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Old 21 Oct 2004, 11:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Respray alloy wheel

Hi there!

I'm a first-time owner of a Subaru WRX (what a great car!) but I have unfortunately already managed to slightly damage one of the wheels. I have phoned a few companies specialising in refurbishing alloy wheels but they all struggle finding the right colour match. The car is an -03 model with the standard 17" graphite grey alloy wheels.
Any idea where I can get hold of the correct paint code? Haven't had much luck with the dealer.....
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Old 21 Oct 2004, 10:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Respray alloy wheel

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Hi there!

I'm a first-time owner of a Subaru WRX (what a great car!) but I have unfortunately already managed to slightly damage one of the wheels. I have phoned a few companies specialising in refurbishing alloy wheels but they all struggle finding the right colour match. The car is an -03 model with the standard 17" graphite grey alloy wheels.
Any idea where I can get hold of the correct paint code? Haven't had much luck with the dealer.....
If you take the car to a good paint specialist, they can scan the colour and match it....

Hope this helps, and welcome

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Old 22 Oct 2004, 06:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Maybe see if the dealer will sell just one alloy....? Welcome to the site too

I did see a 4 set sell at the Alton meet for 200 - may make a few quid by selling them individually :wink: Just a thought
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Old 22 Oct 2004, 06:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanx for the help; I've got Wicked Wheels on the case at the moment.....
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Old 22 Oct 2004, 07:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Keep us informed how it goes Pete?

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Old 22 Oct 2004, 08:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I will. I'd like to believe I can't be the only Scooby driver who kerbed a wheel!? :wink:
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Old 22 Oct 2004, 02:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 23 Oct 2004, 06:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I've also got a JR High Flow Panel Filter; is it necessary to reset ECU or is it only a matter of replacing the filter and off you go? :?:
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Old 25 Oct 2004, 07:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Spoke to a nice chap at ChipsAway.co.uk who said he could source the right paint, car now booked in for next week. Fingers crossed....
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Old 25 Oct 2004, 07:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hi Peter, yes definatly carry out an ecu reset after any mod to the induction/ exhaust side.
Take it that you know how to do it? there have been numerous pages on it in the past, but as yours is an 03 dont go looking for the black terminals cos you wont find em'

Just whip off the neg terminal for about 30 secs nd turn on the ignition and put your foot on the brake pedal to drain the system.
Take the car for a spin but dont go onto boost, but it in 2nd and hold it at 2600 revs for about 5 secs to set the advance multipliers (read it, not my idea but seems to work).

Then have the pleasure of reseting all your stereo presets!


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Old 25 Oct 2004, 07:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanx for the advice!
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