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** Discussion https://oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/74793-helium-elbows-magical-rx-7-fb/ **

 

Let's talk about wheels, baby!

So I made a start on stripping the bolts out and soaking in vinegar to get rid of most of the surface rust and discolouration. It's a shame they are welded 3pc rather than true 3pc so I can't split them up to make it easier. The outer lips have been painted silver and the centres black over top the original gold which has been a pain to strip back but I'm already half way through.

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I can't quite decide on the centre colour - the more I strip them back the more the original gold is growing on me and it would be nice to get them looking like these

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But I'm also loving the bronze that is often on Watanabes

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But silver is oh so classic

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Help me decide here - https://oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/74793-helium-elbows-magical-rx-7-fb/ 

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alright so I got the wheels & tyres finally on.... aaaaannnndddd I fucked up the offset difference measurements. I knew I was pushing it a little with 15x7 -3 wheels under the assumption the factory wheels were +20mm, turns out that the GSL-SE has +40mm offset factory wheels so they stuck out almost another inch than anticipated.

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So either I look for other wheels or I....

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** discussion here - https://oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/74793-helium-elbows-magical-rx-7-fb/  **

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