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Old 06-13-2018, 05:19 PM   #1
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Konig Helium, Sparco Terra or painted steelies

While my coilovers sit in my entry way, I'm trying to decide on wheels. Mind you my car is a true city car with it's share of dings and scratches and that is not going to change and frankly I kinda like it or at least don't mind.

I have a meteorite colored 07 liftback. Trying to decide between:

1. Painting my steelies with a fresh coat of black (i like the steelie look).
2. Konig Heliums (black)
3. Sparco Terra's (black with white Sparco emblems)

and one more contender that I found while picking up some upholstery cleaner at pepboys:

4. Proline 110B (they have a great sale on these, 4 for $185, they are cheaper than new steelies would cost) https://www.pepboys.com/product/deta...520DOHC/64710/
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:57 PM   #2
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Diamond racing http://www.diamondracingwheels.com/
performance steelies!
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:16 PM   #3
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Diamond racing http://www.diamondracingwheels.com/
performance steelies!
Forgot about these. I’ve seen the smoothie Steele’s for the fiat 500, really nice.

https://www.wheelvintiques.com/fiat-500-smoothie.html
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:20 PM   #4
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Choose whichever is lightest
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:56 AM   #5
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I got my Konig Heliums in bronze from Jet. No tax, hope that helps
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:27 PM   #6
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Choose whichever is lightest
The Heliums are only 11.4lbs, the Sparco's are like 17.5.
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:29 PM   #7
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I got my Konig Heliums in bronze from Jet. No tax, hope that helps
Thanks.

I like the Konig Tweak'd too.

Anyone know if 15x7 would fit without rubbing?
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:11 AM   #8
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Depends on offset and tire
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:49 AM   #9
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Depends on offset and tire
15x7 with ET35
Tire 185/60/15

I know the tire will fit, but not if it'll rub.

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Old 06-15-2018, 11:00 AM   #10
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I body-color powdercoated a set of surface-rusty but incredibly accurate circa 1990 5.5x14 Miata steelies for 185-65's...couldn't be happier. (Have tiny chrome Mazda center caps.)
(Die-grinder to remove wheel-cover keys, which circa 1990 Corolla and Miata both have. But stock 07 Yaris steel-wheels-for-wheel-covers don't. Go figure. Mind of Toyota.)
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Old 06-15-2018, 05:55 PM   #11
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I body-color powdercoated a set of surface-rusty but incredibly accurate circa 1990 5.5x14 Miata steelies for 185-65's...couldn't be happier. (Have tiny chrome Mazda center caps.)
(Die-grinder to remove wheel-cover keys, which circa 1990 Corolla and Miata both have. But stock 07 Yaris steel-wheels-for-wheel-covers don't. Go figure. Mind of Toyota.)
Nice! I like the body color steelies too, but not sure about it in meteorite.

What color is your car?

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Old 06-16-2018, 09:39 AM   #12
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What's not to like about the look of a grey or silver 356 Porsche? (I don't know what is "meteorite.")
(Body-colored wheels seemed to end about 1960.)
http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/att...1&d=1503845440

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Old 06-16-2018, 07:14 PM   #13
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What's not to like about the look of a grey or silver 356 Porsche? (I don't know what is "meteorite.")
(Body-colored wheels seemed to end about 1960.)

Meteorite is Toyota for light blue. That may have looked good too, but for now the steelies are out, as I got a good deal on a set of Avid 1 AV08's.

Here's what I got:

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Old 06-17-2018, 09:13 AM   #14
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Nice simple functional wheel...photographs well w/ the antique heat register.
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Old 06-21-2018, 07:40 PM   #15
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Nice simple functional wheel...photographs well w/ the antique heat register.
Thanks. I wanted simple and black and I always liked the look of slips.

I think I accidentally threw out the Avid stickers for the center cap, but no worries, I think I'm going to try to get Toyota emblems for the centers or just leave it blank the way it is.

Antique heat register?
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:10 PM   #16
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i thought "meteorite" was the dark grey color...?
i have steel wheels with 3/4 inch chrome beauty rings (metal)
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:20 PM   #17
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i thought "meteorite" was the dark grey color...?
i have steel wheels with 3/4 inch chrome beauty rings (metal)
That looks sweet. I was trying to see if there was a dog dish hubcap that would fit the yaris steel wheels, but I couldn't find anything.
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:46 AM   #18
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Thanks. I wanted simple and black and I always liked the look of slips.

I think I accidentally threw out the Avid stickers for the center cap, but no worries, I think I'm going to try to get Toyota emblems for the centers or just leave it blank the way it is.

Antique heat register?
oops...black floor mat looks like the first floor register above grandpa's coal furnace.
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