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Should I keep the white lettering?


StormND2Club
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I bought these BBS wheels for my non BBS/Brembos club from someone in NJ (took 6 months to find someone willing to part with a these locally and they don’t come cheap) and they came with these Michelin Pilots, about 15/20 percent tread left were installed, which means I will be replacing them for Pocono (7/27). 

To my surprise, a lot of people seem to like the white Michelin lettering from the previous owner (his ND was white). What do you think?

Also getting the OEM black side skirts, aka the “aero kit” that come standard on the Brembo/BBS Clubs (already put the black rear splitter on) and possibly upgrading the front brakes after I see how they do on the track; not sure yet.  The Recaro seats won’t happen as no one will part with them.

And yes, there is a noticeable difference when I was swapping the BBS wheels w/ the regular black Club 8 spoke Wheels - just by carrying them around the BBS wheels were noticeably lighter even tho have have a 215/45 tire and regular Club have 205/45s. They are something like 2.2lbs lighter per wheel, which when converted to rotational probably makes a bit of a difference, but I could tell just by swapping them over by hand.

 

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- Jordan White
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Wowak
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I like the white lettering but it's definitely a matter of taste. 

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StormND2Club
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Posted by: @wowak

I like the white lettering but it's definitely a matter of taste. 

Agreed.. I see it from some angles, and then others a I’m not sure. Plus it sort of limits my options of getting only Michelin tires soon 🙂

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dudester7
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Keep it!!! I'm a big fan of lettered tires... They're the latest craze


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StormND2Club
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Here’s a really bad photoshop I did to black out the letters on the tires:

 

sorry it’s so crude. Here’s an actual photo of it not messed with:

 

 

I dunno. Hard to say  

 

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solariszone
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I sense you are leaning toward losing the white lettering based on your enthusiasm following the PhotoShop test.  Yeah.. I'm same. If you don't pass the PhotoShop test with 100% score... I would lose white lettering. 

Funny thing is I'm a huge fan of white lettering but it always needs something on the car to complement or it sticks out like a sore thumb sometimes. I'll have to vote on the all black tires....... this time... 😩 

 

 

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StormND2Club
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Makes sense. Previous owner had these wheels/tires on his all snowflake white so it matched. I think they are superglued on. I wonder if anyone would want them.  Owner told me they were a real pain to do. 

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FredM
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Always a fan of raised white lettering. I tend to associate them with muscle cars, though, like Mustangs, Camaros, Chevelles, etc. Miatas, not so much.

Any thoughts on a red pinstriped tire?


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solariszone
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@fredm ... Aaaaaah! You just pulled me back in. Painting the letters RED would be real badass! Yeah... that would definitely work.. 🤗 🤗 😎 

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StormND2Club
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Hmmm. Interesting idea. I hadn’t thought of that. I wonder what kind of paint to use, or how to do it so it doesn’t wear off. Or if it would look good

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solariszone
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@stormnd2club As far as pen goes, it is hit-or-miss. Nothing guaranteed. I've had varying degrees of success with following:

1. Type S Accessories Red Tire Marker at your local AutoZone

https://www.autozone.com/tire-repair-and-tire-wheel/tire-marker/type-s-accessories-red-tire-marker/825221_0_0

2. Milwaukee Electric Tools Paint Marker, Red (48-22-3741)

https://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-Electric-Tools-Marker-48-22-3741/dp/B01CTBIIEW/ref=pd_bxgy_2/131-8391273-0341529?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01CTBIIEW&pd_rd_r=77a411d7-34bf-4d83-92b4-99bba7c00f16&pd_rd_w=DOZoQ&pd_rd_wg=c22h2&pf_rd_p=fd3ebcd0-c1a2-44cf-aba2-bbf4810b3732&pf_rd_r=HNG77JTA0ER2Z6DJRYQA&psc=1&refRID=HNG77JTA0ER2Z6DJRYQA

As always prep work is key:

1. I would remove wheel and work one tire at a time

2. Clean letter with Windex + Vinegar. Follow that up with alcohol wipe

3. Paint the letters

4. Install back on car

If you have not done so already, ensure it passes your Photoshop taste test with a great score. See a quick mock up in the attachment. It may or not be worth the effort.

 

 

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StormND2Club
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Cool thanks! I will look into something like that. Once I finally get tires!

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