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Old 3rd January 2010
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Here are a couple pics of my 03, Just looking for opinions.
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i really like it man. i just picked up a silver 04 Aero, playing with the idea of doing black or dark grey rims with painted calipers. nice to see someone tried the idea already.
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thanks I have been reluctant to do anythng to this car for fear it might explode, or stop running.... But im slowly warming up to it.
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Here are a couple pics of my 03, Just looking for opinions.

Ahhhh trying to open the flood gates with asking for opinions on your car...

As its not quite my taste I applaud you for making your car "YOUR OWN" Too many "belly buttons" out there on the road these days, I like to see when people customize their car to their liking. Happy modding!
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did it work? are the flood gates open? I like critizim positive or negative.
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i like it. alot.

i think it needs some tints though. Black wheels + no tints doesnt really work for me. Throw on some 20% tints and youll be lookin good.
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I can't say that I'm a fan of black wheels, but your car does look very clean, much much cleaner than mine.
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well tint is in my near future. definetly. Its got the BSR intake on it, and Eibach springs tat took it down 1.5in all around, its kinda a rough ride but its ok with me. I still use the stock wheels for the winter. I plan to do brembo slotted and drilled rotors, and not sure what else yet, mostly inexpensive mods. anyone have any ideas?
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I can't say that I'm a fan of black wheels, but your car does look very clean, much much cleaner than mine.
+1. I don't like black wheels on anything. But at least you didn't commit the ultimate sin... painting stock Saab wheels black. Gah! I just think they disappear into the dark abyss of the brake assembly. It's difficult to make out the shape and style of the wheel, and at a quick glance black rims look like steelies. Not my thing but if it's yours, more power to ya!

PS, what kind of Toyos are those? My 9-5 Aero came with some brand new N7000's on it and they suuuck. I can't wait to burn through these pieces of garbage.
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I think you should get some winter/snow tires. Mount the snow tires on them so your car looks rugged.

I prefer silver, but not chrome, wheels. Black looks nice for a change but not year round.
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PS, what kind of Toyos are those? My 9-5 Aero came with some brand new N7000's on it and they suuuck. I can't wait to burn through these pieces of garbage.
They are Toyo Proxes4 a bit spendy but are great!
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I think you should get some winter/snow tires. Mount the snow tires on them so your car looks rugged.

I prefer silver, but not chrome, wheels. Black looks nice for a change but not year round.
ah, i have winter wheels, $3500 in weels and tires.. no way i drive in snow and salt.. I have the stock 15 spoke wheels i believe 15in.
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Not my taste in Rims....
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Not feeling the rims or the blue calipers.

The wheel/tyre seem almost too small or something in the photo's.
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PS, what kind of Toyos are those? My 9-5 Aero came with some brand new N7000's on it and they suuuck. I can't wait to burn through these pieces of garbage.
Okay, I am functionally retarded. I have NEXEN N7000 high performance all seasons that SUCK. And I have Toyo Observe Garrit KX snow tires that are AWESOME. I confused them... sorry. In my defense it was late at night.
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not feeling the blue calipers, needs tint for the black wheels to look nice
and your stock size wheel is 16", 15" wont clear the brakes
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The blue calipers clash with the orange turn signal.
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The blue calipers clash with the orange turn signal.
I agree. Here's a cheap, easy fix.

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or he could VHT nightshade them...
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I may go with blue calipers eventually, but I've got clear lenses from the factory on my '08, no yellow/orange/very little red plastic to clash with the blue.

Those wheels look good with the silver though. Tint would help the overall look as well . Nice 9-3 !
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