Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hickman Nebraska
yeah, i do have the option of looking for a better set, but that would require driving another 100+ miles just to look at them. and theirs no guarantee that set is any better.
and cheaper? nah, buying a set of brandnew ones would be around 150+ each. and i got these for 50. if all else fails they looks near perfect even with the small rashes. ill probably use them the way they are and deal with it. i just hate to trade a set of perfect 95 fanblades for something subpar. even if it dose mean i can get tires in the size i want much easier, and cheaper...
i thought about painting the whole rim lip just to make it uniform. but unfortunately the dealers don't keep paint codes for rims, and they couldn't seem to tell me what exactly they painted these things with...
then i just need to figure out what I'm going to fill those rash marks with.
i do have one wheel... the best non-rashed wheel unfortunately... that has a nice gouge next to the center cap... pretty sure it was because some idiot had thrown this wheel into the van, and then tossed the driver seat on top of it. (which is where i found it) the metal framework under the seat most likely scraped the heck out of it...
also their is a guy in town here that repairs wheels, i haven't looked him up yet because i have herd its extremely expensive, and only really worth the money on rims you paid a fortune for...
and one of the first things i planed on doing was getting them to my fathers shop to spin up on the balancer to check for straightness. i already looked over all the wheels after a thorough cleaning and didn't find any cracks. that's where i started noticing all the damage when the mud came off >.>
RUST!! eating away at me more than the rear fender wells
95 Deep Jewel Green 40th Anniversary Bird / Stock SOHC 190k 96-97 intake swap, 97 Mk8 4R70W, Jmod, 3L27 / energy susp rear spindle, and cobra arm bushings, 93 Mk8 shaft, and LCAs, 225/60r16 on Windstar twin 5spokes, Vogtland 1.6drop springs, Tokico Blues, PBR, and rear-disk swap, 89 SC swaybars