker

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Old 03-15-2005, 02:14 AM   #7
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yeah, those black five points would look badass. I was looking at the excel Maj wheels for mine
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Several of them look like Rota slipstreams and SDR's which are over 4 to 5 lbs lighter, are probably stronger, and only cost 20 to 25.00 more per wheel. If your going to dump the SVT wheels (which are pretty nice looking in my book) at least get something thats lighter to justify the change. Otherwise think about painting the SVT wheels black or gunmetal to get the dark look it appears you're going for.
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well these wheels are still lighter than the stockers (not by much, but are at elast lighter) I just found pics of the rota sdr and slipstream, and they look ok, but i cant find a place that sells 17x7's with our bolt pattern? The only place vie found so far dosnt even have the slipstreams in 17 inch.

My plan right now is to keep summer tires on the new wheels, and put winter tires on the svt wheels. I do like the svt wheels, i just want to be different :) (had considered PCing the stockers black, but I really want winter tires, and mounting/dismounting every season would suck)
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Check www.machIII.net or www.jaydm.com for Rota wheels. Both offer free shipping if I remember correctly.
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