Stock wheel options

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Wheel and Tire Upgrades' started by reddog99, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. DirtyBlueshirt

    DirtyBlueshirt Active Member

    Since the car already has a good deal of black trim, I'd go grey. it would compliment the black/silver headlights. If the wheels were all black, the headlights would look unbalanced.
     
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  3. captainmorbid

    captainmorbid Active Member

    Black is my usual response, but a matte grey would look sweet.
     
  4. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    I assume that you don't mean the Painted Gray option color.
    Do you have an example?

    Dave
     
  5. captainmorbid

    captainmorbid Active Member

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    I think the Porsche wheel is closest to what I mean.
     
  6. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    Now more decisions.
    I think the Porsche wheel is more of a mat black.
    I think I like the Konig wheel (top) best of these.

    Dave
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2013
  7. captainmorbid

    captainmorbid Active Member


    I like it too. I am looking foreword to your build!
     
  8. eRic

    eRic Active Member

    The OE 17" wheels weigh 22.5 lb. according to the ST supplement. I saw a Fiesta ST on a dealer lot today with the $375 optional "Rado Gray" wheels with red brake calipers.
     
  9. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    And your thoughts on the wheels in Rado Grey ?
     
  10. eRic

    eRic Active Member

    I like the Rado Gray wheels because that color will hide brake dust better.
     
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  11. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    I'd rather have the silver. Cheaper and I don't care for the red calipers. They grey doesn't look bad, but grey doesn't hide brake dust quite as much as you think. I have grey wheels on my current car.
     
  12. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    So far the only other wheel I have found with the correct fitment is the FRPP Fiesta wheel.
    The offset is only 1.5 mm different.
    I already have these on my current Fiesta and they are going with it.
    Anyway I don't want to do them again.
    So I guess it is keep what it comes with for now.


    Dave
     
  13. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    Now that I actually own an ST, I'm even more confused. My base model, which comes with the "aluminum" wheels, actually has paint on the wheels.

    I haven't seen the "painted" wheels yet, but I suppose it's safe to assume that they, too, are made of aluminum.

    So, the options seem to be:
    "aluminum" wheels (that are painted).
    and
    aluminum wheels that are "painted".

    Forgive me if I'm befuddled... :confused::confused::confused:
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2013
  14. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    They are the same wheel just one is Silver and one is Dark Rado Grey. SO its only a artsy color thing. Oh ya and one (darker grey) comes with red painted brake calipers not the normal silver
     
  15. LotusZX3

    LotusZX3 Member

    I vote black. I think it will look way more aggressive and match the trim better. Unless your painting a jack o lantern on the hood it's not gonna look halloweenish. Either way a darker wheel will look better on an orange ST but i'd go with black if it was my ride.
     
  16. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    The only option I didn't get on mine was the painted wheels and calipers. I put my old black rims on with my "winter" tires. While I had the stock wheels off, I decided to try Plastidip and I'm really quite happy with the results so far. I need a couple more coats, but I like the matte finish.[​IMG]
     
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  17. Noah

    Noah Member

    Can you explain plastidipping to me? I am intrigued because I've seen so many posts relating to it but none explain what it is. I Google it and it seems like something that you shouldn't put on car.

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  18. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    The original Plastidip was a can of rubbery plastic that was designed to dip hand tools into to provide a better grip. They now sell it in spray cans and you can spray it on almost anything. It sprays on like paint. It has a nice matte finish and also helps protect the rim from dings and scrapes. If it gets messed up or looks bad you can peel it off and you're back to the regular finish underneath. They sell it at Home Depot, Lowes, etc. I was planning on using the gunmetal color but it looked pretty light and I decided to go with black.
     
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  19. Noah

    Noah Member

    Is it cheap? Would love to white my steelies.

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  20. aborbs87

    aborbs87 Active Member

    Try out dipyourcar.com for info


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    That looks great. Are those the stock center caps?
     

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