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line-x wheels?

A good question i thought. Has anyone here had wheels line-x'd? I was wondering if you had it done would it cause a wheel balancing problem? my other option was powder coating> which i have fam in both lines or work so was just figureing the best route to go!!Thanks!!
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Shouldn't cause a balancing problem its just they might have to scrap some off to put the weights around the lip of the rim to balance it properly.
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That was the other thing i thought of but i would just have the face done and not the back side and just have the wheels static balanced.
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then there should be no problem at all and u'd never scratch ur rims :P
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Only way to find out is have it done. Hey I even have a set of Alcoas for sale......
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Only way to find out is have it done. Hey I even have a set of Alcoas for sale......
Well not to let the cat outta the bag here but me and mike (sonic04edge) just did a rim swap. The alcoa's look really good on his truck!!
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I would have them powder coated. I think it would be more durable. Also the Linex might fade over time.
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I would have them powder coated. I think it would be more durable. Also the Linex might fade over time.
Good point and if i have the line-x fade resistant coating put on it will be glossy. I just may go with powder coat!! And get a flat black or charcol to match the bottom color on my truck.
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Well not to let the cat outta the bag here but me and mike (sonic04edge) just did a rim swap. The alcoa's look really good on his truck!!
You know you want another set to play with....LOL
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You know you want another set to play with....LOL
LOL!! Naw im gonna play around with these for awhile and see whats what. i kinda like the change other than the factory. I had a hard time parting with them though it was well worth it!!
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pics have been on here a few times already, but this is raptor liner



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I absolutely love Line-X. Its great stuff for protecting any type of vehicle. I wouldnt put it on wheels though. While it is very durable, if you hit your wheel on anything that would cause a scratch while off roading, the line-x would still be damaged. If you have some nice black steel wheels, these scratches can be easily fixed with spray paint while the line-x would have to be taken to a line-x installer for repair. I know they offer life time warranty, but I doubt they would honor a warranty if it was applied to rims
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wow that looks hideous.
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How could they do that to an Audi?! x2 Love Line-X! But as far as wheels get them powder coated if you can.
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That Audi looks TERRIBLE!!! As if the owner did that to such a beautiful car.
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the story behind the audi was it was vandalized and dented to ****, the rims were hit with etching cream ... and he figured $400 in materials for paint job that will be awesome for his DD and not get keyed beat the $4000 estimate he had to fix the car .. estimate for the rims was $900

he has some other really sick *** rides the audi is just a daily with a lot of miles for him
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found the thread bout the audi

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Line-Xing the rims would cause balancing problems. Remember the more weight needed to balance a rim the more likely it is to shake even when it is "balanced"
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the story behind the audi was it was vandalized and dented to ****, the rims were hit with etching cream ... and he figured $400 in materials for paint job that will be awesome for his DD and not get keyed beat the $4000 estimate he had to fix the car .. estimate for the rims was $900

he has some other really sick *** rides the audi is just a daily with a lot of miles for him
now all he has to do is take out all the windows so no one can smash them out...

oh, and i would say powdercoat would be a better option.
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