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View Poll Results: Steelies or Hubcaps or ???
Run with the steelies but please paint them! 15 15.96%
Steelies look great the way they are, the flat black is sweet! 36 38.30%
The stock hubcaps are your best bet, steelies are ugly! 22 23.40%
Rock the hubcaps, but paint them ASAP! 21 22.34%
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:43 AM   #1
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Question Steelies or Hubcaps or ???

I just installed my new springs and was looking at my LB without the hubcaps and thought it looked kinda cool without them... I like black wheels and am unlikely to be able to afford new wheels any time soon, so I am considering running without the hubcaps... My wife, however hates the steelies look and wants me to use the hubcaps which I feel make it look like every other Yari out there... I feel there might also be middle ground where I paint the steelies and/or the hubcaps. I just spent a lot of money on the car and cannot afford to do any thing expensive but if I could find color matched spray paint I think the hubcaps would look good painted black sand pearl to match the car and the Toyota symbol in the center flat black to match my soon to be painted flat black front and rear symbols... what ever the case may be, I'd like to know everyone's opinion and see some pics of cheap/free steelie/hubcap mods if you've done something to your stock wheels...


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Old 02-15-2009, 08:46 AM   #2
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I like your idea of painting them if you're not getting rims. I think bronze would look awesome too.

Also, try "black chrome" for your emblems, will make it look 10x better than flat black in my opinion.
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:50 AM   #3
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I like your idea of painting them if you're not getting rims. I think bronze would look awesome too.

Also, try "black chrome" for your emblems, will make it look 10x better than flat black in my opinion.
hmmm bronze steelies...interesting... hey don't forget to vote
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:53 AM   #4
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Or bronze hubcaps. =)
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:02 AM   #5
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I was like you in that until I got my wheels I ran the steelies. You can with a little effort wax those flat black wheels producing a decent look to them. It would hold your grief until funds become available. I did just that along with the stock caps and was not displeased.
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Or bronze hubcaps. =)
also interesting, but it's so hard to know what that would look like until actually on the car... I'm not sure bronze would look right on the black... also, it sems like most metal spray paints look cheap and fake (they will never look like the actual metal, just a fake matte version of it)
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:04 AM   #7
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I was like you in that until I got my wheels I ran the steelies. You can with a little effort wax those flat black wheels producing a decent look to them. It would hold your grief until funds become available. I did just that along with the stock caps and was not displeased.
hmmm so shine up the steel and use the hubcaps?
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SIPNGAS(Lisa's) with flat black painted hubcaps.

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I don't see why not....cheap and I think you would be surprised. I still have mine and would not hesitate to put them back on if needed. I also think that if you did it you would rule out repainting them at least in black. Once done add some chrome lug nuts (Honda type comes to mind) and take a look.
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i think steelies rock for a temp look until you get rims ! look ok to me on mine atleast..

IMO the yaris looks very different with the noob-caps off, the grey plastic makes it look very fisher price to me.

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Old 02-15-2009, 10:20 AM   #11
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IMHO, black steel wheels make your nice Yaris look like a scrapper!

If you really must remove the wheel covers, maybe you could polish the steel wheels, install trim rings and a centre cap.
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:42 AM   #12
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i painted my sedans wheel covers..

because i am dead broke and cant afford cosmetics atm..
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:45 AM   #13
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matthewboii this actually looks very nice IMO. original idead i like it
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:04 PM   #15
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thanks ^_^

i appreciate it especially because i have never spray painted anything in my freakin life ahaha

now for some tanabe nf210s and a swaybar...


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Steelies + trim rings + chrome nuts.
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:13 PM   #17
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If you don't plan on getting wheel, I've done some painting on the hub cap in the past.
Maybe they might give you some good idea.




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