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Old 09-12-2017, 02:24 PM   #1906
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Damn fine looking OEM wheels on this Forester, in 18x7".



That said, there are flaws in the finish that I've discovered when I washed the car this weekend. At first I thought it was an anomoly, and I was thinking I'd bring it up to the dealership. But then I realized all the wheels suffer similar flaws. The painted/clear-coated finish is thin and unpolished in at least two of the nooks and crannies on each wheel.

So... pretty, but not perfect. Not like the finish on my Vossens, which was flawless on Day One, and same three years later.
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Old 09-12-2017, 03:09 PM   #1907
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I dig those center caps ^^^
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Old 09-12-2017, 04:55 PM   #1908
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I hate to be the one to say it Rochester, but those Suby wheels remind me a lot of a newer version of our Infiniti duck feet wheels.
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I hate to be the one to say it Rochester, but those Suby wheels remind me a lot of a newer version of our Infiniti duck feet wheels.
Think they look more like the SSR GTV03 on steroids

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Old 09-12-2017, 06:44 PM   #1910
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I think they're pretty rugged looking.
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That said, there are flaws in the finish that I've discovered when I washed the car this weekend. At first I thought it was an anomaly, and I was thinking I'd bring it up to the dealership. But then I realized all the wheels suffer similar flaws. The painted/clear-coated finish is thin and unpolished in at least two of the nooks and crannies on each wheel.

So... pretty, but not perfect. Not like the finish on my Vossens, which was flawless on Day One, and same three years later.
This is to be expected, no?
Bringing it back to the dealership would probably be the worst thing you could do seeing as they are most likely responsible for those very flaws. I always opt out of having the dealer prep my cars. I'd rather get the car dirty and correct the paint myself than having them ruin the clear coat, especially on an already soft / weak Infiniti paint.
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:15 PM   #1912
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Those also resemble the newer Jeep Rubicon wheels, which is a good thing IMO. Nice and rugged design like John said.
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Old 09-15-2017, 11:12 AM   #1913
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A buddy and I are going to take our vehicles to a Cars & Coffee event tomorrow morning at a local speed shop. I have no idea what to expect, but it should be interesting, and I'm bringing my camera.

My friend's car is a P100d, so I'm sure he'll get a lot more attention than my humble, bolt-on G Sedan.
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Old 09-15-2017, 01:37 PM   #1914
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..My friend's car is a P100d, so I'm sure he'll get a lot more attention than my humble, bolt-on G Sedan.
brought the g to one local several months back... the guy directing traffic pointed me to an area to park in...
not realizing until i got there that it was the section for folks coming in to spectate..

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brought the g to one local several months back... the guy directing traffic pointed me to an area to park in...
not realizing until i got there that it was the section for folks coming in to spectate..



No, wait. Uh oh.
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I hate to be the one to say it Rochester, but those Suby wheels remind me a lot of a newer version of our Infiniti duck feet wheels.
I see Focus ST. Nice looking wheels either way, though.

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I see Focus ST. Nice looking wheels either way, though.
That's it! Good eye, Epiphany.
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So which came 1st, the Focus or the Suby wheels?

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Cars & Coffee

There's a local speed shop here in Rochester called "The Little Speed Shop". It's an impressive looking enterprise, supporting daily drivers, modified vehicles, and hard-core race cars. I visited their business a few weeks ago, to scope it out for occasional work on my G37. Got a little tour, and met one of the owners. My mechanic of 10 years is becoming more and more withdrawn, and it's looking like I'm going to need another trusted shop. Anyway, TLSS seems like a top-notch operation. I was told they hold a Cars & Coffee once a month during the summer. Coffee, donuts, and maybe 50 cars all all types. Having coffee in hand to walk around with, that was nice. Seeing two huge racks of donuts show up... priceless.

It looks like TLSS primarily services BMW and Porsche. I went there with my car, and my friend's Tesla P100d. Curiously, his Tesla was mostly ignored, which was so weird, considering it was likely the fastest car there.

Oh, and I attended with the only Infiniti on the lot. The only one.


















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Nice collection there, a genuine Skyline is pretty cool along w/ that Aston. How was your car received?
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