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Old 08-19-2007, 01:06 AM   #1
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Default nickel 6UL's, or 15x7.5 bronze rota slipstreams?

the rotas are the same weight, similar price, bronze, and readily available.

I don't really want to drop money on wheels, just to spend another $200 to get the powder-coated bronze, so I was thinking get the nickel so I can have a set of bronze street wheels, silver track wheels.

Any thoughts?


do the 6ul's come mounted for that price?


I'm a bitch and can't decide...but I'm really tired of going to the track on street tires.
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Even as much as you see the Slipstreams they just have a great "track wheel" look. I can't stand the 6UL's. They seem to ruin the decent look of every Miata they are on. Good call going bronze .
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The slipstreams are alright but there are so many honda's in my area that have them that I decided no way. I bought nickel 6ULs. They'll be great.
If you're expecting to just buy some though, I'm pretty sure they're sold out with no plans for production soon.
I know he had a few sets left a few weeks ago though.
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they're all gone. There's enough demand, emelio will make more.
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Old 08-19-2007, 05:30 AM   #5
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fyi, I'm still trying to trade my vw for wheels and other creative trades.
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get silver 6ul

paint bronze.

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get silver 6ul

paint bronze.

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The green car would be the hottest **** on planet terra. I'm going to email him and see if I can get a set with no paint on them. Actually, I'd have to powdercoat them because my pads have etched the paint on my stockers.
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http://forum.miata.net/vb/attachment...chmentid=29207
http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...&wheelModel=LM
If they would have just made them more BBS style they would be so much better looking. The spokes start to close to the hub. Thats what ruins it for me. Its not really fair comparing anything to the sickest wheel ever made though
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BBS are a PITA to clean though with the rivets. Had a set on my Eclipse. They looked good though.

That said, I have the nickel 6ULs ordered for my Emerald Mica. Should look good.

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the more i see dark cars with bronze wheels the more I kinda want my bronzes back on my black.

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BBS are a PITA to clean though with the rivets. Had a set on my Eclipse. They looked good though.

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amen. I loved my RC's on the vw, but I seriously hated cleaning them. I also painted them black with a red lip in 1998, before it was cool.
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the more i see dark cars with bronze wheels the more I kinda want my bronzes back on my black.

They got stripped and painted bronze...

Lets make hustler buy them so I can get out of debt...yay.
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I dunno. I kinda like the 6ULs. I didn't buy them for looks, but they turned out pretty nice.

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15x8 > 15x7.5
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6uls look good on black cars...especially in nickel...damn Savington that **** looks good.
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I love the look of my 6ul's, to each his own.

and I second that 15x8 > 15x7.5
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get silver 6ul

paint bronze.

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That's a good idea, IMO, in 15 x 8. I would ask Emilio if he has any of the black 15x8s left; I know they weren't selling too well for him. I'd also ask if he's going to make the 15x9s for the rear.
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I think he's looking into the 15x10s and then some 15x7.5s for spec guys.
I can't imagine.
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ahh, well he said that up to 15x9.5 would fit inside the fenders. so 15x10 would require flares.
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jesus here we go again

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